301519EK

LaCie 301519EK manual

301519EK

User manual for the LaCie 301519EK in English. This PDF manual has 70 pages.

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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Table of Contents User Manual page 1 Table of Contents 1. Introduction................................................................................................................. 5 1.1. Minimum System Requirements....................................................................................................... 6 1.2. Box Content.................................................................................................................................. 7 1.3. Views of the Drive.......................................................................................................................... 8 1.3.1. Front View........................................................................................................................ 8 1.3.2. Rear View......................................................................................................................... 8 1.3.3. LED Behavior.................................................................................................................... 9 1.4. Power Button Functions.................................................................................................................. 9 2. Connecting to a Network........................................................................................... 10 2.1. STEP 1: Connect the Power Supply................................................................................................ 11 2.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable.............................................................................................. 12 2.3. STEP 3: Connect using LaCie Network Assistant............................................................................. 13 2.4. STEP 4: Completing the Setup Wizard........................................................................................... 15 2.5. Assign a Static IP Address............................................................................................................. 16 3. Accessing and Transferring Files................................................................................ 17 3.1. About Shares. .............................................................................................................................. 18 3.2. Accessing Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant............................................................................ 19 3.2.1. Switching User................................................................................................................ 21 3.2.2. Map Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant. ....................................................................... 22 3.2.3. Map Shares Using the Operating System........................................................................... 23 3.3. Accessing Shares Using File Browser (Dashboard). .......................................................................... 24 3.3.1. About the File Browser..................................................................................................... 24 3.4. Accessing USBShare via USB........................................................................................................ 25 3.4.1. STEP 1: Turn On the Drive............................................................................................... 26 3.4.2. STEP 2: Connecting the USB cable. ................................................................................... 27 3.4.3. Disconnecting the USB Connection................................................................................... 28 3.5. Remote Access............................................................................................................................ 29 3.6. Accessing Shares via FTP.............................................................................................................. 30 3.7. Multimedia Server........................................................................................................................ 31 3.7.1. Multimedia Server: iTunes................................................................................................ 32 3.7.2. Multimedia Server: Windows Media Player........................................................................ 33 4. Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX. ......................................................... 34 4.1. Dashboard: Accessing. ................................................................................................................. 35 4.2. Dashboard: Welcome Page.......................................................................................................... 36 4.3. Dashboard: Navigation................................................................................................................ 36 4.4. Dashboard: Logging Out............................................................................................................. 36 4.5. Dashboard: Restart/Shutdown. ...................................................................................................... 36 4.6. Dashboard: General Settings........................................................................................................ 37 4.7. Dashboard: Users........................................................................................................................ 38 4.7.1. Adding a New User......................................................................................................... 38 4.7.2. Deleting a User............................................................................................................... 39 4.7.3. Editing a User................................................................................................................. 39 4.8. Dashboard: Network. ................................................................................................................... 40 4.8.1. Standard Settings. ............................................................................................................ 40 4.8.2. Advanced Settings........................................................................................................... 41 4.9. Dashboard: Drive Information. ...................................................................................................... 42 4.9.1. Formatting Your Network Space MAX. ............................................................................... 42 4.9.2. Modifying USBShare Capacity.......................................................................................... 43
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Table of Contents User Manual page 2 4.10. Dashboard: Eco Management...................................................................................................... 44 4.10.1. Wake on LAN................................................................................................................. 45 4.11. Dashboard: Support. .................................................................................................................... 46 4.11.1. Email Notification Events.................................................................................................. 47 4.12. Dashboard: Download................................................................................................................. 48 4.12.1. Download Page Settings.................................................................................................. 48 4.13. Dashboard: Copy........................................................................................................................ 49 4.13.1. Creating a Backup Job.................................................................................................... 49 4.13.2. Auto Import of the USB Device......................................................................................... 49 4.14. Dashboard: Front USB Port. .......................................................................................................... 50 4.14.1. Connecting an External Hard Disk.................................................................................... 51 4.15. Dashboard: RAID Management.................................................................................................... 52 4.15.1. About RAID Modes.......................................................................................................... 52 4.15.2. Modify RAID Mode.......................................................................................................... 53 4.15.3. Failed Disks.................................................................................................................... 54 4.15.4. Installing a New Disk....................................................................................................... 55 4.16. Update Product Software.............................................................................................................. 57 4.16.1. Method 1: Auto-Update................................................................................................... 57 4.16.2. Method 2: Update with LaCie Network Assistant Software................................................... 58 4.17. Reset to Factory........................................................................................................................... 59 5. Troubleshooting......................................................................................................... 60 5.1. Software Updates. ........................................................................................................................ 60 5.2. System Log.................................................................................................................................. 60 5.3. Manual Updates.......................................................................................................................... 60 5.4. Troubleshooting the Network Connection...................................................................................... 61 5.5. Troubleshooting the USB Connection............................................................................................ 63 5.5.1. Mac Users...................................................................................................................... 63 5.5.2. Windows Users. ............................................................................................................... 65 5.6. Troubleshooting the Multimedia Server.......................................................................................... 67 5.6.1. Windows Media Player. .................................................................................................... 67 5.6.2. iTunes............................................................................................................................ 67 5.6.3. Xbox/PS3........................................................................................................................ 67 6. Contacting Customer Support.................................................................................... 68 6.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts................................................................................................. 69 7. Warranty Information................................................................................................ 70
