Hi all. I have a 750G Lacie Quadra that I damaged today - - moved my laptop a little too far away and the firewire cable pulled the external drive so it tipped over and landed on its side with a thud, while it was running!
After that, it made sounds (something like clicking) so I disconnected everything, waited, and reconnected, but the drive wouldn't mount, an error message appeared on the Mac that the disk was not 'recognized'.
I've got Diskwarrior, using it I've made a new directory for the damaged Lacie, and I'm slowly now copying files onto another external disk. It's going to take forever, and some files aren't copying.
Good thing all my Macs are doing OK (despite occasionally suffering little bumps) because this Lacie disk is one where I've made my backups!
My question is; can anyone tell me exactly what was probably damaged by this tipover? I'd be interested to know what component(s) have been damaged.
Is there any chance it is something which can be repaired, allowing better file recovery?