5big NAS Pro

LaCie 5big NAS Pro manual

5big NAS Pro

User manual for the LaCie 5big NAS Pro in English. This PDF manual has 245 pages.

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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 1 LACIE 2BIG NAS (OS 3.0) | LACIE 5BIG NAS PRO USER MANUAL CLICK HERE TO ACCESS UP-TO-DATE ONLINE VERSION of this document for the most recent content as well as for features such as expandable illustrations, easier navigation, and search capability. LaCie 2big NAS LaCie 5big NAS Pro
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 2 INTRODUCTION Información importante: Este manual del usuario es el Inglés solamente. This manual covers: Products Operating System Version LaCie 2big NAS LaCie NAS OS 3.0 (learn more here) LaCie 5big NAS Pro LaCie NAS OS 3.0 Congratulations on your purchase of a LaCie professional NAS (network-attached storage device). Designed to satisfy the data sharing and backup needs of small, medium, and branch offices, your product belongs to the new generation of LaCie NAS, featuring Hybrid Cloud technology. This manual will guide you through the process of connecting the LaCie NAS to your network and will assist you in troubleshooting any issues that might arise. If you encounter problems, check Getting Help. Note that most of the problems users encounter can be resolved by resetting the product to factory conditions (see Reset to Factory Conditions - 2big NAS or LaCie NAS Rescue - 5big NAS Pro). BOX CONTENT LaCie 2big NAS LaCie 5big NAS Pro Product Ethernet cable External Power supply Utilities CD-ROM with software Drive stand for upright use –– Disk drawer key USB Key for install and recovery –– Cable management clip –– 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.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 3 MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Latest version of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac® OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 ■ Web browsers: Internet Explorer™ 7.0 / 8.0, Firefox™ 3.0, Safari™ 3.0, or Chrome 2.0 or higher ■ Computer with an Ethernet network adapter ■ Ethernet switch or router 10/100/1GB ■ UPnP server or client (to access UPnP services) ■ SMB server or client (to access SMB services) ■ Important info: Your LaCie product's performance can be affected by such external forces as network activity, hardware, distance, and setup. For optimal performance, use a Gigabit Ethernet router and a Gigabit Ethernet board in your host computer.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 4 VIEWS OF THE PRODUCT FRONT VIEW LaCie 2big NAS LaCie 5big NAS Pro Front LED button: The LED button signals the status and health of the device. For further details, see LED 1. Behavior and Button Functions.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 5 REAR VIEW LaCie 2big NAS Left drive status LED (see LED Behavior and Button Functions) 1. ON/OFF 2. Gigabit Ethernet 3. USB 2.0 expansion 4. eSATA expansion 5. Right drive status LED (see LED Behavior and Button Functions) 6. Drive tray handle 7. Drive lock 8. Power connector 9.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 6 LaCie 5big NAS Pro Drive status LED (see LED Behavior and Button Functions) 1. Drive tray handle 2. Drive lock 3. USB 2.0 expansion (x2) 4. USB 3.0 expansion (x2) 5. Gigabit Ethernet (x2) 6. VGA port 7. Power connector 8. Reset button (see LaCie NAS Rescue - 5big NAS Pro) 9.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 7 LED BEHAVIOR AND BUTTON FUNCTIONS The front and rear LEDs indicate drive status and activity. This section describes the behavior of the LED indicators. Note that even if you have turned off the front LED using Dashboard > Eco Management, events triggering a red light will always cause the front LED to turn on. Front LED Color Rear LED Color State Blinking blue Activity LED for working disk(s) (until they are fully initialized) Occurs as the device is booting; will cease once the drives are fully initialized Solid blue Activity LED for working disk(s) Drive working (read/write) Blinking blue/red Blinking blue/red RAID synchronizing; will cease once operation has concluded Activity LED for working disk(s) Operating system update in progress Blinking red Activity LED for working disk(s) RAID is degraded; data is intact but the array is no longer protected should another disk fail Solid red for non-functional disk(s) Activity LED Temperature alert (first level) Fan is not spinning Power supply has been cut but power is still being supplied through the UPS Solid red Activity LED for working disk(s) Temperature alert (critical level) – the product will shut off Power supply has been cut and the UPS has run out of reserve power – the product will shut off Solid red for non-functional disk(s) RAID has failed and data has been lost Off in disconnected disk(s) Disk(s) is/are disconnected
