Hard drive replacement for LaCie d2 HD

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  1. thomaskyhn macrumors member

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    I have a LaCie hard drive with a broken disk – on the LaCie website it's called a 300GB LaCie d2 HD U2&FW&FW8 EXTREME 7200RPM 8MB.

    The broken disk inside is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 300 GB ST3300831A (not a SATA drive). Would it be possible to replace it with a Seagate Barracuda 7200.12 ST31000528AS?

    All advise appreciated!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You can use any 3.5" S-ATA HDD, up to 2TB currently.
     
  3. thomaskyhn thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for your reply!

    So – just to get it right before I order one – even though the old disk (according to the specifications listed on the Seagate website) has an Ultra ATA/100 interface, a drive with a SATA interface, such as the Barracuda 7200.12, should fit in the LaCie d2?
     
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    I have the same LaCie drive with the same capacity HDD and took the drive apart several months ago and the interface used was S-ATA, not P-ATA or U-ATA, thus I'm confused why you have such a model inside the drive. I bought my LaCie in early 2008 btw..
     
  5. thomaskyhn thread starter macrumors member

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    Mine is older, from 2005.

    I wrote LaCie but haven't heard from them yet. As I remember, it takes a while before they reply.
     
  6. thomaskyhn thread starter macrumors member

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    I got two replies from LaCie now! But they're very reluctant to answer my question, which is to say, they didn't answer it at all.
     

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