Yes, swapped the drives and it all started working OK, except that even after reboot I cannot get FTP to work. Getting all the data off without removing the drive and connecting it to my laptop directly looks like it will be hard work via HTTP.
What about samba?
Anyway, when you want to copy much files via http, you can use wget
. Just type something like
wget -r http://<ip-of-box>/page_containing_files
and it will get you all files listed on that page and below.
Interestingly, when it was poorly, it appeared as an ED Mini.... No idea why.
All LaCie boxes seem to have the same firmware. Maybe the firmware was confused because it had only one drive, and decided to be another box?
So nothing has broken, but I cannot get FTP to enable..... Now I'm absolutely clueless.
Did you already try a factory reset?