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Introduction

Congratulations on your purchase of a LaPlug. This cutting-edge media adapter will allow you to bring your existing storage devices onto the network, making stored files available throughout the house.

This manual will guide you through the process of connecting your LaCie product to your network and will assist you in troubleshooting any issues that might arise. If you encounter problems, check Getting Help. Note that most user problems can be resolved by resetting the product to factory conditions (see Update Product Software).

Box Content

  • Computer with an Ethernet network adapter
  • Latest version of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7/ Mac® OS X 10.5, 10.6 / Linux 2.6
  • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
  • Ethernet switch or router
  • Wi-Fi access point for wireless connection
  • Web browsers: Internet Explorer® 7.0, Firefox® 3.0, Safari® 3.0, or Chrome 2.0 or higher
  • USB external hard disk or USB key

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

  • Computer with a USB port and Ethernet network adapter
  • Latest version of Windows® XP; Windows Vista®, Windows 7 / Mac® OS X 10.5, 10.6 / Linux 2.6
  • Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
  • Ethernet switch or router 10/100/1000Mbits
  • Web browsers: Internet Explorer® 7.0, Firefox® 3.0, Safari® 3.0, or Chrome 2.0 or higher

 

Views of the Drives

Front View

  1. USB 2.0 device (USB key, external hard drive, printer)

Rear View

  1. Power button
  2. Power supply
  3. Gigabit Ethernet
  4. USB 2.0 devices (USB key, external hard drive, printer)

 

LED Behavior

The front LED changes to indicate different drive behavior. The following table sums up these behaviors.

State Indication
Solid blue Product is idle
Slow blinking blue Product is starting up
Solid red System is shutting down
Slow blinking red USB power failure (see Installation)
Firmware upgrade failure
Slow blinking blue and red WiFi enabled but not connected to a network
Fast blinking blue and red Firmware upgrade in process

 

Power Button Functions

  • Turn the product on: Push the power button until the front LED turns blue. Release the button and the LED will flash blue. Then the product will boot, which may take up to two minutes. When the light becomes steady blue, the product is ready to use.
  • Turn the product off: Press and hold the power button until the light slowly flashes blue. The product will then:
    • Stop file transfers
    • Unmount volumes
    • Shut down
  • Restore Default Configuration: See Update Product Software.

Note: Another way to turn the product on or off is to use the Dashboard (see Administer the LaPlug).

© LaCie 2020 Last modified : Mar 01, 2013