d2 Quadra v3

LaCie d2 Quadra v3 manual

d2 Quadra v3

User manual for the LaCie d2 Quadra v3 in English. This PDF manual has 31 pages.

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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Table of Contents User Manual page 1 Table of Contents Health and Safety Precautions 3 General Use Precautions 3 1. Introduction 4 1.1. Box Content................................................................................................................................................ 5 1.2. Minimum System Requirements..................................................................................................................... 6 1.3. Views of the d2 Quadra............................................................................................................................... 7 1.4. Cables and Connectors ............................................................................................................................... 8 1.4.1. FireWire 400 and 800 Cables and Connectors ................................................................................... 8 1.4.2. USB Cables and Connectors............................................................................................................... 9 1.4.3. eSATA Cables and Connectors......................................................................................................... 10 1.5. Hard Disk Heat Management..................................................................................................................... 11 2. Getting Connected 12 2.1. Turning the Drive On ................................................................................................................................ 13 2.2. Connecting the Interface Cable .................................................................................................................. 14 2.3. Launching LaCie Setup Assistant ................................................................................................................ 15 2.4. Connecting Multiple Devices...................................................................................................................... 16 2.5. Disconnecting Your LaCie d2 Quadra......................................................................................................... 17 2.6. Switching Interfaces.................................................................................................................................... 17 3. Optional Formatting and Partitioning 18 3.1. Finding the File System Format.................................................................................................................... 19 3.2. Formatting for Windows Users.................................................................................................................... 20 3.2.1. Formatting from FAT32 to NTFS....................................................................................................... 20 3.2.2. Formatting from HFS+ (Apple File System) to NTFS............................................................................ 22 3.3. Formatting for Mac Users........................................................................................................................... 24 4. Troubleshooting 25 Mac Troubleshooting........................................................................................................................................ 25 Windows Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................. 27 5. Contacting Customer Support 29 Before You Contact Technical Support................................................................................................................ 29 LaCie Customer Support Contacts...................................................................................................................... 30 Warranty Information 31
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Forward User Manual page 2 Copyrights Copyright © �������������������������� ������������������������� LaCie. All rights re� served. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, re� cording or otherwise, without the prior writ� ten consent of LaCie. Trademarks Apple, Mac, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Micro� soft, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Win� dows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows XP and Windows Vista are regis� tered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. Changes The material in this document is for infor� mation only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the in� formation contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes. Canada Compliance Statement This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference- Causing Equipment Regulations. FCC Statement This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the fol� lowing conditions: 1. The devices may not cause harmful in� terference 2. The devices must accept any interfer� ence received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential instal� lation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interfer� ence to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: ✦ ✦ Reorient or relocate the receiving an� tenna. ✦ ✦ Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. ✦ ✦ Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. ✦ ✦ Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Modifications to this product not authorized by LaCie could void the FCC & Industry Canada regulations and negate your au� thority to operate the product. Manufacturer’s Declaration for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this prod� uct conforms to the following European standards: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN55024 With reference to the following condi� tions: 2006/95/EC Low Voltage Directive; 2004/108/EC EMC Directive This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be dis� posed of with your other house� hold waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designed collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and en� sure that it is recycled in a manner that pro� tects 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. 