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User manual for the LaCie Brick in English. This PDF manual has 29 pages.

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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Table of Contents Foreword 2 Precautions 4 1. Unpacking Your LaCie Drive 5 1.1 Minimum System Requirements 5 1.2 Stacking Your LaCie Brick 6 2. Getting Connected 7 2.1 Connect the Power Supply and Switch On the Drive 10 2.2 Connect the USB 2.0 Cable to the Drive and to Your Computer 11 3. Using Your LaCie Drive 12 3.1 Formatting and Partitioning Your LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive 13 3.1.1 Windows Users 13 3.1.2 Mac Users 15 4. Helpful Information 17 4.1. Advice for Optimizing USB 2.0 Connections 17 4.1.1. What Is USB 2.0? 17 4.1.2. Disconnecting USB 2.0 Devices 18 4.1.3. Data Transfers 19 4.1 File System Formats 20 4.2.1. Windows Users 20 4.2.2. Mac Users 21 5. Troubleshooting 22 6. Contacting Customer Support 26 7. Warranty 28 Table of Contents page 1
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Foreword page 2 LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Copyrights Copyright © 2005 LaCie. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie. Trademarks Apple, Mac and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Changes The material in this document is for information only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes. FCC Statement: Warning! Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate this device. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense. 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 designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference 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 outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Tested To Comply With FCC standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive
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Foreword page 3 LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Canada Compliance Statement This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Manufacturer’s Declaration for CE Certification We hereby certify that this device is in compliance with both the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC) and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community. Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European Norms: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN50082-1, EN61000-3-2 With reference to the following conditions: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive 89/336/EEC EMC Directive
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Health And Safety Precautions Only qualified persons are authorized to carry out maintenance on this device. • Read this User's Guide carefully, and follow the correct procedure when setting up the device. • Do not open your hard drive or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuiting or dangerous emissions. Your hard drive contains no user-serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Support representative. • Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects containing liquids on the drive, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury. General Use Precautions: • Do not expose the hard drive to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F) in operating mode. Doing so may damage the drive or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your drive near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your drive in an environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. Because of heat issues, LaCie recommends that users do not stack more than three LaCie Bricks together. When stacking three bricks, environment temperature should not exceed 30°C (86°F). • Always unplug the hard drive from the electrical outlet 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 hard drive near other electrical appliances such as televisions, radios or speakers. Doing so may cause interference which will adversely affect the operation of the other products. • Do not place the drive near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of your hard drive. • Do not place heavy objects on top of the drive or use excessive force on it. • Never use excessive force on your drive. If you detect a problem, consult the Troubleshooting section in this manual. • Protect your hard drive from excessive exposure to dust during use or storage. Dust can build up inside the device, increasing the risk of damage or malfunction. • Never use benzene, paint thinners, detergent or other chemical products to clean the outside of the drive. Such products will disfigure and discolor the casing. Instead, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the device. • Do not block the ventilation outlets on the rear of the drive. These help to keep your drive cool during operation. Blocking the ventilation outlets may cause damage to your drive and cause an increased risk of short-circuiting or fire. Warning! The drive's warranty may be void as a result of the failure to respect the precautions listed above. Precautions page 4