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Foreword User Manual page 3 Copyrights Copyright © 2010 LaCie. All rights re- served. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval sys- tem, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photo- copying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie. Licences and free software The LaCie Network Space MAX ships with copyrighted software that are licensed un- der the GPL, AFL, Apache, Apple, BSD, GNU LGPL, MIT, OpenLDAP, OpenSSL, PHP, Python, and Creative Common. It also includes free software, the source code for which can be downloaded from the LaCie website: http://www.lacie.com/ support/index.htm?rid=10007 © 2007-2008, Thomas BERNARD. © 2006 Allan Saddi allan@saddi.com © 2004, Jan Kneschke, incremental. © 2001-2006, Patrick K. O’Brien and Contributors. © 2003-2009 Stuart Bishop stuart@stu- artbishop.net. © 2006 Kirill Simonov. © 1996-2006 Julian R Seward. © 2004, 2005 Darren Tucker. All rights reserved. © 1997-2008 University of Cambridge. All rights reserved. © 2007-2008, Google Inc. All rights re- served. © 1990-2003 Sleepycat Software. All rights reserved. © 1995-2004 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler. © 2004 Micah Dowty. ® 1997-2006 by Secret Labs AB ® 1995-2006 by Fredrik Lundh. © 1988,1990,1993,1994 by Paul Vixie. © 2007-2009 Charles du Jeu. This list of licenses can evolve over time and can be found on the user interface under the heading “Credits.” Trademarks Apple, Mac, Time Machine, and Macin- tosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are reg- istered trademarks of Microsoft Corpora- tion. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Changes The material in this document is for in- formation 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. Canada Compliance Statement This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interfer- ence-Causing Equipment Regulations. ROHS Compliance This product is ROHS compliant (Europe- an Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restric- tion of Hazardous Substances). Manufacturer’s Declaration for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the following Eu- ropean standards: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN50082-1, EN61000-3-2 With reference to the following condi- tions: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive; 89/336/EEC EMC Directive FCC Statement NOTE: 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 de- signed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residen- tial installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency en- ergy and, if not installed and used in ac- cordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communica- tions. 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 and correct the inter- ference by one or more of the following measures: ✦ ✦ Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. ✦ ✦ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ✦ ✦ Connect the equipment into an out- let on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ✦ ✦ Consult the dealer or an experi- enced radio/TV technician for help. ✦ ✦ Modifications to this product not authorized by LaCie could void the FCC & Industry Canada regulations and negate your authority to oper- ate the product. Tested to comply with FCC standards for home or office use Network Space MAX 100312 v1.0
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Foreword User Manual page 4 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 equip- ment. The separate collection and recy- cling 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. Health and Safety Precautions ✦ ✦ Only qualified persons are autho- rized to carry out maintenance on this device. ✦ ✦ Read this User Manual carefully and follow the correct procedure when setting up the device. ✦ ✦ Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of elec- trical shock, fire, short-circuiting or dangerous emissions. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it in- spected by a qualified LaCie Tech- nical 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 Net- work Space MAX, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increas- es the risk of electrical shock, short- circuiting, fire, or personal injury. ✦ ✦ Power requirements 100-240 V~, 0.9 A, 50-60 Hz, (Supply voltage fluctuations not exceeding ± 10% of the nominal, transient over- voltages according to over-voltage category II). General Use Precautions ✦ ✦ Do not expose the LaCie Network Space MAX to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F); or to operational humid- ity beyond 5-80%, non-condensing, or non-operating humidity beyond 10-90%, non-condensing. Doing so may damage the LaCie Network Space MAX or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie Network Space MAX near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCie Network Space MAX in an environment that is too cold or hu- mid may damage the unit. Because of heat issues, LaCie recommends that users do not stack multiple Net- work Space MAX together. ✦ ✦ Always unplug the LaCie Network Space MAX from the electrical out- let if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused for an extended period of time. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting or fire. ✦ ✦ Use only the power supply shipped with the device. ✦ ✦ Do not use the LaCie Network Space MAX near other electrical appliances such as televisions or ra- dios. Doing so may cause interfer- ence which will adversely affect the operation of the other products. ✦ ✦ Do not place the LaCie Network Space MAX near sources of mag- netic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can af- fect the operation and stability of your LaCie Network Space MAX. Do not place heavy objects on top of the LaCie Network Space MAX. ✦ ✦ Never use excessive force on your LaCie Network Space MAX. If you detect a problem, see the Trouble- shooting section in this manual. IMPORTANT INFO: Any loss, corrup- tion 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 recom- mends 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 remov- able storage media. LaCie offers a com- plete line of CD and DVD drives. If you would like more information on backup, please refer to our website. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once format- ted, the actual available storage capacity varies depending on operating environ- ment (typically 10% less). Some enhancements brought to the product during its lifetime may cause dis- crepancies between the information and screenshots in the manual and the actual user experience. CAUTION: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate this device. A shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC emission limits and also to prevent interference to the nearby radio and television reception. It is essen- tial that only the supplied power cord be used.
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 5 1. Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of a LaCie Network Space MAX. This manual will guide you through the process of connecting your drive to your computer and will assist you in troubleshooting any issues that might arise. If you encounter problems, first double-check the install steps in the printed Quick Install Guide, then consult this manual’s more de- tailed chapter on setup, then the troubleshooting chapter. Note that most user problems can be resolved by resetting the product to fac- tory conditions (see 4.17. Reset to Factory). The next step is to check out LaCie’s support page for this prod- uct, which contains a wealth of information, including interactive troubleshooting. Navigate to lacie.com/support and choose your product. If all else fails, contact customer support (see 6. Contacting Cus- tomer Support). Quick Links Click a topic: ✦ ✦ Connecting to a Network ✦ ✦ Accessing and Transferring Files ✦ ✦ Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 6 1.1. Minimum System Requirements ✦ ✦ Computer with a USB port or Ethernet network adapter ✦ ✦ Latest version of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 / Mac® OS X 10.5, 10.6 / Linux 2.6 ✦ ✦ Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended ✦ ✦ Ethernet switch or router 10/100/1Gb ✦ ✦ Web browsers: Internet Explorer® 7.0, Firefox® 3.0, Safari® 3.0, or Chrome 2.0 or higher TECHNICAL NOTE: The LaCie Network Space MAX’s perfor- mance can be affected by such external forces as network activ- ity, hardware, distance, and setup. For optimal performance, LaCie recommends using a Gigabit Ethernet router and a Gigabit Ethernet board in your host computer. If you don’t have a Gigabit router, consider adding a Gigabit access point to improve performance.
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 7 1.2. Box Content 1. LaCie Network Space MAX 2. External power supply 3. Ethernet cable 4. USB 2.0 cable 5. Utilities CD-ROM with LaCie Network Assistant, LaCie backup software and the User Manual 6. Quick Install Guide 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. network space MAX DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Quick Install Guide network space MAX v1.0