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 television reception. It is essential that only the supplied power cord be used. Tested to comply with FCC standards for home or office use LaCie d2 Quadra 111219 v1.1
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Forward User Manual page 3 ✦ ✦ Only qualified persons are authorized to carry out maintenance on this device. ✦ ✦ Read this User Manual carefully and fol� low the correct procedure when setting up the device. ✦ ✦ Do not open your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuiting or dangerous emissions. Your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive contains no user- serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Support rep� resentative. ✦ ✦ Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet con� ditions. Never place objects containing liquids on the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury. ✦ ✦ Power requirements 100-240 V~, 1.5 A, 60-50 Hz, (Supply voltage fluctua� tions not exceeding ± 10% of the nomi� nal, 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 humidity beyond 5-80%, non-condensing, or non-oper� ating humidity beyond 10-90%, non- condensing. Doing so may damage the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive or disfig� ure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive in an environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. ✦ ✦ Always unplug the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused for an extended period of time. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting or fire. ✦ ✦ Use only the power supply shipped with the device. ✦ ✦ Do not use the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive near other electrical appliances such as televisions or radios. Doing so may cause interference which will ad� versely affect the operation of the other products. ✦ ✦ Do not place the LaCie d2 Quadra Hard Drive near sources of magnetic interfer� ence, such as computer displays, televi� sions 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 Troubleshooting sec� tion in this manual. CAUTION: This LaCie Hard Disk's war� ranty may be void as a result of the failure to respect the precautions listed above. IMPORTANT INFO: Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. To help prevent the loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data; one copy on your external hard disk, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard disk, another external hard disk or some other form of removable storage media. 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 • Design by Neil Poulton Introduction User Manual page 4 1. Introduction Thank you for purchasing the new LaCie d2 Quadra with qua� druple Interface. Combining universal compatibility 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 proj� ects, or high speed data backup. With its four interfaces, the d2 Quadra is universally compat� ible with almost any computer and can be daisy-chained with peripherals or expanded via FireWire. Engineered to fit seamlessly in to any work environment, the LaCie d2 Quadra can be stood vertically on the LaCie Drive Stand (included), placed in the LaCie Desk Rack (sold sepa� rately) or incorporated into standard 19” computer equipment racks with the LaCie Rackmount Kit (sold separately). The improved passive heat dissipation design by Neil Poulton provides natural cooling by increasing the surface area over which heat can leave the d2 Quadra for better thermal regula� tion and longer life. d2 Quadra Capabilities ✦ ✦ USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 and eSATA ✦ ✦ Throughput of up to 3 Gbits/s via eSATA ✦ ✦ Daisy-chain digital video cameras directly to the drive ✦ ✦ Connects to almost any PC or Mac ✦ ✦ Back up your computer’s internal hard drive ✦ ✦ Store and exchange data between several computers Click to Jump to a Section: ✦ ✦ Hard Disk Heat Management ✦ ✦ Getting Connected ✦ ✦ Troubleshooting Quick Links
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Introduction User Manual page 5 1.1. Box Content Your box contains the d2 Quadra with attached drive stand and an accessories box containing items 2 -7, listed below: ➀ ➀ LaCie d2 Quadra ➁ ➁ FireWire800 cable ➂ ➂ FireWire 400 cable ➃ ➃ USB cable ➄ ➄ eSATA cable ➅ ➅ External power supply ➆ ➆ Quick Install Guide NOTE: The User Manual and software utilities are pre-loaded on the drive. IMPORTANT INFO: Please save your packaging. In the event that the drive should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging. 1 SATA SATA 2 3 4 5 6 d2 quadra eSATA, FireWire 800, FireWire 400 & USB 2.0 Quick Install Guide Design by Neil Poulton 7
