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en:manuals:rugged-mini:connection [01 Mar, 2013 13:06] (current)
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 +====== Getting Connected ======
 +
 +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.
 +
 +===== STEP 1 - Connect the USB Cable =====
 +
 +  - Connect the USB cable from the drive to the computer. \\ {{:​products:​rugged-mini:​rugged-mini-connect.png?​500|}}
 +  - The drive will mount on your computer.
 +
 +<note tech>​**Technical note:** If the USB bus on your computer does not provide the necessary power to operate your LaCie device, you may require a USB-Y cable, which can be purchased from [[http://​www.lacie.com/​accessories|www.lacie.com/​accessories]]. See [[cables#​usb-y-cable|USB-Y Cable]] for details.</​note>​
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 +===== STEP 2 - Launch LaCie Setup Assistant =====
 +
 +{{page>:​en:​static:​lsa:​standard}}
 +
 +~~pgbreak~~
 +
 +===== STEP 3 - Install LaCie Desktop Manager (Optional) =====
 +
 +Install LaCie Desktop Manager to manage your drive'​s advanced functionality. See [[lacie-desktop-manager|]] for details.
 +
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 +
 +===== Unmounting the Drive =====
 +
 +In order to avoid file system corruption, it's important to unmount your drive before turning it off or disconnecting the interface cable. See [[unmounting|]] for details.
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