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 8 1.3. Views of the Drive 1.3.1. Front View 1. USB Expansion and Backup Port: The USB port on the front of the LaCie Network Space MAX is used to connect another external USB hard drive, USB key, USB printer, digital camera, or any other USB mass storage device (ex. mp3 player). Using the Copy page on the Dashboard (see section 4.13. Dash- board: Copy), you can back up shares on your LaCie Network Space MAX to the external disk. It is also possible to use the LaCie Network Space MAX to back up an external USB hard drive. Connected hard disks are accessed similarly to public folders on the network. See sections 4.14. Dashboard: Front USB Port and 4.13. Dash- board: Copy for more information. IMPORTANT INFO: Do not connect the LaCie Network Space MAX directly to your computer via the FRONT USB port. Doing so will not allow the Network Space MAX to be recognized by your computer. The front USB port is intended only for connection of other USB storage devices. 1.3.2. Rear View 1. ON/OFF 2. Power Connector 3. Gigabit Ethernet 4. USB 2.0 Direct Connection Fig. 01 Fig. 02
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Introduction User Manual page 9 1.3.3. LED Behavior The front LED indicates drive status and activity (Fig. 03). This section describes the behavior of the LED indicators. LED Behavior Indication Off Drive is turned off Blue: Fast blinking Drive is initializing Blue: Static Drive is ready Blue: Flickering Disk access Red: Static Disk failure Red/Blue: blinking Automatic backup in prog- ress* TECHNICAL NOTE: Even if you have turned off the front LED us- ing the administration page (“Dashboard”, see 4.10. Dashboard: Eco Management), events triggering a red light will always cause the front LED to turn on. • For details, refer to section 4.13.2. Auto Import of the USB Device. 1.4. Power Button Functions Switching on the drive: Turn on the drive by pressing the power but- ton on the back of the drive for two seconds. The front LED will turn on then begin blinking. Switching off the drive: To turn off the drive, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds until the LED blinks. When the LED turns off, the drive has shut down. NOTE: Another way to change the on/off/standby state of the Net- work Space MAX is to use the Dashboard (see 4.5. Dashboard: Re- start/Shutdown and 4.10. Dashboard: Eco Management). Fig. 03
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Connecting to a Network User Manual page 10 The Network Space MAX can be connected directly to a computer via USB or to your network via Ethernet. This chapter explains how to connect your hard drive to your network. For details on con- necting to a computer, refer to chapter 3.4. Accessing USBShare via USB. Follow these steps to getting your LaCie Network Space MAX con- nected to your network: 2.1. STEP 1: Connect the Power Supply 2.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable 2.3. STEP 3: Connect using LaCie Network Assistant 2.4. STEP 4: Completing the Setup Wizard 2. Connecting to a Network
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Connecting to a Network User Manual page 11 2.1. STEP 1: Connect the Power Supply 1. Connect the power supply to a wall outlet and to the LaCie Network Space MAX (Fig. 04). Now move on to step 2, section 2.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable. CAUTION: Only use the AC adapter supplied with your specific LaCie device. Do not use a power supply from another LaCie device or another manufacturer. Using any other power cable or power supply may cause damage to the device and void your warranty. Always remove the AC adapter before transporting your LaCie drive. Failure to remove the adapter may result in damage to your drive and will void your warranty. You may use your LaCie drive when in a foreign country thanks to its 100-240 Volt power supply. To be able to use this feature, you may need to purchase an appropriate adapter or cord. LaCie accepts no responsibility for any damage to the drive resulting from the use of an inappropriate adapter. Using an adapter other than one autho- rized by LaCie will void your warranty. Fig. 04
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Connecting to a Network User Manual page 12 2.2. STEP 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable 1. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the LaCie Network Space MAX (Fig. 05). 2. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable into an available Ethernet port on your router or hub (refer to your router or hub’s documentation if necessary). 3. Turn on the drive by pressing the power button on the back of the drive for two seconds (Fig. 06). The front LED will turn on and then begin blinking blue. The drive is ready to be accessed once the blue LED has stopped blinking. Please be patient while the Network Space MAX starts for the first time. Now move on to step 3, section 2.3. STEP 3: Connect using LaCie Network Assistant. TECHNICAL NOTE: Depending on your computer’s Ethernet set- tings, you may be able to connect the Network Space MAX directly to your computer using the Ethernet cable. Gigabit Ethernet Cables And Connectors See Fig. 07 for an illustration of the Ethernet cable used to connect your LaCie Network Space MAX to your network device. The ends of the Ethernet cable are the same and either end can be connected to the LaCie Network Space MAX or your router. Fig. 06 Fig. 07 - Gigabit Ethernet cable ends (top view) Fig. 05
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Connecting to a Network User Manual page 13 2.3. STEP 3: Connect using LaCie Network Assistant LaCie highly recommends that you install LaCie Network Assistant since it provides important information and offers easy features that will offer great help in the daily use of your LaCie network disks. For example, Lacie Network Assistant detects all LaCie network-attached storage devices on your network and gives you easy ways to connect to or configure them. Once installed and running, LaCie Network Assistant will appear in your task bar (Windows users, Fig. 09) or in the menu bar (Mac us- ers, Fig. 10). To simplify the installation, it will automatically search for storage devices on your network. When a new device is found, the icon will blink. When Network Assistant finds your LaCie Network Space MAX, you can connect to any of its shares, log in to the Dashboard (user in- terface, see 4.1. Dashboard: Accessing), or configure its network settings. If LaCie Network Assistant is not installed, you can access the Dash- board by typing http://NetworkSpaceMAX (Windows), http://Net- workSpaceMAX.local (Mac), or http://[IP address] (either). TECHNICAL NOTE: If you’ve installed LaCie Network Assistant before purchasing the Network Space MAX, make sure that you download and install the latest version from the LaCie website. Install LaCie Network Assistant: 1. Insert the LaCie Network Space MAX CD-ROM into your com- puter’s CD-ROM drive. 2. Windows users, the CD should appear in My Computer. Mac users, the CD should appear on the desktop. Double-click the CD icon, then double-click “LaCie Network Assistant Setup”. 3. Follow the Wizard to complete installation. continued on next page >> Fig. 08 Fig. 09 Fig. 10
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Connecting to a Network User Manual page 14 Connect to the LaCie Network Space MAX: 1. Launch LaCie Network Assistant and use it to open the Dash- board (user interface). Windows Users Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. A Net- work Assistant icon will appear in the system tray (Fig. 11) and Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie Network Space MAX and any other storage devices on your network (Fig. 12). Mac Users Select LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications folder. A Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar and the Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie Network Space MAX and any other LaCie storage devices on your network. 2. Click on the icon in the system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) and select NetworkSpaceMAX > Web Access... (Fig. 13). The Dashboard will open in your default web browser. 3. If this is the first time you’ve connected to the Dashboard, pro- ceed to the next step, 2.4. STEP 4: Completing the Setup Wiz- ard. For subsequent logins, refer to section 4.1. Dashboard: Accessing. Fig. 11 Fig. 12 Fig. 13
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Connecting to a Network User Manual page 15 2.4. STEP 4: Completing the Setup Wizard The first time you log in to the Dashboard, the Setup Wizard will load in you browser (Fig. 14). The Setup Wizard consists of four sections to be filled out that will help you to configure your Network Space MAX. a. General Settings: ✦ ✦ Machine Name (optional) - Maximum 15 characters; letters (case insensitive), numbers, or a hyphen. ✦ ✦ Create and confirm a password (from four to 20 characters). ✦ ✦ While the Admin login cannot be changed during setup, you can change it on the Users page (4.7. Dashboard: Users) once setup is complete. If for whatever reason you do not complete the Setup Wizard, the default login credentials will be admin/admin. b. Time Configuration: Select whether the time and date should be set manually or synchronized with a third party Network Time Pro- tocol (NTP) server. The default NTP server, pool.ntp.org, links to a website that is open to the public. You may use the default or enter the address of a preferred NTP server. Press the Test but- ton to ensure synchronization is working. You will not be able to modify the time and date settings if the time synchronization option is selected. c. Disk Configuration: Specify how much of the total storage should be allotted to the Network Space MAX network and USB shares. While both are accessible to users on the network, when the Net- work Space MAX is connected to a computer via USB, only USB- Share will be accessible. You will be able to modify this value later if you change your mind. If you choose to allocate space to USBShare on the Setup Wizard, it is necessary to format the share. After completing the Setup Wizard, navigate to Drive Information > USB Drive and select Format (for details, see 4.9. Dashboard: Drive Information). d. Dashboard Language Selection Once you’ve finished, you can proceed to the Dashboard by clicking Finish (Fig. 14). Your Network Space MAX is configured and ready to use. Proceed to the following sections: 3. Accessing and Trans- ferring Files and 4. Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX. Fig. 14 IMPORTANT INFO: While USBShare can be set as high as 500 GB, LaCie strongly recommends that you do not increase the size to more than 128 GB unless you reformat USBShare, using your operating system’s disk utility, into NTFS (Windows) or HFS+ (Mac). Since USBShare is formatted by default in MS-DOS (FAT32), refor- matting to NTFS or HFS+ additionally sidesteps FAT32’s restrictions (4GB maximum file size). TECHNICAL NOTE: If you need to assign a static IP address, refer to section 2.5. Assign a Static IP Address for details.
