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#1 Oxyartis



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Posted 12 March 2014 - 06:25 AM

Hi all, i'm new of the forum, it's seems very helpfull so i will try to explain my little problem to someone more expert than me!!

I have an old 1TB Lacie External HDD USB 2.0, that is starting to give some problem, when i turn it on i find a RED led with the Blue one and the disk is not recognized, It starts normally only after some try (5-6 times).
So i have saved all the data and i have opened it (it's out of warranty is older than 2 years) and i found that there are 2 HDD seagate 500GB in a sort of raid. I think that one of the two drives is defective (strange sounds coming from it) so i'm wondering what i have to do if i buy a new (used and same size) drive to swap it with the old one. I have no idea about the type of file system is used. If i try to turn on the enclosure with only 1 disk, it doesn't work, if i try to mount the disk via SATA into the PC i got only RAW SPACE. I think that the controller of the enclosure is using a form of RAID 0 or JBOD.
If i buy a new one i have to leave both as "not partitioned space" and let the enclosure make the work? or i have to choose a specific file system? I have no idea, and i have no disks to make some tests.....
On the official site there is apparently no usefull software to build an array via software, so i think that is an hardware stuff.
I'm looking for a guide to follow for External HDD with multiple disks inside, but i cannot find anything...
There is someone here that have faced this problem before me? even on a different brand, would be very helpfull for me

Thanks a lot for any help you will give!!!


PS= here there is an immage of the controller's jumper setting and the missing jumpers!!! This drive me to think to the JBOD, but i cannot test if this is a standard factory mode, or there is a third hided one..... confused and unexperienced!!! help!!! :D

#2 Brian


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 07:55 AM

With drives and an enclosure of that age, and considering there's not going to be a free RMA or warranty repair, I think your best course of action is to start over. Sad, but trying to get drives into an old enclosure doesn't make much sense really. 


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