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LaCie Update Tool 2.0.1 adds the latest firmware support for LaCie drives with FireWire 400 and 800 and/or USB 2.0 interface. The LaCie Update Tool will not update Ethernet Disk or LaCie eSATA-only products. There are separate updaters for these Ethernet Disks, and nothing to update for eSATA-only disks. This update is compatible with OS X 10.3.9 thru 10.5.2, for both Intel and PPC based Macs.

The LaCie Update Tool will confirm if you have the most current firmware for your LaCie FireWire 400 and 800 drives. If the latest firmware is not already installed on your FireWire drive, you will be prompted to update the firmware. more...

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Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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Xplicit Member IconComment+807
Xplicit
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My experiences with LaCie external harddrives have been quite poor. Can't recommend those.

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Version 2.0.1
Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367
Kosovar1
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LACIE ONE-CLICK SOFTWARE DOES NOT WORK ON SNOW LEOPARD, EITHER IN 32-BIT OR 64-BIT. IT CRASHES EVERY TIME. OF COURSE, THEIR FRIGGIN' WEBSITE DOESN'T TELL YOU THIS AND NEITHER DOES THE DRIVE PACKAGING. THE ONE CLICK FEATURE IS USELESS AND THAT BLUE LIGHT IS JUST A PRETTY DBUT USELESS DECORATION. THE INTEGO SOFTWARE ALSO DOESN'T WORK WITH SNOW LEOPARD.

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Version 2.0.1
Kosovar1 Member IconReview+367
Kosovar1
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I warn you all, you should stay away from LaCIE products, at least the external Firewire/USB drive series that came out around 2007. If you read below, you can see how I lost three one-year old drives when I applied the LaCIE v.2.0 firmware updater, which immediately destroyed those three drives. Well, today the fourth drive, a 500 GBer, also bit the dust. It cost a pretty penny, like the other three drives, which I was glad to pay because I thought I was getting a premium product. This drive lasted less than two years, and only this long because I realized that the updater destroyed the other drives before I applied it to this one. Needless to say, I lost 450 gigs of data this time. La CIE, you robbed me and made my life miserable. I just wanted everyone to know and I hope at least one person who reads about my experiences with LaCIE products will avoid the same thing happening to him or her.

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Version 2.0.1
EZ411
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Kosovar1, I hear you my brother. [^5]

What a sad tale.

Please us know if LaCie compensates you for your loss.

Have you considered Telling your story to-the-masses
@GetSatisfaction.com? Potentially millions would read it.

Enlightened411

Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367
Kosovar1
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To those of you who have also had your external LaCie drives ruined by the first version 2 updater, understand that you don't need to throw away everything. The circuitry inside the drive housings may have been rendered useless, but the IDE drives inside are perfectly intact. You can remove these and use them in other computers or third-party drive housings. As for the drive housings, well, I'm not sure what good they are without their circuitry boards. Maybe they could be used for spaghetti strainers or ultra-modern-style flowerpots. I just threw all three of mine away because I got angry at LaCie every time I looked at them.

BEWARE LACIE!!! They will f**k you up and then lie about it. (See my previous posts.) They cost me about $1000 and ruined 800 gigs of my data.
(Version 2.0)

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Version 2.0.1
Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367
Kosovar1
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Here is an update and a correction on several issues I reported earlier:

1.) The drives that I thought were destroyed after applying the 2.0 firmware updater to the LaCie d2 external drives are NOT ESATA, they are IDE drives.

2.) It appears now that the drives themselves may be OK, although I won't know for sure until i can connect them somehow to a computer and test them. However, the circuitry that is not part of the drives (specifically the chip that is flashed by the updater) was ruined. So at best only the circuitry that is part of the LaCie enclosures was destroyed or, at worst, both the drives and the enclosures were destroyed.

3.) I mentioned the AppleTV that lost audio function after I applied the 2.0 update. I reapplied the 2.0 update and it works perfectly this time, with sound!

4.) Assuming that the drives that I removed actually were not destroyed, I now have four IDE drives (the 3 from the LaCie enclosures and the one recently purchased to try to install in one of the enclosures that I now know don't work) that currently I have no way to use without purchasing new Firewire enclosures.

5.) Not a single person who lost their external drives thanks to the faulty 2.0 updater responded to my idea of joining a class-action lawsuit, so that option seems hopeless. Best to put this very bad and COSTLY experience behind me and accept that some external drive manufacturers are just irresponsible, lying jerks. I won't mention the name here, because this post will surely get pulled, but we all know who I'm referring to.

