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RUGGED USB 3.0 THUNDERBOLT™ SERIES USER
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INTRODUCTION
Welcome to the User Manual for the LaCie USB 3.0 Rugged
Thunderbolt™ Series. Your drive features two cutting-edge interfaces,
SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. Not only does your drive let you
transfer huge amounts of data much faster than before, it's also
compatible with the widely available USB 2.0 for universal connectivity.
LaCie's exciting new line of storage devices is ideal for videographers,
photographers, and heavy data users that demand extraordinary
performance both in the office and the field.
These pages will guide you through the process of connecting your LaCie product and will explain its features. If
this manual doesn't answer your questions or if you are having trouble, consult the Getting Help page.
BOX CONTENT
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LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series
USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible)
Thunderbolt cable
Quick Install Guide
Complete software suite
Important info: Please save your packaging. In the event that the drive should need to be repaired or
serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging.
MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
Your system must meet certain requirements in order for your LaCie product to function properly. For a list of
these requirements, please refer to the product packaging or consult the product support web page at
www.lacie.com/support/.
Note: For optimal performance through the USB connection, the drive must be connected to a USB 3.0 host
port. Many laptops or desktop computers do not feature USB 3.0 ports. You can purchase a USB 3.0 PCI
Express Card (for desktop computers) or a USB 3.0 ExpressCard 34 (for laptops) that will permit the
maximum transfer speeds for which your LaCie USB 3.0 hard drive is capable.
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VIEWS OF THE DRIVE
Rear View
1. USB 3.0 port
2. Thunderbolt port
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CABLES AND CONNECTORS
THUNDERBOLT
Your LaCie product features Thunderbolt technology, the most flexible interface ever created. This exciting new
high-speed cable technology connects your computers and electronic devices together like never before.
Thunderbolt technology supports two 10Gb/s bi-directional channels from a single port, the fastest data
connection available on a personal computer. At 10Gb/s, a full-length HD movie can be transferred in less than
30 seconds.
Thanks to support for both data streams and mini DisplayPort video, you can connect either a storage peripheral
or a display to a Thunderbolt port. However, it's not possible to use a mini DisplayPort cable to connect a
storage peripheral to a Thunderbolt port. You must use a Thunderbolt cable.
For more information, see www.lacie.com
Connector Face
(to computer)
Cable End
(to computer)
Cable End
(to product)
Connector Face
(to product)
Important Info: Windows users must first connect the product via USB (see Getting Connected) and install
drivers (see Install Drivers (Windows Only) in order for the Thunderbolt connection to work. After drivers are
installed, you can disconnect the USB cable and connect the Thunderbolt one.
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USB 3.0
USB is a serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is
the latest implementation of this standard, and it provides higher bandwidth and new power management
features.
Transfer rates can attain up to 5 Gbits/s as opposed to USB 2.0's 480 Mbits/s. This means USB 3.0 is
theoretically up to ten times faster than its predecessor.
Your LaCie drive is shipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable to ensure maximum data transfer performance
when connected to a compatible USB 3.0 port. The cable will also work when connected to a USB 2.0 or 1.1 port,
but drive performance will be limited to their respective transfer rates.
Connector Face
(to Computer)
Cable End
(to Computer)
Cable End
(to Hard Drive)
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GETTING CONNECTED
Installing your LaCie hard drive is easy for all users thanks to LaCie Setup Assistant. Please follow the setup
steps in the order they are given to ensure that your LaCie hard drive's volume mounts correctly on your
computer.
Important Info for PC users: If you wish to use the Thunderbolt connection, you must first connect the
product to a host computer via USB as described below, then install Thunderbolt drivers. To install drivers,
visit Install Drivers (Windows Only). Once the Thunderbolt drivers have been installed, you can disconnect
the USB cable and connect the Thunderbolt one.