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Introduction User Manual page 6 Mac Users ✦ ✦ Mac OS X 10.2.8 or later (Mac OS X 10.3 for eS� ATA) ✦ ✦ G4, G5, Intel Core Duo or Intel Core 2 Duo ✦ ✦ 128MB RAM (512MB recommended) ✦ ✦ Available eSATA*, USB 2.0, FireWire 400 or FireWire 800* interface port * 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 www.lacie.com/accessories. Windows Users ✦ ✦ Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista ✦ ✦ 512 MHz processor or higher ✦ ✦ 128MB RAM (512MB recommended) ✦ ✦ Available eSATA*, USB 2.0, FireWire 400 or FireWire 800* interface port 1.2. Minimum System Requirements
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Introduction User Manual page 7 1.3. Views of the d2 Quadra Front View Shortcut Button with Activity LED Push the Shortcut Button to launch the document or ap� plication of your choice (see the LaCie Shortcut Button User Manual for more information). The LED remains lit to show that the drive is on, and blinks to indicate drive activity. Shortcut Button Rear View ➀ ➀ on/auto/off power switch ➁ ➁ FireWire 400 port ➂ ➂ FireWire800 ports ➃ ➃ Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port ➄ ➄ eSATA port ➅ ➅ Power input connection ➆ ➆ Lock slot (used to connect an anti-theft chain lock, such as a Kensington security lock*, for maximum protection) * Kensington © 2006 Kensington Computer Products Group 6 5 4 3 2 1 7
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Introduction User Manual page 8 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 implemen� tation of the new IEEE 1394b standard. FireWire 800 offers increased bandwidth and extended distance between devices. FireWire 800 is ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications, such as audio, video and graphics. Included FireWire Cables Your LaCie d2 Quadra comes with a FireWire 400 cable and a FireWire 800 cable. 1.4. Cables and Connectors 1.4.1. FireWire 400 and 800 Cables and Connectors FireWire Benefits ✦ ✦ Hot-pluggable: devices can be added and removed 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 800 reduces delays in arbitration and signal distortion, and increases throughput. ✦ ✦ Backwards compatibility: adapter cables allow FireWire 400 devices to operate under the FireWire 800 port (at FireWire 400 speed). FireWire 400 Cable Ends FireWire 800 Cable Ends
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Introduction User Manual page 9 1.4.2. USB Cables and Connectors USB is a serial input/output technology for connecting periph� eral 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. Included USB Cable 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 con� nected to a USB port, but drive performance will be limited to USB 1.1 transfer rates. USB Cable Ends 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 devices.
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Introduction User Manual page 10 1.4.3. eSATA Cables and Connectors Your LaCie d2 Quadra uses the latest in SATA technology, al� lowing interface (or bus) transfer rates of up to 3 Gbits/s. SATA technology was originally developed to serve as an internal interface, delivering improved performance to internal connec� tions. Soon after, eSATA, or external SATA was developed, al� lowing 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 prevent the use of unshielded in� ternal cables in external applications. Included eSATA Cable Your LaCie drive is shipped with a eSATA cable, to ensure max� imum data transfer performance when connected to a eSATA port. S-ATA S-ATA eSATA Cable Ends eSATA Benefits ✦ ✦ eSATA interface can achieve up to 3 Gbits/s transfer rate. ✦ ✦ Plug orientation – An extrusion on the outside of the connector helps guide and align the connector during insertion. ✦ ✦ Hot-plug support – eSATA enables adding and remov� ing a drive without having to power down the system or reboot.
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Introduction User Manual page 11 Heat Dissipation Design The LaCie d2 Quadra’s metal body is ideal for naturally dissi� pating internal drive heat. Its unique design actually draws heat away from the internal drive toward the external casing. The large surface area of the heat sink casing absorbs internal heat and dissipates it, keeping the drive safe and prolonging its life and reli� ability. As a consequence, it is normal that the external casing is warm to the touch. Please make sure that the vent on the back-bezel is not obstructed and that there is a natural airflow across the casing. Upright, Stack & Rackmount Configuration Heat dissipation is maximized when the d2 Quadra is in the upright position. When stacking LaCie d2 Quadras, please remember to attach the included rubber feet on the under side of your drives. This will allow for some airflow between your drives so that the heat dissipation can work effectively. LaCie does not recommend stack� ing or racking more than three d2 drives on top of each other, especially if these drives are turned on simultaneously. Exclusive d2 Heat Sink Design Provides 60% more area for heat dissipation Heat Sink Design Standard Design 1.5. Hard Disk Heat Management
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Getting Connected User Manual page 12 2. Getting Connected Installing your LaCie d2 Quadra is easy thanks to LaCie Setup Assistant. Install your d2 Quadra in three easy steps: ✦ ✦ Step 1 – Turn the drive on (section 2.1) ✦ ✦ Step 2 – Connect an interface cable (section 2.2) ✦ ✦ Step 3 – Run LaCie Setup Assistant to format your drive for optimal performance with your system (section 2.3) IMPORTANT INFO: Do not connect more than one interface at a time. To switch interfaces, follow the steps in section 2.6. Switching Interfaces. IMPORTANT INFO: Please follow the setup steps in the or� der they are given to ensure that the LaCie hard disk volume mounts correctly on your computer.