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Version 2.0.1
Kosovar1
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To those of you who have also had your external LaCie drives ruined by the first version 2 updater, understand that you don't need to throw away everything. The circuitry inside the drive housings may have been rendered useless, but the IDE drives inside are perfectly intact. You can remove these and use them in other computers or third-party drive housings. As for the drive housings, well, I'm not sure what good they are without their circuitry boards. Maybe they could be used for spaghetti strainers or ultra-modern-style flowerpots. I just threw all three of mine away because I got angry at LaCie every time I looked at them.

BEWARE LACIE!!! They will f**k you up and then lie about it. (See my previous posts.) They cost me about $1000 and ruined 800 gigs of my data.

Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367
Kosovar1
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At this point I am practically suicidal, although I blame LaCie for all my troubles with my three LaCie Firewire 800 drives. The next chapter in my psychodrama is that, after the LaCie version 2.0 updater destroyed my three one-year old external drives and lost 800 mb of valuable data, I went out--stupidly--and paid $200 for a new internal IDE drive and installed it into the housing of the LaCie device. I thought that only the drives were destroyed. Needless to say, after trying to format for the MacOS, I saw that the new drive didn't work either. Of course, the vendor refused to take back the drive after I removed it from the box. This brings my financial loss now to over $1,100 thanks to the faulty updater from LaCie, not to mention the many hours I have agonized over this! Additioally, I realize that the updater destroyed something rendered not only the three IDE drives inoperable, but also the circuitry that are part of the housing. These, are in effect, no more useful than empty tin cans.No words to describe how I feel about LaCie!

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Version 2.0.1
Kosovar1 Member IconComment+367
Kosovar1
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HELLO TO ALL OF YOU WHO LOST DATA OR HAD YOUR LA CIE DRIVES RUINED AFTER APPLYING LA CIE'S FAULTY 2.0 FIRMWARE UPDATER:

MY THREE DRIVES (JUST WEEKS OUT OF WARRANTY) WERE DESTROYED BY THE FIRMWARE UPDATER TOO. OF COURSE, I CONTACTED LA CIE AND THEY REPLIED WITH THE LIE THAT A FEW OF THEIR CUSTOMERS EXPERIENCED "MINOR PROBLEMS" BY USING THE FIRST UPDATER BUT THAT AN UPDATED FIRMWARE UPDATER WAS NOW AVAILABLE.

I'LL BET THERE WERE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHOSE EXPENSIVE LA CIE DRIVES WERE DESTROYED BY THE COMPANY'S CARELESSNESS. WHAT ANGERS ME MOST IS THAT THEY ARE COVERING IT UP. IF ANY OF YOU WOULD BE INTERESTED IN A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT, POST YOUR COMMENTS AND IDEAS HERE OR ON WHATEVER OTHER FORUMS AVAILABLE ON THE INTERNET. MACUPDATE WILL PROBABLY DELETE MY COMMENTS BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE CONTROVERSY ON THEIR WEBSITE, BUT HOPEFULLY THE WORD WILL GET OUT AND WE WILL GET COMPENSATION. I FOR ONE PLAN TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON EVERY FORUM I CAN FIND AND INVESTIGATE WHAT IT TAKES TO LAUNCH A LAWSUIT.

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Version 2.0.1
blahdeblah Member IconComment+1
blahdeblah
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what was the version prior to 2.0? that's what i was using without hitch for ages. would it be possible/advisable to revert back to this?

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Version 2.0.1
blahdeblah Member IconComment+1
blahdeblah
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this bast*rd thing canned my 500gig drive. i see both 250's in there in disk utility but it's not showing up as one drive as it should so i've lost about half my data uless i can get it back to a raid 0 again. also had lots of problems with power supplies, i'm done with lacie now, no more.

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Version 2.0.1
MacUpdate-Lon
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Please read through the previous posts here, there are some tips from other users who got screwed by this Update Tool and managed to get access to their HDs again.

Good luck.

And a suggestion, OtherWorld Computing has the best bang-for-the-buck external HDs, I've used them for years now. No failures nor glitches of any sort.

Almar Member IconReview+44
Almar
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just fine for HD300d2

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Version 2.0.1
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Downloads 32,005
Version Downloads 12,563
Type Drivers / Storage
License Free
Date 24 Jun 2008
Platform OS X / PPC 32 / Intel 32
Price Free
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