STEP 1 - CONNECT THE INTERFACE CABLE
1. Connect either the Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 cable from the drive to your computer.
2. The drive will mount in My Computer (Windows XP), Computer (Vista or Windows 7) or on your desktop (Mac).
Note: If the drive does not mount on your computer, see troubleshooting topics at Getting Help.
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STEP 2 - LAUNCH LACIE SETUP ASSISTANT
Important Info for PC users: LSA only works through the USB connection. If you wish to use the
Thunderbolt interface, first connect via USB in order to run LSA. Then install Thunderbolt drivers (see Install
Drivers (Windows Only).
LaCie Setup Assistant (LSA) must be launched before using your drive. It will allow you to:
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Easily format the hard drive according to your needs
Copy the User Manual to your computer
Install software for added features
Register your LaCie device
Important info: If you do not launch LSA or if you quit it after the formatting has begun, your drive will not
be ready to use and will require manual formatting. The User Manual and utilities will not be available and
will have to be downloaded from the LaCie website: www.lacie.com/support/.
Launch LaCie Setup Assistant
Windows users
AutoPlay: Windows AutoPlay may detect your LaCie hard drive as soon as it is connected to your computer. If
the AutoPlay window appears, choose Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer and double-click
LaCie Setup.
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Manual access: Open the LACIE SETUP volume in Computer (My Computer for Windows XP) and double-click
LaCie Setup.
Mac users
Open the LACIE SETUP volume on your desktop and then double-click LaCie Setup
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Setup
LaCie Setup Assistant does not prevent you from using your computer's native disk utility program to format or
partition your LaCie drive. Simply follow the Setup Assistant through completion, then use Disk Management for
Windows or Disk Utility for Mac to reformat your drive.
Important info for Windows users: While running LaCie Setup Assistant, generic pop-up windows may
ask if you wish to change your computer's settings. This is a normal request when formatting a disk or
installing certain software, such as Genie Timeline. To successfully complete LaCie Setup Assistant, LaCie
recommends that you agree to change the settings.
Important info for Mac users: You may be prompted to enter your computer password to continue with
LaCie Setup Assistant.
Follow the on-screen instructions as listed below to format your drive and install software utilities:
1. Select your language.
2. Read the license agreement before choosing Next. Selecting Next confirms that you accept the license
agreement.
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3. Use the slider to partition your LaCie hard drive. Moving the slider to the left will reduce the size of the
Compatible volume (called LaCie Share on some products) (for Windows and Mac). If you do not want the
Compatible / LaCie Share volume, move the slider all the way to the left. The LaCie volume will be
formatted for your operating system, NTFS for Windows and HFS+ for Mac. Once you have made your
selection, choose Next to begin the format.
Windows
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Mac
4. A window prompt alerts you that the disk will be formatted. Select Yes to continue.
Windows
Mac
5. LaCie Setup Assistant will format the hard drive.
6. Register your LaCie device. Choose Next to continue.
New Account
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Existing Account
7. Choose the software utilities that you want to install. Certain software utilities may begin to install before
LaCie Setup Assistant has finished. Follow the software utility installer before completing LaCie Setup
Assistant.
8. Choose Next to continue.
9. LaCie Setup Assistant provides a summary of the installation. Choose Finish to close the program. Your
LaCie hard drive is now ready for use.
Software will be installed on the product's storage, not on your computer. It will be located on the volume
entitled “Compatible” or “LaCie Share” if it exists, otherwise on “LaCie”.
LaCie software utilities may be installed at any time. Once the format is complete, the LaCie Setup Assistant
application will be available on:
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LaCie: if you created one partition
Compatible/LaCie Share: if you created two partitions
To install the software utilities, simply launch LaCie Setup Assistant and follow the steps listed above.
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INSTALL DRIVERS (WINDOWS ONLY)
Windows users must install drivers on their computer in order to use the Thunderbolt connection. Before
following the steps below, follow the steps to connect the product to a host computer via USB as described in
Getting Connected. Once the drivers have been installed, you can disconnect the USB cable and connect the
Thunderbolt one.
