Installing your LaCie hard drive is easy for all users thanks to LaCie Setup Assistant. Please follow the setup steps in the order they are given to ensure that your LaCie hard drive's volume mounts correctly on your computer.
Turn on the drive by pressing the power switch. The drive will mount in My Computer (Windows XP), Computer (Vista or Windows 7) or on your desktop (Mac).
LaCie Setup Assistant (LSA) must be launched before using your drive. It will allow you to:
AutoPlay: Windows AutoPlay may detect your LaCie hard drive as soon as it is connected to your computer. If the AutoPlay window appears, choose Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer and double-click LaCie Setup.
Manual access: Open the LACIE SETUP volume in Computer (My Computer for Windows XP) and double-click LaCie Setup.
LaCie Setup Assistant does not prevent you from using your computer's native disk utility program to format or partition your LaCie drive. Simply follow the Setup Assistant through completion, then use Disk Management for Windows or Disk Utility for Mac to reformat your drive.
Follow the on-screen instructions as listed below to format your drive and install software utilities:
Software will be installed on the product's storage, not on your computer. It will be located on the volume entitled “Compatible” or “LaCie Share” if it exists, otherwise on “LaCie”.
LaCie software utilities may be installed at any time. Once the format is complete, the LaCie Setup Assistant application will be available on:
To install the software utilities, simply launch LaCie Setup Assistant and follow the steps listed above.
Install LaCie Desktop Manager to manage your drive's advanced functionality. See LaCie Desktop Manager for details.