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Getting Connected User Manual page 13 To connect 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 outlet or a surge protector. 1. Connect Cable A to your LaCie hard disk. 2. Connect Cable B to the power supply brick (C). 3. Connect Cable B to a surge protector or wall outlet. 4. Turn on the drive by moving the power switch on the back of the drive to the on or auto position. CAUTION: Only use the AC adapter supplied with your spe� cific LaCie hard disk. Do not use a power supply from another LaCie hard disk or another manufacturer. Using any other pow� er cable or power supply may cause damage to the device and void your warranty. Always remove the AC adapter before transporting your LaCie hard disk. Failure to remove the adapter may result in damage to your drive and will void your warranty. TECHNICAL NOTE: You may use your LaCie hard disk when in a foreign country thanks to its 100-240 Volt power supply. To be able to use this feature, you may need to purchase an appropriate adapter or cord. LaCie accepts no responsibility for any damage to the drive resulting from the use of an inap� propriate adapter. Using an adapter other than one authorized by LaCie will void your warranty. 2.1. Turning the Drive On A B C
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Getting Connected User Manual page 14 IMPORTANT INFO: Please connect the power supply be� fore connecting the interface cable to ensure that the volume mounts correctly on your computer. To connect the interface cable: 1. Connect one end of the interface cable (USB, FireWire 400, FireWire 800 or eSATA) to your computer. 2. Connect the other end of the interface cable to the matching port on the LaCie hard disk (Fig. 2.2). 3. After a few seconds, a small LaCie parition will mount on your computer and appear in My Computer (Windows users) or on your desktop (Mac users). 4. Proceed to section 2.3. Launching LaCie Setup Assistant. 2.2. Connecting the Interface Cable FireWire 400 Power Supply FireWire 800 FireWire 800 USB 2.0 eSATA Figure 2.2
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Getting Connected User Manual page 15 Before using your drive, LaCie Setup Assistant software must be launched to format your drive. It will: ✦ ✦ Optimize your drive according to your needs ✦ ✦ Copy the manual and utilities onto your LaCie hard disk IMPORTANT INFO: LaCie recommends that you copy the user manual and utilities onto your computer’s internal hard drive or other medium when setup is complete. To launch LaCie Setup Assistant: Windows users: double click on the LaCie icon in “My Com� puter” (or in “Computer” for Windows Vista users). Mac users: double click on the “LaCie Setup Assistant” icon which will appear on your desktop. IMPORTANT INFO: If you do not launch LaCie Setup As� sistant or if you quit LaCie Setup Assistant after the formatting has begun, your drive will not be ready to use and will require manual formatting. The user manual and utilities will not be available on your drive and will have to be downloaded from the LaCie website: www.lacie.com TECHNICAL NOTE: The LaCie Setup Assistant does not pre� vent you from using your computer’s native disk utility program to format or partition your LaCie drive. Simply follow the Setup Assistant through completion, then use your computer’s native disk utility (Disk Management for Windows or Disk Utility for Mac) to reformat your drive. See section 3. Optional Formatting and Partitioning for more information. 2.3. Launching LaCie Setup Assistant
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Getting Connected User Manual page 16 FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 interfaces allow you to connect another hard drive, a DVD±RW writer or a digital video cam� era 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 at� tached to a drive that is connected to the computer via the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 interface. 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). 1. Connect your LaCie d2 Quadra’s power supply and host computer interface by following the steps in sections 2.1 to 2.3. 2. To attach a digital video camera*: a. Using the iLink/DV cable (sold separately), connect 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). *Some cameras do not support this configuration or may downgrade your LaCie d2 Quadra’s performance. 2.4. Connecting Multiple Devices
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Getting Connected User Manual page 17 2.5. Disconnecting Your LaCie d2 Quadra 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 to follow these steps when disconnecting your LaCie hard disk. Mac Users 1. Drag the hard disk icon to the trash. 2. When the icon disappears from the desktop, the drive can be disconnected. Windows Users 1. From the System Tray (located in the lower right- hand side of your screen), click the Eject icon (a small green arrow over a hardware image). 2. A message will appear, listing the devices the Eject icon controls (it should say, “Safely remove...”). Click on the LaCie hard disk in this prompt. 3. This message will appear: “Safe to Remove Hardware” (or similar). It is now safe to disconnect the device. FireWire, eSATA and USB external devices feature “plug & play” connectivity, which means that your drive can be con� nected and disconnected while the computer is running. To prevent failures, however, it is important to unmount or safely disconnect your drive before switching interfaces. See section 2.5. Disconnecting Your LaCie d2 Quadra, for proper discon� nection procedures. 2.6. Switching Interfaces
