The LaCie 8big Rack Thunderbolt 2 is available for use when:
When booting the LaCie 8big, certain LEDs on the chassis will blink blue for a short period before turning solid blue. See System LEDs for further information.
To prepare the hard drives, follow the directions below:
The hard drive LEDs blink blue while the hard drives spin up. You can start using the storage once the hard drive LEDs are solid blue.
Thunderbolt 2 and first generation Thunderbolt devices daisy-chained to the enclosure receive power when the LaCie 8big is in idle mode.
A short push is a manual depression on the power button that lasts no longer than one second. When the product is operating, a short push on the power button will spin down the hard drives within the enclosure. The Thunderbolt ports remain active and are available for daisy chaining. This is called idle mode. For example, a display that is daisy chained to the LaCie 8big will remain available to the computer following a short push.
Applying a short push during RAID synchronization spins the hard drives down. The RAID synchronization continues the next time you spin the hard drives up via a short push.
A long push is a manual depression on the power button that lasts more than four seconds. When the product is operating, a long push will cut the power from the LaCie 8big, forcing it to shut down immediately. A long push is not recommended as it may result in data loss. Therefore, it should only be used when troubleshooting a problem.
It is highly recommended that users maintain the Thunderbolt cable connection between the computer and the LaCie 8big during operation. Removing the cable during operation can have serious consequences, such as lost data.
Disconnecting the Thunderbolt cable during RAID synchronization cuts communication between the computer and the storage. While the synchronization will continue, there is a strong risk of losing data.