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silvertonemc

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Sep 5, 2008
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I have a Old Lacie (FA PORSCHE DESIGN) ext hard drive which no longer mounts. I can hear it spinning. It connects to my older Mac thru firewire (old 400 port i believe it is)

Is there anything I can do to salvage whats on the drive? Ive popped it open and its a MAXTOR 160GB ATA/133 HDD 3.5 series. Is it possible the box is shot but the drive can be put into another case and if so where do you get empty cases for HDs from?

Any help is greatly appreciated

Cheers Mike
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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"Is there anything I can do to salvage whats on the drive? Ive popped it open and its a MAXTOR 160GB ATA/133 HDD 3.5 series. Is it possible the box is shot but the drive can be put into another case and if so where do you get empty cases for HDs from?"

You could try replacing the power supply, as suggested in reply #2.

Actually, I think you'd be better off to spend $28, and get one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Dock...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B003UI62AG

This is USB3 (backward-compatible with USB2). Take the drive OUT of the LaCie case, slip it into the dock, connect the dock. What happens now?
 
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g4cube

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Apr 22, 2003
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"Is there anything I can do to salvage whats on the drive? Ive popped it open and its a MAXTOR 160GB ATA/133 HDD 3.5 series. Is it possible the box is shot but the drive can be put into another case and if so where do you get empty cases for HDs from?"

You could try replacing the power supply, as suggested in reply #2.

Actually, I think you'd be better off to spend $28, and get one of these:
http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Dock...=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B003UI62AG

This is USB3 (backward-compatible with USB2). Take the drive OUT of the LaCie case, slip it into the dock, connect the dock. What happens now?

The pluggable dock you refer to is for SATA drives.

The drive the OP has is a 160GB drive with an ATA/IDE interface.

If the drive is good, you can try one of the older IDE drive cases or dongles, or another case.

You may also want to try some basic troubleshooting steps, like can the drive be seen by Disk Utility?
 
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LaCieTech

macrumors member
Jul 18, 2012
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I have a Old Lacie (FA PORSCHE DESIGN) ext hard drive which no longer mounts. I can hear it spinning. It connects to my older Mac thru firewire (old 400 port i believe it is)

Is there anything I can do to salvage whats on the drive? Ive popped it open and its a MAXTOR 160GB ATA/133 HDD 3.5 series. Is it possible the box is shot but the drive can be put into another case and if so where do you get empty cases for HDs from?

Any help is greatly appreciated

Cheers Mike

Hi,

Our support team will help troubleshoot and identify issues on any one of our drives, even older products, so you may consider giving us a call or sending us a ticket.

We would start with some basic troubleshooting like - Does it work on any other computer? Does it respond in Disk Utility? Have you tried changing cables and ports?

These questions will help us narrow down where the problem is and give us a better idea on how to solve it.

If you take the hard drive out and put it into another external enclosure and have the same issues it may need some deeper investigation to what the problem is.

We can be reached at 503-844-4500 (USA) or http://www.lacie.com/mystuff

~mn, LaCie
 
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