Yeah, it shouldn't be a problem to transplant the drive.Timobile said:Maybe this is an obvious question.....
My Lacie D2 external harddrive of 250 gigs recently died. I suspect it has something to do with the internal part that deals with the power supply. This because when I plug the power in, nothing happens, no bue light, the drive doesn't spin or anything. So...
Is it possible to open up the case and just insert the physical drive into my G4 windtunnel tower? Any help would be great since the drive contains a great deal of my portfolio...
Same hard-disk here (160GB d2 triple interface). What's the max size supported? Could I change a 160GB with a 500GB ?This thread is a couple of years old now, and the information may not be of any use to anyone anymore, but in case it is:
I just replaced the hard drive of a few-years-old LaCie D2 Triple Interface (no longer made, since replaced by the D2 Quadra) external drive. The old one was a 160 GB Maxtor ATA drive. I replaced it today with a Western Digital drive of twice the capacity that I bought at bestbuy. The only confusing part to me was the placement of the "jumper shunt." After a few seconds of research, I concluded that no shunt meant something like "Master," which I guess is what I wanted. At any rate, the drive's working fine, now, fans and all. It's recognized by my MBP, and all is well.
Good luck to anyone else attempting this.
Make sure you open the drive enclosure first to make sure yours is using SATA drives before you make your decison since the older ones were almost exclusively IDE/PATA drives which are not available in any drives larger than 750Gb.Is there any reason that I shouldn't be able to pop a 1TB SATA in this bad boy?
I'm mainly concerned about heat dissipation, I'm not sure how much hotter a 1TB would get than the 160GB currently living in there.
So when did we start editing our opinions in this forum? Isn't that what it is here for?any HD works great, don't buy annother maxtor they fail allot, one of my d2 drives has a seagate and the other sits open so i can plug my pc's dvd burner into it if ever i need.
edit, sorry i dident thin my post would negate the advice of the previous one, yes any ATA drive, a sata drive is technically IDE as IDE means integrated drive electronics which sata still technically is.
I'm pretty sure I have the same d2 that you have and I'm wondering if you ever figured out the max drive you could put in the enclosure. Mine is currently a 160GB and I thought it would be a cheap upgrade just to put a larger disk in it. The firewire interface I used with my Mac is more than adequate for my heavy video/music usage...Same hard-disk here (160GB d2 triple interface). What's the max size supported? Could I change a 160GB with a 500GB ?
I also have a d2 (Extreme, not Quadra) which is on the fritz. Thought it was power-related, and got replacement power brick on advice of LaCie tech rep. Got it in, still kept getting intermittent power with some whine from the brick.. which leads me to believe that it's the brick.. but when I move the 4-pin connector on the drive, it will fritz... even thought it's not loose from the board inside (I looked). So anyway, it's a Samsung drive inside.. what kind of enclosure can I use? Sorry, I'm tech-savvy (lifelong musician, and visual performance artist), but just haven't dealt with drives too much.. (Hence owning the d2).Any IDE 3.5" HD - usually maxtor is safe bet as the drive inside the lacie is a maxtor.
Just did the opposite from you...
I have just had to take my harddrive out of my lacie D2 because the ports on the back stopped working
So i took the drive out and put it in a new enclosure...