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Connect to the Network: Diskless LaCie 2big NAS

Users who purchased a LaCie 2big NAS enclosure without hard disks should follow the instructions below.

Enclosure with hard disks: If you purchased an enclosure with hard disks, see Connect to the Network for instructions on how to connect to your network.

Choose compatible hard drives

Review the following before adding hard drives to your LaCie 2big NAS:

  • When adding a new hard drive to the enclosure, consider a LaCie 2big Spare Drive. LaCie hard drives are specially prepared and optimized for use with LaCie NAS.
  • LaCie NAS are compatible with most SATA II and SATA III hard drives. Go to Network Hard Drives for a list of hard drives tested with the 2big NAS. If you have any issues with hard drive compatibility and LaCie products, please contact our tech support.
  • LaCie recommends selecting disks that are equal in storage capacity. For example, if the first disk slot has a 1TB hard disk, fill the second slot with a 1TB hard disk.


Installation steps

Step 1: Connect and power on the diskless 2big NAS


Step 2: Remove the disk tray sticker and empty disk tray(s)


Step 3: Install the disks into the disk trays


Step 4: Insert the full disk trays


Step 5: Initialize the new disks


Step 6: Access the LaCie NAS Dashboard


Next steps

  • Simplify NAS access: LaCie recommends that you install the software utility LaCie Network Assistant before moving forward with the device configuration. LaCie Network Assistant gives you instant information on your LaCie NAS, such as firmware version, IP address, and hardware address. It will also provide quick access to shares (volumes) and the Dashboard. See LaCie Network Assistant for instructions.
  • Configure your NAS: For details on how to configure and use your LaCie NAS, go to Shares: Access and Transfer Files and NAS OS Administration.
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