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Connecting to a Network User Manual page 16 Fig. 15 Fig. 16 Fig. 17 2.5. Assign a Static IP Address Most networking routers are DHCP servers, meaning that the router will automatically assign the Network Space MAX an IP address. If the network is not DHCP-managed, the Network Space MAX will use APIPA to assign itself a valid IP address of existing network; in some cases it will assign itself an IP address following the rule 169.254. xxx.yyy/24. If your network requires devices to be assigned a static IP, follow these steps to use the LaCie Network Assistant: 1. Make sure the LaCie Network Assistant is installed on your com- puter (see section 2.3. STEP 3: Connect using LaCie Network Assistant for details). 2. Launch LaCie Network Assistant and open the Network settings tab: Windows Users Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. An Net- work Assistant icon will appear in the system tray and Net- work Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie Network Space MAX and any other storage devices on your network. Mac Users Select LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications folder. An Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar and the Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie Network Space MAX and any other LaCie storage devices on your network. 3. Click on the icon in the system tray (Windows) (Fig. 15) or menu bar (Mac) (Fig. 16) and select Configuration Window.... 4. Click the Network tab and select Manual (Fig. 17). 5. Modify the network settings to work with your network. Make sure you provide an IP address on the same subnet as your computer so that the Network Space MAX will be visible to that computer. 6. Click Apply. The device will restart and will become available in a moment.
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 17 There are several ways to access and transfer files located on the Network Space MAX. Follow the links below for more details. 3.2. Accessing Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant 3.2.1. Switching User 3.2.2. Map Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant 3.2.3. Map Shares Using the Operating System 3.3. Accessing Shares Using File Browser (Dashboard) 3.4. Accessing USBShare via USB 3.5. Remote Access 3.6. Accessing Shares via FTP 3.7. Multimedia Server 3. Accessing and Transferring Files
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 18 3.1. About Shares The LaCie Network Space MAX has three shares (similar to drive partitions or volumes) by default: OpenShare, MyShare, and USBShare (USBShare will be created automatically when you allocate space for USB access; see 4.9.2. Modifying USBShare Capacity). The following table sums up the differences between them: Share Created Accessibility Connection MyShare By default Password-protected, accessible only to admin by default When connected to the network (Ethernet) OpenShare By default Public, accessible to any user on the network When connected to the network (Ethernet) and to UPnP/DLNA-certified players/adapters (if UPnP service is activated) USBShare When capacity is allocated to USBShare Public, accessible to any user on the network When connected to the network (Ethernet) or to a computer (USB) [UserShare] (ex. JohnShare) When the administrator adds a new user Password-protected, accessible only to the user and administrator When connected to the network (Ethernet) Thus, when the Network Space MAX is connected to the network, all shares are accessible to the administrator, and OpenShare and USBShare to guests (USBShare will only be available if you have allocated space to USB access). On the other hand, when the Network Space MAX is connected to a computer via USB, only USBShare will be accessible. It is also possible to create new shares and/or to delete the default shares (except USBShare). See section 4.7. Dashboard: Users for details.
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 19 3.2. Accessing Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant When your computer is connected to your local area network, LaCie Network Assistant will help you quickly connect to the shared fold- ers (MyShare, OpenShare, any user share, and/or USBShare if you have allocated space to the USB connection) on your LaCie Network Space MAX and, if you like, make those folders immediately avail- able every time you log on to your computer (for this procedure, see section 3.2.2. Map Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant). By default, you will be logged in as a guest, and will not therefore have access to MyShare or any private shares you have created. In order to access protected shares, you will have to change the login credentials using the LaCie Network Assistant. For this process, see section 3.2.1. Switching User. To access shared folders: 1. Launch LaCie Network Assistant. Windows Users Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start/Programs. A Network As- sistant icon will appear in the system tray (Fig. 18) and Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie Network Space MAX and any other storage devices on your network (Fig. 19). Mac Users Select LaCie Network Assistant in your Applications folder. An Network Assistant icon will appear in the menu bar and the As- sistant will automatically detect your LaCie Network Space MAX and any other LaCie storage devices on your network.. 2. Click on the icon in the system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) and select NetworkSpaceMAX and then a share from the sub-menu (Fig. 20). continued on the next page >> Fig. 18 Fig. 19 Fig. 20
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 20 3. You will be logged on as a guest and the share will open in a Finder window (Mac) or an Explorer window (PC). To access private shares using LaCie Network Assistant, see 3.2.1. Switch- ing User. 4. Transfer files normally from your computer to the Network Space MAX share. Mac users: If the share does not open in a Finder window, simply navigate in the Finder to Network > NetworkSpaceMAX > [Share name]. IMPORTANT INFO: If you wish to copy large amounts of data from the USBShare to another share, LaCie recommends you use the File Browser (3.3. Accessing Shares Using File Browser (Dash- board)) instead of drag-and-drop using SMB.