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Optional Formatting and Partitioning User Manual page 18 3. Optional Formatting and Partitioning The first time you use your LaCie hard disk, LaCie Setup Assis� tant formats your drive according to your needs. If your needs change, you can reformat your LaCie Hard Disk to optimize it for use with Windows or Mac, or for cross-platform use. For example, if you used LaCie Setup Assistant to format your drive to work with your Mac (HFS+), but now you want to share your hard disk with Windows users, you can reformat it to FAT 32 (MS-DOS) for this purpose. You may need to format your LaCie hard disk if LaCie Setup Assistant was interrupted or stopped. If the hard disk does not appear in My Computer (Windows) or on the desktop (Mac), it may not be formatted properly. What is Formatting? When a disk is formatted, the following things occur: the op� erating system erases all of the bookkeeping information on the disk, tests the disk to make sure that all of the sectors are reliable, marks bad sectors (i.e., those that are scratched) and creates internal address tables that it later uses to locate infor� mation. A hard disk must be formatted before it can be used to store data. What is Partitioning? You can also divide the hard disk into sections, called parti� tions. A partition is a section of the hard disk’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 of� fice documents, one as a backup and one for your multimedia files. Or, if you will be sharing the drive with another person in your household or office, you can create a partition for each person who uses the drive. Partitioning is optional. IMPORTANT INFO: Please copy the User Manual and utilities to your computer before reformatting. Reformatting will erase everything from the hard disk. If you have other data that you want to protect or continue to use, copy this information to your computer before reformatting. File System Formats There are three different file system format categories: NTFS, FAT 32 (MS-DOS), and Mac OS Extended (HFS+). Use the information below to determine which format is best for you. Use NTFS if… ...you will be using the drive only with Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista (performance will generally be greater when compared to FAT 32). This file system is compatible in read only mode with Mac OS X 10.3 and higher. Use HFS+ if… ...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 (MS-DOS) if… ...you will be using your drive with both Windows and Mac OS X 10.3 or sharing the drive between Windows 2000 and Windows XP or Windows Vista. Maximum single file size is 4GB.
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Optional Formatting and Partitioning User Manual page 19 3.1. Finding the File System Format You may need to know the current file system format of your LaCie hard disk if: ✦ ✦ You want to reformat your LaCie hard disk. The current file system format may determine the process you’ll use to reformat it. ✦ ✦ The LaCie hard disk does not appear to mount on your computer. In this case, the file system format may prevent your operating system from recognizing the LaCie hard disk (ex. If you connect a hard disk formatted in HFS+ to a Windows computer). Windows Users 1. Right-click My Computer and select Manage from the right-click options menu. The Computer Management window opens. 2. Select Disk Management under Storage (you may have to expand the Storage list to see the Disk Man� agement option). Information about all storage devices connected to your computer appears in the right hand pane. 3. Find the disk corresponding to your LaCie hard disk. NOTE: “Disk 0” is your computer’s internal hard disk. If other storage devices are connected to your computer, refer to the disk information in the upper pane to deter� mine which disk is your LaCie hard disk. 4. The File System column in the upper pane lists the file system of each disk. Disks are listed as “NTFS”, “FAT32” or blank (if the file system format is not recog� nizes, such as if it is HFS+). Mac Users 1. Select Utilites from the Go menu in Finder. 2. Open Disk Utility. 3. In the disk list on the left side of the Disk Utility window, find the disk corresponding to your LaCie hard disk. 4. Each disk has at least two listings, one representing the device itself and one representing each partition on the disk. Select one of the lower, indented partitions. 5. Refer to the Format line of the information area at the bottom of the Disk Utility window.