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 1. Unpacking Your LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive Building on over a decade of design excellence, LaCie has created a new line of drives that are timeless and crafted to blend functionality with high-technology. These latest drives are performance-based solutions that will power you through your specific applications. Ideal for speed intensive applications, the LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive handles the curves of your demanding data needs. Secure and stable, the LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive is an ideal way to add space to your computer; you can divide the drive into specific spaces (partitions) for different parts of your data, or leave it alone and simply use it as one big volume. 1.1. Minimum System Requirements System Requirements for USB 2.0: • Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me and Windows XP • Mac OS 9.x (Apple USB support 1.3.5 and greater) and 10.x Hardware Requirements for USB 2.0: • Computer with USB 2.0 or 1.1 interface* • Intel Pentium 233MHz-compatible processor or greater • Minimum 32MB RAM Tech Note: *To achieve USB 2.0 speeds, your drive must be connected to a USB 2.0 host port. If it is connected to a USB 1.1 port, your drive will operate at USB 1.1 speeds. For more details, see 4.1. Advice for Optimizing USB 2.0 Connections. Unpacking Your LaCie Drive page 5 © 2 0 0 5 L a Cie, all rights reserved. LaCie and the LaCie logo are trademarks of LaCie which may be registered in some jurisdic t i o n s . 7 0 8 6 8 8 LaCie User's Manuals “1’click” Backup Mac OS 10.2 and greater “1’click” Backup Windows XP / 2000 / Me / 98SE Silverlining 98 v1.59 for Win98SE Silverlining Pro v6.5.4 for Mac OS 9 SilverKeeper v1.1.2 backup for Mac LaCie Brick Hard Drive Storage Utilities: Windows and Mac OS compatible 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive Power supply and adapter cable Hi-speed USB 2.0 certified cable LaCie Storage Utilities CD-ROM 1
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 1.2 Stacking your LaCie Brick Your LaCie Brick is designed to stack under another LaCie Brick. To allow for proper cooling, do not stack more than three LaCie Bricks together. When stacking three bricks, operating temperature should not exceed 30°C (86°F). Unpacking Your LaCie Drive page 6
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 2. Getting Connected Follow these steps to quickly get your LaCie Drive powered on and connected to your computer. To get started, go to: 2.1. Connect the Power Supply and Switch On the Drive or 2.2. Connect the USB 2.0 Cable to Your LaCie Drive and to Your Computer Once you’ve gotten the drive powered on and connected to your computer, move on to section 3. Using Your LaCie Drive for important information on how to format and utilize your drive. Windows 98 SE and Windows Me Users! Mac OS 9.x Users! Before following the next three steps, first install this important software to help you configure and manage your LaCie drive. • Windows 98 SE and Windows Me Users must install Silverlining 98 and USB 2.0 Driver • Mac OS 9.x Users, must install Silverlining Pro. See the following pages for more information. Getting Connected page 7
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Windows 98 SE and Windows Me Users Only! Silverlining 98 and USB 2.0 Driver Installation To use your new LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive , first install the necessary driver software and then Silverlining 98. Follow the steps below to install the necessary drivers and software to configure your drive. Then move on to the power supply and USB 2.0 installation steps. Step 1) Insert the LaCie Storage Utilities CD-ROM in your computer’s internal CD/DVD drive and open the disc (Fig.2.2). A) Double-click the USB 2.0 Drivers Install folder. B) Double-click on the LaCie_USB_Driver_Install.exe icon. The LaCie USB2 Storage Driver screen will appear. Click on Next. C) Installation will finish automatically. Step 2) Re-open the LaCie Storage Utilities CD-ROM. A) Double-click the Silverlining 98 folder. B) Double-click the Silverlining98_Install.EXE icon. C) Silverlining 98 will then initialize the install screen. D) The “Welcome” screen will appear. Click Next. E) The “Destination Location” screen will appear. To alter the location where the software is installed on your system, click the Browse button. If you do not want to change the location, do not click on the Browse button, and allow the software to be installed in its default location. Click Next to continue. F) Next is the “Start Installation” screen. Click Next. G The software installation will begin, and you will see the installation screens. H) Finally, you will see the “Silverlining 98 has been installed correctly” screen. Click Finish to complete the installation. Getting Connected page 8 Fig.2.2 Step 1) Step 2)
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Mac OS 9.x Users Only! Silverlining Pro Installation Before connecting the power supply and USB 2.0 cable to your drive, you will need to install Silverlining Pro, which will help you manage your drive. Follow the steps below to install the necessary drivers and software to configure your drive. Then move on to the power supply and USB 2.0 cable installation steps. 1) Insert the LaCie Storage Utilities CD-ROM in your computer’s internal CD/DVD drive. 2) Open the CD icon and double-click on the Silverlining Software folder. 3) Click on the Silverlining Installer icon (Fig.2.1). 4) The Silverlining Utilities screen appears. Click on Continue. 5) The “Silverlining Read Me” screen appears. Read the following information and click on Continue. 6) The “License Agreement” screen appears. Click on Agree. 7) The “Installation” screen appears. Choose either Easy Install, Custom Install or Uninstall from the pull-down menu in the upper left-hand side of the “Installation” screen. Once you’ve made your choice, click on Install. 8) A message appears to confirm that the installation was successful. Now move onto Step 1. Getting Connected page 9 Fig.2.1
