d2 Quadra v3 2 TB

LaCie d2 Quadra v3 2 TB manual

d2 Quadra v3 2 TB

User manual for the LaCie d2 Quadra v3 2 TB in Dutch. This PDF manual has 52 pages.

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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page  Table of Contents Table of Contents Health and Safety Precautions 3 General Use Precautions 3 1. Introduction To The LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 5 1.1. Hard Drive Heat Management 6 2. Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 7 2.1. Minimum System Requirements 7 2.2. Package Content 8 2.3. Views Of The Drive 9 2.4. Cables and Connectors 11 3. Installing Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 14 3.1. Connecting the Power Supply 15 3.2.a. Connecting the USB 2.0 Interface Cable 16 3.2.b. Connecting the FireWire 400 Interface Cable 17 3.2.c. Connecting the FireWire 800 Interface Cable 18 3.2.d. Connecting the eSATA Interface Cable 19 3.3. Connecting Multiple Devices 20 3.4. Disconnecting Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 21 3.5. Switching Interfaces 21 3.6. LaCie Shortcut Button 22 4. Helpful Information 30 4.1. Formatting and Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 31 4.2. Interface Comparisons 34 5. FireWire Questions & Answers 35 6. USB Questions & Answers 37 7. eSATA Questions & Answers 39 8.Troubleshooting 41 8.1. Mac Users 41 8.2. Windows Users 43 9. Contacting Customer Support 46 9.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts 47 10. Warranty Information 48 Glossary 49
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page  Forward Copyrights Copyright © 2007 LaCie. All rights reserved. No part of this publi- cation may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, me- chanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie. Trademarks Apple,Mac,and Macintosh are reg- istered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc.Microsoft,Windows 98,Windows 98 SE,Windows 2000,Windows Mil- lennium Edition and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks men- tioned 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 reason- able 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 Cana- dian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. FCC Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following conditions: The devices may not cause harmful interference The devices must accept any inter- ference received, including inter- ference that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pur- suant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installa- tion. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency en- ergy 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 oc- cur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful inter- ference to radio or television reception, 1. 2. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the in- terference by one or more of the fol- lowing 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 experienced 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 operate the product. Manufacturer’s Declara- tion for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the fol- lowing European standards: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN55024 With reference to the following condi- tions: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Direc- tive; 89/336/EEC EMC Directive • • • • Tested To Comply With FCC standards For Home or Office Use LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive CAUTION: Modifications not authorized by the manu- facturer may void the user’s authority to operate this device.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page  Forward This symbol on the prod- uct or on its packaging indicates that this prod- uct 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 collec- tion point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recy- cled 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. 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. Do not open your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive or attempt to disas- semble 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 LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive contains no user-ser- viceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Sup- port 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 d2 Quadra Hard Drive, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so in- creases the risk of electrical shock, • short-circuiting, fire or personal in- jury. Make sure that the computer and LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive are electrically grounded. If the de- vices are not grounded, there is an increased risk of electrical shock. Power requirements 100-240 V~, 1.5 A, 60-50 Hz, (Supply voltage fluctuations not exceeding ± 10% of the nominal, transient over-voltages according to over-voltage category II). • Health and Safety Precautions General Use Precautions Do not expose the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 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 d2 Quadra Hard Drive or disfigure its cas- ing. Avoid placing your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive near a source • of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inverse- ly, placing your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive in an environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. AlwaysunplugtheLaCied2Quadra Hard Drive 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 d2 Quadra Hard Drive 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. • • CAUTION: The LaCie d2 Quadra Hard drive's warranty may be void as a result of the failure to respect the precau- tions listed above.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page  Forward Do not place the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive near sources of mag- netic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive. • Do not place heavy objects on top of the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive or use excessive force on it. Never use excessive force on your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive. If you detect a problem, see the Trou- bleshooting section in this manual. • • CAUTION: A shielded-type power cord is required in order to meet FCC emission limits and also to prevent interference to the nearby radio and televi- sion reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used. Important Info: Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data.To help prevent the loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data; one copy on your external hard drive, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard drive, another external hard drive or some other form of removable storage media. LaCie offers a complete line of CD and DVD drives. If you would like more information on backup, please refer to our website. Important Info: 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. 1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Once formatted, the actual available storage capacity varies depending on operating environment (typically 5-10% less).
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page  Thank you for purchasing the new LaCie d2 Quadra with Quadruple Interface. Combining compatibil- ity with high throughput rates and mammoth storage capacity, the Quadra is ideally suited for audio/video pros working with large amounts of DV and SD video or professional level 2D/3D imaging projects, or high speed data backup. With its four interfaces, the Quadra Hard Drive is universally compatible with almost any computer and can be daisy-chained with peripherals or expanded via FireWire. Engineered to fit seamlessly in to any work environ- ment, the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive with Quadru- ple Interface can be stood vertically on the LaCie Drive Stand (included), placed in the LaCie Desk Rack (sold separately) or incorporated into standard 19” computer equipment racks with the LaCie Rackmount Kit (sold separately). 1. Introduction To The LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive Introduction Your Quadra Hard Drive Capabilities ■ USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800, eSATA interfaces • Interface transfer rate of up to 1.5 Gbits/s via eSATA • Daisy-chain digital video cameras directly to the drive • Connects to all of the FireWire and USB stan- dard interfaces • Back up your computer’s internal hard drive • Store and exchange data between several computers •
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page  The LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive’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 casing absorbs heat and will take advantage of its large surface to further dis- sipate heat outside the casing. Because of this advanta- geous feature,heat is taken away from the internal drive, keeping it safe and prolonging its life and reliability. As a consequence, it is normal that the external casing is hot to the touch. Please make sure that the vents of the back-bezel and front-bezel are not obstructed so that there is a natural airflow across the casing. 1.1. Hard Drive Heat Management Heat Dissipation Design ■ Introduction Smart Fan Technology ■ 1 2 3 The casing alone is a great way to dissipate heat with- out the need of a fan.Therefore,currently,most drives do not require a fan. Only the largest capacity drives may need a fan.To find out if your drive includes a fan,please refer to the item number and product datasheet. Some models of the d2 Quadra Hard Drive have a thermo-regulated “smart fan”, which activates when the heat inside the casing reaches a certain temperature. The smart fan adjusts automatically to changes in tem- perature. Upright, Stack & Rackmount Configuration ■ Heat dissipation is maximized when the drive is in the upright position (1).If you have several LaCie drives stacked on each other, please remember to attach the included rubber feet on the under side of your drives (2).This will allow for some airflow between your drives so that the heat dissipation can work effectively - espe- cially if your LaCie drive does not include a fan. LaCie does not recommend stacking or racking more than 3 d2 drives on top of each other (3), especially if these drives are turned ON simultaneously.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page  Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 2. Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 2.1. Minimum System Requirements Windows Users ■ Mac Users ■ eSATA*, FireWire 800*, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 port Windows 2000, Windows XP or later 500MHz processor or higher Minimum 128MB RAM (512MB recommended) • • • • eSATA*, FireWire 800*, FireWire 400 or USB 2.0 port Mac OS 10.2.8 (Mac OS 10.3 for eSATA) or later G4, G5, Intel 500MHz processor or higher Minimum 128MB RAM (512MB recommended) • • • • Important Info: The LaCie d2 Quadra is compatible with the Intel Core processors. * Most computers do not come from the factory with FireWire 800 or eSATA ports, so you may need to purchase a PCI, PCI-X or PCI-Express card to be able to connect your d2 Quadra via these interfaces. LaCie offers a wide selection of eSATA and FireWire 800 cards. Visit the LaCie website at www.lacie.com/accessories Technical note: The LaCie Shortcut Button is not compatible with eSATA. To use the Shortcut Button, connect your LaCie hard drive to your computer via USB or FireWire.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page  2.2. Package Content Important Info: Please save your pack- aging. In the event that the drive should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging. LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive Vertical stand kit Power supply kit Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable FireWire 400 6-to-6-pin cable eSATA-to-eSATA cable FireWire 800 9-to-9-pin cable LaCie Storage Utilities CD-ROM (includes User Manual) LaCie Shortcut Button CD-ROM Quick Install Guide w 1 3 5 2 4 6 7 Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive should contain the following: 1 2 Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 8 4 7 3 5 9 LaCie User Manuals LaCie ‘1-Click’ Backup Software (Windows XP/2000, Mac OS X) Silverkeeper backup software (Mac OS 9 & OS X) Silverlining Pro Utilities (Mac OS 9) © 2 0 0 7 , L a C i e . A l l r i g h t s reserved. LaCie and the LaCie logo are trademarks of LaCie, which may be registered in som e j u r i s d i c t i o n s . • 7 1 1 2 6 8 d2 Storage Utilities version 1.4.6 (Windows and Mac OS compatible) 8 Quick Install Guide LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 & eSATA 10 SATA SATA 6 10 © 2 0 0 7 L a Cie, all rights reserved. LaCie and the LaCie logo are trademarks of LaCie which may be registered in some jurisdictio n s . 7 1 1 2 6 9 LaCie Shortcut Button Launch any application with one easy push Windows: EMC® Retrospect® Express HD 2.0 with Shortcut Button for Windows XP, Windows 2000 Mac: EMC® Retrospect® Express HD with Shortcut Button for Mac OS 10.2.8 or higher 9
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page  2.3. Views Of The Drive Shortcut Button with Activity LED Push the Shortcut Button to launch the docu- ment or application of your choice (see section 3.6, LaCie Shortcut Button for more informa- tion). The LED remains lit to show that the drive is on, and blinks to indicate drive activity. Front View ■ 1 Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive 1
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 10 1 Lock Slot - This slot is used to connect an anti- theft chain lock, such as a Kensington security lock*, for maximum protection. 2 Rackmount Grooves - These grooves are used for attaching your drive to the Drive Stand, mounting in the Desk Rack kit (sold separately) or placing your drive in standard 19” computer equipment racks using the LaCie Rackmount Kit (sold separately). 3 On/Off/Auto Power Switch - The auto position allows the drive to be powered on and off automatically with your computer (works with FireWire and USB connections only). This feature also allows the drive to manage power consumption. If the system’s power fan supports it, the LaCie d2 Quadra will spin down while in power save mode. The d2 Quadra will then take several seconds to spin up to full power. 4 eSATA Port - This is where you plug in the eSATA cable furnished with the drive. See page 19, Connecting the Interface Cable for more information. 5 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Port - This is where you plug in the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable furnished with the drive. See page 16, Connecting the Interface Cable for more information. 6 FireWire 800 Ports - This is where you plug in the FireWire 800 cable furnished with the drive. See page 18, Connecting the Interface Cable for more information. 7 FireWire 400 Port - This is where you plug in the FireWire 400 cable furnished with the drive. See page 17, Connecting the Interface Cable for more information. 8 Power Supply Connection - This is where you plug in the AC adapter supplied with the drive. See page 15, Connecting The Power Supply for more information. Rear View ■ Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive * Kensington © 2006 Kensington Computer Products Group WARRANTY VOID IF SEAL BROKEN. • • • ••• ••••••••••• • • • • • • ••••••• ! off auto on FW4OO FW8OO FW8OO USB 2.O eSATA 2 8 1 7 6 5 4 3
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 11 FireWire 400, also known as IEEE 1394, is a high- speed serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer or to each other, and FireWire 800 is the implementation of the new IEEE 1394b standard. FireWire 800 offers increased bandwidth and ex- tended distance between devices. FireWire 800 is ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications, such as audio, video and graphics. Please see page 35, FireWire Ques- tions And Answers for more information on FireWire. 2.4. Cables and Connectors FireWire 400 & FireWire 800 ■ FireWire 800 Benefits Resourceful architecture: FireWire 800 reduces delays in arbitration and signal distortion, and increases throughput. • Backwards compatibility: adapter cables al- low FireWire 400 devices to operate under the FireWire 800 port (at FireWire 400 speed). • FireWire 400 & FireWire 800 Benefits Hot-pluggable: devices can be added and re- moved while the bus is active. • Isochronous data delivery: no dropped frames – FireWire supports real-time data delivery. • Flexible: up to 63 devices can be connected on a single bus. • FireWire Icons ThesesiconswillhelpyoueasilyidentifytheFireWire interface. They appear on FireWire cables, and next to the FireWire port connectors on certain computers. FireWire Cables There are two categories of FireWire cables on the market: FireWire 800 cables, which feature the 9-to-9- pin, 9-to-6-pin, and 9-to-4-pin cables; and the original FireWire cables which feature the 6-to-6-pin and 6-to- 4-pin cables. Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive FireWire 800 Cable and Cable End FireWire 400 Cable and Cable End iLink/DV Cable and Cable End (Sold separately) For more information on the differences between the d2 Quadra’s interfaces, see chapter 4.2. Interface Comparison. FireWire icon iLink icon DV icon
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 12 Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive USB is a serial input/output technology for connect- ing peripheral devices to a computer or to each other. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 is the latest implementation of this standard, and it provides the necessary bandwidth and data transfer rates to support high speed devices such as hard drives, CD/DVD drives and digital cameras. Please see page 37, USB Questions And Answers for more information on USB’s uses and capabilities. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ■ Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Benefits Backwards compatibility: Hi-Speed USB 2.0 works with the original USB specifications. Hot-swappable: no need to shut down or restart your computer when adding or removing de- vices. • • USB 2.0 icon USB 1.1 icon USB Icons These icons will help you easily identify the USB interfaces. They appear on USB cables and next to the USB port connectors on certain computers. USB 2.0 Cables Your LaCie drive is shipped with a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable,to ensure maximum data transfer performance when connected to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port.The cable will also work when connected to a USB port, but drive performance will be limited to USB 1.1 transfer rates. USB 2.0 Cable and Cable End For more information on the differences between the d2 Quadra’s interfaces, see chapter 4.2. Interface Comparison.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 13 eSATA ■ Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive uses the latest in SATA technology, allowing interface (or bus) trans- fer rates of up to 1.5 Gbits/s. SATA technology was originally developed to serve as an internal interface,de- livering improved performance to internal connections. Soon after, eSATA, or external SATA was developed, allowing for the use of shielded cables outside the PC. eSATA technology was developed to be rugged and durable. eSATA connectors do not have the “L”shaped design of other SATA connectors.In addition,the guide features are vertically offset and reduced in size to pre- vent the use of unshielded internal cables in external ap- plications. Please see page 39, eSATA Questions And Answers for more information on eSATA’s uses and capabilities. External SATA (eSATA) Benefits eSATA interface can achieve up to 1.5 Gbits/s transfer rate Plug orientation – An extrusion on the outside of the connector helps guide and align the connec- tor during insertion. Hot-plug support – eSATA enables adding and removing a drive without having to power down the system or reboot. Utilizing staggered pins to aid insertion, the specification ensures device de- tection and passive and active limits to in-rush current. • • • eSATA 1.5 Gbits/s icon eSATA Icons These icons will help you easily identify the eSATA interfaces.They appear on eSATA cables and next to the eSATA port connectors on certain computers. eSATA Cables Your LaCie drive is shipped with a eSATA cable, to ensure maximum data transfer performance when con- nected to a eSATA port. eSATA Cable and Cable End SATA SATA Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive For more information on the differences between the d2 Quadra’s interfaces, see chapter 4.2. Interface Comparison. Technical note: You can connect your d2 Quadra to a first-generation SATA PCI card inter- face. However, you will need a SATA-to-eSATA cable (not included).