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 8 FRONT BUTTON Use the front LED button to turn your device on/off or to enter/exit deep sleep mode. Light Push The default function for a light push on the front LED button is to turn the LaCie NAS on/off. If the device is on, a light push should allow pending actions to restart with the device. The front button function will change if deep sleep mode is enabled (see Eco Management). A light push will: Place the device into deep sleep mode if the device is on. ■ Wake up the device if it is in deep sleep mode. ■ Long Push A long push tells the device to shut off immediately and force all operations to quit without being saved. Factory Settings/Rescue LaCie 2big NAS: The front LED button can be used in tandem with the ON/OFF switch to revert the device to its factory settings (see Reset to Factory Conditions - 2big NAS). LaCie 5big NAS Pro: The front LED button can be used in tandem with the reset button on the rear of the device to launch the LaCie NAS Rescue (see LaCie NAS Rescue - 5big NAS Pro).
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 9 HARD DISK HEAT MANAGEMENT (LACIE 2BIG NAS) HEAT DISSIPATION DESIGN This LaCie product's metal body is ideal for naturally dissipating internal drive heat. Its unique design actually draws heat away from the internal drive toward the external casing. The large surface area of the heat sink casing absorbs internal heat and dissipates it, keeping the drive safe and prolonging its life and reliability. As a consequence, it is normal that the external casing is warm to the touch. Please make sure that the vent on the back bezel is not obstructed and that there is a natural airflow across the casing. UPRIGHT, STACK & RACKMOUNT CONFIGURATION Heat dissipation is maximized when this LaCie product is in the upright position. When stacking LaCie products, please remember to attach the included rubber feet (if included) on the under side of your drives. This will allow for some airflow between your drives so that the heat dissipation can work effectively. LaCie does not recommend stacking or racking more than two drives on top of each other, especially if these drives are turned on simultaneously.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 10 CONNECT TO THE NETWORK This chapter explains how to connect your LaCie NAS to a network. Enclosure without disks: If you purchased an enclosure that did not include disks, please see Connect to your Network - Diskless LaCie 2big NAS or Connect to your Network - Diskless LaCie 5big NAS Pro for instructions on how to connect to your device to the network. Step 1: Connect the Ethernet Cable and Power Supply Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the product and to an available Ethernet port 1. on your router. Refer to your router’s documentation if necessary. Connect the power supply to a wall outlet and to the product. 2. LaCie 2big NAS LaCie 5big NAS Pro
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 11 Step 2: Power on the LaCie NAS Turn on the device on. 1. LaCie 2big NAS: Push the power button on the back of the device to the ON position. ■ LaCie 5big NAS Pro: Lightly push the the front LED button. ■ The front LED will turn on and then begin blinking. The device is ready to be accessed once the blue LED has 2. turned solid. Your LaCie NAS may take up to three minutes to boot. LaCie 2big NAS LaCie 5big NAS Pro 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 device. Failure to remove the adapter may result in damage and will void your warranty.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 12 Step 3: Access the LaCie NAS Dashboard Note: The steps below should be completed by the administrator of the device. Perform the steps below on a PC/Mac connected to the same network as your LaCie NAS: Launch your preferred internet browser and type the default address for the LaCie NAS: 1. Windows XP - http:\\lacie-2big-nas or http:\\lacie-5big-pro ■ Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and Mac OS - http:\\lacie-2big-nas.local or http:\\lacie-5big-pro.local. ■ Certain versions of Windows may require the name of the device only, similar to Windows XP. If you do not connect to your device, please try http:\\lacie-2big-nas or http:\\lacie-5big-pro. The Dashboard administration tool will prompt you to create an administrator password. 2. You may also change: 3. The default name of the device (LaCie-2big-NAS or LaCie-5big-Pro). ■ The default administrator login (admin). ■ Your time zone. ■ Make certain to note your login and password for future use. 4. Click Finish. You will be taken to the Dashboard home page. 5.