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 21 3.2.1. Switching User By default, you will be logged in as a guest, and will not therefore have access to private shares. In order to access protected shares, you will have to change the login credentials using the LaCie Net- work Assistant. Follow these steps: 1. Click the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the Task Bar (Win- dows) or Menu Bar (Mac) and select Configuration Window.... 2. Click on the Volumes tab and then click the authentication but- ton (Fig. 21). 3. When prompted, enter your username and password (Fig. 22). Note that the admin name and password can be changed from the Dashboard > Home page. 4. Click OK. Now when you click the LaCie Network Assistant icon, you should see a listing of shares accessible to the au- thenticated user. TECHNICAL NOTE: Normally you will have created an admin account during the Setup Wizard. If for whatever reason you did not complete the Setup Wizard, you can access the default pri- vate share (MyShare) by authenticating as username=admin / password=admin. Fig. 21 Fig. 22
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 22 3.2.2. Map Shares Using LaCie Network Assistant LaCie Network Assistant can be configured to automatically mount shares on your computer, which allows you quick access without having to enter your username and password each time. To map shares using LNA, follow the steps below: 1. From the LNA menu, click Configuration Window. 2. Click the Volumes tab. 3. If you wish to map password-protected shares, authenticate by clicking on the Authentication button and type your username and password. 4. Next to the share(s) you wish to map, click the check box under the column Auto Mount. If you see the message “can’t list vol- umes,” it may be because you are using an outdated version of LNA. Download the most recent version from the LaCie website. PC users: The share will mount in My Computer/Computer auto- matically when the computer detects the Network Space MAX on the network (Fig. 24). Mac users: The share icon will appear on your desktop and in your Finder automatically when the computer detects the Network Space MAX on the network (Fig. 25). Fig. 23 Fig. 24 - Windows Vista users Fig. 25 - Mac users
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 23 3.2.3. Map Shares Using the Operating System If you would like a shortcut to accessing Network Space MAX shares, follow this procedure: Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 Users 1. From an Explorer window in Windows XP, select Tools> Map Network Drive (Fig. 26). For Windows Vista and Win- dows 7, open an Explorer window, navigate to Computer, and click Map Network Drive (Fig. 27). 2. Browse to and select OpenShare. 3. Windows will offer the option to mount the shares each time you log on to the computer. 4. Repeat steps 1-3 for other shares. 5. You now have access to your share from an Explorer win- dow. Mac Users 1. Open a new Finder window. On the left of the window, search for Shared>NeworkSpaceMAX (or, the new name of your device)>OpenShare. You will be prompted for a password to access the share. 2. Repeat step 1 each share. To mount the shares each time you log on to you computer: 1. From the Apple icon in the menu bar, select System Prefer- ences > Accounts > Login Items. 2. Click on the “+” sign to add a new item to the list and browse for the shares. Please note that the shares must be mounted to add them to the list. (Fig. 28). 3. When you log on to the Mac OS, the share(s) will automati- cally mount on your desktop. Fig. 26 - Windows XP Users Fig. 27 - Windows 7 and Vista Users Fig. 28 - Mac OS X Users
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 24 3.3. Accessing Shares Using File Browser (Dashboard) The Dashboard features an interactive file browser that allows you to manage and transfer files via HTTP protocol. Follow these steps to open File Browser: 1. Log in to the Dashboard (see section 4.1. Dashboard: Accessing for details). 2. Click the File Browser button (Fig. 29). 3.3.1. About the File Browser The File Browser allows you to transfer, copy and delete files, as well as view photos in thumbnails and even stream multimedia content such as mp3 or flv videos. It is thus a convenient way to interact with files stored on the Network Space MAX’s shares, whether the connection be through the local network or through the internet (see 3.5. Remote Access). Also, since the File Browser permits faster file transfer than drag-and-drop (SMB), it is most effective for transfer- ring large files. The File Browser is composed of five parts (Fig. 30): 1. Tool bar allows you to perform a range of functions, such as changing the way files are displayed and uploading files to the Network Space MAX from your computer. 2. NAS selection lets you choose the product you wish to access. 3. Share folders shows the folder structure on the selected share. 4. File info displays information on a selected file, such as name, file type, dimensions (photos), or duration (videos). 5. Folder contents displays the files contained in a selected fold- er. To view the files as thumbnails, click Thumbs in the Tool bar. Fig. 29 Fig. 30
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 25 3.4. Accessing USBShare via USB The Network Space MAX can be connected to your network via Eth- ernet or directly to a computer via USB. This chapter explains how to connect your hard drive to a computer. For details on connecting to your network, refer to chapter 2. Connecting to a Network. You must successfully connect to the network and run the Setup Wiz- ard before connecting the Network Space MAX to your computer via USB. Follow the steps in chapter 2. Connecting to a Network before continuing. Additionally, you will need to increase the storage al- located for USB access by adjusting the USBShare size slider (which is set to 0GB by default) (refer to 2.4. STEP 4: Completing the Setup Wizard or 4.9. Dashboard: Drive Information. Follow these steps to getting your LaCie Network Space MAX con- nected to your computer: 3.4.1. STEP 1: Turn On the Drive 3.4.2. STEP 2: Connecting the USB cable TECHNICAL NOTE: If your network is limited to 10/100 Mbit transfer speeds or if you use Wi-Fi, the USB connection will gener- ally permit faster transfer rates. In this case, LaCie suggests that as a first step you copy large quantities of files to the Network Space MAX via USB, then as a second step, share them throughout your network via the Ethernet cable. IMPORTANT NOTE: If you connect your Network Space MAX to the network via Ethernet and to a computer via USB, note that USBShare will mount on the computer as a physical drive and will not appear on the network.
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 26 3.4.1. STEP 1: Turn On the Drive IMPORTANT INFO: You must allocate space to USBShare before connecting the drive to your computer. See 4.9. Dashboard: Drive Information. 1. Connect the power supply to a wall outlet and to the LaCie Network Space MAX (Fig. 31). 2. Turn on the drive by pressing the power button on the back of the drive for two seconds (Fig. 32). The LED will turn on and begin to blink. 3. Move on to the next step, 3.4.2. STEP 2: Connecting the USB cable. Fig. 31 Fig. 32
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 27 3.4.2. STEP 2: Connecting the USB cable 1. Attach one end of the USB cable to an available USB 2.0 port on your computer (Fig. 33). 2. Connect the other end of the USB cable to the USB port (type B; see Fig. 33) on the back of the Network Space MAX. 3. Once the LED stops blinking, the hard disk will mount on your computer and appear in My Computer/Computer (Windows us- ers) or on your desktop (Mac users). 4. Transfer files from your computer as you would with any desktop storage; drag and drop, copy and paste, etc. The Network Space MAX USBShare is formatted in MS-DOS (FAT32) for use with PCs and Macs. You can reformat the drive in MS-DOS (FAT32) using the Dashboard (see 4.9. Dashboard: Drive Informa- tion for details). To format the USBShare into a different file format (NTFS or HFS+), use your operating system’s disk management ap- plication. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cables And Connectors See Fig. 34 for an illustration of the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable used to connect your LaCie Network Space MAX to your computer. The cable will also work when connected to a USB 1.1 port, but drive performance will be limited to slower USB 1.1 transfer rates. Fig. 33 Fig. 34 – Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable ends
