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USB 2.0

USB is a serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer or to each other. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 is the second-to-latest implementation of this standard, and it provides the necessary bandwidth and data transfer rates to support high speed devices such as hard drives, CD/DVD drives and digital cameras.

Your LaCie product is shipped with a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable to ensure maximum data transfer performance when connected to a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 port. The cable will also work when connected to a USB 1.1 port, but performance will be limited to USB 1.1 transfer rates.

Connector Face
(to computer)
Cable End
(to computer)
Cable End
(to product)
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Rikiki TV on a Computer

The RikikiTV is designed to work with televisions that support recording to a USB hard drive. You can also use the RikikiTV as a standard hard drive by connecting it to your computer. For instructions on using the disk with your computer, please see the Rikiki Hard Drive User Manual.

See the next section for information concerning mobile hard drives and sufficient power to operate.

USB-Y Cable

In the event that the USB bus on your computer does not provide the necessary power to operate your mobile LaCie hard disk, you can connect a USB-Y cable to the drive and to your computer's USB 2.0 ports to ensure adequate power. If a USB-Y cable is not included in the packaging, you can purchase one from www.lacie.com/accessories/.

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(to Computer)
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(to Computer)
Cable End
(to Hard Drive)
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(to Hard Drive)

      Power

      Data
  1. Attach the single connector end of the USB-Y cable to the back of your LaCie drive.
  2. Attach the double connector end of the USB-Y cable to two USB ports on your computer.

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