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 14 3. Installing Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive There are two parts to connecting and turning on your LaCie d2 Quadra: 1) connect the power supply to the drive and to an outlet, and 2) connecting an inter- face cable to the drive and to your computer In about five minutes, you should be able to access your new hard drive to back up data and to transfer files between com- puters and other peripherals. Thanks to its support of four different interfaces and its support of both the Mac and Windows operating system, the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive gives you many connectivity options. These steps are divided into sections by operating system (Mac or Windows) and the type of interface cable (FireWire 800, FireWire 400, eSATA and Hi-Speed USB 2.0). This chapter also has helpful information about con- necting digital video cameras to the LaCie drive, con- necting multiple devices and special steps that need to be followed when disconnecting the drive or switching between the different interfaces. Installing Your LaCie Hard Drive Step 1 Connecting the Power Supply Page 15 Step 2 Connecting the USB 2.0 Cable Page 16 Connecting the FireWire 400 Cables Page 17 Connecting the FireWire 800 Cables Page 18 Connecting the eSATA Cable Page 19 Connecting Multiple Devices Page 20 CAUTION: Your LaCie d2 Quadra relies on its aluminum alloy casing to help dissipate heat. Make sure to place your drive in a well ventilated space, do not block the ventilation outlet on the back of the drive and keep the area in front of the drive unobstructed to allow for proper airflow. Important Info: You cannot have the FireWire, USB, or eSATA interfaces connected at the same time. If you would like to switch be- tween interfaces, you must follow the steps on page 21, Switching Interfaces. Technical note: If you plan to use your drive in a cross-platform (Mac/Windows) envi- ronment, consider reformatting the drive to the MS-DOS (also known as FAT 32) File System format. See page 30 for more details.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 15 Connect Cable A to your LaCie Drive. Connect Cable B to the Power supply brick (C). Connect Cable B to a surge protector or wall outlet. 1. 2. 3. On the back of the drive, turn on the drive by flipping the power switch to ON or AUTO (drive powers on/hibernates automatically; available only for USB/FireWire connections). 4. 3.1. Connecting the Power Supply The power supply kit is composed of two cables: one cable (A) connects to the LaCie drive; and the other cable (B) connects to a power outlet, such as a wall out- let or a surge protector. off auto on FW4OO USB 2.O FW8OO FW8OO eSATA C CAUTION: Only use 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 trans- porting your LaCie drive. Failure to remove the adapter may result in damage to your drive and will void your warranty. • • Technical note: On/Off/Auto Power Switch: The AUTO position allows the drive to be pow- ered on and off automatically with your computer (works with USB and FireWire connection only). If the system’s power fan supports it, the LaCie d2 Quadra will spin down while in the power save mode. The d2 Quadra will then take several sec- onds to spin up to full power. Use this position when energy efficiency and quiet drive operation are priorities. The ON position is ideal for network configura- tions and allows quick access to your data. You must use the On switch to power on your drive when connected via eSATA. The OFF position is ideal for protecting your d2 Quadra against viruses. The Off mode also isolates your hard drive from incorrect operation, protect- ing your data when your d2 Quadra is not in use. • • • Installing Your LaCie Hard Drive Technical note: If you are using the LaCie Serial ATA PCI Card to connect your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive to your com- puter, you can draw power from the PCI card to operate your hard drive. Please refer to the LaCie Serial ATA PCI Card User Manual for guidelines and instructions. A B
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 16 Installing Your LaCie Hard Drive 3.2.a. Connecting the USB 2.0 Interface Cable Connect the Power supply cable (page 15) and turn on the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive by flipping the power switch to ON or AUTO (drive powers on/ hibernates automatically; available only for USB/ FireWire connections). Connect the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable into the Hi- Speed USB 2.0 port on the back of the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive (A). Attach the other end of the interface cable to an available USB port on your computer (B). 1. 2. 3. off auto on FW4OO USB 2.O FW8OO FW8OO eSATA 4 .Windows Users: You must format the drive before it will mount in your My Computer folder. See page 31, Formatting and Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive, for more details. Mac Users: The drive is pre-formatted for Mac use and should appear on your desktop. Technical note: To achieve Hi-Speed USB 2.0 transfer rates, you have to be connected to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port on your computer. Otherwise, you will be limited to USB 1.1 data transfer rates. A B Technical note: For more information on USB connections, see the following pages: Page 11, Cables and Connectors Page 37, USB Questions & Answers • •
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 17 Installing Your LaCie Hard Drive 3.2.b. Connecting the FireWire 400 Interface Cable Connect the power supply cable (page 15) and turn on the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive by flipping the power switch to ON or AUTO (drive powers on/ hibernates automatically; available only for USB/ FireWire connections). Connect the FireWire 400 cable into the FireWire 400 port on the back of the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive (A). Attach the other end of the interface cable to an available FireWire 400 port on your computer (B). 1. 2. 3. off auto on FW4OO USB 2.O FW8OO FW8OO eSATA A B Technical note: For more information on FireWire connections, see the following pages: Page 11, Cables and Connectors Page 35, FireWire Questions & Answers • • Technical note: For information on daisy-chaining using the FireWire interface, see page 20, Connecting Multiple Devices. 4 .Windows Users: You must format the drive before it will mount in your My Computer folder. See page 31, Formatting and Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive, for more details. Mac Users: The drive is pre-formatted for Mac use and should appear on your desktop.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 18 Installing Your LaCie Hard Drive 3.2.c. Connecting the FireWire 800 Interface Cable Connect the power supply cable (page 15) and turn on the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive by flipping the power switch to ON or AUTO (drive powers on/ hibernates automatically; available only for USB/ FireWire connections). Connect the FireWire 800 cable into the FireWire 800 port on the back of the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive (A). Attach the other end of the interface cable to an available FireWire 800 port on your computer (B). 1. 2. 3. off auto on FW4OO USB 2.O FW8OO FW8OO eSATA A B Technical note: For information on daisy-chaining using the FireWire interface, see page 20, Connecting Multiple Devices. 4 .Windows Users: You must format the drive before it will mount in your My Computer folder. See page 31, Formatting and Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive, for more details. Mac Users: The drive is pre-formatted for Mac use and should appear on your desktop. Technical note: For more information on FireWire connections, see the following pages: Page 12, Cables and Connectors Page 35, FireWire Questions & Answers • •
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 19 Installing Your LaCie Hard Drive 3.2.d. Connecting the eSATA Interface Cable Connect the power supply cable (page 15) and turn on the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive by flipping the power switch to ON (the AUTO position is avail- able only for USB/FireWire connections). If you plan to connect the eSATA interface cable to a LaCie eSATA PCI-X card port, make sure that the card has been installed completely and correctly. Refer to the card’s User Manual for details. Connect the eSATA cable into the eSATA port on the back of the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive (A). Attach the other end of the interface cable to an available eSATA port on your computer (B). 1. 2. 3. 4. off auto on FW4OO USB 2.O FW8OO FW8OO eSATA A B Technical note: For more information on eSATA connections, see the following pages: Page 13, Cables and Connectors Page 39, eSATA Questions & Answers • • 4 .Windows Users: You must format the drive before it will mount in your My Computer folder. See page 31, Formatting and Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive, for more details. Mac Users: The drive is pre-formatted for Mac use and should appear on your desktop.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 20 Installing Your LaCie Hard Drive 3.3. Connecting Multiple Devices With both FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 inter- faces,it is possible to connect another hard drive or digi- tal video camera directly to the LaCie d2 Quadra (this connection is called “daisy-chaining”). To daisy-chain devices, you must be using the same interface (FireWire). Your computer will not recognize the daisy-chained device if the interfaces are mixed,i.e.a FireWire device attached to a drive that is connected to the computer via the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface. 1. Connect your LaCie d2 Quadra’s power supply and host computer interface by following the steps on page 15 and on 17 (FireWire 400) or 18 (FireWire 800) (A/B). 2. To attach a digital video camera*: a. Using the iLink/DV cable (sold separately), con- nect the 4-pin end of the cable to the 4-pin port on your digital camera. b. Connect the 6-pin end of the iLink/DV cable to the 6-pin FireWire port on the back of the LaCie Hard drive (C). To attach a FireWire peripheral: a. Connect the FireWire 400 or 800 cable into an available FireWire 400 or 800 port on your FireWire peripheral. b. Attach the other end of the FireWire 400 or 800 cable to an available FireWire 400 or 800 port on the LaCie d2 Quadra (C). 3. The digital camera should now appear under My Computer (Windows users) or on the desktop (Mac users). off auto on FW4OO USB 2.O FW8OO FW8OO eSATA A B Important Info: You can not have the FireWire and USB interfaces connected at the same time. If you would like to switch between interfaces, you must follow the steps on page 21, Switching Interfaces. Daisy-Chain Configurations ■ FireWire 400 device connected directly to the LaCie d2 Quadra, which is connected to the computer via the FireWire 800 port. iLink/DV device connected directly to the LaCie d2 Quadra, which is connected to the computer via the FireWire 800 port. FireWire 800 device connected directly to the LaCie d2 Quadra, which is connected to the computer via the FireWire 800 port. • • • Technical note: When you daisy-chain using a mix of interfaces (FireWire 400 and FireWire 800) the resultant speed will be limited to the lowest common denominator (FireWire 400 speeds). * Some cameras do not support this configuration or may downgrade your LaCie d2 Quadra’s performance C