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Step 2.1 – Connect the power supply and switch on the drive. There are two cables that are supplied with the power supply: one cable (A) connects to a power outlet, such as a wall outlet or a surge protector; and the other cable (B) connects to the LaCie drive. Connect Cable A to your LaCie Drive. Connect Cable B to the Power Supply brick. Connect Cable B to a grounded surge protector or wall outlet. Turn the drive on and off by using the On/Off switch. Warning! Use only the AC adapter supplied with your specific LaCie drive. Do not use a power supply from another LaCie drive 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. Important Note: You may use your LaCie drive when in a foreign country, thanks to its autoswitching 100-240 Volt power supply. To be able to use this feature, you may need to purchase an appropriate adapter or cord. Consult LaCie Technical Support for assistance in choosing the right adapter. LaCie accepts no responsibility for any damage to the drive resulting from the use of an inappropriate adapter. Using an adapter other than one authorized by LaCie will void your warranty. Getting Connected page 10 1 2 3 4 Cable A Cable B Power Supply Brick 1 2 3 4
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Step 2.2 – Connect the USB 2.0 cable to your LaCie Drive and to your computer. Examine the cable carefully and make sure that you have the USB 2.0 cable properly aligned, then insert the cable firmly into the USB port on the back of the drive for a stable connection. Look for a USB 2.0* logo (which generally is used to identify the port) next to the connector on the front or back of your computer, then insert the cable firmly into the USB port for a stable connnection. Tech Note: Please refer to section 4.1 Advice for Optimizing USB 2.0 Connections for important information on disconnecting USB 2.0 devices and ensuring optimum performance. Tech Note: *To achieve USB 2.0 speeds, your drive must be connected to a USB 2.0 host port. If it is connected to a USB 1.1 port, your drive will operate at USB 1.1 speeds. For more details, see 4.1 Advice for Optimizing USB 2.0 Connections. Getting Connected page 11 Important Note: Windows Users: It may take a few seconds for your computer to recognize the drive and assign it a letter. Mac Users: It may take a few seconds for the drive to appear on your desktop. Mac OS 9.x Mac OS 10.x USB 1.1 Logo USB 2.0 Logo 1 2 1 2
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 3. Using Your LaCie Drive Once you’ve connected your drive and it is recognized by your operating system (i.e. Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP or Mac OS 9.x or 10.x), you are ready to format and partition the drive. In order to store information on a hard drive, it must have a file system and be divided into sections that will contain the data that you wish to store. This process is called formatting. In order to utilize a hard disk drive, it has to be formatted first. Formatting a disk consists of the following: the operating system erases all of the bookkeeping information on the disk, tests the disk to make sure that all of the sectors are reliable, marks bad sectors (i.e., those that are scratched) and creates internal address tables that it later uses to locate information. Once formatted, the actual available storage capacity varies, depending on operating environment, and is generally about 10% less than the non-formatted capacity. Important Note: All LaCie Hard Drives are originally formatted in FAT 32, so if you want to use another file system, you will need to re-format the hard drive. The following information will help you decide which file system format to use. After you’ve formatted the drive, you will the opportunity to divide the hard drive into sections, called Partitioning. A partition is a section of the hard drive’s storage capacity that is created to contain files and data. For instance, you could create three partitions on your drive: one partition for your word documents, one for your spreadsheets and one for your multi-media files. File System Formats There are essentially three different file system formats: FAT 32, NTFS, and Mac OS Extended (HFS+). Use FAT 32 if: • you will be using your drive between both Windows and Mac OS 9.x or 10.x; or sharing the drive between Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000 or XP Use NTFS if: • you will be using the drive only under Windows 2000 or Windows XP; performance will be generally greater when compared to FAT 32 Use HFS+ if: • you will be using the drive on Macs only; performance will be generally greater when compared to FAT 32 For more information, please refer to section 4.2 File System Formats. Using Your LaCie Drive page 12
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3.1. Formatting And Partitioning Your LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive Once you have set-up your LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive , you can reformat or partition it to suit your needs. 3.1.1. Windows Users • Windows 98 SE and Me – Install and use LaCie Silverlining 98, which is included with your drive. • Windows 2000 and XP – Use the Disk Management Utility, which is native to the operating system. For instructions on installing and using Silverlining 98, please refer to the Silverlining manual, located on your LaCie Storage Utilities CD, in PDF format. Formatting And Partitioning Using Windows 2000 And Windows XP The process of formatting and partitioning a drive on a computer running Windows 2000 or Windows XP consists of two steps: (1) installing a signature on the drive, and (2) partitioning/formatting the drive. These steps will erase anything that is on the disk. 1) Connect the drive to the computer via the USB 2.0 port. 2) Right-click My Computer and click Manage. 3) From the Computer Management window, select Disk Management (located below the Storage group). 4) If this is the first time the drive is being formatted, Windows 2000 will launch the Write Signature Wizard (Write Initialize Wizard in Windows XP). Click Next. 5) Windows will list the new drive(s) attached. If you are formatting a single drive, only one drive should be visible. Select the checkbox next to the drive and click Next. Using Your LaCie Drive page 13 LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Important Note:Check the "quick format" box.
