Rugged Thunderbolt

LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt manual

Rugged Thunderbolt

User manual for the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt in English. This PDF manual has 32 pages.

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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 1 RUGGED USB 3.0 THUNDERBOLT™ SERIES USER MANUAL CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE UP-TO-DATE ONLINE VERSION of this document for the most recent content as well as for features such as expandable illustrations, easier navigation, and search capability.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 2 INTRODUCTION Welcome to the User Manual for the LaCie USB 3.0 Rugged Thunderbolt™ Series. Your drive features two cutting-edge interfaces, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. Not only does your drive let you transfer huge amounts of data much faster than before, it's also compatible with the widely available USB 2.0 for universal connectivity. LaCie's exciting new line of storage devices is ideal for videographers, photographers, and heavy data users that demand extraordinary performance both in the office and the field. These pages will guide you through the process of connecting your LaCie product and will explain its features. If this manual doesn't answer your questions or if you are having trouble, consult the Getting Help page. BOX CONTENT LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series ■ USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible) ■ Thunderbolt cable ■ Quick Install Guide ■ Complete software suite ■ 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. MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS Your system must meet certain requirements in order for your LaCie product to function properly. For a list of these requirements, please refer to the product packaging or consult the product support web page at Note: For optimal performance through the USB connection, the drive must be connected to a USB 3.0 host port. Many laptops or desktop computers do not feature USB 3.0 ports. You can purchase a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (for desktop computers) or a USB 3.0 ExpressCard 34 (for laptops) from LaCie that will permit the maximum transfer speeds for which your LaCie USB 3.0 hard drive is capable. Visit
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 3 VIEWS OF THE DRIVE Rear View USB 3.0 port 1. Thunderbolt port 2.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 4 CABLES AND CONNECTORS THUNDERBOLT Your LaCie product features Thunderbolt technology, the most flexible interface ever created. This exciting new high-speed cable technology connects your computers and electronic devices together like never before. Thunderbolt technology supports two 10Gb/s bi-directional channels from a single port, the fastest data connection available on a personal computer. At 10Gb/s, a full-length HD movie can be transferred in less than 30 seconds. Thanks to support for both data streams and mini DisplayPort video, you can connect either a storage peripheral or a display to a Thunderbolt port. However, it's not possible to use a mini DisplayPort cable to connect a storage peripheral to a Thunderbolt port. You must use a Thunderbolt cable. For more information, see Connector Face (to computer) Cable End (to computer) Cable End (to product) Connector Face (to product) Important Info: Windows users must first connect the product via USB (see Getting Connected) and install drivers (see Install Drivers (Windows Only) in order for the Thunderbolt connection to work. After drivers are installed, you can disconnect the USB cable and connect the Thunderbolt one.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 5 USB 3.0 USB is a serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the latest implementation of this standard, and it provides higher bandwidth and new power management features. Transfer rates can attain up to 5 Gbits/s as opposed to USB 2.0's 480 Mbits/s. This means USB 3.0 is theoretically up to ten times faster than its predecessor. Your LaCie drive is shipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable to ensure maximum data transfer performance when connected to a compatible USB 3.0 port. The cable will also work when connected to a USB 2.0 or 1.1 port, but drive performance will be limited to their respective transfer rates. Connector Face (to Computer) Cable End (to Computer) Cable End (to Hard Drive) Connector Face (to Hard Drive)
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 6 GETTING CONNECTED Installing your LaCie hard drive is easy for all users thanks to LaCie Setup Assistant. Please follow the setup steps in the order they are given to ensure that your LaCie hard drive's volume mounts correctly on your computer. Important Info for PC users: If you wish to use the Thunderbolt connection, you must first connect the product to a host computer via USB as described below, then install Thunderbolt drivers. To install drivers, visit Install Drivers (Windows Only). Once the Thunderbolt drivers have been installed, you can disconnect the USB cable and connect the Thunderbolt one. STEP 1 - CONNECT THE INTERFACE CABLE Connect the either the Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 cable from the drive to your computer. 1. The drive will mount in My Computer (Windows XP), Computer (Vista or Windows 7) or on your desktop (Mac). 2. Note: If the drive does not mount on your computer, see troubleshooting topics at Getting Help.