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 +====== LaCie Desktop Manager ======
 +
 +LaCie Desktop Manager is a software utility that provides important information regarding the status and health of your device.
 +
 +===== Installing LaCie Desktop Manager =====
 +
 +Follow the directions below:
 +  - Click the link to download the installer for LaCie Desktop Manager:
 +    * [[http://​www.lacie.com/​files/​lacie-content/​download/​drivers/​lacie-desktop-manager-for-mac-os.pkg|Mac]]
 +    * [[http://​www.lacie.com/​files/​lacie-content/​download/​drivers/​lacie-desktop-manager-2.7.3.pkg|Windows]]
 +  - Once the download is complete, locate the installer on your computer. Generally, downloads can be found in the Downloads folder.
 +  - Launch the installer for your operating system and follow the setup wizard to completion.
 +
 +When setup is complete, launch LaCie Desktop Manager from the System tray (Windows) or the Menu bar (Mac).
 +
 +^ Windows ^ Mac ^
 +| {{:​products:​2big-quadra-usb3:​2big-quadra-usb3-ldm-launch-win.jpg?​325|}} | {{:​products:​2big-quadra-usb3:​2big-quadra-usb3-ldm-launch-mac.jpg?​325|}} |
 +
 +LaCie Desktop Manager provides a list of all compatible LaCie devices in the left-hand column. If you have more than one compatible LaCie device, choose a product and use the tabs to navigate to the page you want. Options can vary based upon the product.
 +
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 +
 +===== Info tab =====
 +
 +{{:​products:​2big-tbt2:​screenshots:​ss-2big-tbt2-ldm-info.jpg?​500|}}
 +
 +Review the details of your device:
 +  * Name
 +  * Model
 +  * Hard drive ID
 +  * Connection type
 +  * Total capacity
 +  * Available capacity
 +
 +=== Reformat ===
 +
 +From the **Info** tab, you can reformat the hard drives.
 +
 +<note caution>​**Caution:​** Choosing **Reformat** launches your operating system'​s disk utility (see [[formatting|]] for details). Formatting erases all data stored on your hard drives. To protect files, back up your hard drives before selecting **Reformat**.</​note>​
 +
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 +
 +===== Status tab =====
 +
 +{{:​products:​2big-tbt2:​screenshots:​ss-2big-tbt2-ldm-status.jpg?​500|}}
 +
 +Review the health of the:
 +  * Hardware ​
 +  * RAID configuration
 +
 +You can also enable alerts to receive status updates.
 +
 +<note important>​**Important info:** Activating alerts may affect the transfer rates of your device. For optimal transfer rates, disable alerts.</​note>​
 +
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 +
 +===== Email tab =====
 +
 +{{:​products:​2big-tbt2:​screenshots:​ss-2big-tbt2-ldm-email.jpg?​500|}}
 +
 +You can enter up to five email addresses to receive messages regarding changes to the status of your LaCie device. You can also enter an email subject line.
 +
 +Check the boxes to select the events that trigger email alerts.
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