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 6) Click Finish to exit the Wizard. 7) Now, with the disk management window open, a new drive will be visible. Right-click on the available space and select Create Partition... 8) This will bring up the Create Partition Wizard. Click Next. 9) Select Primary Partition. Click Next. 10). Here you must specify partition size. It is recommended that you leave the partition set to the maximum available size, unless you want multiple partitions on the same drive. Click Next. 11) Select Assign drive letter and select the desired letter for the drive. Click Next. 12) Select Format this partition… and then select a file system: FAT32 FAT32 is a file system that is compatible with Windows 98 SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows XP; however, it has limitations. In Windows 2000 and Windows XP, you will not be able to create a partition greater than 32GB. NTFS NTFS is a newer file system that is compatible only with Windows NT, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. It has fewer limitations than FAT 32 and will enable a partition to be created that is larger than 32GB. Important Note: Please refer to section 4.2. File System Formats, for a more detailed discussion on the differences between the two systems. 13) Click Next. 14) Click Finish. 15) Disk Management will create the partition and begin formatting the drive. Once completed, close Disk Management and your new drive will be ready to use. Using Your LaCie Drive page 14
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 3.1.2. Mac Users • Mac OS 9.x – Install and use LaCie Silverlining Pro, which is included with your drive. • Mac OS 10.x – Use the Apple Disk Utility application, which is native to the operating system. For instructions on installing and using Silverlining Pro, please refer to the Silverlining manual, located on your LaCie Storage Utilities CD, in PDF format. Formatting And Partitioning Using Mac OS 10.x Warning! Following these steps will erase anything that is on the hard drive. Therefore, if you have information that you want to protect or continue to use, backup this information before performing these steps. 1) Connect the drive to the computer via the USB 2.0 port. 2) Once the drive mounts onto the desktop, go to the Menu Bar, and open Go. 3) From the Go menu, click on Applications. 4) In the Applications menu, open the Utilities folder, and then double-click Disc Utility from the Utilities folder. 5) The Disc Utility window will open. In the left side of the window will be a list of the available hard disk drives. You should see a volume that represents your internal hard drive, and one that reads LaCie. 6) Select the LaCie drive, and then click on the Partition tab. 7) From the Volume Scheme: button, choose the number of partitions you want to divide the drive into by clicking on the pull down menu starting with Current (Mac OS 10.x gives you the option of dividing the drive into at most 8 partitions). You can customize the size of the partitions by using the slide bar between the partitions in the Volume Scheme: area. Using Your LaCie Drive page 15
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 8) In the Volume Information section, create a name for each partition, choose the volume format (Mac OS Extended, Mac OS Standard or UNIX File System) and the volume size. Important Note: Please refer to section 4.2. File System Formats, for a more detailed discussion on the differences between the two systems. Important Note: Apple recommends that unless you have a specific reason to use the UNIX File System (UFS), you should use the Mac OS Extended format since it provides a more familiar experience to Macintosh users. 9) In the Options section, click the Install Mac OS 9 Disk Drivers box if you plan on sharing the drive between the Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS 10.x. 10) Once you have finalized the volume format, number of partitions, size and options, click OK. The following message will appear: “Warning! Saving the new volume will erase all existing volumes. This can NOT be undone. Are you sure you want to do that?” Click Partition to continue. 11) Mac OS 10.x will automatically setup the disk with the partitions and volume format you selected, and your new drive will be available for use. Using Your LaCie Drive page 16
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 4. Helpful Information 4.1. Advice For Optimizing USB 2.0 Connections The following technical information relates to your LaCie Drive and gives some practical advice: 4.1.1 What is USB 2.0? The new USB 2.0 standard provides higher bandwidth for high-speed peripherals such as external hard drives, high-speed scanners and CD-RW drives. USB 2.0 delivers transfer rates up to 480Mb/s, while conveniently maintaining backward compatibility with USB 1.1 devices. USB 2.0 can still be used to connect lower-speed USB 1.1 ports and devices like digital cameras, scanners, modems, keyboards, mice, joysticks and printers. In the USB 2.0 system, existing USB peripherals do not have to be upgraded, and lower-speed devices will not require additional performance, instead operating as USB 1.1 devices. USB Cables and Connectors Your LaCie drive is shipped with a USB 2.0-certified USB cable, to ensure maximum data transfer performance when connected to a USB 2.0 port. The cable will also work when connected to a USB 1.1 port, but drive performance will be limited to USB 1.1 transfer