LaCie Porsche V1 - Lost Power Supply

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by jbstauss, Dec 25, 2011.

  1. jbstauss macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone -

    Well, now I've done it. In the process of moving I lost the power supply to my old 250gb V1 Porsche drive. The problem is this early FW400 version used a small-pin plug for power as opposed to the 4-pin that all the LaCies use now. This power supply has been discontinued, leaving me with a huge music library and no way to turn on the drive to get it off the thing!

    I'm wondering if it's possible to buy a new enclosure and switch out the hard drives? I know very little about enclosures, if they include the power assemblies and type-depending, could accept the drive from my LaCie.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    -Jesse
     
  2. wrinkster22 macrumors 68030

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  3. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. It's no big deal. Just be sure to match the internal interface (IDE or SATA) on the new enclosure to the old one.

    It won't make a difference if the new enclosure you get is USB or FireWire. That is your choice.
     

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