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 13 NEXT STEPS Simplify NAS access: LaCie recommends that you install the software utility LaCie Network Assistant before ■ moving forward with the device configuration. LaCie Network Assistant gives you instant information on your LaCie NAS, such as firmware version, IP address, and hardware address. It will also provide quick access to shares (volumes) and the Dashboard. See LaCie Network Assistant for instructions. Configure your NAS: For details on how to configure and use your LaCie NAS, go to Shares: Access and ■ Transfer Files and Dashboard (Administration). Add your LaCie NAS to Wuala Cloud Storage: Enhance your data workflow with LaCie's Hybrid Cloud. ■ Wuala is secure cloud storage that will give you access to your LaCie NAS from any computer with a connection to the internet. Further, Wuala uses high-end encryption to guarantee that no one, not even LaCie, can access your files. See Hybrid Cloud: Wuala & LaCie NAS for details.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 14 CONNECT TO YOUR NETWORK - DISKLESS LACIE 2BIG NAS Users who purchased a LaCie 2big NAS enclosure without hard disks should follow the instructions below. Enclosure with hard disks: If you purchased an enclosure with hard disks, please see Connect to the Network for instructions on how to connect to your network. CHOOSE COMPATIBLE HARD DRIVES Please consider the following before adding hard drives to your LaCie 2big NAS: When adding a new hard drive to the enclosure, consider a LaCie 2big Spare Drive. LaCie hard drives are ■ specially prepared and optimized for use with LaCie NAS. If you are installing non-LaCie hard disks, please note that LaCie NAS are compatible with and should work ■ seamlessly with any SATA II or SATA III hard drive. Before adding a hard drive to the enclosure, LaCie receommends that you check the list of supported Network Hard Drives. LaCie recommends selecting disks that are equal in storage capacity. For example, if the first disk has a 1TB ■ hard disk, fill the second slot with a 1TB hard disk.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 15 INSTALLATION STEPS Step 1: Connect and Power on the Diskless Product Make sure that no disks are installed in the product. 1. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the product and to an available Ethernet port 2. on your router. Refer to your router’s documentation if necessary. Connect the power supply to a wall outlet and to the product. 3. Push the power button on the back of the device to the ON position. 4. The front LED will turn on and then begin blinking blue. Once the LED stops blinking (less than one minute), move on to the next step. Step 2: Remove the Disk Tray Sticker and Empty Disk Tray(s) Note on illustrations: To reduce complexity in the images, the Ethernet and Power cables have been removed. LaCie recommends that you maintain both connections while continuing with the installation steps. Remove the sticker from the back of the device. 1.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 16 The disk tray(s) may be locked. To unlock, use the included disk drawer key to turn the lock until the slot is 2. vertical. Draw out the disk tray by inserting your finger into the space behind the disk tray handle and pulling to 3.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 17 disengage it. Grasp the disk tray handle and carefully extract it. 4. Repeat the process if you are adding a second disk. 5.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 18 Step 3: Install the Disk(s) in Disk Tray(s) Find a suitable work area with adequate space and a flat, even surface. Make certain that all necessary components are available: LaCie 2big NAS disk tray ■ Hard disk ■ Disk tray screws. Use only the screws that are provided with your LaCie NAS. ■ Phillips head screwdriver. Make certain that the screwdriver is the correct size for the disk tray screws. ■ Caution: To avoid potential problems caused by electrostatic discharge (ESD), it is recommended that you do not touch the hard disk’s printed circuit board. As a further precaution against ESD, use an anti-static wristband or an anti-static mat to ground yourself when handling the hard disk. To secure the disk in the disk tray: Place the empty disk tray onto the flat work area with the handle on the bottom left. 1.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 19 Many disks have a label on one side and the printed circuit board on the opposite side. With its label side 2. facing up, gently place the hard disk within the disk tray. Keep the side with the printed circuit board on the work space and the SATA connector facing to the right. The four tray screw slots should align with the disk’s four screw holes. Using the Phillips head screwdriver, carefully fasten all four screws into the four tray slots. Do not overly 3. tighten the screws. Doing so can affect the integrity of the screw holes on the disk as well as the threads on the screws.