1. Click this link to download drivers: http://www.lacie.com/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10278
2. Unzip the file.
3. Double-click Setup.exe.
4. Follow the steps to complete the wizard.
5. When prompted, restart your computer.
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6. Move on to the product setup steps as described in Getting Connected.
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UNMOUNTING YOUR DRIVE
USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and eSATA external devices feature “plug & play” connectivity, which means that
your LaCie storage can be connected and disconnected while the computer is running. To prevent failures,
however, it is important to follow these steps when disconnecting your device.
WINDOWS XP USERS
From the System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen), click the Eject icon (a small green
arrow over a hardware image). A message will appear, listing the devices the Eject icon controls (it should say,
“Safely remove…”). Click on the LaCie storage device in this prompt.
This message will appear: “Safe to Remove Hardware” (or similar). It is now safe to disconnect the device.
WINDOWS VISTA & WINDOWS 7 USERS
From the System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen) click on the plug icon (note the white
check mark inside a green circle).
A message will appear, detailing the devices that may be safely unmounted.
Select Eject for the device you wish to unmount. A message will appear notifying you that it is safe to remove it.
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MAC USERS
Drag the storage device icon to the Trash. (The icon pictured below is a generic USB device icon. Your LaCie
storage may be represented by an icon that looks like the device itself.)
When the icon disappears from the desktop, the storage device can be disconnected.
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OPTIONAL FORMATTING AND PARTITIONING
Standard LaCie storage devices will prompt you to run LaCie Setup Assistant when they are first connected to a
computer (Windows or Mac). LaCie Setup Assistant helps you to quickly format the storage device according to
your needs.
Please read the information below carefully if you:
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Wish to reformat your storage device after LaCie Setup Assistant has successfully completed.
Own a LaCie storage device that does not feature Setup Assistant (for example, select LaCie USB Keys).
ABOUT FILE SYSTEM FORMATS
Windows Users
FAT 32: FAT is an acronym for File Allocation Table, which dates back to the beginnings of DOS programming.
Originally, FAT was only 16 bits, but after the second release of Windows 95 it was upgraded to 32 bits, hence
the name FAT 32. In theory, FAT 32 volume sizes can range from less than 1MB all the way to 2TB.
It is the native file system of Windows 98 and Windows Me, and is supported by Windows 2000, Windows XP,
Windows Vista, and Windows 7. When FAT 32 is used with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and
Windows 7 however, volume size is limited to 32GB (by the Windows partition utility, i.e. Disk Manager), and the
individual file size is limited to 4GB.
NTFS: This acronym stands for New Technology File System, and it is the native file system for Windows NT,
2000, XP, Vista, and 7. NTFS offers several features that are not available with FAT 32: file compression,
encryption, permissions, auditing, and mirroring drives. The minimum supported volume size for NTFS is 10MB
with a maximum of 2TB when initialized in the MBR format. The more recent GPT format does not assign limits
to file or partition sizes. Volumes created in NTFS are native read and write for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and
7. Earlier versions of Windows and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher may read and write to the NTFS partitions with the
help of third-party drivers.
See the table below for a comparison of NTFS and FAT 32.
Windows File System Formats
Use NTFS if:
…you will be using the storage device only with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 since performance will be enhances
when compared to FAT 32. This file system is compatible in read-only mode with Mac OS 10.3 and higher.
Use FAT32 if:
…you will be using your storage device with both Windows and Mac computers. Maximum single file size is
limited to 4GB.
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Mac Users
You may customize the storage device by reformatting and/or partitioning it with separate file system formats.
For optimal performance in Mac OS environments, format and partition the storage device as one large Mac OS
Extended volume.
Mac OS Extended (HFS+): Mac OS Extended refers to the file system used by Mac OS X. HFS+ represents an
optimization of the older HFS file system by using hard disk space more efficiently. With HFS+, you are no
longer limited by block size.