rates. There are also different types of USB connections, such as the mini-cable and device end. Make sure that you have the correct type of connection on computer. Consult LaCie Customer Support or your LaCie reseller for more information. USB 2.0 Host Bus Adapters and Performance To utilize the newly-enhanced USB 2.0 performances, your computer must be equipped with a USB 2.0 host bus adapter card (sold separately, such as the LaCie USB 2.0 PCI Card, or integrated by your PC manufacturer) and the appropriate drivers. These host bus adapter cards, which include one or more USB ports, are shipped with special USB 2.0 drivers that enable the computer to control the card. These drivers must be installed in order for USB 2.0 devices connected to the port to work at their correct speeds. For installation instructions, please refer to the documentation that comes with the host adapter card. LaCie supplies only the appropriate USB 2.0 drivers for its peripherals and does not provide drivers for third-party host adapter cards. To obtain the right drivers for your host adapter card, visit your card manufacturer’s Internet site. Helpful Information page 17 USB 2.0 Logo USB 1.1 Logo
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 4.1.2. Disconnecting USB 2.0 Devices USB 2.0 external devices feature "plug & play" connection. This means that your drive can be connected and disconnected while the computer is running. To prevent failures, it is important you follow these steps when disconnecting your USB 2.0 device. Windows Users Important Note: Windows 98 SE Users: If you have installed the Windows Storage Supplement Update, you will have to unmount the drive before disconnecting it or powering it down. If you have not installed the update, simply disconnect the drive when it is not active. No unmounting is required. 1) From the System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen), click on the Eject icon (a small green arrow over a hardware image). 2) A message will appear, detailing the devices that the Eject icon controls, i.e. "Safely remove…" Click on this prompt. 3) You will then be given the following message: "Safe to Remove Hardware" (or similar). It is now safe to disconnect the device. Mac Users You must unmount the hard drive system before disconnecting it or powering it down. Either: • Drag the hard drive icon to the trash. • Launch Silverlining Pro, highlight the hard drive and select “Unmount.” The drive can now be disconnected. Helpful Information page 18 Fig.4.1.4 Mac OS 9.x Mac OS 10.x
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 4.1.3. Data Transfers Data transfers are the flow of data that accomplishes a task, usually related to moving data from storage to computer RAM or between storage devices. During data transfers, it’s best to wait before launching other applications on the same USB 2.0 port. Anomalies may arise with computers that have USB 2.0 controllers* that do not conform to OHCI (Open Host Controller Interface) standards. In any other configurations, we cannot ensure 100% correct operation. Due to this, you may encounter hanging problems. If this happens, proceed as follows: 1) Make sure that the USB 2.0 cable is connected tightly and securely on both ends of the cable, from the drive to the computer. If you are using a USB 2.0 cable other than the one supplied with your LaCie drive, check that it is USB 2.0 certified. The cable that is provided with your LaCie drive is USB 2.0 certified. Warning! Do not connect USB 2.0 cables so that they form a ring of devices. There is no need for terminators on USB 2.0 devices, so the unused USB 2.0 connectors should be left empty. 2) Check that the power supply and ground connection are seated properly. 3) Disconnect your computer’s USB 2.0 cable. Wait 30 seconds. Reconnect. Tech Note: *Controller - This is a component or an electronic card (referred to in this case as a “controller card”) that enables a computer to communicate with or manage certain peripherals. An external controller is an expansion card which fills one of the free slots (i.e. PCI or PCMCIA) inside your PC and which enables a peripheral (i.e. CD- R/RW drive, Hard Drive, scanner or printer) to be connected to the computer. If your computer is not equipped with a USB 2.0 controller card, you can purchase an external controller through LaCie. Contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie Technical Support (6. Contacting Customer Support) for more information. Helpful Information page 19
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 4.2 File System Formats 4.2.1. Windows Users There are basically two file system formats for Windows: FAT 32 and NTFS. The following information will hopefully make choosing one or the other a little easier. FAT 32 FAT is an acronym for File Allocation Table, which dates back to the beginnings of DOS programming. Originally, FAT was only 16 bits, but after the second release of Windows 95 it was upgraded to 32 bits, hence the name FAT 32. In theory, FAT 32 volume sizes can range from less than 1MB all the way to 2TB. It is the native file system of Windows 98 and Windows Me, and is supported by Windows 2000 and XP. When FAT 32 is used with Windows 2000 and XP, though, volume size is limited to 32GB (by the Windows partition utility, i.e. Disk Manager), and the individual file size is limited to 4GB. NTFS This acronym stands for New Technology Filing System, and it is the native file system for Windows NT, Windows 2000 and