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Optional Formatting and Partitioning User Manual page 20 3.2. Formatting for Windows Users Before you start, connect the drive to the computer and follow the steps in section 3.1. to find the file system format of your LaCie hard disk. ✦ ✦ If your disk is formatted as a FAT32 volume, proceed to section 3.2.1. Formatting from FAT32 to NTFS. ✦ ✦ If your disk is formatted as an HFS+ volume (or unrecog� nized in Windows) , click here or proceed to section 3.2.2. Formatting from HFS+. 3.2.1. Formatting from FAT32 to NTFS Follow these steps if you used LaCie Setup Assistant to create an exchange volume on your LaCie Hard Disk for data sharing between Windows and Mac computers or if you reformatted your LaCie Hard Disk as a FAT32 volume on a Mac. CAUTION: Following these steps will erase everything from the hard disk. If you have information that you want to protect or continue to use, back up this information before performing these steps. 1. Right-click My Computer and select Manage (Fig. 3.2.1- A). The Computer Management window opens. 2. Select Disk Management under Storage (you may have to expand the Storage list to see the Disk Management op� tion). See Fig. 3.2.1-B. Information about all storage de� vices connected to your computer appears in the pane on the right. 3. Find the disk corresponding to your LaCie hard disk. Right- click in the disk allocation bar of the FAT32 volume and select Format… from the right-click options menu (Fig. 3.2.1-B). TECHNICAL NOTE: If you did not create an exchange vol� ume using LaCie Setup Assistant, there may be only one vol� ume associated with the disk. Continued on next page… Figure 3.2.1-B Figure 3.2.1-A 1 2 3
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Optional Formatting and Partitioning User Manual page 21 Figure 3.2.1-C 4. In the Format window: a. Enter a name for the disk as you’d like it to appear on your computer in the Volume label field. b. Select “Perform a quick format”. c. Leave the other options at their default values and click OK. 5. Click OK in the format warning dialog. During the format� ting process, the status of the disk changes to “Formatting” in the Computer Management window. When Formatting is complete, the status changes to “Healthy”. See Fig. 3.2.1- D. a b Figure 3.2.1-D a b c
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Optional Formatting and Partitioning User Manual page 22 Follow the steps in this section if you used LaCie Setup Assistant to format your drive for use with a Mac or if you reformatted your LaCie hard disk as an HFS+ volume on a Mac. CAUTION: Following these steps will erase everything from the hard disk. If you have information that you want to protect or continue to use, back up this information before performing these steps. 1. Right-click My Computer and select Manage (Fig. 3.2.2- A). The Computer Management window opens. 2. Select Disk Management under Storage (you may have to expand the Storage list to see the Disk Management op� tion). See Fig. 3.2.2-B. Information about all storage de� vices connected to your computer appears in the pane on the right. 3. Find the disk corresponding to your LaCie hard disk. Right- click on the “Unallocated” volume in the disk allocation bar and select New Partition… from the right-click options menu (Fig. 3.2.2-B). The New Partition Wizard opens. Continued on next page… 3.2.2. Formatting from HFS+ (Apple File System) to NTFS Figure 3.2.2-A Figure 3.2.2-B 1 2 7
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Optional Formatting and Partitioning User Manual page 23 4. On the Welcome to the New Partition Wizard screen, click Next. 5. Select Primary Partition and click Next. 6. If you would like to create more than one partition on the disk, enter the size of the first partition in the “Partition size in MB” field. Otherwise, leave the default values and click Next. 7. Choose a drive letter to assign to the drive. Click Next. 8. Select “Format this partition with the following settings” and Enter a name for the volume as you’d like it to appear on your computer. Select “Perform a quick format.” Click Next. See Fig. 3.2.2-D. 9. Review your settings and click Finish to begin the formatting process. 10. Duringtheformattingprocess,thestatusofthediskchang� es to “Formatting” (a) in the Computer Management win� dow. When Formatting is complete, the status changes to “Healthy” (b). See Fig. 3.2.2-E. Figure 3.2.2-C Figure 3.2.2-D Figure 3.2.2-E a b