MS-DOS File System (FAT 32): This is the Microsoft file system, more typically known as FAT 32. Use FAT 32
if you are going to be sharing your LaCie storage device between Mac and Window computers.
See the table below for a comparison between HFS+ and FAT 32 (MS-DOS).
Mac File System Formats
Use HFS+ if:
…you will be using the storage device on Macs only. Performance will be enhances when compared to FAT 32.
HFS+ is NOT compatible with Windows OS.
Use FAT32 if:
…you will be using your storage device with both Windows and Mac computers. Maximum single file size is
limited to 4GB.
FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS
The steps listed below will help you to format and partition a storage device. For more information on choosing
the optimal file format, refer to About File System Formats.
Caution: Formatting will erase everything on the storage device. LaCie highly recommends that you
back up all data on your storage device before performing the steps below. LaCie is not
responsible for any data lost due to formatting, partitioning, or using a LaCie storage device.
Important Info: Formatting the LaCie partition will delete the included User Manual and utilities. Please
copy all data, including documentation and software from LaCie, before formatting your storage device. User
Manuals and select software may also be downloaded from www.lacie.com/support/.
Note: Refer to your operating system's documentation for more information on reformatting and
partitioning your storage device.
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Windows Users
Technical Note on volumes larger than 2TB: Windows XP 32-bit - This version of Windows will not
recognize volumes larger than 2TB; Windows XP x64, Vista and 7 - All of these versions of Windows can
recognize volumes greater than 2TB. However, disks must be converted to the GPT file system before
partitions greater than 2TB can be created. To do this, go to Windows Disk Management and right-click on
the disk. Select Convert to GPT. You may now create partitions greater than 2TB.
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Make sure the storage device is connected to and mounted on the computer.
Right-click on Computer and choose Manage. From the Manage window select Disk Management.
From the list of storage devices in the middle of the Disk Management window, locate your LaCie device.
By default, a partition is already created on the device with LaCie software utilities. Follow your operating
system instructions to reset the existing partition.
5. To create a new partition, select New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions when the New
Simple Volume Wizard appears.
Mac Users
1. Make sure the storage device is connected to and mounted on the computer.
2. Select Utilities from the Go menu in the Finder menu bar.
3. In the Utilities folder, double-click Disk Utility.
Disk Utility will display the message Select a disk, volume, or image. All connected storage devices,
partitions, or disk images will be displayed in this column. Storage devices in this column may have multiple
listings. The top name is the name of the physical device's manufacturer, and includes the formatted
capacity.
4. Select the storage device in the left-hand column.
5. Click the Erase tab.
6. Choose a format from the drop-down window. See About File System Formats for more information on
choosing a file format.
7. Give the volume a name.
8. Click Erase… and confirm your selection in the popup window.
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GETTING HELP
If you are having problems with your LaCie product, consult the table below for a list of available resources.
Order Source
Description
Location
1
Quick
Install
Guide
Concise steps to
follow for getting your Either a printed leaflet or accessory box and included in the
product up and
product box, or download PDF from the product page
running
2
Support
Pages
Includes interactive
troubleshooting
topics for most
common problems
www.lacie.com/support/, select your product, then click the
“Troubleshooting” tab
3
User
Manual
Includes common
troubleshooting
topics
See Troubleshooting Topics below
4
Customer
Support
Create an account on
lacie.com, register
your product, and fill
out a support ticket
Create an account here:
www.lacie.com/us/mystuff/login.htm?logout&rtn=mystuff
Note: LaCie is dedicated to providing high quality products that enrich the lives of our customers. To help
LaCie offer the best customer support, we encourage you to create an account and register your product at
www.lacie.com/us/mystuff/login.htm? logout&rtn=mystuff. You can give us important feedback as well as
receive updated information on your LaCie device.
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TROUBLESHOOTING TOPICS
Note: Interactive troubleshooting, a highly effective way to resolve problems with your product, is available
from www.lacie.com/support/. Select your product, then click the “Troubleshooting” tab.
