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Power supplies for LaCie drives

Message #1 - Posted 2012/11/13 - William Clark

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so I wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well as for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

Message #2 - Posted 2012/11/13 - Jolly Roger

Previously, William Clark wrote:

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so I wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well as for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

I tend to prefer to buy my own high quality hard drive enclosures and drives separately.

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Message #3 - Posted 2012/11/13 - William Clark

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so I wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well as for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

I tend to prefer to buy my own high quality hard drive enclosures and drives separately.

Fine - so what power supplies do you buy?

Message #4 - Posted 2012/11/13 - Jolly Roger

Previously, William Clark wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so I wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well as for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

I tend to prefer to buy my own high quality hard drive enclosures and drives separately.

Fine - so what power supplies do you buy?

I don't. I buy enclosures that come with power supplies. I have had good experiences with enclosures sold by http://macsales.com, and I'd had decent experiences with the Metal Gear brand of enclosures.

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Message #5 - Posted 2012/11/13 - William Clark

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so I wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well as
for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

I tend to prefer to buy my own high quality hard drive enclosures and drives separately.

Fine - so what power supplies do you buy?

I don't. I buy enclosures that come with power supplies. I have had good experiences with enclosures sold by http://macsales.com, and I'd had decent experiences with the Metal Gear brand of enclosures.

Fair enough - I've done that with some OWC enclosures, and had excellent results. But I have these d*** LaCie drives that an organization bought for me to use for them, and I would just like to get power to them.

Message #6 - Posted 2012/11/13 - Jolly Roger

Previously, William Clark wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless
trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so I wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power
units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well as
for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

I tend to prefer to buy my own high quality hard drive enclosures and drives separately.

Fine - so what power supplies do you buy?

I don't. I buy enclosures that come with power supplies. I have had good experiences with enclosures sold by http://macsales.com, and I'd had decent experiences with the Metal Gear brand of enclosures.

Fair enough - I've done that with some OWC enclosures, and had excellent results. But I have these d*** LaCie drives that an organization bought for me to use for them, and I would just like to get power to them.

Are they internal or external? If they're external, finding a suitable replacement should be relatively easy.

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JR

Message #7 - Posted 2012/11/14 - Howard Brazee

On Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:19:04 -0500, William Clark wrote:

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so I wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well as for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

I had a LaCie, that had a power supply die. They sent me a new one that worked a while, then died again. That replacement didn't fix it. I switched to a GoFlex drive with a Firewire base and haven't yet had problems with it. (My wife has one too).

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Message #8 - Posted 2012/11/15 - William Clark

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless
trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so I
wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power
units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well
as
for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

I tend to prefer to buy my own high quality hard drive enclosures and drives separately.

Fine - so what power supplies do you buy?

I don't. I buy enclosures that come with power supplies. I have had good experiences with enclosures sold by http://macsales.com, and I'd had decent experiences with the Metal Gear brand of enclosures.

Fair enough - I've done that with some OWC enclosures, and had excellent results. But I have these d*** LaCie drives that an organization bought for me to use for them, and I would just like to get power to them.

Are they internal or external? If they're external, finding a suitable replacement should be relatively easy.

They are external, and you are right - replacing them is simple. What I was asking for were recommendations for a make and type of replacement supply.

Message #9 - Posted 2012/11/15 - Jolly Roger

Previously, William Clark wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

Previously, Jolly Roger wrote:

Previously, William Clark wrote:

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless
trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so
I
wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power
units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well
as
for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

I tend to prefer to buy my own high quality hard drive enclosures and
drives separately.

Fine - so what power supplies do you buy?

I don't. I buy enclosures that come with power supplies. I have had good
experiences with enclosures sold by http://macsales.com, and I'd had decent experiences with the Metal Gear brand of enclosures.

Fair enough - I've done that with some OWC enclosures, and had excellent results. But I have these d*** LaCie drives that an organization bought for me to use for them, and I would just like to get power to them.

Are they internal or external? If they're external, finding a suitable replacement should be relatively easy.

They are external, and you are right - replacing them is simple. What I was asking for were recommendations for a make and type of replacement supply.

Right. Unfortunately, I haven't ever had the occasion to need one. Maybe someone else can comment...

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JR

Message #10 - Posted 2012/11/22 - Francois

On 14/11/12 03:53, William Clark wrote:

In article, Jolly Roger<jollyroger@pobox.com> wrote:

In article, William Clark<clark@nospam.matsceng.ohio-state.edu> wrote:

In article, Jolly Roger<jollyroger@pobox.com> wrote:

In article, William Clark<clark@nospam.matsceng.ohio-state.edu> wrote:

I have several LaCie external drives, almost all of which cause endless trouble. Mostly it is their crappy power supplies that give out, so I wonder if anyone here has a suggestion for alternative source for power units for these drives that will not die after a few months?

I am looking at power units for 1TB, 500GB, and 350GB drives, as well as
for a d2 optical disk drive/writer.

I tend to prefer to buy my own high quality hard drive enclosures and drives separately.

Fine - so what power supplies do you buy?

I don't. I buy enclosures that come with power supplies. I have had good experiences with enclosures sold by http://macsales.com, and I'd had decent experiences with the Metal Gear brand of enclosures.

Fair enough - I've done that with some OWC enclosures, and had excellent results. But I have these d*** LaCie drives that an organization bought for me to use for them, and I would just like to get power to them.

From my little experience with Lacie drives I can say :
1) The power supply for a 500GB drive can without a hiccup aliment a 1TB drive. 2 years ago I kicked accidentally a running 500 MB Quadra. I opened the drive ( very easy ) inserted a 1TB Seagate to replace the dead 500 GB and the revived drive (baptized LaSeaGate) have been running up to now without problems with the original power supply. 2) I have 3 Lacie Quadra drives connected thru eSata. In 3 years, I had 2 drive failures ( one reported above) and one power supply to replace (not the one I spoke of in 1) ) .
This is not an entire satisfecit for Lacie, but not a total failure either : drives do fail sometimes.

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