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  • Raid Drives in “toaster” keeps Ejecting from computer

    Posted by Alan Callaghan on February 22, 2018 at 10:22 pm


    So, I recently had my Laci Raid 6TB drive fail.
    Sadly, it was RAID-0.

    Just to check everything, I scanned the drive and it said one of the drives was “Failed”, and for the heck of it, switched the drives to make sure the enclosure wasn’t faulty. It turned out it was. The same location said it “failed” when it should have followed the drive. Needless to say, they don’t make this type of drive anymore, and its outside the warranty.

    So, I brought in my Dual-Bay Hard-drive dock into work to mount the former raid drive to pull off some of my project files. I was able to get everything, the only question I have is, after about 15 mins or so, the drive auto-ejects and can’t really handle really big files. If I try to pull a RAW video file off it’ll sorta lock up, and then eject.

    Any thoughts as to why? And how to make it stay on?

    I have all my RAW video files on dropbox, but was just hoping to just grab everything I needed right from this drive because it would be faster.

    Thanks as always for your time and insight!


    Alan Callaghan replied 6 years, 3 months ago 4 Members · 5 Replies
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  • Neil Sadwelkar

    February 24, 2018 at 6:36 am

    Maybe you should get something like DiskWarrior and repair the directory. I’ve seen many an old drive work fine after DW has had a go at it.

    Neil Sadwelkar
    twitter: fcpguru
    FCP Editor, Edit systems consultant
    Mumbai India

  • Rainer Wirth

    February 25, 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Hi folks,

    first of all don’t work with a Raid in 0 level.
    If it fails, the data is gone. Minimum is Raid 5 level, better Raid 6.
    If the hardware of your Raid does not work properly, buy a new raid.
    The most expensive raid is the best.



    Rainer Wirth
    Mac pro 8core
    several raid systems

  • Bob Zelin

    February 25, 2018 at 2:55 pm

    Hi Rainer –
    #1) – he said it was a Lacie 6TB, and while he does not give any details about what model he had (other than it was discontinued) – I will assume it’s two 3TB SATA drives (probably from Samsung no longer made) at RAID 0.

    #2) he tried to put them into a dock, and they WORK, but only for 15 minutes. So you see the problem here – it costs MONEY to purchase a new enclosure.

    Now, you can get this –
    which is a modern 2 bay RAID 0 enclosure from Other World Computing – but it’s $87 ! EIGHTY SEVEN DOLLARS !
    Do you think he is rich – are you going to finance him for that $87

    Sorry Rainer, I see this mindset more and more every day now. Unless it’s free, any solution is not the correct solution.

    Bob Zelin

    Bob Zelin
    Rescue 1, Inc.

  • Rainer Wirth

    February 25, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    Yeah I thought it could be a two bay drive,
    so just Raid0 is possible.



    Rainer Wirth
    Mac pro 8core
    several raid systems

  • Alan Callaghan

    February 25, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    Appreciate the help. The drive was striped raid – 0 before I started working at my current job. I would have also advised not to do that.

    I basically just wanted to know why it kept ejecting the drives, I’d prefer to grab my large data from these drives (since they are ok) before having to pull them from our cloud storage. The drives I recall are Seagates, 3TB.

    Thanks everyone for your feedback. Neil, I will try that!

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