XP. NTFS offers several features that are not available with FAT 32; i.e. file compression, encryption, permissions, and auditing, as well as the ability to mirror drives and RAID 5 capabilities. The minimum supported volume size for NTFS is 10MB, with a maximum of 2TB, with no limit to file size. Volumes created in NTFS can only be directly accessed (not through shares) by Windows NT, Windows 2000 and XP, without resorting to help from third-party products. Guidelines for Choosing FAT 32 Or NTFS Use FAT 32 if: • You want to access your data on any Operating System - FAT 32 is compatible with Windows 98 SE, Me, 2000, XP, NT, Mac OS 9.x and Mac OS 10.x. • You will be dual booting with an Operating System other than Windows NT or Windows 2000. • You may need the ability to dual boot down the line. Once you have converted a volume from NTFS to FAT 32, there is no going back. You can convert from FAT 32 to NTFS, but not the other way around. Use NTFS if: • You want to optimize drive performance under Windows 2000 or XP. • You want to encrypt files, assign permissions to files, or want to audit files for access. • You will be formatting partitions larger than 32GB. • You need to store individual files that are larger than 4GB. • You need a filing system that can be mirrored or structured like a RAID 5 configuration. Helpful Information page 20
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 4.2.2. Mac Users Mac OS 9.x Users: You will be able to format the drive in one of two formats, using Silverlining Pro (for specific instructions, please refer to the Silverlining User’s Manual, in the Silverlining folder): HFS (Mac OS Standard) or HFS+ (Mac OS Extended). Important Note: If you will be sharing the hard drive between Macs and Windows operating environments, you will want to leave the drive formatted in FAT 32. Mac OS 10.x Users: You have the option of formatting the drive in one of four formats: Mac OS Standard (HFS), Mac OS Extended (HFS+), MS-DOS File System and UNIX File System (UFS). HFS - Mac OS Standard Mac OS Standard refers to the file system used by Mac OS 8.0 and earlier. This is no longer a modern file sytem specification, and Mac OS Extended is more efficient. Only use this file system if you are creating a volume smaller than 32MB, using a Mac with a 680X0 processor, or you are creating a file structure that will be need to be used by Macs using Mac OS 8.0 or earlier. HFS+ - Mac OS Extended Mac OS Extended refers to the file system used by Mac OS 8.1 and later. HFS+ represents an optimization of the older HFS file system by using hard disk space more efficiently. Building off of HFS, they increased the number of blocks from 65,536 to 4.29 billion. With HFS+, you are no longer limited by block size. MS-DOS File System This is the Microsoft file system, more typically known as FAT 32. This is the file system to use if you are going to be using your LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hard Drive between Macs and Windows operating systems. UNIX File System This is the file system based on UNIX, and is preferrable for users developing UNIX-based applications within Mac OS 10.x. Unless you have a specific reason to use the UNIX File System, you should instead format your drive using Mac OS Extended (HFS+), because it provides Mac users with a more familiar operating experience. Helpful Information page 21
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 5. Troubleshooting In the event that your LaCie CD-RW Drive is not working correctly, please refer to the following checklist to find out where the problem is coming from. If you have gone through all of the points on the checklist and your drive is still not working correctly, please have a look at the FAQs that are regularly published on our Web site – www.lacie.com. One of these FAQs may provide an answer to your specific question. You can also visit the drivers pages, where the most recent software updates will be available. If you need further assistance, please contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie Technical Support (see 6. Contacting Customer Service for details). Manual Updates LaCie is constantly striving to give you the most up-to-date, comprehensive User’s Manuals available on the market. It is our goal to provide you with a friendly, easy-to-use format that will help you quickly install and utilize the many functions of your new device. If your manual does not reflect the configurations of the product that you purchased, please check our Web site for the most current version available. Troubleshooting page 22 The Issue The drive is not recognized. Questions to Ask Is the drive’s power on? Does an icon for the drive appear on the computer? Are all of the cables connected securely and correctly? Are both ends of the USB cable connected and properly seated? Possible Solutions Check to see that all of the power cords are properly connected and that the switch on the rear of the drive is turned on. If you are using a surge protector, make sure that it is switched on, too. Check for an icon on the Desktop (on a Mac) or in My Computer (on a PC). Make sure that all the steps in section 2. Getting Connected have been followed correctly. Examine the connections carefully to ensure that all the cables are inserted in the correct orientation and in the correct location. Check both ends of the USB cable. Disconnect them, wait 10 seconds, and reconnect them. If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again.