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 7 STEP 2 - LAUNCH LACIE SETUP ASSISTANT Important Info for PC users: LSA only works through the USB connection. If you wish to use the Thunderbolt interface, first connect via USB in order to run LSA. Then install Thunderbolt drivers (see Install Drivers (Windows Only). LaCie Setup Assistant (LSA) must be launched before using your drive. It will allow you to: Easily format the hard drive according to your needs ■ Copy the User Manual to your computer ■ Install software for added features ■ Register your LaCie device ■ Important info: If you do not launch LSA or if you quit it 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 and will have to be downloaded from the LaCie website: Launch LaCie Setup Assistant Windows users AutoPlay: Windows AutoPlay may detect your LaCie hard drive as soon as it is connected to your computer. If the AutoPlay window appears, click on Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer and double click LaCie Setup.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 8 Manual access: Open the LACIE SETUP volume in Computer (My Computer for Windows XP) and double click LaCie Setup. Mac users Open the LACIE SETUP volume on your desktop and then double click LaCie Setup
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 9 Setup LaCie Setup Assistant does not prevent 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 Disk Management for Windows or Disk Utility for Mac to reformat your drive. Important info for Windows users: While running LaCie Setup Assistant, generic pop-up windows may ask if you wish to change your computer's settings. This is a normal request when formatting a disk or installing certain software, such as Genie Timeline. To successfully complete LaCie Setup Assistant, LaCie recommends that you agree to change the settings. Important info for Mac users: You may be prompted to enter your computer password to continue with LaCie Setup Assistant. Follow the on-screen instructions as listed below to format your drive and install software utilities: Select your language. 1. Please read the license agreement before clicking Next. Selecting Next confirms that you accept the license 2. agreement.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 10 Use the slider to partition your LaCie hard drive. Moving the slider to the left will reduce the size of the 3. Compatible volume (called LaCie Share on some products) (for Windows and Mac). If you do not want the Compatible / LaCie Share volume, move the slider all the way to the left. The LaCie volume will be formatted for your operating system, NTFS for Windows and HFS+ for Mac. Once you have made your selection, click Next to begin the format. Windows
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 11 Mac A window prompt alerts you that the disk will be formatted. Select Yes to continue. 4. Windows Mac LaCie Setup Assistant will format the hard drive. 5. Register your LaCie device. Click Next to continue. 6. New Account
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 12 Existing Account Choose the software utilities that you want to install. Please note that certain software utilities may begin to 7. install before LaCie Setup Assistant has finished. Follow the software utility installer before completing LaCie Setup Assistant. Windows Mac Click Next to continue. 8. LaCie Setup Assistant provides a summary of the installation. Click Finish to close the program. Your LaCie 9. hard drive is now ready for use.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 13 Windows Mac Software will be installed on the product's storage, not on your computer. It will be located on the volume entitled “Compatible” or “LaCie Share” if it exists, otherwise on “LaCie”. Important info: Please note that LaCie software utilities may be installed at any time. Once the format is complete, the LaCie Setup Assistant application will be available on: LaCie: if you created one partition ■ Compatible/LaCie Share: if you created two partitions ■ To install the software utilities, simply launch LaCie Setup Assistant and follow the steps listed above.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 14 INSTALL DRIVERS (WINDOWS ONLY) Windows users must install drivers on their computer in order to use the Thunderbolt connection. Before following the steps below, follow the steps to connect the product to a host computer via USB as described in Getting Connected. Once the drivers have been installed, you can disconnect the USB cable and connect the Thunderbolt one. Click this link to download drivers: 1. Unzip the file. 2. Double-click Setup.exe. 3. Follow the steps to complete the wizard. 4. When prompted, restart your computer. 5.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 15 Move on to the product setup steps as described in Getting Connected. 6.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 16 UNMOUNTING YOUR DRIVE USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and eSATA external devices feature “plug & play” connectivity, which means that your LaCie storage can be connected and disconnected while the computer is running. To prevent failures, however, it is important to follow these steps when disconnecting your device. WINDOWS XP USERS From the System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen), click the Eject icon (a small green arrow over a hardware image). A message will appear, listing the devices the Eject icon controls (it should say, “Safely remove…”). Click on the LaCie storage device in this prompt. This message will appear: “Safe to Remove Hardware” (or similar). It is now safe to disconnect the device. WINDOWS VISTA & WINDOWS 7 USERS From the System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen) click on the plug icon (note the white check mark inside a green circle). A message will appear, detailing the devices that may be safely unmounted. Select Eject for the device you wish to unmount. A message will appear notifying you that it is safe to remove it.