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 20 Repeat the process if you are installing two disks. 4. Step 4: Insert the Full Disk Tray(s) Note on illustrations: To reduce complexity in the images, the Ethernet and Power cables have been removed. LaCie recommends that you maintain both connections while continuing with the installation steps. Carefully insert the full disk tray into an empty disk slot. You will feel resistance when the disk tray is most of 1. the way in the bay. Gently push the disk tray handle firmly until you feel it snap into place. The disk tray handle should be flush with the back of the enclosure.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 21 If you are adding the second disk, insert it next. 2. Use the disk lock tool to lock the disk(s) in place. 3. The disk LEDs on the rear of the product will blink blue. Wait a full minute before moving on to the next step. 4. Step 5: Initialize the New Disk(s) Please note that, during this process, the hard disks you have inserted into the LaCie NAS will be formatted and all data deleted. Press and hold the front button for at least 5 seconds. Once the LED begins to blink blue and red, release the 1. button.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 22 After a period of 10 to 16 minutes, initialization will have completed. The system is ready once the front LED 2. turns solid blue. Step 6: Access the LaCie NAS Dashboard Note: The steps below should be completed by the administrator of the device. Perform the steps below on a PC/Mac connected to the same network as your LaCie NAS. Launch your preferred internet browser and type the default address for the LaCie 2big NAS: 1. Windows XP - http:\\lacie-2big-nas ■ Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and Mac OS - http:\\lacie-2big-nas.local. ■ Certain versions of Windows may require the name of the device only, similar to Windows XP. If you do not connect to your device, please try http:\\lacie-2big-nas. The Dashboard will prompt you to create an administrator password. You may also change: 2. The default name of the device (LaCie-2big-NAS). ■
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 23 The default administrator login (admin). ■ Your time zone. ■ Make certain to note your login and password for future use. 3. Click Finish to access the Dashboard Home page. 4.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 24 Next Steps Simplify NAS access: LaCie recommends that you install the software utility LaCie Network Assistant before ■ moving forward with the device configuration. LaCie Network Assistant gives you instant information on your LaCie NAS, such as firmware version, IP address, and hardware address. It will also provide quick access to shares (volumes) and the Dashboard. See LaCie Network Assistant for instructions. Configure your NAS: For details on how to configure and use your LaCie NAS, go to Shares: Access and ■ Transfer Files and Dashboard (Administration). Add your LaCie NAS to Wuala Cloud Storage: Enhance your data workflow with LaCie's Hybrid Cloud. ■ Wuala is secure cloud storage that will give you access to your LaCie NAS from any computer with a connection to the internet. Further, Wuala uses high-end encryption to guarantee that no one, not even LaCie, can access your files. See Hybrid Cloud: Wuala & LaCie NAS for details.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 25 CONNECT TO YOUR NETWORK - DISKLESS LACIE 5BIG NAS PRO Users who purchased a LaCie 5big NAS Pro enclosure without hard disks should follow the instructions below. Enclosure with hard disks: If you purchased an enclosure with hard disks, please see Connect to the Network for instructions on how to connect to your network. CHOOSE COMPATIBLE HARD DRIVES Please consider the following before adding hard drives to your LaCie 5big NAS Pro: When adding new hard drives to the enclosure, consider LaCie 5big Hard Drives. LaCie hard drives are ■ specially prepared and optimized for use with LaCie NAS. If you are installing non-LaCie hard disks, please note that LaCie NAS are compatible with and should work ■ seamlessly with any SATA II or SATA III hard drive. Before adding a hard drive to the enclosure, LaCie receommends that you check the list of supported Hard Drives. INSTALLATION STEPS Step 1: Update the Firmware for the LaCie USB Key and Note the LaCie 5big NAS Pro's MAC Address Your LaCie 5big NAS Pro shipped with a LaCie USB flash drive (Key). The USB Key will help you boot the LaCie 5big NAS Pro and format your hard drives. It can also help you troubleshoot the device (see LaCie NAS Rescue - 5big NAS Pro).