All Users
Problem: My file transfers are too slow.
Q: USB 3.0 connection: Is the drive connected via a USB 3.0 to a USB 2.0 port on your computer or hub?
A: If your drive is connected to a USB 2.0 port or hub, this is normal. A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 device can only
operate at USB 3.0 performance levels when it is connected directly to a USB 3.0 port or hub. Otherwise, the
USB 3.0 device will operate at the slower USB transfer rates. Consider buying a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (for
desktop computers) or an ExpressCard 34 (for laptops) to allow your computer to achieve full USB 3.0 transfer
speeds.
Q: USB 3.0 connection: Have you installed USB 3.0 drivers on your computer?
A: Check to see that the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 drivers for both your host bus adapter and device have been
installed correctly. If in doubt, uninstall the drivers and re-install them.
Q: USB 3.0 connection: Does your computer or operating system support SuperSpeed USB 3.0?
A: Please refer to the product packaging or consult the product support web page at www.lacie.com/support/ to
check the minimum system requirements.
Q: Is your computer's internal hard drive limiting transfer speeds?
A: If your computer has a low-performance internal hard drive (typically a notebook or netbook computer), it will
limit the transfer speed since the internal drive's transfer speed will be significantly less than that of the LaCie
hard drive.
Problem: I'm receiving file transfer error messages and/or Time Machine does not work.
Q: Did you get an "Error -50" message while copying to the storage?
A: When copying files or folders from a computer to a FAT 32 volume, certain characters cannot be copied.
These characters include, but are not limited to:
?<>/\:
Since it does not offer optimal performance, LaCie does not recommend using the FAT 32 file system with your
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product. See Optional Formatting and Partitioning for help in choosing a file system. Additionally, Time Machine
is only compatible with disks formatted in HFS+ or HFS+ (Journaled). Reformat the drive for Time Machine
compatibility.
Problem: I got an error message telling me that the drive has been disconnected
Q: Did it happen when the computer was coming out of sleep mode?
A: Simply ignore this message. The drive will remount to the desktop. LaCie drives conserve power by spinning
down when you set your computer to sleep mode, and when the computer is awoken from sleep, it may not give
the drive enough time to spin-up from its sleep mode.
Problem: The displayed available capacity doesn't seem right.
Q: I just moved a lot of files into the Trash/Recycle Bin from my Thunderbolt Series hard drive. Why isn't this reflected in the
displayed available space?
A: Disk space will not be reclaimed until the file is completely erased. To remove the files forever, empty your
trash/recycle bin.
Q: Why is the volume capacity less than advertised on the Thunderbolt Series storage (hard drives only)?
A: After formatting, the available capacity of a drive will show less than advertised on the box. The difference is
based upon how capacity is viewed by the operating system. For example, a hard drive that can store
500,000,000,000 bytes is divided by 1,000,000,000 to equal 500GB. This is the actual capacity listed on the
manufacturer’s box. The operating system uses slightly different math, dividing 500,000,000,000 by
1,073,741,824 to equal 466GB.
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Mac Users
Problem: The drive isn't appearing on my computer.
Q: Is your Finder configured not to show hard drives on the desktop?
A: Go to your Finder and check if Preferences > General tab > Show these items on the desktop: and
then Hard Disks is selected. If not, go on to the next topic.
Q: Is it connected to a Mac that supports Thunderbolt technology?
A: The Thunderbolt connector on your Mac looks similar to the Mini DisplayPort connector. While earlier
Macintosh computers include one or more Mini DisplayPorts, they are only used to connect one or more
monitors. Please note that legacy Macs with Mini DisplayPorts do not support Thunderbolt technology
peripherals such as the LaCie Thunderbolt Series storage.
Q: I connected the Thunderbolt Series product to my new Mac with an older Mini DisplyPort cable that I use for my monitors.
Why doesn't my Thunderbolt Series product mount on my computer?