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 21 Installing Your LaCie Hard Drive 3.4. Disconnecting Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive FireWire, eSATA and USB external 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 you follow these steps when disconnecting your LaCie d2 Quadra. Windows 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 im- age). A message will appear, detailing the devices that the Eject icon controls, i.e. “Safely remove...”. Click on this prompt. You will be then given this message: “Safe to Remove Hardware” (or similar). It is now safe to disconnect the device. 1. 2. 3. Mac Users ■ Drag the hard drive icon to the trash. The drive can now be disconnected. 1. 2. 3.5. Switching Interfaces FireWire, eSATA and USB external 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 impor- tant to unmount your drive before switching interfaces. See chapter 3.4. Disconnecting Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive, for the unmounting procedure.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 22 3.6. LaCie Shortcut Button The LaCie Shortcut Button allows you to use your LaCie hard drive to perform a variety of automated tasks on your computer. Instantly back up your work files with EMC® Retrospect® Express, open a family budget spreadsheet, or launch your most commonly- used applications simply by pushing the blue button on the front of your drive. LaCie Shortcut Button will help you to customize the Button to perform the action of your choice. Setup is easy – just install the software and push the Button on your LaCie hard drive to set up the button action. Technical note: eSATA bus is not com- patible with LaCie Shortcut Button.To use LaCie Shortcut Button,connect your LaCie hard drive to your computer via USB or FireWire. 3.6.1. Software Installation ■ To install LaCie Shortcut Button and EMC Retrospect Express: Insert the installation CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. Double-click the CD icon. Follow the on-screen instructions. 1. 2. 3. Technical note: EMC Retrospect Ex- press and LaCie Shorcut Button must be unin- stalled separately. Uninstalling EMC Retrospect Express does not uninstall LaCie Shortcut But- ton. Mac Users EMC Retrospect Express is installed in the Applications folder. LaCie Shortcut Button appears in System Preferences (see section 3.6.3, Changing But- ton Settings). ❖ ❖ Windows Users EMC Retrospect Express is installed in C:/Program Files. LaCie Shortcut Button appears in the Control Panel (see section 3.6.3, Changing Button Set- tings). ❖ ❖ Technical note: eSATA bus is not com- patible with LaCie Shortcut Button.To use LaCie Shortcut Button,connect your LaCie hard drive to your computer via USB or FireWire. Important Info: For instructions on us- ing EMC Retrospect Express,please see the EMC Retrospect Express user manual, installed with the application. LaCie Shortcut Button
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 23 You can set up the Button to automatically back up data from your computer to your LaCie hard drive or to perform a custom action. Make sure your LaCie hard drive is connected to your computer and turned on and then push the button on the front of the drive. The LaCie Shortcut Button Welcome screen appears. Click OK. The LaCie Shortcut Button main window opens. See Fig. 3.6.2.A (Mac) and 3.6.2.B (Windows). 1. 2. Fig. 3.6.2.A Important Info: Pushing the button launches setup only once. After setup, pushing the button will launch the action you specify in setup. Mac Interface ■ Fig. 3.6.2.B Windows Interface ■ Drive List – Displays all compatible LaCie drives currently connected to your computer. Settings and Information – Displays and modi- fies LaCie Shortcut Button preferences for the se- lected drive. Also displays drive information. Show in system tray – Check this box to display the LaCie Shortcut Button icon in the system tray (Windows only). 3.6.2. Setup ■ LaCie Shortcut Button
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 24 Select the drive you want to modify from the drive list. “EMC Retrospect Express” is selected by default. Click OK. See A in Fig. 3.6.2.C and 3.6.2.D. EMC Retrospect Express launches. Use EMC Ret- rospect Express to make settings for the backup you want to perform each time you push the LaCie But- ton. After you have configured EMC Retrospect Ex- press, each time you push the Button, EMC Retrospect Express will automatically perform the backup opera- tion specified in setup.To change the backup operation, launch EMC Retrospect Express and change settings. 3. 4. 5. Select the drive you want to modify from the drive list. To use a custom action, click the “Please choose a custom action...” radio button. See B in Fig. 3.6.2.C and 3.6.2.D. Click the Choose... button and navigate to the ap- plication, document or script you want to launch with the Button. Click Open. A new icon and name are displayed for the selected application, document or script. Click Apply. Click OK. 3. 4. 5. 6. Set up EMC Retrospect Express ■ Set up a Custom Action ■ Select the drive you want to modify from the drive list. To disable the Button for this drive, select “No ac- tion.” See C in Fig. 3.6.2.C amd 3.6.2. D. Windows users, if the system tray icon is activated, the alert in Fig. 3.6.2.E will appear when the button is pushed. 3. 4. Disable the Button ■ Fig. 3.6.2.C Fig. 3.6.2.D Fig. 3.6.2.E Important Info: Please consult the EMC Retrospect Express user manual for informations on creating and modifying backups. LaCie Shortcut Button
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 25 To change the action assigned to a Button, open LaCie Shortcut Button by clicking on the LaCie Short- cut Button icon in System Preferences (Apple Menu > System Preferences…). See Fig. 3.6.3.A. Select the Settings tab and follow the instructions in section 3.6.2 beginning with step 3 of the type of action you want to activate. Fig. 3.6.3.A Mac Users ■ Windows Users ■ To change the action assigned to a Button, open LaCie Shortcut Button by clicking on the LaCie Short- cut Button icon in the Control Panel (Start > Settings > Control Panel). See Fig. 3.6.3.B. Select the Settings tab and follow the instructions in section 3.6.2 beginning with step 3 of the type of action you want to activate. Fig. 3.6.3.B 3.6.3. Changing Button Settings ■ LaCie Shortcut Button
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 26 At launch, LaCie Shortcut Button will search for LaCie Shortcut Button-compatible drives and display them in the drive list. See A in Fig. 3.6.4.A (Mac) and 3.6.4.B (Windows). If no drives can be detected on the USB or FireWire bus, the list will display “No drives connected.” See B in Fig. 3.6.4.A (Mac) and 3.6.4.B (Windows). Check your drive’s connections and make sure it is turned on. If the problem persists, see section 4,Troubleshooting. Technical note: eSATA bus is not com- patible with LaCie Shortcut Button.To use LaCie Shortcut Button,connect your LaCie hard drive to your computer via USB or FireWire. Fig. 3.6.4.B Fig. 3.6.4.A 3.6.4. Drive Detection ■ LaCie Shortcut Button
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 27 Fig. 3.6.4.C Windows Connection Alerts ■ Windows Users Only: The LaCie Shortcut Button icon in the system tray displays a connection message when a button-enabled LaCie drive is connected or disconnected from the computer. See Fig. 3.6.4.C. To remove the LaCie Shortcut Button icon from the system tray, uncheck the “Show in system tray” check box on the LaCie Shortcut Button main window. See Fig. 3.6.4.D. Fig. 3.6.4.D LaCie Shortcut Button
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 28 The Information tab of LaCie Shortcut Button dis- plays basic details of the drive selected in the drive list. Items on the Information tab are not editable. See Fig. 3.6.5.A (Mac) and 3.6.5.B (Windows). Fig. 3.6.5.A The software version number of the LaCie Shortcut Button is displayed below the drive list. To search for new updates, go to www.lacie.com/support. Fig. 3.6.6 Fig. 3.6.5.B 3.6.5. Information ■ 3.6.6. Updates ■ LaCie Shortcut Button
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 29 Problem Solution Drive is connected, but “No drives connected” message appears in the drive list. Check both ends of the FireWire or USB cable to make sure they are fully seated in their respective ports.Try disconnecting the cables, waiting 10 seconds, and then reconnecting them. If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again. NOTE: eSATA bus is not compatible with LaCie Shortcut Button.To use LaCie Shortcut Button, connect your LaCie hard drive to your computer via USB or FireWire. Nothing happens when the button is pushed. Make sure the drive is connected to your computer. See above. Launch LaCie Shortcut Button from System Preferences. Make sure the drive appears in the drive list. Make sure that the “No action”button is off.If it is on,select the EMC Retrospect Express action or a custom action. ❖ ❖ “The action [“action name”] can’t be launched” error message when the button is pushed. If the application, document or script you defined as the custom action has been moved from its location at the time you defined the action, LaCie Shortcut Button will not be able to locate or launch it. Either redefine the action by clicking Choose... to select the applica- tion, document or script in its new location or return it to its original location. Problem Solution Drive is connected, but “No drives connected” message appears in the drive list. Check both ends of the FireWire or USB cable to make sure they are fully seated in their respective ports.Try disconnecting the cables, waiting 10 seconds, and then reconnecting them. If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again. NOTE: eSATA bus is not compatible with LaCie Shortcut Button.To use LaCie Shortcut Button, connect your LaCie hard drive to your computer via USB or FireWire. Nothing happens when the button is pushed. Make sure the drive is connected to your computer. See above. Launch the LaCie Shortcut Button by double-clicking on the LaCie Shortcut Button system tray icon or from Control Panel > LaCie Shortcut Button. Make sure the drive appears in the drive list. Make sure that the “No action”button is off.If it is on,select the EMC Retrospect Express action or a custom action. ❖ ❖ “File not found. Renew custom action selection.” error message when the button is pushed. If the application, document or script you defined as the custom action has been moved from its location at the time you defined the action, LaCie Shortcut Button will not be able to locate or launch it. Redefine the action by clicking Choose... to select the application, document or script in its new location. 3.6.7. Troubleshooting – Mac ■ 3.6.8. Troubleshooting – Windows ■ LaCie Shortcut Button