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 26 LaCie may update firmware on the USB Key for enhanced operation so please follow the directions below: Insert the LaCie USB Key into a USB port on a PC with a connection to the internet. The PC must be running 1. Windows. Launch an internet browser and enter the following address, or click on the link: www.lacie.com/lakeynas 2. Follow the onscreen directions to make certain that the firmware for your USB Key is up to date. 3. Eject the key from your computer. 4. In Step 5 below, the setup wizard will ask you to enter a MAC address unique to your enclosure. To prepare for this request, please do one of the following:
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 27 Look on the bottom of your LaCie 5big NAS Pro enclosure for the sticker with two numbers that correspond to ■ LAN 1 and LAN 2. You may use one of the two numbers as the MAC address. Connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port located on the back of the LaCie 5big NAS Pro. Following the initial ■ boot process, the system will indicate MAC and IP addresses. If the monitor is receiving a signal but the image is black, try connecting a USB keyboard to one of the USB ports also located on the back of the 5big NAS Pro. The system may have reverted to energy conservation mode which you can exit by striking one of the keys on the USB keyboard. Step 2: Connect the Ethernet Cable, Power Supply, and LaCie USB Key Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the product and to an available Ethernet “out” 1. port on your router. Refer to your router’s documentation if necessary. Connect the power supply to a wall outlet and to the product. 2. Connect the LaCie USB Key to one of the USB ports on the LaCie 5big NAS Pro. 3. Caution: Only use the AC adapter supplied with your specific LaCie device. Do not use a power supply from
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 28 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 device. Failure to remove the adapter may result in damage and will void your warranty. Step 3: Remove the Sticker and Power on the Device Remove the sticker on the back of the enclosure. 1. Press the front LED button to power on the device. 2. Important info: Power the device on before inserting hard disks into the drive slots. Step 4: Install Hard Drives into the LaCie 5big NAS Pro Enclosure Please make certain to add new hard drives in the order of the numbered slots, from left to right:
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 29 Remove the empty disk tray(s): Use the included drawer key to unlock the disk tray. Turn the lock until it is vertical. 1. Place your index finger into the space behind the handle then carefully remove the disk tray. 2.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 30 Remove additional trays if you are adding more than one hard disk. Make certain to remove the disk trays in 3. the proper slot order. Fasten the hard drive to the hard disk tray: Find a suitable work area with adequate space and a flat, even surface. Make certain that all necessary components are available: LaCie 5big NAS Pro Hard Disk Tray ■ Hard drive ■ Hard disk tray screws. Use only the screws that are provided with your LaCie NAS. ■ Phillips head screwdriver. Please confirm that the head of the screwdriver is the proper size for the disk tray ■ screws. Secure a hard drive to the hard disk tray: Place the empty hard drive tray onto the flat work area with the handle on the bottom left. 1.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 31 Many hard disks have a label on one side and the printed circuit board on the opposite side. With its label 2. side facing up, gently place the hard disk within the hard drive tray. Keep the side with the printed circuit board on the work space and the SATA connector facing to the right. The four tray screw slots should align with the hard disk’s four screw holes. Using the Phillips head screwdriver, carefully fasten all four screws into the four tray slots. Do not overly 3. tighten the screws. Doing so can affect the integrity of the screw holes on the hard drive as well as the threads on the screws.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 32 Repeat the process if you are adding more than one hard disk. 4. Carefully insert the full hard drive tray into the empty Disk Slot 1 (far left). You will feel resistance when the 5. hard drive tray is most of the way in the bay. Gently push the hard drive tray handle firmly until you feel it snap into place. Once the disk tray handle is flush with the back of the enclosure, you may lock it. 6.