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 28 3.4.3. Disconnecting the USB Connection External USB devices feature “plug & play” connectivity, which means that your drive can be connected and disconnected while the computer is running. To prevent failures, however, it is important to follow these steps when disconnecting your hard drive. 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) (Fig. 35). A message will appear, listing the devices the Eject icon controls (it should say, “Safely remove...”). Click on the drive you wish to disconnect. This message will appear: “Safe to Remove Hardware” (or simi- lar). 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) (Fig. 36). A message will appear, detailing the devices that may be safely unmounted. Select Eject for the device you wish to unmount (Fig. 37). A message will appear notifying you that it is safe to remove the device. Mac Users Drag the hard drive icon to the trash (Fig. 38). (The icon pictured below is a generic USB device icon. Your drive may be repre- sented by an icon that looks like the drive itself.) When the icon disappears from the desktop, the drive can be disconnected. Fig. 35 Fig. 36 Fig. 37 Fig. 38
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 29 3.5. Remote Access You can access your Network Space MAX when you are away from home. You can download or upload files from any computer con- nected to the Internet, or manage your Network Space MAX. LaCie has created a screencast that demonstrates this process (see Fig. 39 for screenshot). Either click here to follow the link, or alter- natively, from the Dashboard > Network page, click the “i” next to the Remote Access heading to access the screencast (see Fig. 40). For further information on network settings, see 4.8. Dashboard: Network. Once connected, it is easy to access your files using the web brows- er-based File Browser. You can upload, download, and stream most types of multimedia files such as mp3 and flv. For more information on the File Browser, see 3.3. Accessing Shares Using File Browser (Dashboard). Fig. 39 Fig. 40
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 30 3.6. Accessing Shares via FTP The FTP protocol is used to transfer files from one computer to an- other through a local network or over the internet. This protocol allows you to exchange files with your friends or relatives securely, as only people with a user account will have access. The FTP service is enabled by default for new shares, but if you have disabled the service at the global or user level, enable the service as described in sections 4.6. Dashboard: General Settings and 4.7. Dashboard: Users. To connect to the Network Space MAX via FTP locally on the LAN, enter in your browser’s or FTP client’s address field: ftp://[IP address] TECHNICAL NOTE: See section 2.5. Assign a Static IP Address for instructions on finding your Network Space MAX’s IP address. Example: ftp://192.168.10.149 OR ftp://<username>:<password>@<ip or machine name>/ Example: ftp://ringo:4xtp23@NetworkSpaceMAX/ To login, enter your Dashboard username and password (4.7. Dash- board: Users). To remotely access the drive from a computer NOT on your net- work, refer to 3.5. Remote Access. Fig. 41
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 31 3.7. Multimedia Server Once you have established the network connection between your computer and the Network Space MAX, you can configure your Net- work Space MAX to share files (stored on OpenShare only) to UPnP/ DLNA devices. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure the Network Space MAX is properly connected to your home network as described in section 2. Connecting to a Network. 2. Enable Multimedia server on the Network Space MAX Dash- board (see section 4.6. Dashboard: General Settings) (Fig. 42). 3. Now you will be able to play files located on OpenShare on your Network Space MAX on any other UPnP/DLNA-certified player/adapter (such as an XBox 360, Play Station 3, a DLNA mobile phone, etc.). TECHNICAL NOTE: If you want your UPnP/DLNA devices to be able to access files on your external USB hard drive connected to the expansion port on the Network Space MAX, select Multimedia Indexation on the Dashboard: Front USB Port page. Fig. 42
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 32 3.7.1. Multimedia Server: iTunes The Network Space MAX can act as an iTunes Music server, stream- ing audio files (stored on OpenShare only) to a computer on the network running iTunes. Once configured, a playlist bearing the machine name of your Network Space MAX (by default Network- SpaceMAX) will appear in the Shared category within iTunes, and audio files stored on the Network Space MAX will be listed in this playlist. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure the Network Space MAX is properly connected to your home network as described in section 2. Connecting to a Network. 2. Enable Multimedia server on the Network Space MAX Dash- board (see section 4.6. Dashboard: General Settings) (Fig. 42). 3. In iTunes, make sure Library sharing is enabled in Preferences > Sharing > Look for shared libraries. 4. Access the shared playlist in iTunes (Fig. 43). TECHNICAL NOTE: The iTunes Server Service supports the follow- ing file types: .mp3, .wav, .aac, .pls, and .m3u. Fig. 43
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 33 3.7.2. Multimedia Server: Windows Media Player Once configured, Windows Media Player (WMP) can play files lo- cated on the Network Space MAX through the network connection. Follow these steps: 1. Make sure the Network Space MAX is properly connected to your home network as described in section 2. Connecting to a Network. 2. Enable Multimedia server on the Network Space MAX Dash- board (see section 4.6. Dashboard: General Settings) (Fig. 42). 3. In WMP, click Organize > Manage Libraries > Music (or Video or Pictures) (Fig. 44). 4. In the dialogue window, click Add, select NetworkSpaceMAX (if you haven’t changed the machine name) under the Network section, and click Include Folder (Fig. 45). 5. WMP will begin indexing the media files. Once completed, they will appear in the WMP library. Fig. 44 Fig. 45
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Accessing & Transferring Files User Manual page 34 4. Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX The LaCie Network Space MAX features an easy-to-use browser- based tool for configuring the drive and administering users, called the Dashboard. Access the Dashboard by simply typing in your drive’s IP address or machine name into your browser or using the LaCie Network Assistant. When you log in for the first time, you will see the Setup Wizard (see section 2.4. STEP 4: Completing the Setup Wizard). Subsequent logins will take you directly to the Dashboard Home (Fig. 46). When you log in as a registered user, you will be able to administer your own account and manager the files located in the shares to which you have access. This chapter consists of the following sections to help you navigate the Dashboard and configure your Network Space MAX: 4.1. Dashboard: Accessing 4.2. Dashboard: Welcome Page 4.3. Dashboard: Navigation 4.4. Dashboard: Logging Out 4.5. Dashboard: Restart/Shutdown 4.6. Dashboard: General Settings 4.7. Dashboard: Users 4.8. Dashboard: Network 4.9. Dashboard: Drive Information 4.10. Dashboard: Eco Management 4.11. Dashboard: Support 4.12. Dashboard: Download 4.13. Dashboard: Copy 4.14. Dashboard: Front USB Port 4.15. Dashboard: RAID Management Fig. 46
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 35 4.1. Dashboard: Accessing There are two ways to access the Dashboard, using the LaCie Net- work Assistant and using a browser. Use LaCie Network Assistant 1. Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the system tray (Windows users) or menu bar (Mac users) and select NetworkSpaceMAX > Web Access (Fig. 47). The LaCie Network Space MAX login page will open in a new browser window or tab (Fig. 48). If your browser is not open, LaCie Network Assistant will open it for you. Use a Browser 1. Open your Internet browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer, Sa- fari, etc.) and type your LaCie Network Space MAX’s IP address or machine name (by default, NetworkSpaceMAX) in the browser’s URL (web address) field (Fig. 49). http://[IP address] or http://NetworkSpaceMAX (Windows) http://NetworkSpaceMAX.local (Mac) NOTE: The IP address of your LaCie Network Space MAX can be found by clicking on the Network tab of the LaCie Network Assistant network Configuration Window. 2. For administrative access, in the login prompt, enter your admin username and password (case sensitive). 3. Click Login. Fig. 47 Fig. 48 Fig. 49 - Mac users
