Since 2005, LaCie portable hard drives have thrived where many have failed. The portability and robustness of these drives are the main reasons why they are used to store data for film sets, photoshoots, at work, travel shoots, music studios, etc. LaCie’s portable hard drives have been one of the best in the market.
This family of hard drives also embraces a wide array of interface compatibilities that enable users to easily connect them to their PCs and access the files. Despite being durable, these hard disks can also fail or get damaged if not properly handled.
In today’s article, I will share with you precautions that you can use to reduce the chances of your Lacie hard drive failing or getting damaged due to poor handling and thus having the need to visit Lacie data recovery experts.
Health and Safety Precautions
- Only qualified personnel are authorized to carry out repairs and maintenance of these drives.
- Set up the device correctly as instructed in the user guide that comes packaged with the device.
- Do not open your hard drive or attempt to disassemble or modify it.
- Never Insert any metallic objects into the drive as this may lead to electric shock, fire, or dangerous emissions.
- Never expose your drive to rain or use it near water or in wet conditions. Prolonged exposure to moisture can corrode various parts and components of the drive.
General Use precautions
- Do not expose the hard drive to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F). Any form of heat from fires or even sunlight should not be exposed to the drive because it may affect the position and size of the disk plates.
- Always unplug the hard drive from the electrical outlet if it will be unused for an extended period.
- Only use the power supply shipped with the device. Using a nonstandard power supply may cause the drive to malfunction
- The hard drive should be kept far from devices with magnetic interference. Examples being TV screens, speakers, and tape recorders. All these may affect the operation and stability of the drive.
- Do not place heavy objects on the drive
- Do not use excessive force on the drive. These drives are delicate electronic instruments that are susceptible to damage due to excessive physical shock.
- Protect your hard drive from excessive exposure to dust during use or storage. You should never let dust build up around the hard drive because it increases the risk of malfunction or damage.
- Never use chemical products like detergents, benzene, or paint thinners to clean the hard drive because they will bleach the casing especially if used in large quantities. The use of a soft dry cloth to wipe the hard drive is what we recommend.
Following the above precautions will enhance the safety and performance of your drive. Taking good care of the hard drive is also a requirement to keep the warranty of your drive valid. Any damage that the hard drive gets due to mishandling will obviously not be taken care of by LaCie.