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 33 If you are adding more than one hard disk, insert full hard drive trays into empty slots in the enclosure. Make 7. certain to follow the slot numbers. For example, the second hard disk should be inserted into Disk Slot 2, the third disk into Disk Slot 3, etc. Step 5: Install LaCie NAS OS Note: The steps below should be completed by the administrator of the device. Perform the steps below on a PC/Mac connected to the same network as your LaCie 5big NAS Pro. Please note that, during this process, the hard disks you have inserted into the 5big NAS Pro will be formatted and all data deleted. Launch your preferred internet browser and type the default address for the LaCie 5big NAS Pro: 1. Windows XP - http:\\lacie-5big-pro ■ Windows Vista / 7 / 8 and Mac OS - http:\\lacie-5big-pro.local. ■ Certain versions of Windows may require the name of the device only, similar to Windows XP. If you do not connect to your device, please try http:\\lacie-5big-pro. See note below on IP address if you continue to have problems. The LaCie 5big NAS Pro Rescue wizard will appear. 2.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 34 To continue, enter one of the MAC addresses that you noted in Step 1. It is not necessary to enter the colons. 3. Click Start Install. 4. Click Continue at the prompt to install LaCie NAS OS on the hard disk(s). To accommodate the installation, 5. all data stored on the hard disks will be deleted.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 35 It will take approximately five minutes to format the hard drive(s) and install LaCie NAS OS. Once it is finished, 6. the Dashboard will prompt you to create an administrator password. You may also change: The default name of the device (LaCie-5big-Pro). ■ The default administrator login (admin). ■ Your time zone. ■ Make certain to note your login and password for future use. 7. Click Finish to access the Dashboard Home page. You may remove the LaCie USB Key from the device. 8. Please keep it in a safe location for future use.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 36 Note on IP Address: If you cannot reach the setup wizard using the name of the device, please connect a VGA monitor to the VGA port located on the back of the 5big NAS Pro. Following the initial boot process, the system will indicate MAC and IP addresses. If the monitor is receiving a signal but the image is black, try connecting a USB keyboard to one of the USB ports on the back of the device. The system may have reverted to energy conservation mode which you can exit by striking one of the keys on the USB keyboard. Next Steps Simplify NAS access: LaCie recommends that you install the software utility LaCie Network Assistant before ■ moving forward with the device configuration. LaCie Network Assistant gives you instant information on your LaCie NAS, such as firmware version, IP address, and hardware address. It will also provide quick access to shares (volumes) and the Dashboard. See LaCie Network Assistant for instructions. Configure your NAS: For details on how to configure and use your LaCie NAS, go to Shares: Access and ■ Transfer Files and Dashboard (Administration). Add your LaCie NAS to Wuala Cloud Storage: Enhance your data workflow with LaCie's Hybrid Cloud. ■ Wuala is secure cloud storage that will give you access to your LaCie NAS from any computer with a connection to the internet. Further, Wuala uses high-end encryption to guarantee that no one, not even LaCie, can access your files. See Hybrid Cloud: Wuala & LaCie NAS for details.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 37 LACIE NETWORK ASSISTANT LaCie Network Assistant is a software utility that will help you access and manage your LaCie NAS as well as other LaCie storage that may be connected to your network. Use LaCie Network Assistant for instant information on the device's: IP address ■ Version of software/firmware ■ MAC address (hardware ID number) ■ LaCie Network Assistant can also help you: Launch the Dashboard ■ Mount one or more shares (volumes) ■ Auto-mount one or more shares ■ Update your product's firmware (see Update Firmware) ■ Important info on LaCie Network Assistant and the LaCie 5big NAS Pro LAN Ports: LaCie Network Assistant works with LAN 1 only. Its features are not available if LAN 2 is the sole port connected to the network. For example, LaCie Network Assistant supports the following LaCie 5big NAS Pro Ethernet configurations: LAN 1 Ethernet port only ■ LAN 1 and LAN 2 Ethernet ports (port aggregation) ■ INSTALL LACIE NETWORK ASSISTANT If you have installed LaCie Network Assistant before purchasing this LaCie product, make sure that you are using the latest version by visiting the website. Choose one of the options below: Install Using the included CD-ROM Insert the Utilities CD-ROM into your computer's CD-ROM drive. 1. Double-click LaCie Network Assistant Setup. 