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 30 Helpful Information Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive is formatted in HFS+.This is the most efficient format for use with your Mac. If you would like to share this hard drive with PC users, you will have to reformat your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive. What is Formatting? Formatting a disk consists of the following: the op- erating system erases all of the bookkeeping informa- tion 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. File System Formats There are essentially three different file system for- mats: NTFS, FAT 32, and Mac OS Extended (HFS+). See the following chart for more information. ■ ■ Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive After you’ve formatted the drive, you will have the opportunity to divide the hard drive into sections, called partitions. 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 Office documents, one for your backup, and one for your multimedia files. ■ 4. Helpful Information Technical note: FAT 32 is recom- mended for sharing a hard drive with Win- dows 98 SE and Mac OS users. However keep in mind that the FAT 32 format will slow down your hard drive and single file size is limited to 4 GB. Use NTFS if... Use HFS+ if... ...you will be using the drive only under Windows 2000 or Win- dows XP (performance will generally be greater when compared to FAT 32). This file system is compatible in read only mode with Mac OS 10.3 and higher. ...you will be using the drive on Macs only; performance will generally be greater when compared to FAT 32. This file system is NOT compatible with Windows OS. Use FAT 32 if... For more information, please refer to page 31, Formatting And Partitioning Your LaCie Hard Drive. ...you will be using your drive between both Windows and Mac OS 9.x or 10.x; or sharing the drive between Windows 2000, XP, and 98 SE. Maximum single file size: 4GB.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 31 Helpful Information 4.1. Formatting and Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive Once you have setup your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive, you can reformat it to suit your needs. Windows Users ■ Disk management utility Disk management utility Windows 2000 and XP – Use the Disk Manage- ment Utility, which is native to the operating system. Formatting Using Windows 2000 and Windows XP The process of formatting a drive on a computer running Windows 2000 or Windows XP consists of two steps: (1) installing a signature on the drive, and (2) formatting the drive.These steps will erase anything that is on the disk. Connect the drive to the computer via the interface port. Right click My Computer and click Manage. From the Computer Management window, select Disk Management (located below the Storage group). If the Initialize and Convert Disk Wizard window appears, click Cancel. Windows will list the hard drives that are installed on the system. Locate the drive that is represented by the icon. Right click the icon and select Initialize. In the box to the right that says Unallocated, right click and select New Partition... In the first page of the New Partition Wizard, click Next. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 32 Helpful Information 8. Click Next. 9. Click Next. 10. Click Next. 11. Click Next. 12. In this window, you have the option of selecting the Quick Format option. This allows a much faster format; however, this will disallow Disk Manage- ment to check the drive for errors (recommended). Click Next. Important Info: Please refer to page 30, Helpful Information, for a more detailed com- parison of the various file system formats. Disk management utility Disk management utility (drive ready for use) 13. Click Finish to begin the format process. 14. Your drive is ready for use and should now appear in your My Computer.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 33 Helpful Information Connect the drive to the computer via one of its in- terfaces and turn on the drive by pressing the blue button. Go to the Menu Bar, and open Go. From the Go menu, click on Applications. In the Applications menu, open the Utilities folder, and then double-click Disk Utility from the Utilities folder. The Disk 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 labeled LaCie Hard Drive. From the Volume Scheme: button, choose the num- ber of partitions you want to divide the drive into by clicking on the pull down menu starting with Cur- rent (Mac OS 10.x gives you the option of dividing the drive into at most 8 partitions). You can custom- ize the size of the partitions by using the slide bar between the partitions in the Volume Scheme: area. In the Volume Information section, create a name for each partition, choose the volume format (Mac OS Extended, Mac OS Standard or UNIX File Sys- tem) and the volume size. Once you have finalized the volume format, number of partitions, size and options, click OK.The follow- ing 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. 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. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Mac Users ■ Mac OS 10.x will use the Apple Disk Utility appli- cation, which is native to the operating system. Formatting Using Mac OS 10.x Important Info: 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. Disk management utility (Mac) Important Info: Please refer to page 30, Helpful Information, for a more detailed comparison of the various file sys- tem formats. Important Info: Apple recom- mends 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.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 34 Helpful Information 4.2. Interface Comparisons Deciding which interface to use, whether it be Hi- Speed USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 or eSATA can be a complicated decision. Depending on the inter- faces your computer has, your decision should be based on the following: Computer With Hi-Speed USB 2.0, FireWire 400 And FireWire 800 Ports If your computer is equipped with these three interfaces, you have several options to consider. The key decision in this equation is, again, speed. FireWire 800 effectively offers twice the bandwidth of both Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire 400. So, if you are running bandwidth-intensive applications, such as digital audio, video or graphics, FireWire 800 is your clear choice. Computer With Above Interfaces Plus eSATA Ports In a single drive configuration, eSATA and FireWire 800 connections will provide similar transfer rates for your d2 Quadra. FireWire 800, however, allows for longer interface cables and offers the possibility of daisy-chaining with other FireWire devices. The advantage eSATA has over FireWire 800 is that, when several d2 drives are connected to your computer in a RAID0 configuration, FireWire 800 will limit the connection to 100MB/s, while eSATA 1.5Gbits/s can theoretically transfer at up to 150 MB/s. See chapter 7. eSATA Questions and Answers, for more information. Computer With Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire 400 Ports If your computer is equipped with a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port and a FireWire port, you will get noticeably better perfor- mance by using the FireWire connection. Compared to Hi-Speed USB 2.0, FireWire has higher sustained data transfer rates, a feature especially important for audio and video editors. Also, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 will not allow you to daisy-chain multiple hard drives to your computer. Computer With only USB 1.1 Ports If your computer is only equipped with a USB port, your decision is fairly simple: connect via the USB cable provided with your drive. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 is backward compatible and can be used in USB 1.1 ports. Again, you will be limited to USB 1.1 speeds and performance. Another alternative is to purchase a FireWire 400, FireWire 800, Hi-Speed USB 2.0 or eSATA host adapter card that you would install into a PCI, PCI-X or PCI-Express slot on your computer, thereby allowing your computer to take advantage of the performances that these interfaces have to offer. Contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie Customer Support for information about PCI, PC, PCI-X or PCI-Express Cards, or visit our website: www.lacie.com.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 35 FireWire Questions & Answers What Does IEEE 1394 Mean? IEEE (the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) refers to the engineering corps that devel- oped the 1394th standard, defining the high-perfor- mance serial input/output (I/O) bus used to connect peripheral devices.There are now two standards: IEEE 1394a, which refers to the original standard adopted in 1995, and IEEE 1394b, which refers to the new standard, adopted in 2002. What Is The Relationship Between IEEE 1394, FireWire, iLink And DV? These four names all refer to the same interface: IEEE 1394 is the term commonly used in the com- puter industry. FireWire is the brand name used by Apple. iLink is the brand name used by Sony for both con- sumer electronics and personal computers. DV is short for “Digital Video,” and is used as the logo for the interface on most video camcorders. What Are The FireWire Interface Benefits? The FireWire interface is a fast, cross-platform se- rial bus, and is ideal for digital audio, video and graphic applications that demand plenty of bandwidth. Both versions of FireWire offer Plug & Play connectivity, so all you have to do is plug in your drive and you’re ready to go. They also allow up to 63 devices to be connect- ed via a single bus and offer peer-to-peer connectivity, enabling multiple computers and FireWire devices to be connected at the same time. FireWire also supports both isochronous and asynchronous capabilities, mean- ing that it can guarantee real-time data delivery,so there is no danger of inaccurately ordered or delayed frames. ■ ■ • • • • ■ What Is The Difference Between FireWire 400 And FireWire 800? Essentially, the main difference between the two in- terfaces is speed. FireWire 800 effectively doubles the bandwidth of the original FireWire 400 interface. The new FireWire 800 interface offers truly impressive re- sults, with speeds up to 800Mb/s for a single bus, and even greater for several buses in RAID 0 configura- tions. Other key advancements include the support of in- creased cabling distances and a newly enhanced arbitra- tion architecture. Utilizing cables constructed of professional-grade glass optical fiber, when both devices are connected via a FireWire 800 hub, FireWire 800 can burst data across 100 meters of cable. The new arbitration scheme greatly improves on the existing architecture by incorporating advanced 8B10B data encoding (based on codes used by Gigabit Ether- net and Fibre Channel),which reduces signal distortion, and also improves the arbitration time by prepping the arbitration while the current data packet is being sent, so that data is sent as soon as the current transmission is completed. What Are The Ideal Uses For FireWire? FireWire helped fuel a revolution for digital content creators,and was awarded a 2001 Primetime Emmy En- gineering Award by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for its contribution. Due to its high bandwidth and support of both isochronous and asynchronous data delivery, FireWire has found a very successful place in both the computer and consumer electronics industries. Whether connecting game consoles, personal video recorders, home stereo equipment, digital TVs, hard drives, CD/DVD-RW drives, printers, scanners, tape ■ ■ 5. FireWire Questions & Answers
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 36 FireWire Questions & Answers drives or other digital hardware equipment, FireWire is well suited to handle all these requirements. For those working with digital video, the new stan- dard will enable new bandwidth-intensive applications, such as multiple-stream, uncompressed, standard-defi- nition video. Will FireWire 400 Devices Run Faster When Connected To A FireWire 800 Port? Unfortunately, this is not the case. In order to at- tain FireWire 800 speeds, both the device and port have to be FireWire 800 enabled. For instance, an external hard drive with a FireWire 800 9-pin connection will only reach FireWire 800 transfer rates when it is con- nected to a FireWire 800 9-pin host bus adapter card via a properly certified FireWire 800 9-pin to 9-pin beta cable. When a FireWire 400 device is connected to a FireWire 800 port, the FireWire 400 device will only operate at the original FireWire 400 speeds. Will FireWire 800 Devices Work On FireWire 400 Ports And Vice Versa? The new standard was designed to be backwards compatible, meaning that FireWire 800 devices will still operate via the original FireWire 400 port. However, ■ ■ to connect a FireWire 800 device to a FireWire 400 port, a specific adapter cable must be used.Two types of FireWire 400 ports exist: 6-pin and 4-pin. For FireWire 800 devices to work, they must be connected by placing the 9-pin end of the FireWire cable into the FireWire 800 port of the device, and the opposite 6-pin or 4-pin end into the FireWire 400 port. The same holds true for FireWire 400 devices being connected to a FireWire 800 host port. The 4-pin or 6- pin end of the FireWire cable must be connected to the FireWire 400 port of the device,and the 9-pin end must be connected to the FireWire 800 port. When FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 devices are mixed, all transfer rates revert to the original FireWire 400 speed. What Do I Do If My Computer Does Not Have A FireWire Port? Most computers manufactured today incorporate at least one FireWire port. If your computer does not have a native port, you can install one by adding a PCI or PCMCIA host bus adapter card. Please contact your computer supply specialist for a specific card that will work with your system. For more information about PCI cards, please visit: www.lacie.com/addons ■
