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LaCie External... | Answered on Apr 28, 2010

Yikes 500 GB is a lot of data to lose, especially if you have no back-ups. In case you have never seen the inside of one, a hard drive is a series of metallic/magnetized platters on a spindle and a series of arms (resembling those of a record player) for each platter which record and retrieve data in the storage sectors formatted on the drive platters. The top 3 enemies of hard drives are: Impacts - Heat - Magnetic Objects . . . these top 3 all prove fatal to your drives operation. I am guessing the impact from when you dropped your HDD jarred the arms from their position or even may have broken the reader head. The bigger the storage of the drive, the more fragile they seem to be. Once an arm is dislodged or broken, the drive cannot function... the damage is mechanical. An arm knocked from its point of origin when not in use or jarred durring data access can no longer properly know where data is or fins its original position. Dont waste time on file recovery programs if this is the case, they require an operational drive to scan leftover data. . if the damage is to one of the platters, you might have luck with a software recovery application, but the process is very very slow and will take days. You can try taking it to data recovery experts and it will cost you usually around $1.00-5.00 per gigabyte - pretty costly. My advice, See if you can RMA the drive if it was under warranty) to get a new drive . . . or even have the data retrieved if it was that important . . . other than that, move on and be more careful with external drives in the future. Look for drives that have good impact ratings if you have a propensity for clumsiness, even then, handle with care.

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 27, 2010

Does this happen in several computers? If it does, then the interface is probably damaged, in which case you could (at your own risk) disassemble the drive and install the hard drive inside a desktop computer to access your data., since theres a standard SATA hard drive inside.

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 21, 2010

There is a chance that the internal connections have come lose...if you're feeling brave, go ahead and open up the case and make sure that all the internal connection are tight and etc. In particular, you want to pay attention to the data and power cables that plug directly into the hard drive. If this doesn't solve your problem you may want to take the drive to a local Best Buy or something like that and have them see if they can "read" the hard drive. If they can't..your hard drive has failed...If they CAN then you may just need a new enclosure...They can direct you in there.

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 19, 2010

if still in warrenty return to reseller for replacement but if outta warrenty open it up and try the hard drive in a pc and see if it works ok if it does u just need a replacement external caddy which can be found quite cheaply on most auction websites ;)

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 11, 2010

Back up the data soon...it's going bad

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 08, 2010

Disassemble the case, and remove the disk-drive.
Attach it as a "slave" disk-drive in some desktop computer, and see if the desktop computer can "detect" the disk-drive, and if the files on the disk-drive are still accessible.

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 07, 2010

partication dector software installation

LaCie External... | Answered on Mar 06, 2010

Replace the hard drive. You have bad sectors in the MBR section or the head readers have become faulty.

LaCie External... | Answered on Feb 25, 2010

I ran into this issue this week with my lacie big disk 500G external. Unit would power on when plugged into a pc blue light would flash and nothing no connection ding from windows.
Blue front light would flash repetedly slight ticking sound from drives but no connection i finally fixed this and gained access to my data by opening up the case and pluging my pc 12v connectors into both drives to power them up but leaving them connected to the lacie internals worked instantly and ive since copyed all my data off my 500 and will just transplant the drives to internal use on my pc. you cannot connect the drives internally and then copy the data due to the fact that they are raid 0 stripped drives so this hybrid setup works if your external case isnt powering up the drive correctly as mine wasnt.

LaCie External... | Answered on Feb 19, 2010

Get your LaCie to a disk recovery specialist, pronto.

LaCie External... | Answered on Feb 17, 2010

you can always recover your files with the program undelete . exe
verry good working tool.
if you are interested

LaCie External... | Answered on Feb 13, 2010

LaCie externe USB 2.0 500 Go 7200 tr / min de 500 Go Disque dur
Je un ne sais pas exactement ce que vous faites référence en ce qui concerne la
fonctionnalités de votre Lacie avec votre Mac, comme je l'aurais plus besoin de détails
de vous. Mais, au moins à vous diriger dans la bonne direction.

Tout d'abord voici le lien pour votre externe LaCie USB 2.0 500 Gig
Disque dur pour plus de soutien de LaCie:
* LaCie externe USB 2.0 500 Go 7200 tr / min de 500 Go Hard Drive Support

En outre, si, pour plus de soutien pour des problèmes avec ce disque dur, y compris si nécessaire d'avoir à reformater votre disque dur, voici le lien:
Plus de dépannage pour votre LaCie externe USB 2.0 500 Go HD pour Mac.

Si vous avez besoin davantage d'aide, laissez-nous savoir si ces liens de soutien ne permet pas de résoudre votre problème actuel avec LaCie. également fournir des précisions sur la question, afin que nous puissions mieux vous aider.



LaCie External... | Answered on Jan 30, 2010

Whenever there is an HFS Volume could not be repaired issue, that means that your hard drive's existing volume has been damaged and may not be retrievable. In most cases like this, you would be advised to perform an Erase and Install to correct the damaged directory on your portable HD. However, as I understand that is not what you want to do, you may want to research Mac Utility software like these titles below:

Disc Warrior 4.1
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(for Macs from Alsoft)

Tech Tools Pro 5.0 (for Macs from Micromat)

Drive Genius 2 - Mac (for Macs from Prosoft Engineering)

These are three of the better hard drive diagnostics, repair and directory rebuilding software on the market for Mac Users. I have used them a number of times as a professional onsite Certified Mac technician and they have helped me to help the customers I assisted many times over.

These Mac Utility software all have a price point of under $100.00 and when you are able to experience just how well they work, you find it is worth the investment.

an HFS volume error is repairable with the right software and these utilities are your best option aside from outright erasing and installing your Lacie HD.

LaCie External... | Answered on Jan 26, 2010


In disk management, right click on the drive and assing a letter for it.

After that it shows up in my computer under the letter you chose.

LaCie External... | Answered on Jan 16, 2010

actually, I was lucky that the hd suddenly worked again. i save alle the datas on it as quick as i can for i think that the drive has a serious damage.

LaCie External... | Answered on Jan 09, 2010

It could be that your partition on the drive became corrupted, in which case you can just reformat and it will be fine, or it could be the drive went bad, which does happen. Hard drives are like light bulbs, they go out after a few years. If the hard drive is bad you can actually open up the box and replace the drive with new one, or you can buy a new external setup.

LaCie External... | Answered on Dec 31, 2009

hello frustrated one,

the back up feature is application dependent, not hardware dependent, misfortunately. Gotta love sales guys.

my understanding is that these will back up data files, not application files.

backup speed is dependent on how it's connected. in ascending order.

USB 2.0

simple situation..just need to know what your connecting with.

Also, you may want to consider an online backup utility, as well. I use one from here

LaCie External... | Answered on Dec 30, 2009

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