2. Follow the wizard to complete the installation. 3. Install via the LaCie Website Download LaCie Network Assistant from here, then follow the easy installation directions. LAUNCH LACIE NETWORK ASSISTANT Windows Users: ■ Select LaCie Network Assistant in Start > All Programs/Programs. The application icon will appear in 1. the system tray and LaCie Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie device(s) on the network.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 38 Right-click on the icon in the system tray. 2. Mac Users: ■ Select LaCie Network Assistant at Go > Applications > LaCie Network Assistant. The application icon 1. will appear in the menu bar and LaCie Network Assistant will automatically detect your LaCie device(s) on the network. Click on the icon in the menu bar. 2. FIND YOUR LACIE NAS'S ADDRESS INFORMATION Launch LaCie Network Assistant. 1. Windows users: Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon to select Open LaCie Network Assistant. 2. Mac users: Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the menu bar to select Open LaCie Network Assistant… If you have more than one LaCie network device, select your LaCie NAS from the list of devices in the 3. left-hand column. Click the Configuration tab. 4.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 39 Review the device's: 5. IP address ■ MAC address (hardware ID) ■ Version of software ■
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 40 ACCESS THE DASHBOARD WITH LACIE NETWORK ASSISTANT Launch LaCie Network Assistant. 1. Choose your device: 2. Windows: Right-click on the LaCie Network icon in the system tray to select your LaCie NAS. ■ Mac: Click on the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the menu bar to select your LaCie NAS. ■ Select Web access. 3. The Dashboard login page will launch in an internet browser. 4. MOUNT SHARES LaCie Network Assistant gives you many options to access your LaCie NAS's public and private shares. Quick Access Launch LaCie Network Assistant then right-click (Windows) or click (Mac) on its icon to select your LaCie NAS. 1. Choose the share you want to access. 2. The share will open in an Explorer window (Windows) or a Finder window (Mac). 3.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 41 Public shares are available to everyone on the network. Private shares will prompt a user for a username and 4. password. The administrator should use the credentials created during the initial setup or Dashboard login (see Connect to the Network/Connect to your Network - Diskless LaCie 2big NAS/Connect to your Network - Diskless LaCie 5big NAS Pro and Dashboard (Administration)). A user should type the login and password prepared by the administrator (see Manage Users). Transfer files normally between your computer and the share. Mac users: If the share does not open in a 5. Finder window, simply navigate in the Finder to SHARED > [machine name] > [share name].
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 42 Note on Quick Access to shares: Private shares require a valid username and password (see Authenticate for Private Shares). Mount Launch LaCie Network Assistant. 1. Right-click on the icon in the system tray (Windows) or click the icon in the menu bar (Mac) and select Open 2. LaCie Network Assistant. Select your LaCie NAS's machine name from the list of devices in the left-hand column, then click the 3. Volumes tab.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 43 Double-click the share you wish to access. The share will open in an Explorer window (Windows) or a Finder 4. window (Mac). Transfer files normally from your computer to the share. Technical note: Mac users: If the share does not open in a Finder window, simply navigate in the Finder to Network > [machine name] > [share name]. Note on mounting shares: Private shares require a valid username and password (see Authenticate for Private Shares). Authenticate Private Shares Launch LaCie Network Assistant then right-click (Windows) or click (Mac) on its icon to select Open LaCie 1. Network Assistant. If you have more than one LaCie NAS, select the device you wish to access from the list in the left-hand 2. column. Click the Volumes tab. 3.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 44 Click Authentication… 4. In the pop-up window, choose Registered User and enter your Username and Password. Click OK. 5. All available shares will appear in the list of volumes. 6. Click on Mount as drive (Windows) or Mount (Mac) to open the share. 7. The share will be available in an Explorer window (Windows) or a Finder window (Mac). 8.