A: Thunderbolt storage devices require cables specifically constructed for Thunderbolt technology. Go to
www.lacie.com for more information on cables that support Thunderbolt technology.
Q: Did you follow the correct installation steps?
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Only use a cable that supports Thunderbolt technology on a Mac.
Check both ends of the cable to make sure they are fully seated in their respective ports.
Try disconnecting the cable then wait 10 seconds before reconnecting it.
If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again.
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Windows Users
Problem: The drive isn't appearing on my computer.
Q: Are you connecting the product to a host computer via the Thunderbolt interface, and have not installed Thunderbolt
drivers?
A: Drivers are required for the Thunderbolt interface. Disconnect the Thunderbolt cable and attach the USB
cable. To install drivers, follow the steps in Install Drivers (Windows Only). Then disconnect the USB cable and
connect the Thunderbolt cable.
Q: Are both ends of the interface cable securely attached?
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Check both ends of the cable to make sure they are fully seated in their respective ports.
Try disconnecting the cable then wait 10 seconds before reconnecting it.
If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again.
Q: Is the drive listed in Device Manager?
A: All LaCie drives appear in at least one place in Device Manager.
To access Device Manager, click on Start and select Run from the menu. In Windows Vista, the 'Run' option
doesn't appear by default, so press [Windows-button] and [R] on your keyboard.
Enter the command: devmgmt.msc
Click OK and the Device Manager program will open. For troubleshooting, look in the Disk Drives section. It
might be necessary to click on + on the left side.
If you're not sure if your drive is listed, unplug it, then reconnect it. The entry that changes is your LaCie drive.
Q: Does your disk not appear at all?
A: Proceed to physical troubleshooting topics above.
Q: Is your drive listed next to an unusual icon?
A: Windows Device Manager can usually provide information about failures in accessories. It does not display
the exact cause, or a solution, but it can assist in troubleshooting most problems.
A problematic device can be found by its unusual icon. Instead of the normal icon based on the type of device, it
is instead an exclamation point, question mark, or an X.
Right-click this icon, then choose Properties. The General tab will show why the device is not working.
Still not working? There may be a hardware defect or other problem. Time to contact www.lacie.com/support/.
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PRECAUTIONS
Caution: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user's authority to operate this
device.
Important info: Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole
responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or
restoration of this data. To help prevent the loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO
copies of your data; one copy on your external hard disk, for instance, and a second copy either on your
internal hard disk, another external hard disk or some other form of removable storage media. If you would
like more information on backup, please refer to our website.
Important info: 1TB (Terabyte) = 1,000GB. 1GB = 1000MB. 1MB = 1,000,000 Bytes. Total accessible
capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically up to 10% less per TB).
HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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Only qualified persons are authorized to carry out maintenance on this device.
Read this User Manual carefully and follow the correct procedure when setting up the device.
Do not open a disk drive or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive
to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuiting or dangerous emissions. The disk drive shipped with
your LaCie hard drive contains no user-serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected
by a qualified LaCie Technical Support representative.
Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects
containing liquids on the LaCie hard drive, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of
electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury.
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GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS
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Do not expose the LaCie hard drive to temperatures outside the range of 5º C to 30º C (41º F to 86º F); or to
operational humidity beyond 10-80%, non-condensing, or non-operating humidity beyond 5-90%,
non-condensing. Doing so may damage the LaCie hard drive or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie
hard drive near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your
LaCie hard drive in an environment that is too cold may damage the unit.
Rated cooling for altitudes up to 2000 meters.
Do not use the LaCie hard drive near other electrical appliances such as televisions, radios or speakers. Doing
so may cause interference which will adversely affect the operation of the other products.
Do not place the LaCie hard drive near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays,
televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of your LaCie hard drive.
Never use excessive force on your LaCie hard drive. If you detect a problem, consult the troubleshooting
section in this manual.
Protect your LaCie hard drive from excessive exposure to dust during use or storage. Dust can build up inside
the device, increasing the risk of damage or malfunction.
