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Old January 22nd 12, 01:43 AM posted to sci.electronics.repair
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Default lacie external usb hard drive, power connector pinout?

On Jan 19, 1:02*am, whit3rd wrote:
On Thursday, January 12, 2012 4:36:09 PM UTC-8, b wrote:
*I ended up putting the drive itself into another usb caddy I have to
test it, but it turned out to be defective, so I junked the lot.


How'd you test it? *Many LaCie drives were mated to Macintosh
systems, it wouldn't show up on Windows. *And, if the drive
mechanism was bad, the case/interface is probably still fine,
why junk it?


The drive squeaked mechanically on startup and shut down which was
rather disconcerting.
Attempting an xp repartition/reformat gave errors/damage messages
the lacie caddy had no psu , I didn't even have a suitable plug to
connect one, in any case.
At the end of the day, it cost me nothing...
..B