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 45 Auto-Mount Launch LaCie Network Assistant then right-click (Windows) or click (Mac) on its icon to select Open LaCie 1. Network Assistant. If you have more than one LaCie NAS, select the device you wish to access from the list in the left-hand 2. column. Click the Volumes tab. 3. If the share you wish to auto-mount is private, click Authentication… to enter your credentials. In the 4. pop-up window, choose Registered User and enter the Username and Password for the share. Click OK. All available shares will appear in the list of volumes. Click on the checkbox for Auto to open the share. The share will now mount each time you boot the 5. computer. To cancel auto-mount, uncheck the box for Auto.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 46 PC users: The share will mount in Computer/My Computer automatically when the computer detects it on 6. the network. Mac users: The share icon will appear in your Finder automatically when the computer detects it on the network.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 47 SHARES: ACCESS AND TRANSFER FILES ABOUT DEFAULT SHARES A share is a network volume that you can configure to store and share data. Your LaCie NAS has two shares by default: admin and Public. Please note that the share admin will change to the name used by the administrator. For example, if the administrator changes the default login “admin” to “John”, the share admin will become John. The following table sums up the differences between them: Name Accessibility Login Availability admin Private, accessible only to admin by default Password-protected When connected to the network (Ethernet) and to networked computers Public Public, accessible to any user on the network None When connected to the network (Ethernet) and to networked computers or UPnP/DLNA-certified players/adapters (if multimedia service is activated at the global and share level) It is also possible to create new shares and/or to delete the default shares. See Manage Shares for details. Note on LaCie 2big NAS upgrades to LaCie NAS OS 3.0: Share names will not be affected when upgrading to LaCie NAS OS 3.0. ACCESS SHARES You have several options for accessing shares on your LaCie NAS. Option 1: LaCie Network Assistant - Quick Share Access Use LaCie Network Assistant for quick access to public shares. See Quick Access for details. Option 2: LaCie Network Assistant - Authenticate for Private Shares Use LaCie Network Assistant to enter your username and password. See Authenticate Private Shares for details. Option 3: Operating System Use your operating system to open your LaCie NAS's shares.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 48 Windows In an Explorer window address field, type \\[machine name] or \\[IP address]] and click Go. Alternatively, from the Start menu, click Run, type \\[machine name] or \\[IP address]] and click OK. Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8 Windows XP Mac Users In your Finder, navigate to Go > Connect to Server. 1. In the dialogue window that opens, type one of the following: 2. afp://[machine name].local smb://[machine name].local afp://[IP address] smb://[IP address]
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 50 CREATING SHORTCUTS TO SHARES Once you successfully set up your LaCie NAS, you can create shortcuts so you can quickly access stored files. You can do this by using your operating system or LaCie Network Assistant. CREATE SHORTCUT USING LACIE NETWORK ASSISTANT LaCie Network Assistant can be configured to automatically mount shares on your computer, which allows you quick access to the files they store. See Auto-Mount for details. CREATE SHORTCUT USING OPERATING SYSTEM If you would like a shortcut to accessing shares, follow this procedure. Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 Users From an Explorer window in Windows XP, select Tools > Map Network Drive. For Windows Vista and 1. Windows 7, open an Explorer window, navigate to Computer, and click Map Network Drive.
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LaCie 2big NAS (OS 3.0) | LaCie 5big NAS Pro User Manual 51 Browse to and select the share you wish to auto mount. 2. Windows will offer the option to mount the share each time you log on to the computer. 3. Repeat steps 1-3 for other shares. 4. Mac Users Open a new Finder window. On the left of the window, navigate to Shared > [machine name] > [share]. If 1. prompted, type in your username and password and click Connect. Repeat step 1 for each share. 2. To mount the share automatically each time you log on to you computer: 3. From the Apple icon in the menu bar, select System Preferences > Accounts > Login Items. 1. Click on the ”+” sign to add a new item to the list and browse for the share. Please note that the shares 2. must be mounted in order to add them to the list.

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