Your LaCie hard drive features a multi-functional LED on the front of the drive.
|Off||The product is turned off; the USB cable is not connected to a computer that is turned on and/or the power cable is not connected to a live power outlet.|
|30s off, flash blue, 30s off, etc.||The product is in power-saving mode due to one of the following: its volumes have been unmounted on the host computer; the host computer placed it into sleep mode; or, the host computer is in sleep mode. See Technical info below.|
|Solid blue||The product is turned on and the hard drive is ready for access.|
|Flickering||During normal operation, the LED flickers to indicate access to the hard drive.|
The LaCie d2 powers on automatically when it is:
The LED is a button that can be used to power off/on the LaCie d2.
Follow the steps below to turn the device off:
In most instances, the LaCie d2 powers on automatically when connected to a computer and an active power source. However, the LED button can be used to power on the device if the following two conditions are met:
To power on the LaCie d2, push the LED button for one second.
Your LaCie d2 can conserve energy by entering power-saving mode. The hard drive within the enclosure spins down to reduce power consumption when the LaCie d2 is in power-saving mode. Power-saving mode can extend the life of the hard drive by sparing it from working during extended periods of inactivity. The LaCie d2 can be placed into power-saving mode using the LED button when it is connected via the Thunderbolt 2 port. To place the LaCie d2 into power-saving mode:
To wake up the LaCie d2, apply another short press.
You can daisy chain Thunderbolt 2 technology and first generation Thunderbolt technology devices when the LaCie d2 is in power-saving mode. Though the hard drive spins down when the LaCie d2 enters power-saving mode, the Thunderbolt 2 signal remains constant. Therefore, daisy-chained devices continue data operations without interruption. See Daisy Chain (Thunderbolt 2) for further details.
You can initiate power-saving mode on your computer by performing one of the following:
To exit power-saving mode, review the table below:
|Entering power-saving mode||Exiting power-saving mode|
|The host computer placed the product into power-saving mode due to inactivity.||Access the LaCie d2’s volume on the host computer. For example, copy files to its volume.|
|The computer is in sleep mode.||Wake up the computer.|