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 36 4.2. Dashboard: Welcome Page The welcome page contains links to helpful documents from the LaCie Website (Fig. 50, a) and a table listing the different options that make up the Dashboard (Fig. 50, b). If you sign onto the Dashboard as an administrator, you will see the detailed Welcome page with full management capability (as in Fig. 50). If you sign in as a user, you will have fewer options (ability to change username/password, access the file browser, copy, and download). 4.3. Dashboard: Navigation The Dashboard is made up of a central area surrounded by widgets, or small boxes that represent the different pages that make up the Dashboard. The widget displays a summary of the information con- tained in the page. For full information, navigate to the page itself. ✦ ✦ To navigate to a page, click the widget below its title; or, drag and drop a widget to the center of the window. ✦ ✦ To minimize a widget, click the X next to its title. ✦ ✦ To expand a minimized widget, drag its icon over an expand- ed widget, which replaces it. ✦ ✦ To rearrange widgets, drag the minimized widget icon or the expanded widget’s heading onto the place of another widget. 4.4. Dashboard: Logging Out To log out of the Dashboard, click the log out button in the upper right-hand corner of any Dashboard page (Fig. 51). 4.5. Dashboard: Restart/Shutdown To restart or shut down the drive, click this button, then choose be- tween Restart and Shutdown (Fig. 52). Fig. 50 Fig. 51 Fig. 52
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 37 4.6. Dashboard: General Settings This page allows the administrator to modify some of your Network Space MAX’s general parameters. Machine Name: Modify the machine name. The machine name identifies your Network Space MAX in LaCie Network Assistant and on the local network. The machine name is limited to 15 characters. Please use alphanumeric characters without spaces or symbols. Date (mm/dd/yy): Change the date. Workgroup: Modify the Windows workgroup name to set your Net- work Space MAX to belong to a certain workgroup. TECHNICAL NOTE: Mac users connected to a network with Windows com­ puters can also access shares this way by selecting in the Finder Network > [Workgroup] > NetworkSpaceMAX where “Work­ group” is the name of the Windows workgroup. Time: Change the time. FTP Service: Toggle this feature on/off to allow your Network Space MAX to be accessible via File Transfer Protocol (FTP). Time zone: Change the time zone. Multimedia Service: This feature allows your Network Space MAX to act as a UPnP multimedia server. Files (stored on OpenShare only) will be available to play on UPnP-enabled players (such as cell phones, computers, and game consoles). For information on using your Network Space MAX to stream files to your UPnP devices, see 3.7. Multimedia Server. For information on using the Network Space MAX as an iTunes music server, see section 3.7.1. Multimedia Server: iTunes. Note that if you’ve just added new content to the Network Space MAX, it could take a few minutes before they are available to UPnP/DLNA-certified players/adapters. NTP Server: Click the box, then click the field to the right and type the address of a Network Time Protocol server to provide the time for the Network Space MAX automatically. While NTP is selected, you can’t modify the time and date settings. Fig. 53
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 38 4.7. Dashboard: Users This page allows you to manage user accounts. See below to learn how to accomplish user management-related tasks (Fig. 54). Note that this product does not feature group management, or the abil- ity for one user to access another user’s share. These features area available in LaCie’s professional-level NAS products. User data is organized in a table. ✦ ✦ If you have set a quota, the amount used will be indicated in percentage. ✦ ✦ If Time Machine is activated for the user share, it will be in- dicated. ✦ ✦ OpenShare (public share) will be listed in the bottom table. 4.7.1. Adding a New User A private share is automatically created with each new user. The name of the share is conveniently associated with the user login. For example, the new user “Sally”, has SallyShare. If Sally changes her login to John, the share become JohnShare. Note that it is not pos- sible to create additional public shares. 1. Click the green plus sign next to the page title (“Users ac- counts”). 2. In the box that opens, enter: ✦ ✦ A login from four to 20 characters. You may use letters (case sensitive), numbers, the hyphen, and the underscore. Spaces and other symbols are not supported. ✦ ✦ A password from four to 20 characters. You must confirm the password. ✦ ✦ Email address and a disk space quota specific to the new user may be entered at this time (Fig. 55) or updated later. Time Machine compatibility for the user may also be updated once the user has been created (Fig. 54). 3. Press the green plus sign at right to create the user account. TECHNICAL NOTE: Providing an email address will allow the user to receive notifications regarding their user account sent automati- cally by the Network Space MAX. See section 4.11.1. Email Notifi- cation Events for details. Setting the quota allows the administer to establish a maximum number of GB available to a given user. If you do not set a quota, the user will have unlimited capacity. Fig. 55 Fig. 54
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 39 4.7.2. Deleting a User Deleting a user will also remove the associated share, the files it contains, and related backup jobs. Note that you cannot delete OpenShare. 1. Click the gray “x” to the right of the user listing in the table (Fig. 56. 2. In the confirmation box, click Delete (Fig. 57). 4.7.3. Editing a User 1. Click on the text in any field in the user table to modify a value (Fig. 58). CAUTION: Decreasing the capacity of a quota can cause data to be deleted. Fig. 56 Fig. 58 Fig. 57
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 40 4.8. Dashboard: Network This page allows you to modify your Network Space MAX’s network settings. Note that there are two tabs to the page, standard and advanced. 4.8.1. Standard Settings Configure using DHCP or manually: If your network is DHCP-en- abled, as are most consumer networks, the Network Space MAX will automatically be assigned an IP address and other values. As a result, most users will see that the table has been filled in with values. If you select Configure Manually, you will be able to modify the table values. Automatic port forward: If you want your Network Space MAX to be accessible via the internet for remote access, you need certain ports to be open in your router to allow proper communication. Check this box to enable port forwarding, which uses UPnP-IGD/NAT-PMP to automate port forwarding (if your router is compatible). The following ports need to be forwarded to ensure proper commu- nication: 21 (FTP) and 80 (HTTP). IMPORTANT INFO: If you activate automatic port forward, public shares will become accessible (read/write) through FTP. Dynamic IP Resolution: You can use a third party Dynamic DNS ser- vice to create an easy-to-remember URL for accessing your Network Space MAX remotely (Fig. 60). This service is free and no subscrip- tion is required. For access to a step-by-step screencast click the “i” next to the Re- mote Access heading to access the screencast (Fig. 61). Fig. 59 Fig. 60 Fig. 61
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 41 4.8.2. Advanced Settings Proxy Configuration: The Network Space MAX can be configured to connect to a proxy server. Fill in the server URL, port, and optional authentication information and click Apply. SMTP Configuration: To make sure your Network Space MAX can send alert emails to users, configure the SMTP settings. Verify the alert system works by clicking the Send a verification email box. After modifying any of the above settings, click the Apply button. Fig. 62
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 42 4.9. Dashboard: Drive Information This page shows you information about disk usage and will allow you to reformat your drive. 4.9.1. Formatting Your Network Space MAX When you click the top Format button (Fig. 63, a), ALL data on the disk (including on USBShare) will be erased and the disk will be formatted. Data on any USB hard drive connected to the front port will not be affected. When you click the bottom Format button (Fig. 63, b), only the USBShare will be formatted. To reformat: 1. Click the FORMAT button. 2. In the blue window that opens, confirm by flicking the FORMAT button. CAUTION: Formatting will erase all the data on your drive (but will not remove users or settings). Make sure to back up all your data onto another volume before proceeding. If you are formatting USBShare and wish to back it up first onto another share, LaCie rec- ommends you use the File Browser (see 3.3. Accessing Shares Using File Browser (Dashboard)) instead of using SMB/AFP (i.e. using the Finder for Mac users or an Explorer window for Windows users). LaCie cannot be held for responsible for the loss of data occurring during formatting. Fig. 63 Fig. 64
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 43 4.9.2. Modifying USBShare Capacity Under the heading USB Drive, click the number under the heading Capacity to modify the amount of capacity to be allocated for the USB access. You can modify this proportion from 0 GB to up to 500 GB (default is 0 GB) (Fig. 65). If you choose to decrease the share size, the volume will be refor- matted automatically and all data contained on the volume will be erased. To proceed, confirm your choice in the popup window. If you modify USBShare size, it is necessary to format the share by clicking the Format button under the USB Drive heading (Fig. 63, b). IMPORTANT INFO: LaCie strongly recommends you do not in- crease the USBShare size to more than 128 GB unless you format USBShare to either NTFS or HFS+ using your operating system’s native disk utility. Fig. 65
