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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:

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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: Are there other USB devices connected to the same port or hub?

Q: Is the drive connected to a USB 1.0 port on your computer or hub?

Q: Does your computer or operating system support eSATA or FireWire 800?

Q: What do I do if I lose my USB 2.0, eSATA, or FireWire cable?

Problem: I'm receiving file transfer error messages.

Q: Did you get an "Error -50" message while copying to a FAT 32 volume?

Q: Did you get an error message telling you that the drive has been disconnected when coming out of sleep mode?

Mac OS X Users

Problem: The drive icon doesn't appear on my desktop.

Q: Are both ends of the interface cable firmly attached?

Q: Is your Finder configured not to show hard drives on the desktop?

Q: Is your drive mounting on the operating system?

Q: Does your computer's configuration meet the minimum system requirements for use with this drive?

Q: Did you follow the correct installation steps for the specific interface and operating system?

Windows XP, 2000, Vista, and Windows 7 Users

Problem: The drive icon doesn't appear in My Computer/Computer.

Q: Are both ends of the interface cable firmly attached?

Q: Is the drive listed in Device Manager?

Q: Does your disk not appear at all?

Q: Is your drive listed next to an unusual icon?

Q: Is your operating system Windows XP and the disk size is greater than 2TB?

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