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 17 MAC USERS Drag the storage device icon to the Trash. (The icon pictured below is a generic USB device icon. Your LaCie storage may be represented by an icon that looks like the device itself.) When the icon disappears from the desktop, the storage device can be disconnected.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 18 OPTIONAL FORMATTING AND PARTITIONING Standard LaCie storage devices will prompt you to run LaCie Setup Assistant when they are first connected to a computer (Windows or Mac). LaCie Setup Assistant helps you to quickly format the storage device according to your needs. Please read the information below carefully if you: Abort LaCie Setup Assistant while it is formatting. ■ Wish to reformat your storage device after LaCie Setup Assistant has successfully completed. ■ Own a LaCie storage device that does not feature Setup Assistant (for example, select LaCie USB Keys). ■ ABOUT FILE SYSTEM FORMATS Windows Users FAT 32: FAT is an acronym for File Allocation Table, which dates back to the beginnings of DOS programming. Originally, FAT was only 16 bits, but after the second release of Windows 95 it was upgraded to 32 bits, hence the name FAT 32. In theory, FAT 32 volume sizes can range from less than 1MB all the way to 2TB. It is the native file system of Windows 98 and Windows Me, and is supported by Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. When FAT 32 is used with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 however, volume size is limited to 32GB (by the Windows partition utility, i.e. Disk Manager), and the individual file size is limited to 4GB. NTFS: This acronym stands for New Technology File System, and it is the native file system for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. NTFS offers several features that are not available with FAT 32: file compression, encryption, permissions, auditing, and mirroring drives. The minimum supported volume size for NTFS is 10MB with a maximum of 2TB when initialized in the MBR format. The more recent GPT format does not assign limits to file or partition sizes. Volumes created in NTFS are native read and write for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. Earlier versions of Windows and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher may read and write to the NTFS partitions with the help of third-party drivers. See the table below for a comparison of NTFS and FAT 32. Windows File System Formats Use NTFS if: …you will be using the storage device only with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 since performance will be enhances when compared to FAT 32. This file system is compatible in read-only mode with Mac OS 10.3 and higher. Use FAT32 if: …you will be using your storage device with both Windows and Mac computers. Maximum single file size is limited to 4GB.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 19 Mac Users You may customize the storage device by reformatting and/or partitioning it with separate file system formats. For optimal performance in Mac OS environments, format and partition the storage device as one large Mac OS Extended volume. Mac OS Extended (HFS+): Mac OS Extended refers to the file system used by Mac OS X. HFS+ represents an optimization of the older HFS file system by using hard disk space more efficiently. With HFS+, you are no longer limited by block size. MS-DOS File System (FAT 32): This is the Microsoft file system, more typically known as FAT 32. Use FAT 32 if you are going to be sharing your LaCie storage device between Mac and Window computers. See the table below for a comparison between HFS+ and FAT 32 (MS-DOS). Mac File System Formats Use HFS+ if: …you will be using the storage device on Macs only. Performance will be enhances when compared to FAT 32. HFS+ is NOT compatible with Windows OS. Use FAT32 if: …you will be using your storage device with both Windows and Mac computers. Maximum single file size is limited to 4GB. FORMATTING INSTRUCTIONS The steps listed below will help you to format and partition a storage device. For more information on choosing the optimal file format, refer to About File System Formats. Caution: Formatting will erase everything on the storage device. LaCie highly recommends that you back up all data on your storage device before performing the steps below. LaCie is not responsible for any data lost due to formatting, partitioning, or using a LaCie storage device. Important Info: Formatting the LaCie partition will delete the included User Manual and utilities. Please copy all data, including documentation and software from LaCie, before formatting your storage device. User Manuals and select software may also be downloaded from Note: Refer to your operating system's documentation for more information on reformatting and partitioning your storage device.