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Troubleshooting page 23 The Issue The drive is not recognized. Questions to Ask Are the USB drivers installed correctly and enabled? Is there a conflict with other device drivers or extensions? Possible Solutions Mac Users: Open Apple System Profiler and click on the Devices and Volumes tab. If your device is not listed, recheck the cables and try the other troubleshooting solutions listed here. Windows 98 SE & Me Users: Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Device Manager > USB Controller > click on the plus sign next to the controller icon, and you should see your device listed. Windows 2000 Users: Go to Start > Settings > Control Panel > System > Hardware tab > Device Manager button > USB Controller > click on the plus sign next to the controller icon, and you should see your device listed. Windows XP Users: Go to Start > Control Panel > Performance and Maintenance > System > Hardware tab > Device Manager button > USB Controller > click on the plus sign next to the controller icon, and you should see your device listed. If you cannot see the device, recheck the cables and try the other troubleshooting solutions listed here. Consult LaCie Technical Support. See section 6. Contacting Customer Support for more details. Tech Note: Mac Users: Apple is constantly providing updated support for drive mechanisms within OS 10.x. To ensure that you have the latest support, upgrade to the latest version of OS 10.x. To access the latest updates an upgrades, pull down the Apple Menu and click on System Preferences. In the section titled System, click on Software Update and then click Update Now. Your computer will then automatically connect via the Internet to access the latest updates from Apple. Tech Note: Windows Users: Microsoft consistently posts updated drivers and support fixes for their operating systems. Go to Microsoft’s Web site, support.microsoft.com, for more information.
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Troubleshooting page 24 The Issue The drive is not recognized. Error messages under Mac OS 10.x. The drive is working slowly. Questions to Ask Is the file system supported by your Operating System? Does your computer’s configuration meet the minimum system requirements for use with this drive? Was the drive originally formatted as a removable disk? Did you get an Error –50 message while copying to a FAT 32 volume? Did you get an error message telling you that the drive has been disconnected when coming out of sleep mode? Are other USB devices connected to the same port? Possible Solutions Check the documentation for your Operating System. Check section 1.1. Minimum System Requirements. If the drive is configured as a removable drive under Windows 98SE or Windows Me, the removable setting will need to be re-checked each time that the drive is taken to a new system. To do this, go to the Device Manager and click on the Drives Settings tab. When copying files or folders from Mac OS 10.x to a FAT 32 volume, certain characters cannot be copied. These characters include, but are not limited to: ? < > / \ : Check your files and folders to ensure that these types of characters are not being used. Simply ignore this message. The drive will remount to the desktop. LaCie drives conserve power by spinning down when you set your computer to sleep mode, and when the computer is “woken” from sleep, it does not give the drive enough time to spin-up from its sleep mode. Disconnect any other USB devices and see if performance improves.