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 37 USB Questions & Answers What Are The USB Interface Benefits? Cross-platform: Use your USB peripherals on both Mac and Windows platforms. “Hot Swappable”: No need to shut down or restart your computer when adding or removing a USB de- vice. Plug it in and it’s ready to use. Automatic configuration: Once your device is con- nected, your computer recognizes the device and au- tomatically configures the necessary software. Daisy-Chaining: with USB ports on your computer, you can connect up to 127 peripherals using hubs. Easy Installation: One standardized port and plug combination makes it simple to connect. What Is The Difference Between USB And Hi-Speed USB 2.0? The main difference is speed. The original ver- sion of the interface is capable of throughput up to 12Mb/s. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 supports data speeds up to 480 Mb/s,making it 40 times faster than its predecessor. This increased bandwidth translates into higher perfor- mance in demanding applications requiring high trans- fer rates. What Are The Ideal Uses For USB? USB is perfect for more traditional connections such as keyboards, mice, joysticks and scanners. These types of devices don’t require fast data transfer rates,and oper- ate very successfully at the slower speeds. What Are The Ideal Applications For Hi-Speed USB 2.0? Digital cameras, CD/DVD drives, hard drives and ■ • • • • • ■ ■ ■ scanners will all benefit from the added bandwidth and performance gains of the new implementation of the USB standard. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 provides the neces- sary fast data transfer rates that today’s devices require, and combines the earlier specifications so older devices that operated under the original USB standards will still work with Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Will USB Devices Run Faster When Con- nected To A Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Bus? Unfortunately, no.The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 specifica- tion is specifically written to allow developers to design higher speed peripherals that can take advantage of the extra bandwidth. USB devices, though, will still operate at 12Mb/s at full-speed and 1.5Mb/s at low-speed on a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 bus.Even though USB devices won’t run any faster, they can work alongside Hi-Speed USB 2.0 devices on the same bus. However, if you plug in a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device to a USB bus, the speed of the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device will decrease to 12Mb/s. What Is A USB Hub? Technically, you can connect up to 127 devices to a single USB bus. For more than two devices, though, you must make new connections using a peripheral called a “hub.” A hub, which you hook up directly to a USB connector on your computer, usually has 4 or 7 output connections enabling you to connect the same number of peripherals. One of the hub’s main functions is to re- generate signals that lose strength as they are transmit- ted 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 etc, up to a maximum of 127. 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 ■ ■ 6. USB Questions & Answers
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 38 USB Questions & Answers port. If you buy a hub, make sure that it supports per-port switching.This function prevents the entire chain of pe- ripherals from freezing up if one of them is not working properly or is down. Will Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Devices Work On USB Hubs And Vice Versa? You can use your Hi-Speed USB 2.0 devices with USB hubs, but the peripherals will be limited to USB performance levels. There are Hi-Speed USB 2.0 hubs that are able to communicate in three modes: high-speed (480Mb/s), full-speed (12Mb/s), and low-speed (1.5Mb/s). Hi- Speed USB 2.0 is backwards compatible, so you will be able to connect USB devices to Hi-Speed USB 2.0 hubs; however, the USB devices will still maintain their ■ normal performance levels (i.e. 12 Mb/s). In order to achieve the fast data transfer rates of Hi- Speed USB 2.0, you must connect your Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device directly to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port on ei- ther a computer or hub. For more information about the USB interface, please visit: www.lacie.com/technologies Technical note: Avoid using USB connectors found on certain pe- ripherals such as keyboards. These are passive (or passthrough) connectors that lead to power loss and unstable operation. Only use USB cables shorter than 5 meters (ap- proximately 15 feet). Using longer cables may cause the peripherals to malfunction due to exces- sive reduction in electrical signal strength. • •
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 39 eSATA Questions & Answers What is eSATA? Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive uses the latest in SATA technology,allowing interface (or bus) transfer rates of up to 1.5Gb/s. SATA technology was originally developed to serve as an internal interface, delivering improved performance to internal connections. Soon after, eSATA, a connector that can be used for SATA I as well as SATA II, was developed, allowing for the use of shielded cables outside the PC. eSATA technology was developed to be rugged and durable. eSATA connectors do not have the “L” shaped design of other SATA connectors.In addition,the guide features are vertically offset and reduced in size to pre- vent the use of unshielded internal cables in external ap- plications. Initial Serial ATA technology removed the perfor- mance bottleneck of the Parallel ATA specification, and follows a clearly defined road map to greater and greater data transfer rates and feature improvements. Deriving its name from the way that it transmits signals, in a single stream, or serially, Serial ATA op- erates in a point-to-point topology. This connectiv- ity methodology delivers the entire available interface bandwidth to each device, allowing each device to op- erate at its maximum throughput, and provides direct communication between the device and the system at any time, reducing arbitration delays associated with shared bus topologies. What are the key differences between SATA I and SATA II technology? For single drive configurations, SATA I, SATA II and FireWire 800 will have about the same performance. However,in a RAID0 configuration,SATA I and SATA II will allow faster transfer rates than FireWire 800, which may limit transfer rates. ■ ■ What are the features and benefits of Serial ATA and Serial ATA II? The Serial ATA specification provides several key features that will help spur widespread implementa- tion: Performance: Serial ATA is a point-to-point topol- ogy, and does not have to share the bus, instead dedi- cating full bandwidth to the device. These dedicated links make creating a Serial ATA RAID array quick and relatively inexpensive to implement. Easy installation and configuration: There are no de- vice IDs, termination or master/slave conflicts, and the standard supports hot-plug connectivity. Drives can be added, upgraded or removed without having to power down the whole system. Improved reliability: Serial ATA also uses 32-bit cy- clic redundancy checking (CRC) on all transfers to ensure correct data transmissions. Due to this CRC capability, Serial ATA performs protection and re- covery features at multiple levels: PHY layer, link layer and transport and software layers. Command optimization: Serial ATA utilizes Na- tive Command Queing (NCQ) and first party direct memory access (DMA) to intelligently order com- mands in an internal queue within the drive, with- out having to involve the host CPU. Judging its own drive head’s angular and rotational position, the drive selects a data transfer from the queue that will mini- mize both its seek and rotational latencies. Simplified structure: Serial ATA utilizes a more ef- ficient signaling voltage (250mV vs. 5V for Parallel ATA), and much smaller, thinner and compact cables and connectors. Due to the simplified cabling (the reduction in the number of pins and wires),the num- ber of fault possibilities decreases. Seamless integration: Serial ATA maintains register and software compatibility with Parallel ATA, and ■ • • • • • • 7. eSATA Questions & Answers
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 40 should be transparent to both the BIOS and oper- ating system. Simply add more Serial ATA links to increase the number of connectivity points in your system. What are the ideal uses of Serial ATA? Although the specification supports all ATA and ATAPI devices (i.e. CD, DVD, tape drives, etc.), and delivers superior performance than both Hi-Speed USB ■ 2.0 and FireWire/IEEE 1394, external Serial ATA con- nectors are intended for storage devices. Serial ATA works best in storage environments that require high data throughput to deliver large files quickly and effi- ciently, maximizing the storage systems utilization and enhancing overall productivity. Due to its performance, reliability, scalability and cost-effectiveness, Serial ATA can be implemented in a wide-range of settings, from desktop usage to network storage applications. eSATA Questions & Answers
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 41 Troubleshooting IntheeventthatyourLaCied2QuadraHardDriveis notworkingcorrectly,pleaserefertothefollowingcheck- list 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 website – 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 avail- able. If you need further assistance, please contact your LaCie reseller or LaCie Technical Support (see page 46, Contacting Customer Support 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. ■ 8. Troubleshooting Problem Question Answer The drive is not recog- nized by the computer. Does an icon for the drive appear on the desktop? There should be an icon for the LaCie drive on the desktop. If the drive does not appear, follow the rest of the Troubleshooting tips to isolate the problem. Does your computer’s configuration meet the minimum system require- ments for use with this drive? Check page 7, Minimum System Requirements for more informa- tion. Is the drive’s power supply con- nected and turned on? Make sure that the power supply is properly connected (see page 15, Connecting The Power Supply), that the drive has been turned on by pressing the On/Off/Auto button the back of the drive, and that the outlet the power supply is connected to is also turned on. Did you follow the correct installa- tion steps for the specific interface and operating system. Review the installation steps on pages 16-19, Connecting The Interface Cable. Are both ends of the FireWire, eSATA or USB cables firmly at- tached? Check both ends of the FireWire, eSATA or USB cables and make sure that they are fully seated in their respective ports.Try discon- necting the cables, waiting 10 seconds, and then reconnecting them. If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again. 8.1. Mac Users