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Optional Formatting and Partitioning User Manual page 24 3.3. Formatting for Mac Users CAUTION: Following these steps will erase everything from the hard disk. If you have information that you want to protect or continue to use, back up this information before performing these steps. 1. Select Utilites from the Go menu in Finder. 2. Open Disk Utility. 3. In the disk list on the left side of the Disk Utility window, find the disk corresponding to your LaCie hard disk. For each disk there is a listing for the drive controller and one for each volume on the disk. Select the listing for the controller (ex. “153.4 GB HDT72251…” in Fig. 3.3-A). 4. Select the Partition tab. 5. From the Volume Scheme menu, choose the number of partitions you want to divide the drive into (16 maximum). You can adjust the size of each partition using the slide bar between the partitions in the Volume Scheme area. 6. In the Volume Information section, enter a name for each volume (partition) and choose the volume format (Mac OS Extended, Mac OS Standard, UNIX File System, or MS- DOS). TECHNICAL NOTE: To share a volume with Windows users, select MS-DOS (FAT32) format. IMPORTANT INFO: Apple recommends that unless you have a specific reason to use the UNIX File System (UFS), you should use the Mac OS Extended format because it provides a more familiar experience to Macintosh users. 8. Click Partition. Click Partition again to close the alert message and continue. 9. Mac Disk Utility will format and partition the disk according to your settings, and your drive will be ready to use. Figure 3.3-A Figure 3.3-B 3 4 7 5 6
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Troubleshooting User Manual page 25 If your LaCie hard disk is not working correctly, please re� fer to the following checklist to determine the source of the problem. If you have gone through all of the points on the checklist and your drive still does not work properly, please check 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 downloads page, where the most recent software updates will be available. If you need further assistance, please contact your LaCie re� seller or LaCie Customer Support (see section 5. Contacting Customer Support for details). Manual Updates LaCie strives to give you the most up-to-date, comprehensive user 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 user manual does not reflect the configuration of the product you purchased, please check our website for the most current version of the user manual. www.lacie.com 4. Troubleshooting Mac Troubleshooting Problem Question Solution The drive is not recog� nized by the computer. Does an icon for the drive ap� pear 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 con� figuration meet the minimum system requirements for use with this drive? See section 1.2. Minimum System Requirements for more information. Is the drive’s power supply connected and turned on? Make sure that the power supply is properly connected (see section 2.1. Turning the Drive On), that the drive has been turned on by press� ing 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 installation steps for the spe� cific interface and operating system? Review the installation steps in section 2.2. Connecting the Interface Cable. Are both ends of the FireWire, eSATA or USB cables firmly attached? Check both ends of the FireWire, eSATA 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 USB, eSATA or FireWire drivers been installed correctly and enabled? Open Apple System Profiler and click on the Devices and Volumes tab. If your device is not listed, recheck the cables and try the other troubleshooting tips listed here. Is there a conflict with other device drivers or extensions? Contact LaCie Technical Support for help.
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Troubleshooting User Manual page 26 Problem Question Solution 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 sec� tions 3. Optional Formatting And Partitioning. Does your computer’s operat� ing system support the file system? Check your computer’s documentation and see section 3. Optional Formatting And Partitioning 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 volume, certain characters cannot be copied. These characters include, but are not limited to: ? < > / \ : Check your files and folders to ensure that these types of characters are not being used. Did you get an error message telling you that the drive has been disconnected 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 get� ting your FireWire device to be recognized? 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 running 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. 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 oper� ating system support Hi-Speed USB 2.0? See section 2.1. Minimum System Requirements.
