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Old September 21st, 2010, 08:40 PM   #1
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Lacie 2Big Quadra = Red HAL 9000 death

It appears my few month old Lacie 2big Quadra drive has died. Most recent backup was over a week ago so I lost a few days worth of work on the device which was in RAID 0 for speed.

Has anyone else had this happen? The blue light turned red (so now it really looks like HAL) during an edit session. Manual says red means a drive failed....I was hoping that I could buy another and swap drives with the hopes that perhaps something in the case went bad.

Any thoughts appreciated as always.

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Old September 22nd, 2010, 10:00 AM   #2
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Is it worth the time and cost to have a qualified tech take it apart? I would contact LaCie first and see if they have a replacement program.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 10:32 AM   #3
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Have you tried running Disk Warrior or using OSX's Disk Utility to attempt to repair the disk? If you don't have Disk Warrior I would recommend getting a copy...it has saved me countless times - usually with LaCie drives that inevitably die. I won't ever buy a LaCie drive again.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 03:07 PM   #4
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Thanks Guys. Today I'm redoing the most pressing work first and I'll call Lacie tomorrow to see if they can help recover anything from the crashed drive.

Mike, I don't see it in Disk Utility so I'm guessing the problem is internal.

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Old September 22nd, 2010, 08:00 PM   #5
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Jeff, if Lacie will not help. I had several Lacie's to die as well. I would take drive out of case and with kit from granite digital ( emergency kit) I think? It has a power source lead and a sata connection so you can bypass original case.And earlier mention of disc warrior is a must! Most times will save your butt!!!! I have a another program great for finding info, I'll look. probably the best of pulling data from a bad drive. I have found lacie to have a lot of bad power sources. Just my 2 cents.

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Old September 24th, 2010, 02:56 AM   #6
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Charlie Branham makes a good point. On the four occasions my LaCie's have given up the ghost it has been the power adapter every time - the media and data have always been fine. One thing to avoid is de-fragging the disc, which creates too much constant heat for the power box.
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