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 20 Windows Users Technical Note on volumes larger than 2TB: Windows XP 32-bit - This version of Windows will not recognize volumes larger than 2TB; Windows XP x64, Vista and 7 - All of these versions of Windows can recognize volumes greater than 2TB. However, disks must be converted to the GPT file system before partitions greater than 2TB can be created. To do this, go to Windows Disk Management and right-click on the disk. Select Convert to GPT. You may now create partitions greater than 2TB. Make sure the storage device is connected to and mounted on the computer. 1. Right-click on Computer and choose Manage. From the Manage window select Disk Management. 2. From the list of storage devices in the middle of the Disk Management window, locate your LaCie device. 3. By default, a partition is already created on the device with LaCie software utilities. Follow your operating 4. system instructions to reset the existing partition. To create a new partition, select New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions when the New 5. Simple Volume Wizard appears. Mac Users Make sure the storage device is connected to and mounted on the computer. 1. Select Utilities from the Go menu in the Finder menu bar. 2. In the Utilities folder, double-click Disk Utility. 3. Disk Utility will display the message Select a disk, volume, or image. All connected storage devices, partitions, or disk images will be displayed in this column. Storage devices in this column may have multiple listings. The top name is the name of the physical device's manufacturer, and includes the formatted capacity. Select the storage device in the left-hand column. 4. Click the Erase tab. 5. Choose a format from the drop-down window. See About File System Formats for more information on 6. choosing a file format. Give the volume a name. 7. Click Erase… and confirm your selection in the popup window. 8.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 21 GETTING HELP If you are having problems with your LaCie product, consult the table below for a list of available resources. Order Source Description Location 1 Quick Install Guide Concise steps to follow for getting your product up and running Either a printed leaflet or accessory box and included in the product box, or download PDF from the product page 2 Support Pages Includes interactive troubleshooting topics for most common problems, select your product, then click the “Troubleshooting” tab 3 User Manual Includes common troubleshooting topics See Troubleshooting Topics below 4 Customer Support Create an account on, register your product, and fill out a support ticket Create an account here: Note: LaCie is dedicated to providing high quality products that enrich the lives of our customers. To help LaCie offer the best customer support, we encourage you to create an account and register your product at logout&rtn=mystuff. You can give us important feedback as well as receive updated information on your LaCie device.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 22 TROUBLESHOOTING TOPICS Note: Interactive troubleshooting, a highly effective way to resolve problems with your product, is available from Select your product, then click the “Troubleshooting” tab. All Users Problem: My file transfers are too slow. Q: USB 3.0 connection: Is the drive connected via a USB 3.0 to a USB 2.0 port on your computer or hub? A: If your drive is connected to a USB 2.0 port or hub, this is normal. A SuperSpeed USB 3.0 device can only operate at USB 3.0 performance levels when it is connected directly to a USB 3.0 port or hub. Otherwise, the USB 3.0 device will operate at the slower USB transfer rates. Consider buying a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (for desktop computers) or an ExpressCard 34 (for laptops) to allow your computer to achieve full USB 3.0 transfer speeds. Visit for information. Q: USB 3.0 connection: Have you installed USB 3.0 drivers on your computer? A: Check to see that the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 drivers for both your host bus adapter and device have been installed correctly. If in doubt, uninstall the drivers and re-install them. Q: USB 3.0 connection: Does your computer or operating system support SuperSpeed USB 3.0? A: Please refer to the product packaging or consult the product support web page at to check the minimum system requirements. Q: Is your computer's internal hard drive limiting transfer speeds? A: If your computer has a low-performance internal hard drive (typically a notebook or netbook computer), it will limit the transfer speed since the internal drive's transfer speed will be significantly less than that of the LaCie hard drive. Problem: I'm receiving file transfer error messages and/or Time Machine does not work. Q: Did you get an "Error -50" message while copying to the storage? A: When copying files or folders from a computer to a FAT 32 volume, certain characters cannot be copied. These characters include, but are not limited to: ? < > / \ : Since it does not offer optimal performance, LaCie does not recommend using the FAT 32 file system with your product. See Optional Formatting and Partitioning for help in choosing a file system. Additionally, Time Machine is only compatible with disks formatted in HFS+ or HFS+ (Journaled). Reformat the drive for Time Machine compatibility.