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Re: Lacie F800 2tb Raid drive failure

Rod Speed
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      14th Jul 2010
Peter Kemp wrote:

> I've had one of the drives in the RAID 5 setup fail on me. The drive is over three years old and Lacie won't give any
> advice for customers with out of warranty devices.

> The failed F800 drive uses a Maxtor DiamondMax 11 6H500R0 and Lacie doesn't sell that drive anymore and it looks like
> the drive isn't manufactured anymore. I found a refurbished one for $200.

Thats an outrageous price for a 500GB Maxtor.

> Here's the question(s): Can I replace this drive with any off the
> shelf 500gb drive or does it need to be an exact replacement?

Unlikely to need an exact replacement.

> Anyone know if the F800 would recognize 4 new 1or 2 tb drives or am I limited to adding 4 500gb drives like the RAID
> came with?

That question should be resolvable on the net.

> Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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