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Troubleshooting page 25 Questions to Ask Is the drive connected to a USB 1.1 port on your computer, or to a USB 1.1 hub? Is the drive connected to a USB 2.0 port on your computer? Does your computer or operating system support USB 2.0? Possible Solutions If so, it is normal that the drive runs at USB 1.1 speeds. A USB 2.0 device can only run at USB 2.0 speeds when con- nected to a USB 2.0 port or hub and controlled by the appro- priate USB 2.0 drivers. Check to see that the USB 2.0 drivers for your Host USB 2.0 port and for your USB 2.0 device have been correctly installed (see the 4.1.1 What Is USB 2.0? section for a more detailed discussion). If in doubt, uninstall the driver and then reinstall it. See the 4.1.1 What Is USB 2.0? section for a more detailed discussion. The Issue The USB 2.0 drive is not running noticeably faster than a USB 1.1 drive. Tech Note: Technically, you can connect up to 127 devices to a single USB bus. For more than two devices, you must make new connections using a peripheral called a "hub." A hub, which you hook up directly to a USB connec- tor on your computer, usually has 4 or 7 output connections enabling you to connect the same number of peripher- als. One of the hub's main functions is to regenerate signals that lose part of their strength as they are transmitted via the USB cable. By connecting yet another hub to a connector on the existing hub, you can then plug in a new set of peripherals and so on, up to a maximum of 127. You can use your USB 2.0 devices with USB 1.1 hubs, but the peripherals will be limited to USB 1.1 performance levels. As USB 2.0 is backwards compatible, you will be able to connect USB 1.1 devices to USB 2.0 hubs; howev- er, the USB 1.1 devices will still maintain their normal performance levels (i.e. 12 Mb/s). In practice, users who desire enhanced USB 2.0 throughput will need to connect their USB 2.0 hardware on both ends of a 2.0 hub to achieve the "high-speed" mode. On one end, a USB 2.0 compliant host controller resides on the host PC to manage the enumeration process and power management. On the other end, USB 2.0 hardware must be connected directly to the root hub or through a USB 2.0 hub. Some hubs have no power supply and others are self-powered. When you choose a hub, opt for the self-powered variety, as they have their own AC adapter. The most powerful hubs provide 0.5A of power to each port. If you buy a hub, make sure that it supports per-port switching. This function prevents the entire chain of peripherals from freezing up if one of them is not working properly or is down. Important Note: Avoid using USB connectors found on certain peripherals such as keyboards. These are passive (or pass-through) connectors that lead to power loss and unstable operation. Important Note: Only use USB cables shorter than 5 meters (approximately 15 feet). Using longer cables cause the peripherals to malfunction due to excessive reduction in electrical signal strength.
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 6. Contacting Customer Support Before You Contact Technical Support 1) Read the manuals and review the Troubleshooting section. 2) Try to isolate the problem. If possible, make the drive the only external device on the CPU, and make sure that all of the cables are correctly and firmly attached. If you have asked yourself all of the pertinent questions in the troubleshooting checklist, and you still can't get your LaCie drive to work properly, contact us via the provided Web link. Before contacting us, make sure that you are in front of your computer and that you have the following information on hand: • Your LaCie drive's serial number • Operating system(Mac OS or Windows) and version • Computer brand and model • Names of CD or DVD drives installed on your computer • Amount of memory installed • Names of any other devices installed on your computer Contacting Customer Support page 26 Serial Number Sticker
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual Contacting Customer Support page 27 LaCie Technical Support LaCie Asia, Singapore and Hong Kong Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/asia/contact LaCie Belgium Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/be/contact/ LaCie Denmark Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/dk/contact/ LaCie France Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/fr/contact/ LaCie Italy Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/it/contact/ LaCie Netherlands Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/nl/contact/ LaCie Spain Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/es/support/request LaCie Switzerland Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/chfr/contact LaCie USA Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/contact/ LaCie Australia Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/au/contact/ LaCie Canada Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/caen/contact/ (English) LaCie Finland Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/fi/contact LaCie Germany Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/de/contact/ LaCie Japan Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.co.jp LaCie Norway Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/no/contact/ LaCie Sweden Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/se/contact/ LaCie United Kingdom & Ireland Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/uk/support/request LaCie Grand Export Contact Us At: http://www.lacie.com/intl/contact/
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LaCie Brick Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive User’s Manual 7. Warranty LaCie warrants your drive against any defect in material and workmanship, under normal use, for the period designated on your warranty certificate. In the event this product is found to be defective within the warranty period, LaCie will, at its option, repair or replace the defective drive. This warranty is void if: • The drive was operated/stored in abnormal use or maintenance conditions; • The drive is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification or alteration is expressly authorized in writing by LaCie; • The drive was subjected to abuse, neglect, lightning strike, electrical fault, improper packaging or accident; • The drive was installed improperly; • The serial number of the drive is defaced or missing; • The broken part is a replacement part such as a pickup tray, etc. • The tamper seal on the drive casing is broken. LaCie and its suppliers accept no liability for any loss of data during the use of this device, or for any of the problems caused as a result. LaCie will not, under any circumstances, be liable for direct, special or consequential damages such as, but not limited to, damage or loss of property or equipment, loss of profits or revenues, cost of replacement goods, or expense or inconvenience caused by service interruptions. Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. Under no circumstances will any person be entitled to any sum greater than the purchase price paid for the drive. To obtain warranty service, call LaCie Technical Support. You will be asked to provide your LaCie product’s serial number, and you may be asked to furnish proof of purchase to confirm that the drive is still under warranty. All drives returned to LaCie must be securely packaged in their original box and shipped with postage prepaid. Register online for free technical support: www.lacie.com/register Warranty page 28

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