Never use benzene, paint thinners, detergent or other chemical products to clean the outside of the LaCie
hard drive. Such products will disfigure and discolor the casing. Instead, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the
device.
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WARRANTY INFORMATION
LaCie offers first-rate service and support through our generous three-tiered warranty policy. Our 1-, 2-, 3-, and
5-year policies include comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support,
and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage. To benefit from this warranty, please contact LaCie Support
at www.lacie.com/us/support where you can find online support and contact information. You may also contact
representatives at the original point of purchase who will be able to help guide you.
Standard warranties vary depending on the product. To verify your product’s warranty status and to see which
standard warranty is included with your product, type in your product’s serial number at
www.lacie.com/us/support. If no warranty is listed under your product’s name, this means that the warranty has
expired.
WARRANTY UPGRADES
If you wish to extend your warranty coverage, you can purchase Silver, Gold, or Platinum Care or Advanced
Exchange. For details, see www.lacie.com/warranties.
LEGAL INFORMATION
A standard LaCie limited warranty is included with all products. Please read the terms and conditions below.
LaCie Limited Warranty Policy
LaCie (“LaCie”) warrants, to the original purchaser, that this equipment shall be free of defects in materials and
workmanship for a period of one (1), two (2), three (3), or five (5) years, depending on the model, from LaCie's
date of original shipment when the equipment is used normally and is properly serviced when needed. If you
discover a defect covered by the warranty set forth above, your sole and exclusive remedy will be for LaCie, in
its sole discretion to (i) repair or replace the product at no charge to you; or, if a repaired unit or replacement
product is not available, (ii) to refund the current market value of your product. You acknowledge and agree
that replacement product, at the sole option of LaCie, may be a new product or a remanufactured product. In
order to receive the remedy set forth above, you must return the product during the warranty period and
include with each returned product (i) a copy of your original purchase invoice to verify your warranty; (ii) a
Return Material Authorization number; (iii) your name, address and telephone number; (iv) a copy of the bill of
sale bearing the appropriate LaCie serial numbers as proof of date of original retail purchase; and (v) a
description of the problem. The customer must pay all transportation costs for a returned product. The product
will need to be returned to LaCie within the country of original retail purchase. This warranty applies only to
hardware products; LaCie software, media, and manuals are licensed and warranted pursuant to separate
written agreement. This warranty does not apply if the product has been misused or has been damaged by
accident, abuse, misuse, or misapplication; if it has been modified without permission of LaCie; or if any LaCie
serial number has been removed or defaced. If a customer has purchased a LaCie Advance Care Option (ACO)
to go with this equipment, the ACO shall be valid for three (3) years from activation.
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EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, ALL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD “AS IS” AND LACIE
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY,
INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT FURTHER LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, DOES NOT
WARRANT (1) THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS OBTAINED FROM USING THIS PRODUCT, (2) THAT THE PRODUCT
IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE CUSTOMER'S PURPOSES, (3) THE MANUAL IS ERROR FREE, OR (4) THAT NO DATA WILL
BE LOST WHILE USING THE PRODUCT. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE IS ASSUMED
BY THE CUSTOMER. THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL
OTHERS, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.
EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS
This Limited Warranty applies only to hardware products manufactured by or for LaCie that can be identified by
the “LaCie” trademark, trade name, or logo affixed to them. The Limited Warranty does not apply to any
non-LaCie hardware products or any software, even if packaged or sold with LaCie hardware. Manufacturers,
suppliers, or publishers, other than LaCie, may provide their own warranties to the end user purchaser, but
LaCie, in so far as permitted by law, provides their products “as is”. Software distributed by LaCie with or
without the LaCie brand name (including, but not limited to system software) is not covered under this Limited
Warranty. Refer to the licensing agreement accompanying the software for details of your rights with respect to
its use.
