Work recently acquired a five units new 4TB LaCie 2Big Quadra (for a project). I can't stress how bad these bleedin manuals are, it's like they're written by a dyslexic four year old, who's first language isn't English!! However, since I've had powered up, it's done nothing but made the air in the studio whirl around like I'm sitting behind a jet!! And the noise? It's as loud as those wind-tunnel PowerMacs, I'm not kidding, it's horrible!! Anyway... Down to the nitty-gritty. According to the manual and their support team by default it's set to RAID 0 (perfect!) But on powering up, the drives starts spinning and eventually it seems to settles down. Twelve hours on, all I'm getting is the constant flickering of lights!! After launching the Disk Utility, attempting to initialize the drive but it's never completing!! What's going on?? On the front there's a massive flashing blue orb (on, off, on, off - no red, just blue), on the back, all the LED's are steady blue with the exception to the one next number 1; that's been flashing red all bleeding week - I'm now on the forth day. So far, I've tried initialize the drive countless times, even tried repartitioning it to no-avail. The thing won't mount at all and those LED's keep on flashing! It's all rather meaningless... Worst of all, this is happening on all five units!! We just cant get them to work!!! Further more, checking the System Profiler, depending on the RAID mode, the drive either shows up as a Lacie 2Big or a Unknown firewire device. Can anyone please offer me some assistance? Or is it best to send them all back as faulty? Surely all of them can't be DOA!!