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 42 Troubleshooting Problem Question Answer The drive turns on and off when you turn your computer on and off (USB and FireWire connections only). This is normal. Your drive has an autoswitching power feature, which means that if your drive is connected to your computer, turning the computer on will automatically turn the drive on. Likewise, turning the computer off will automatically turn the drive off. If you wish to power off the drive while it is connected to your computer, first make sure that your computer is not accessing the drive and then follow the steps in page 21, Disconnecting Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive. After you have disconnected the drive, fkip the On/Off/Auto button on the back of the drive to turn the drive off. The drive is not recog- nized by the computer. Have the USB, eSATA or FireWire drivers been installed correctly and enabled? Open Apple System Profiler and click on the Devices and Vol- umes tab. If your device is not listed, recheck the cables and try the other troubleshooting tips listed here. Is there a conflict with other device drivers or extensions? Contact LaCie Technical Support for help. Has the drive been formatted? Make sure that the drive has been formatted properly. Please see pages 31, Formatting And Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive and 30, Helpful Information for more details. Does your computer’s operating system support the file system? Check your computer’s documentation and see pages 31, Format- ting And Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive and 30, Helpful Information for more information. Error messages under Mac OS 10.x. Did you get an “Error –50” message while copying to a FAT 32 volume? When copying files or folders from Mac OS 10.x to a FAT 32 vol- ume, 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. Did you get an error message telling you that the drive has been discon- nected when coming out of sleep mode? 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. Are you having problems getting your FireWire device to be recog- nized? If you are having problems with your FireWire connection under Mac OS 10.2.x, upgrade to the latest Mac OS version. The drive is working slowly. Are there other USB, eSATA or FireWire devices connected to the same port or hub? Disconnect any other USB, eSATA or FireWire devices and see if the drive’s performance increases. The drive is not run- ning noticeably faster when connected via Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Are you operating in Mac OS 9.x? Apple does not support the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 standard under Mac OS 9.x. You will be limited to the slower transfer rates of the original USB standard. Are you operating in Mac OS 10.x? Apple has only recently begun incorporating native Hi-Speed USB 2.0 ports in their computers.To achieve Hi-Speed USB 2.0 transfer rates, you will need to add a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 PCI or PC card to your computer.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 43 Troubleshooting Problem Question Answer The drive is not run- ning noticeably faster when connected via Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Is the drive connected to a USB port on your computer, or to a USB hub? If your drive is connected to a USB port or hub, this is normal. A Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device can only operate at Hi-Speed USB 2.0 performance levels when it is connected directly to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port or hub. Otherwise, the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device will operate at the slower USB transfer rates. For more information, please see page 37, USB Questions And Answers. Is the drive connected to a Hi- Speed USB 2.0 port on your computer? Check to see that the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 drivers for both your host bus adapter and device have been installed correctly. If in doubt, un-install the drivers and re-install them. Does your computer or operating system support Hi-Speed USB 2.0? See page 7, Minimum System Requirements. System fan is not running. Confirm the outlet is powered, verify power connections, and try an alternate power cable.The fan on the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive does not run continuously; it is activated at certain temperatures. Your drive may not have a fan. The LaCie d2 Quadra comes in different capacities, and only the highest capacities feature a drive fan. Problem Question Answer The drive is not recog- nized by the computer. Has the drive been formatted? Make sure that the drive has been formatted properly. Please see pages 31, Formatting And Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive and 30, Helpful Information for details. Does your computer’s operating system support the file system? Check your computer’s documentation and see pages 31, Format- ting And Partitioning Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive and 30, Helpful Information for details. Is there an icon for the drive in My Computer? Go into My Computer and look for an icon and drive letter as- signed to the LaCie drive. If the drive does not appear, follow the rest of the Troubleshooting tips to isolate the problem. Does your computer’s configuration meet the minimum system require- ments for use with this drive? Check page 7, Minimum System Requirements for more informa- tion. Is the drive’s power supply con- nected and turned on? Make sure that the power supply is properly connected (see page 15, Connecting The Power Supply), that the drive has been turned on by flipping the On/Off/Auto button on the back of the drive, and that the outlet the power supply is connected to is also turned on. Did you follow the correct installa- tion steps for the specific interface and operating system. Review the installation steps on pages 16-19, Connecting The Interface Cable. 8.2. Windows Users
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 44 Troubleshooting Problem Question Answer The drive is not recog- nized by the computer. Are both ends of the FireWire, eSATA or USB cables firmly at- tached? Check both ends of the FireWire or USB cables and make sure that they are fully seated in their respective ports.Try disconnecting the cables, waiting 10 seconds, and then reconnecting them. If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again. Have the FireWire, eSATA or USB drivers been installed correctly and enabled? Windows 2000 Users: Go to Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel > System > Hard- ware tab > Device Manager button > USB Controller or IEEE 1394 Controller. Click on the + sign next to the controller icon, and you should see your device listed. Windows XP Users: Go to Start Menu > Control Panel > Performance and Mainte- nance > System > Hardware tab > Device Manager button > USB Controller or IEEE 1394 Controller. Click on the + sign next to the controller icon, and you should see your device listed. If you still can’t see your device, recheck the cables and try the other troubleshooting tips listed here. Is there a conflict with other device drivers or extensions? Contact LaCie Technical Support for help. The drive turns on and off when you turn your computer on and off (USB and FireWire connec- tions). This is normal. Your drive has an autoswitching power feature, which means that if your drive is connected to your computer, turning the computer on will automatically turn the drive on. Likewise, turning the com- puter off will automatically turn the drive off. If you wish to power off the drive while it is connected to your computer, first make sure that your computer is not accessing the drive and then follow the steps page 21, Disconnecting Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive. After you have disconnected the drive, flip the On/Off/ Auto button on the back of the drive to turn the drive off. FireWire 800 does not work under Windows 2000. Have you installed the Windows 2000 Service Pack 4? In order to operate FireWire 800 devices under Windows 2000, the Service Pack 4 update must be installed.This is a free download offered on Microsoft’s website. The drive is working slowly. Are there other USB, eSATA or FireWire devices connected to the same port or hub? Disconnect any other USB, eSATA or FireWire devices and see if the drive’s performance increases.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 45 Troubleshooting Problem Question Answer The drive is not run- ning noticeably faster when connected via Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Is the drive connected to a USB port on your computer, or to a USB hub? If your drive is connected to a USB port or hub, this is normal. A Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device can only operate at Hi-Speed USB 2.0 performance levels when it is connected directly to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port or hub. Otherwise, the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 device will operate at the slower USB transfer rates. For more information, please see page 37, USB Questions And Answers. Is the drive connected to a Hi- Speed USB 2.0 port on your computer? Check to see that the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 drivers for both your host bus adapter and device have been installed correctly. If in doubt, un-install the drivers and re-install them. Does your computer or operating system support Hi-Speed USB 2.0? See page 7, Minimum System Requirements. Are you using a certified Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable to connect your drive? Ensure that the cable you are using has been properly certified. The Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable that was shipped with your LaCie drive has been properly certified and tested to comply with USB standards. The drive is not run- ning noticeably faster when connected via Hi-Speed USB 2.0. Are you using Windows 98 SE or Windows Me? These systems are not supported; USB will not work with either Windows 98 SE or Windows Me. System fan is not running. Confirm the outlet is powered, verify power connections, and try an alternate power cable. The fan on the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive does not run continuously; it is activated at certain temperatures. Your drive may not have a fan. The LaCie d2 Quadra comes in different capacities, and only the highest capacities feature a drive fan.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 46 Contacting Customer Support 9. Contacting Customer Support Read the User Manual and review the Troubleshoot- ing section. 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 at- tached. If you have asked yourself all of the pertinent ques- tions in the troubleshooting checklist, and you still can’t get your LaCie drive to work properly, contact us via the contacts on page 47.Before contacting us,make sure 1. 2. 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 and version Computer brand and model Amount of memory installed Names of any other devices installed on your computer, including CD/DVD burners • • • • • Before You Contact Technical Support ■ Information to Include in Email Correspondence ■ Information Where to Find Information 1. LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive serial number Located on a sticker at the back of drive or on the original packaging 2. LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive file format Mac users: Select the d2 Quadra Hard Drive icon on the desktop and press Com- mand + I, or press the Control key and choose Get Info. Windows users: Right click the d2 Quadra Hard Drive icon and select Properties. 3. Macintosh/PC model Mac users: Click on the Apple icon in the menu bar and select About this Mac. Windows users: Right click My Computer and select Properties > General. 4. Operating system version 5. Processor speed 6. Computer memory 7. The brands and models of other internal and external peripherals installed on my computer Mac users: Click on the Apple icon in the finder bar and select About this Mac. Select More Info... The Apple System Profiler will launch and will list your internal and external peripherals. Windows users: Right click My Computer and select Properties > Hardware.
