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 +====== Connect to a Computer via USB ======
 +<​note>​**Note:​** This chapter refers to the d2 and 2big Network 2 only.</​note>​
 +This chapter explains how to connect your LaCie d2 or 2big Network 2 to a computer via USB. For details on connecting your NAS to a network, see [[network|]].
 +If your network is limited to 10/100 Mbit transfer speeds or if you use WiFi, the USB connection will generally permit faster transfer times. In this case, LaCie suggests that as a first step you copy large quantities of files from your computer to your LaCie NAS via USB, then as a second step, connect it to the network.
 +===== Connection Steps =====
 +Follow these steps to connect your LaCie NAS to a computer via USB:
 +  - You must successfully connect your NAS to the network (see [[network|]]) and complete the Setup Wizard on the Dashboard (see [[dashboard#​dashboard-accessing|Dashboard - Accessing]] before connecting the d2 or 2big Network 2 to your computer via USB.
 +  - You must also allocate space to the USB share before continuing. To do so:
 +    - While the NAS is still connected to the network, access **Dashboard - Drive Information**.
 +    - In the drive table, in the USBShare row, click the configuration icon. \\ {{:​products:​d2-2big-5big-network2:​screenshots:​dashboard:​ss-db-drives-07.jpg?​500|}}
 +    - Click **Resize USBShare**.
 +    - Drag the slider to change the amount of space allocated to USBShare (maximum is 500GB). After you click the slider, press the right and left arrow keys on your keyboard to fine tune. \\ {{:​products:​d2-2big-5big-network2:​screenshots:​dashboard:​ss-db-drives-04.jpg?​400|}}
 +    - Click the **Apply** button, then confirm in the popup window.
 +  - Disconnect the product'​s Ethernet cable from the network, then turn it off using the power button. Wait for it to fully shut down. When the front blue light shuts off, move on to the next step.
 +  - Connect the USB cable to the NAS and to your computer.
 +  - Turn on the NAS using the power switch on the rear of the product. The LED will begin blinking.
 +  - USBShare will mount on your computer. Transfer files from your computer to the NAS normally.
 +<note tech>​**Technical note:** USBShare, when it is created by the NAS operating system, is formatted in MS-DOS (FAT32) for use with PCs and Macs. To format USBShare into a different file format (NTFS or HFS+), you can do so using your computer'​s native disk management application.</​note>​
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