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Troubleshooting User Manual page 27 Windows Troubleshooting Problem Question Solution The drive is not recog� nized by the computer. 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 con� figuration meet the minimum system requirements for use with this drive? See section 1.2. Minimum System Requirements for more information. Is the drive’s power supply connected and turned on? Make sure that the power supply is properly connected (see section 2.1. Turning the Drive On), that the drive has been turned on by press� ing 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 installation steps for the spe� cific interface and operating system. Review the installation steps in section 2.2. Connecting the Interface Cable. Are both ends of the FireWire, eSATA or USB cables firmly attached? Check both ends of the FireWire, eSATA 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. Is there a conflict with other device drivers or extensions? Contact LaCie Technical Support for help. FireWire 800 does not work under Windows 2000. Have you installed the Win� dows 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 of� fered 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. The drive is not running 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 1.1 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 1.1 transfer rates. 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 oper� ating system support Hi-Speed USB 2.0? See section 1.2. Minimum System Requirements.
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Troubleshooting User Manual page 28 Problem Question Solution 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 connect� ed 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 section 2.5. Disconnecting Your LaCie Hard Disk. After you have disconnected the drive, flip the On/Off/ Auto button on the back of the drive to turn the drive off.
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LaCie d2 Quadra • Design by Neil Poulton Contacting Customer Support User Manual page 29 5. Contacting Customer Support Before You Contact Technical Support 1. Read the manuals and review section 4. Troubleshooting. 2. Try to isolate the problem. If possible, make the drive the only external device on the CPU, and make sure that all of the cables are cor� rectly and securely attached. If you have asked yourself all of the pertinent questions in the troubleshooting checklist, and you still can’t get your LaCie drive to work properly, contact us at www.lacie.com. Before contacting us, make sure that you are in front of your computer and that you have the following information on hand: Information Where to Find Information 1. LaCie hard drive serial number Located on a sticker at the back of drive or on the original packaging 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 your 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 • Design by Neil Poulton Contacting Customer Support User Manual page 30 LaCie Customer 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/ LaCieFrance 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/contact 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 • Design by Neil Poulton Warranty Information User Manual page 31 Warranty Information LaCie warrants your drive against any defect in material and workmanship, under normal use, for the period designated on your warranty certificate. In the event this product is found to be defective within the warranty period, LaCie will, at its option, repair or replace the defec� tive drive. This warranty is void if: ✦ ✦ The drive was operated/stored in abnormal use or maintenance conditions; ✦ ✦ The drive is repaired, modified or altered, unless such repair, modification or alteration is expressly authorized in writing by LaCie; ✦ ✦ The drive was subjected to abuse, neglect, lightning strike, electrical fault, improper packaging or accident; ✦ ✦ The drive was installed improperly; ✦ ✦ The serial number of the drive is defaced or missing; ✦ ✦ The broken part is a replacement part such as a pickup tray, etc. ✦ ✦ The tamper seal on the drive casing is broken. LaCie and its suppliers accept no liability for any loss of data during the use of this device, or for any of the problems caused as a result. LaCie will not, under any circumstances, be liable for direct, special or consequential damages such as, but not limited to, damage or loss of property or equipment, loss of profits or revenues, cost of replacement goods, or expense or inconvenience caused by service interrup� tions. Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. Under no circumstances will any person be entitled to any sum greater than the purchase price paid for the drive. To obtain warranty service, call LaCie Technical Support. You will be asked to provide your LaCie product’s serial number, and you may be asked to furnish proof of purchase to confirm that the drive is still under warranty. All drives returned to LaCie must be securely packaged in their original box and shipped with postage prepaid. IMPORTANT INFO: Register online for free technical support: www.lacie.com/register Note to Australian Customers Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure. Contact us: LaCie Australia, 458 Gardeners Road Alexandria, NSW 2015 AUSTRALIA. Phone: 02 8063 3711 Email: info.au@lacie.com For fast technical support, create a support ticket after registering your product at http://www.lacie.com/au/register.

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