LaCie does not warrant that the operation of the product will be uninterrupted or error-free. LaCie is not
responsible for damage arising from failure to follow instructions relating to the product's use. This warranty
does not apply: (a) to consumable parts, unless damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or
workmanship; (b) to cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, dents and broken plastic on ports;
© to damage caused by use with non-LaCie products; (d) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, flood,
fire, earthquake or other external causes; (e) to damage caused by operating the product outside the permitted
or intended uses described by LaCie; (f) to damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions)
performed by anyone who is not a representative of LaCie or a LaCie Authorized Service Provider; (g) to a
product or part that has been modified to alter functionality or capability without the written permission of LaCie;
or (h) if any LaCie serial number on the product has been removed or defaced.
No LaCie dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this
warranty.
Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and
under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. To help prevent the
loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data; one copy on your external
hard disk, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard disk, another external hard disk or some
other form of removable storage media. LaCie offers a complete line of CD and DVD drives. If you would like
more information on backup, please refer to our website.
LACIE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY
BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL,
DAMAGE TO OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY, AND ANY COSTS OF RECOVERING,
REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA STORED IN OR USED WITH LACIE PRODUCTS
EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or
consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you
specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.
Your opening of your package, your use of the product, or your return of the enclosed Registration Card
acknowledges that you have read and agree to the terms of this Agreement. You further agree that it is the
complete and exclusive state of the agreement between us and supersedes any proposal or prior agreement,
oral or written, and any other communications between us relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.
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Read carefully all information related to warranty and precautions of use of your new LaCie product in the user
manual.
For products purchased in the United States, you may contact LaCie at 7555 Tech Center Drive, Tigard, Oregon
97223 USA. Email: sales@lacie.com. Website: www.lacie.com. Customer service: 503-844-4503.
Service DOA
On rare occasions, a newly purchased LaCie product may be delivered in non-working order. We are working to
avoid these issues, but unfortunately, these situations may arise from time to time. Within the 15 calendar days
of purchase, should you experience an issue with your new LaCie product, we ask you to return the product to
the place where it was originally bought. You will be required to give a proof of purchase.
Customer Warning
Please be sure to back up your data before returning your drive to LaCie for repair. LaCie cannot under any
circumstances guarantee the integrity of data remaining on a returned drive. We make no provisions for data
recovery and cannot be held liable for any data loss on drives or media returned to LaCie.
All products returned to LaCie must be securely packaged in their original box and shipped with postage prepaid,
except for Products registered under the Advance Care Option.
NOTE TO AUSTRALIAN CUSTOMERS
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled
to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or
damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable
quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.
Contact us:
LaCie Australia, 6/151 Beauchamp Rd, Matraville NSW 2036 AUSTRALIA
Phone: 02 8063 3711
Email: info.au@lacie.com
For fast technical support, create a support ticket after registering your product at www.lacie.com/au/register.
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LEGAL INFORMATION
COPYRIGHTS
Copyright © 2015 LaCie. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval
system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or
otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie.
CHANGES
The material in this document is for information only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable
efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability
resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information contained herein. LaCie
reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation
and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes.
FEDERAL COMMUNICATION COMMISSION INTERFERENCE STATEMENT
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part
15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in
a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance
could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This
device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
Important info: FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation
exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated
with minimum distance 20 cm between the radiator & your body.
This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are
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firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible
by the end user.
WEEE
This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of
with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste
equipment by handing it over to a designed collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and
electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of
disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that
protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste
equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop
where you purchased the product.
MANUFACTURER'S DECLARATION FOR CE CERTIFICATION
We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the following European standards:
Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2004/108/EC); Low-Voltage Directive: 2006/95/EC
TRADEMARKS
Apple, Mac, Time Machine, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft,
Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other
trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.
CANADA COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment
Regulations.
CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)
JAPAN COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
This is a Class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference from
Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio/TV receiver, it may cause radio
interference. Install the equipment according to the manual. This statement does not apply to the LaCie
CloudBox.
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