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 +====== Getting Connected ======
 +
 +Follow the setup steps in the order they are given to ensure that your LaCie hard drive'​s volume mounts correctly on your computer.
 +
 +===== Thunderbolt and Windows =====
 +
 +<note technical>​**Important info:** Thunderbolt technology is compatible with Windows 7 and Windows 8. Windows requires drivers to use the Thunderbolt port. It is recommended that you connect the product to a host computer via USB and run LaCie Setup Assistant (see Step 3 - Launch LaCie Setup Assistant). Once LaCie Setup Assistant is finished, disconnect the LaCie d2 Thunderbolt 2 (see [[unmounting|Unmounting Your Hard Drive]]) from the USB port and install the Thunderbolt drivers for Windows (see [[drivers|Install Drivers (Windows Only)]]). You can connect via the Thunderbolt interface once the drivers are installed.</​note>​
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 +===== Step 1 - Connect the interface cable =====
 +
 +Connect the interface cable from the LaCie d2 to the computer.
 +  * Thunderbolt 2 (Mac) \\ {{:​products:​d2-tbt2:​ill:​d2-tbt2-setup-01.jpg?​400|}} \\ 
 +  * USB 3.0 (PC/Mac) \\ {{:​products:​d2-tbt2:​ill:​d2-tbt2-setup-02.jpg?​400|}}
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 +
 +===== Step 2 - Connect the power supply =====
 +{{:​products:​d2-tbt2:​ill:​d2-tbt2-setup-03.jpg?​400|}} \\ 
 +
 +Connect the power supply in the following order:
 +  - The power input port on the back of the LaCie d2.
 +  - A live power outlet.
 +
 +The LaCie d2 will power on automatically when it is connected to a computer that is turned on and a live power outlet.
 +
 +<​note>​**Note:​** If the hard drive’s volume does not mount on your computer, see troubleshooting topics at [[help|]].</​note>​
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 +
 +===== Step 3 - Launch LaCie Setup Assistant =====
 +
 +{{page>:​en:​static:​lsa-3:​standard}}
 +
 +If you formatted your drive using a disk utility and you need access to software utilities or the user manual, see [[help]].
 +
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 +
 +===== Disconnecting the hard drive =====
 +
 +In order to avoid file system corruption, it is important to unmount your hard drive’s volumes before disconnecting the interface cable. See [[unmounting|]] for details.
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