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 23 Problem: I got an error message telling me that the drive has been disconnected Q: Did it happen when the computer was coming out of sleep mode? A: 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 awoken from sleep, it may not give the drive enough time to spin-up from its sleep mode. Problem: The displayed available capacity doesn't seem right. Q: I just moved a lot of files into the Trash/Recycle Bin from my Thunderbolt Series hard drive. Why isn't this reflected in the displayed available space? A: Disk space will not be reclaimed until the file is completely erased. To remove the files forever, empty your trash/recycle bin. Q: Why is the volume capacity less than advertised on the Thunderbolt Series storage (hard drives only)? A: After formatting, the available capacity of a drive will show less than advertised on the box. The difference is based upon how capacity is viewed by the operating system. For example, a hard drive that can store 500,000,000,000 bytes is divided by 1,000,000,000 to equal 500GB. This is the actual capacity listed on the manufacturer’s box. The operating system uses slightly different math, dividing 500,000,000,000 by 1,073,741,824 to equal 466GB.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 24 Mac Users Problem: The drive isn't appearing on my computer. Q: Is your Finder configured not to show hard drives on the desktop? A: Go to your Finder and check if Preferences > General tab > Show these items on the desktop: and then Hard Disks is selected. If not, go on to the next topic. Q: Is it connected to a Mac that supports Thunderbolt technology? A: The Thunderbolt connector on your Mac looks similar to the Mini DisplayPort connector. While earlier Macintosh computers include one or more Mini DisplayPorts, they are only used to connect one or more monitors. Please note that legacy Macs with Mini DisplayPorts do not support Thunderbolt technology peripherals such as the LaCie Thunderbolt Series storage. Q: I connected the Thunderbolt Series product to my new Mac with an older Mini DisplyPort cable that I use for my monitors. Why doesn't my Thunderbolt Series product mount on my computer? A: Thunderbolt storage devices require cables specifically constructed for Thunderbolt technology. Go to for more information on cables that support Thunderbolt technology. Q: Did you follow the correct installation steps? A: Review the installation steps (Getting Connected). ■ Only use a cable that supports Thunderbolt technology on a Mac. ■ Check both ends of the cable to make sure they are fully seated in their respective ports. ■ Try disconnecting the cable then wait 10 seconds before reconnecting it. ■ If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again. ■
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 25 Windows Users Problem: The drive isn't appearing on my computer. Q: Are you connecting the product to a host computer via the Thunderbolt interface, and have not installed Thunderbolt drivers? A: Drivers are required for the Thunderbolt interface. Disconnect the Thunderbolt cable and attach the USB cable. To install drivers, follow the steps in Install Drivers (Windows Only). Then disconnect the USB cable and connect the Thunderbolt cable. Q: Are both ends of the interface cable securely attached? A: Check both ends of the cable to make sure they are fully seated in their respective ports. ■ Try disconnecting the cable then wait 10 seconds before reconnecting it. ■ If the drive is still not recognized, restart your computer and try again. ■ Q: Is the drive listed in Device Manager? A: All LaCie drives appear in at least one place in Device Manager. To access Device Manager, click on Start and select Run from the menu. In Windows Vista, the 'Run' option doesn't appear by default, so press [Windows-button] and [R] on your keyboard. Enter the command: devmgmt.msc Click OK and the Device Manager program will open. For troubleshooting, look in the Disk Drives section. It might be necessary to click on + on the left side. If you're not sure if your drive is listed, unplug it, then reconnect it. The entry that changes is your LaCie drive. Q: Does your disk not appear at all? A: Proceed to physical troubleshooting topics above. Q: Is your drive listed next to an unusual icon? A: Windows Device Manager can usually provide information about failures in accessories. It does not display the exact cause, or a solution, but it can assist in troubleshooting most problems. A problematic device can be found by its unusual icon. Instead of the normal icon based on the type of device, it is instead an exclamation point, question mark, or an X. Right-click this icon, then choose Properties. The General tab will show why the device is not working. Still not working? There may be a hardware defect or other problem. Time to contact
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 26 PRECAUTIONS Caution: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user's authority to operate this device. 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. If you would like more information on backup, please refer to our website. Important info: 1TB (Terabyte) = 1,000GB. 1GB = 1000MB. 1MB = 1,000,000 Bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically up to 10% less per TB). HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS Only qualified persons are authorized 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 a disk 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. The disk drive shipped with your LaCie hard drive contains no user-serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Support representative. Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects ■ containing liquids on the LaCie hard drive, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 27 GENERAL USE PRECAUTIONS Do not expose the LaCie hard drive to temperatures outside the range of 5º C to 30º C (41º F to 86º F); or to ■ operational humidity beyond 10-80%, non-condensing, or non-operating humidity beyond 5-90%, non-condensing. Doing so may damage the LaCie hard drive or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie hard drive near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCie hard drive in an environment that is too cold may damage the unit. Rated cooling for altitudes up to 2000 meters. ■ Do not use the LaCie hard drive near other electrical appliances such as televisions, radios or speakers. Doing ■ so may cause interference which will adversely affect the operation of the other products. Do not place the LaCie hard drive near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, ■ televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of your LaCie hard drive. Never use excessive force on your LaCie hard drive. If you detect a problem, consult the troubleshooting ■ section in this manual. Protect your LaCie hard drive from excessive exposure to dust during use or storage. Dust can build up inside ■ the device, increasing the risk of damage or malfunction. Never use benzene, paint thinners, detergent or other chemical products to clean the outside of the LaCie ■ hard drive. Such products will disfigure and discolor the casing. Instead, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the device.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 28 WARRANTY INFORMATION LaCie offers first-rate service and support through our generous three-tiered warranty policy. Our 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-year policies include comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage. To benefit from this warranty, please contact LaCie Support at where you can find online support and contact information. You may also contact representatives at the original point of purchase who will be able to help guide you. Standard warranties vary depending on the product. To verify your product’s warranty status and to see which standard warranty is included with your product, type in your product’s serial number at If no warranty is listed under your product’s name, this means that the warranty has expired. WARRANTY UPGRADES If you wish to extend your warranty coverage, you can purchase Silver, Gold, or Platinum Care or Advanced Exchange. For details, see LEGAL INFORMATION A standard LaCie limited warranty is included with all products. Please read the terms and conditions below. LaCie Limited Warranty Policy LaCie (“LaCie”) warrants, to the original purchaser, that this equipment shall be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1), two (2), three (3), or five (5) years, depending on the model, from LaCie's date of original shipment when the equipment is used normally and is properly serviced when needed. If you discover a defect covered by the warranty set forth above, your sole and exclusive remedy will be for LaCie, in its sole discretion to (i) repair or replace the product at no charge to you; or, if a repaired unit or replacement product is not available, (ii) to refund the current market value of your product. You acknowledge and agree that replacement product, at the sole option of LaCie, may be a new product or a remanufactured product. In order to receive the remedy set forth above, you must return the product during the warranty period and include with each returned product (i) a copy of your original purchase invoice to verify your warranty; (ii) a Return Material Authorization number; (iii) your name, address and telephone number; (iv) a copy of the bill of sale bearing the appropriate LaCie serial numbers as proof of date of original retail purchase; and (v) a description of the problem. The customer must pay all transportation costs for a returned product. The product will need to be returned to LaCie within the country of original retail purchase. This warranty applies only to hardware products; LaCie software, media, and manuals are licensed and warranted pursuant to separate written agreement. This warranty does not apply if the product has been misused or has been damaged by accident, abuse, misuse, or misapplication; if it has been modified without permission of LaCie; or if any LaCie serial number has been removed or defaced. If a customer has purchased a LaCie Advance Care Option (ACO) to go with this equipment, the ACO shall be valid for three (3) years from activation.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 29 EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, ALL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD “AS IS” AND LACIE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT FURTHER LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, DOES NOT WARRANT (1) THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS OBTAINED FROM USING THIS PRODUCT, (2) THAT THE PRODUCT IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE CUSTOMER'S PURPOSES, (3) THE MANUAL IS ERROR FREE, OR (4) THAT NO DATA WILL BE LOST WHILE USING THE PRODUCT. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE IS ASSUMED BY THE CUSTOMER. THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED. EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS This Limited Warranty applies only to hardware products manufactured by or for LaCie that can be identified by the “LaCie” trademark, trade name, or logo affixed to them. The Limited Warranty does not apply to any non-LaCie hardware products or any software, even if packaged or sold with LaCie hardware. Manufacturers, suppliers, or publishers, other than LaCie, may provide their own warranties to the end user purchaser, but LaCie, in so far as permitted by law, provides their products “as is”. Software distributed by LaCie with or without the LaCie brand name (including, but not limited to system software) is not covered under this Limited Warranty. Refer to the licensing agreement accompanying the software for details of your rights with respect to its use. LaCie does not warrant that the operation of the product will be uninterrupted or error-free. LaCie is not responsible for damage arising from failure to follow instructions relating to the product's use. This warranty does not apply: (a) to consumable parts, unless damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship; (b) to cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, dents and broken plastic on ports; © to damage caused by use with non-LaCie products; (d) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, flood, fire, earthquake or other external causes; (e) to damage caused by operating the product outside the permitted or intended uses described by LaCie; (f) to damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of LaCie or a LaCie Authorized Service Provider; (g) to a product or part that has been modified to alter functionality or capability without the written permission of LaCie; or (h) if any LaCie serial number on the product has been removed or defaced. No LaCie dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty. 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. LACIE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY, AND ANY COSTS OF RECOVERING, REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA STORED IN OR USED WITH LACIE PRODUCTS EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state. Your opening of your package, your use of the product, or your return of the enclosed Registration Card acknowledges that you have read and agree to the terms of this Agreement. You further agree that it is the complete and exclusive state of the agreement between us and supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communications between us relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 30 Read carefully all information related to warranty and precautions of use of your new LaCie product in the user manual. For products purchased in the United States, you may contact LaCie at 22985 NW Evergreen Parkway, Hillsboro, Oregon 97124. Email: Website: Customer service: 503-844-4503. Service DOA On rare occasions, a newly purchased LaCie product may be delivered in non-working order. We are working to avoid these issues, but unfortunately, these situations may arise from time to time. Within the 15 calendar days of purchase, should you experience an issue with your new LaCie product, we ask you to return the product to the place where it was originally bought. You will be required to give a proof of purchase. Customer Warning Please be sure to back up your data before returning your drive to LaCie for repair. LaCie cannot under any circumstances guarantee the integrity of data remaining on a returned drive. We make no provisions for data recovery and cannot be held liable for any data loss on drives or media returned to LaCie. All products returned to LaCie must be securely packaged in their original box and shipped with postage prepaid, except for Products registered under the Advance Care Option. 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: For fast technical support, create a support ticket after registering your product at
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 31 LEGAL INFORMATION COPYRIGHTS Copyright © 2013 LaCie. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie. CHANGES The material in this document is for information only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes. FEDERAL COMMUNICATION COMMISSION INTERFERENCE STATEMENT This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. 1. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. 2. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. 3. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. 4. FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Important info: FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20 cm between the radiator & your body. This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
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Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt™ Series User Manual 32 The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user. WEEE This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designed collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic 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 recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the product. MANUFACTURER'S DECLARATION FOR CE CERTIFICATION We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the following European standards: Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2004/108/EC); Low-Voltage Directive: 2006/95/EC TRADEMARKS Apple, Mac, Time Machine, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners. CANADA COMPLIANCE STATEMENT This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. JAPAN COMPLIANCE STATEMENT This is a Class A product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference from Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio/TV receiver, it may cause radio interference. Install the equipment according to the manual.

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