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 44 4.10. Dashboard: Eco Management Status light on: Uncheck this box to turn off the front LED. Note that this will not disable warning indicators. For more details on LED behavior, refer to section 1.3.3. LED Behavior. Eco Mode after: Set the duration of inactivity after which the drive will revert to Eco mode, which spins down the disks and reducing power consumption. The product leaves Eco mode automatically when a request is sent to the drive. Deep sleep enabled: Deep sleep means that the drive will enter a very low energy consumption mode instead of turning off when you click the Shut Down button (see 4.4. Dashboard: Logging Out). This mode can be triggered by clicking and holding the power button. To wake the drive from Deep Sleep Mode, press the power button or use the Wake on LAN function in the LaCie Network Assistant (see 4.10.1. Wake on LAN). Scheduled Switch On: Set the drive to activate deep sleep mode at a certain time to save energy. Scheduled Switch Off: Set the drive to deactivate deep sleep mode at a certain time to save energy. After modifying any of the above parameters, click the Apply button. IMPORTANT INFO: If Deep Sleep Mode is enabled, clicking the Shut Down button will cause the drive to enter Deep Sleep Mode, and will NOT switch off the product. When Sleep mode is activated, all processes, including downloads and backups, will be terminated. Fig. 66
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 45 4.10.1. Wake on LAN You can use LaCie Network Assistant to wake your Network Space MAX. First time you use Wake on LAN: 1. You’ll need your drive’s MAC address. Click the LaCie Network Assistant icon in your system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) and select Configuration Window.... Select then copy the MAC address text (Fig. 67). 2. Next, click the LaCie Network Assistant icon in your system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac) and select Wake Up a Device... (Fig. 68). 3. Paste the MAC address into the field and click Wake Up. Subsequent use: 1. Click the LaCie Network Assistant icon in your system tray (Win- dows) or menu bar (Mac) and select Wake Up a Device... (Fig. 68). 2. Choose the NAS product you wish to wake up from the menu (Fig. 69). 3. Click Wake Up. Fig. 67 Fig. 68 Fig. 69
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 46 4.11. Dashboard: Support The support page will allow you to access the system log and set up email alerts. System log: Click the Clear button to purge the system log. Click the Download button to save the log to your computer in case you need to provide it to customer support. Alert notification: If you toggle this box on, when significant events occur with your Network Space MAX, the administrator will auto- matically be sent an email (if he or she set an email address in the Users page, if the drive has a connection to the internet, and the SMTP configuration has been set up). See 4.11.1. Email Notification Events for more information. Auto update: For details, refer to section 4.16. Update Product Soft- ware. Fig. 70
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 47 4.11.1. Email Notification Events The following events will trigger an email notification if an email ad- dress has been provided in the User page: Event Identifier Description Recipient Capacity When the total avail- able capacity is less than 10GB Admin Quota event When the user share is more than 80 % full Relevant user Download When a download has completed or when a download error has occurred Admin and relevant user Backup When a backup error occurs Admin and relevant user Temperature The product has remained at maximum temperature for at least one minute Admin Password recovery A user has recovered his/her password Admin or user, depending on who made the request Fig. 71 From: "Network Space MAX - NetworkSpaceMax" <xxxxx@xxxxx.com> Subject: [LaCie] Password Recovery Date: June 9, 2009 5:40:47 PM GMT+03:00 To: xxxxx@xxxxx.com Host : NetworkSpaceMax Model : Network Space MAX System Time : Tue, 09 Jun 2009 14:37:50 For password recovery Click here ================================================ [This message is automatically generated by the LaCie email notification service] www.lacie.com
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 48 4.12. Dashboard: Download The Network Space MAX Dashboard features a torrent server that will allow you to download torrent files (Fig. 72). For more informa- tion on torrents, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BitTorrent_protocol 1. First click the Start Download Machine button. 2. To start a download, click the green plus sign next the page title (Fig. 73). 3. Choose whether the torrent source is a file or a URL, then navi- gate to the source. 4. Choose the destination (i.e., on which share the downloaded file will be stored) and click SUBMIT. 5. The file will begin downloading (can sometimes take a few min- utes to begin). 4.12.1. Download Page Settings Below the list of downloads are several settings (Fig. 74). TCP Listening port: Choose a router port through which the torrent service will operate. Download limit rate: Type a number here to restrict maximum down- load rates. Upload limit rate: Type a number here to restrict maximum upload rates. Max. active torrents: Type a number here to limit the number of torrents that can download/upload simultaneously. Type zero for no limit. TECHNICAL NOTE: Because the torrent client service uses band- width and system resources, multiple simultaneous downloads can impact Network Space MAX performance. Additionally, even after a download has completed, it may continue to use system resources if it is uploading, as long as the torrent is active. Fig. 72 Fig. 74 Fig. 73
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 49 4.13. Dashboard: Copy This page will allow administrators and users to set up backups (Fig. 75). 4.13.1. Creating a Backup Job 1. Click the green plus sign to the right of the page title (“Jobs List”) (Fig. 76). 2. Set a Source share (what you want to back up) in the left menu and a Destination share (where you want to save the backup) in the right menu. 3. If you wish, set a time and date for the backup job. 4. After a moment, a message will appear saying that the backup has begun (Fig. 77). 5. A message will notify you when the backup is finished. 4.13.2. Auto Import of the USB Device If you toggle this box on, files located on an external USB device connected to the front USB port will be automatically copied to the Network Space MAX (Fig. 78). This feature allows you to copy the contents of an external hard drive onto the Network Space MAX, making those files available on the network, without needing a com- puter. If this feature is toggled OFF, you can still configure and run manu- ally a backup task that will copy files from the external USB disk to the Network Space MAX (OpenShare). See section 4.13. Dash- board: Copy for details. Once the backup is complete, the LED will stop blinking. You can then safely unplug the drive. Fig. 75 Fig. 77 Fig. 78 Fig. 76
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LaCie Network Space MAX • DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON Administering Your LaCie Network Space MAX User Manual page 50 4.14. Dashboard: Front USB Port This page provides you with information on devices connected to the Network Space MAX’s USB expansion port. Note that the front USB port is not active when the Network Space MAX is connected to a computer via USB. Multimedia Indexation: Click this box (Fig. 79) if you want your La- Cie Network Assistant devices to be able to access files on the ex- ternal USB hard drive connected to the Network Space MAX. For details on connecting a USB hard drive, see 4.14.1. Connecting an External Hard Disk. The Network Space MAX features a printer server. To activate it, click the Activate Printer Server check box. You can connect a USB printer to the Network Space MAX via the front USB port. Once con- nected, the printer will become available throughout your network. Correct printer drivers must be installed on the host computer. For multi-function printers, only the print feature is supported. If your printer has a scan feature, for example, it will not work when con- nected to the Network Space MAX. Please note that the Network Space MAX only supports PostScript printers. If your printer does not display on the Front USB port page, it is likely that PostScript printing is not available. Multi-function and photo printers generally do not support PostScript printing. Since LaCie cannot guarantee that your printer supports the proper proto- cols, please check the user manual of the device. Fig. 79

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