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 47 Contacting Customer Support 9.1. LaCie Technical Support Contacts LaCie Asia, Singapore, and Hong Kong Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/asia/contact/ LaCie Australia Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/au/contact/ LaCie Belgium Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/be/contact/ (Français) LaCie Canada Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/caen/contact/ (English) LaCie Denmark Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/dk/contact LaCie Finland Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/fi/contact/ LaCie France Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/fr/contact/ LaCie Germany Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/de/contact/ LaCie Italy Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/it/contact/ LaCie Japan Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/jp/contact/ LaCie Netherlands Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/nl/contact/ LaCie Norway Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/no/contact/ LaCie Spain Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/es/contact/ LaCie Sweden Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/se/contact LaCie Switzerland Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/chfr/contact/ (Français) LaCie United Kingdom Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/uk/support/request/ LaCie Ireland Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/ie/contact/ LaCie USA Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/contact/ LaCie International Contact us at: http://www.lacie.com/intl/contact/
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 48 Warranty Information 10. Warranty Information LaCie warrants your drive against any defect in ma- terial and workmanship, under normal use, for the peri- od 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 autho- rized in writing by LaCie; The drive was subjected to abuse, neglect, lightning strike, electrical fault, improper packaging or acci- dent; 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 pick- up 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 interrup- tions. Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while us- ing 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 Techni- cal 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 pack- aged in their original box and shipped with postage pre- paid. Important Info: Register online for free technical support: www.lacie.com/register
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 49 Glossary Glossary Asynchronous – Data transfer method where the data is transferred independently of other processes. With this transfer method, the intervals between transmissions can vary, and data can be resent if it is initially missed. Backup – (1) The act of creating at least one additional copy of data onto a different (and safe) storage device from where it can be retrieved at a later time if needed. (2) A copy of a file, directory, or volume on a separate storage device from the original, for the purposes of re- trieval in case the original is erased, damaged, or de- stroyed. Bit – The smallest measure of computerized data, either a 1 or a 0. Eight bits equal one byte, or one character. Block – A very small section of the storage media com- prised of one or more sectors. A block is the smallest amount of space allocated on a drive for data storage. By default, a sector of data consists of 512 bytes. Buffer – RAM cache that is faster than the data that is being delivered. Buffers are used so data may be stored and delivered to the receiving item as it is needed. Bus – Electronic links that enable data to flow between the processor, RAM and extension cables (peripherals). Byte – A sequence of adjacent binary digits,or bits,con- sidered as a unit, 8 bits in length. There are 8 bits in 1 byte. See also MB (Megabyte) or GB (Gigabyte). Cache, -ing – This is an area of electronic storage (usu- ally RAM) set aside to store frequently used data from electromechanical storage (hard drives, floppy disks, CD/DVD-ROM, tape cartridges, etc.) Therefore, stor- ing frequently used data in RAM can enhance your system’s overall response to disk-intensive operations significantly. Configuration – When talking about a PC, configu- ration is understood to be the sum of the internal and external components of the system, including memory, disk drives, the keyboard, the video subsystem and other peripherals, such as the mouse, modem or printer. The configuration also implies software: the operating sys- tem and various device managers (drivers), as well as hardware settings and options set by the user via con- figuration files. Controller – This is a component or an electronic card (referred to in this case as a “controller card,” such as PCI or PCMCIA cards) that enables a computer to communicate with or manage certain peripherals. The controller manages the operation of the peripheral asso- ciated with it, and links the PC bus to the peripheral via a ribbon cable inside the PC. An external controller is an expansion card which fills one of the free slots inside your PC and which enables a peripheral (CD-ROM drive, scanner or printer, for instance) to be connected to the computer. Cross-platform – Term that refers to a device that is able to be operated by both Mac and Windows operat- ing systems. DataStream–The flow of data that accomplishes a task, usually related to moving data from storage to computer RAM or between storage devices. Digital – Discrete information that can be broken down to zero or one bits. Driver (peripheral manager) – A software component that enables the computer system to communicate with a peripheral. Most peripherals will not operate correctly – if at all – if the appropriate drivers are not installed on the system. File System – Links the physical map of a disc to its logical structure. Thanks to the file system, users and computers can easily display path, directories and files recorded onto the disc. Firmware – Permanent or semi-permanent instructions
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LaCie d2 Quadra Quadruple Interface Hard Drive page 50 Glossary and data programmed directly into the circuitry of a programmable read-only memory or an electronically- erasable, programmable read-only memory chip. Used for controlling the operation of the computer or tape drive.Distinct from the software,which is stored in ran- dom access memory and can be altered. Folder – A list created on a disk to store files. Creating folders and sub-folders enables you to organize the stor- age of your files in a logical, hierarchical manner so that you can find and manage them more easily. Format, -ting, -ted – This is a process where a device is prepared to record data. In this process, the hard disk writes special information onto its own recording sur- faces into areas (blocks) that are ready to accept user data. Since this operation causes all current user data stored on the hard disk to be lost, this is an infrequent operation that usually only happens at the factory that created the hard disk. It is unusual for something to happen to a hard disk that requires the end-user to ini- tially perform this operation. GB (GigaByte) – This value is normally associated with data storage capacity.Basically,it means a thousand mil- lion or a billion bytes. In fact, it equals 1,073,741,824 bytes (or 1,024 x 1,024 x 1,024). Hardware – Physical components of a computer sys- tem, including the computer itself and peripherals such as printers, modems, mice, etc. Host Bus Adapter (HBA) – A printed circuit board that installs in a standard microcomputer and an inter- face between the device controller and the computer. Also called a controller. Initialize, -ed, Initialization – After a hard drive (or other storage device) is formatted and partitioned, some special data needs to be written to it that helps the Mac and Windows create files and save data. The process is called initialization.This process, like formatting, causes all user data on the storage device to be lost. Interface – The protocol data transmitters, data receiv- ers, logic and wiring that link one piece of computer equipment to another, such as a hard drive to an adapter or an adapter to a system bus. Protocol means a set of rules for operating the physical interface, such as: do not read or write before the drive is ready. I/O (Input/Output) – Refers to an operation, program or device whose purpose is to enter data into or to ex- tract data from a computer. Isochronous – Data transfer method that ensures that data flows continuously and at a steady rate.These trans- fers provide guaranteed transmission opportunities at defined intervals. Kb (Kilobit) – Equivalent to 1,000 bits. Kb/s – Kilobits per second. 480Kb/s is equal to 60KB/ s. KB (KiloByte) – Basically,this means 1,000 bytes,but it is actually 1,024 bytes. KB/s – Kilobytes per second. A means of measuring throughput. Mb (Megabit) – Equivalent to 1,000,000 bits. Mb/s – Megabits per second. A means of measuring throughput. 480Mb/s is equal to 60MB/s. MB (Megabyte) – Basically means one million bytes, but is actually 1,024 Kilobytes or 1,024 x 1,024 bytes, which equals 1,048,576 bytes. MB/s – Megabytes per second. A means of measuring throughput. Media – The material or device used to store informa- tion in a storage subsystem,such as a tape cartridge,CD, DVD or disk drive. Operating System (OS) – Software that controls the assignment and use of hardware resources such as mem- ory, processor time, disk space and peripherals. An op- erating system is the basis on which software (applica- tions) run. Windows, Mac OS and UNIX are among the most common. Overwrite – To write data on top of existing data thus

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