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Introduction

Welcome to the User Manual for the Rugged Mini. The most portable of LaCie's field-tested mobile hard drive range, the Rugged Mini is also enhanced with cutting edge SuperSpeed USB 3.0 for lightning-fast transfer speeds. While its casing may be small and lightweight for easy travel, it still withstands bumps and drops of up to 1.2 meters. No matter where you take it, plug the Rugged Mini into a USB 3.0 port to transfer data with the fastest speeds on the market.

These pages will guide you through the process of connecting your LaCie product and will explain its features. If this manual doesn't answer your questions or if you are having trouble, consult the Getting Help page.

Box Content

Your box contains the following:

  • LaCie Rugged Mini hard disk
  • USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0 and 1.1 compatible)
  • Quick Install Guide (printed on packaging)

Note: A PDF of this User Manual and software utilities are pre-loaded on the drive.

Important info: Please save your packaging. In the event that the drive should need to be repaired or serviced, it must be returned in its original packaging.

Minimum System Requirements

Your system must meet certain requirements in order for your LaCie product to function properly. For a list of these requirements, please refer to the product packaging or consult the product support web page at www.lacie.com/support/.

Note: For optimal performance, the drive must be connected to a USB 3.0 host port. Many laptops or desktop computers do not feature USB 3.0 ports. You can purchase a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card (for desktop computers) or a USB 3.0 ExpressCard 34 (for laptops) that will permit the maximum transfer speeds for which your LaCie USB 3.0 hard drive is capable.

 

Cables and Connectors

USB 3.0

USB is a serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer. SuperSpeed USB 3.0 is the latest implementation of this standard, and it provides higher bandwidth and new power management features.

Transfer rates can attain up to 5 Gbits/s as opposed to USB 2.0's 480 Mbits/s. This means USB 3.0 is theoretically up to ten times faster than its predecessor.

Your LaCie drive is shipped with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 cable to ensure maximum data transfer performance when connected to a compatible USB 3.0 port. The cable will also work when connected to a USB 2.0 or 1.1 port, but drive performance will be limited to their respective transfer rates.

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

 

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 3.0 or 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/.

Connector Face
(to Computer)
Cable End
(to Computer)
Cable End
(to Hard Drive)
Connector Face
(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.

 

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

  1. Connect the USB cable from the drive to the computer.
  2. The drive will mount on your computer.

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 www.lacie.com/accessories. See USB-Y Cable for details.

 

STEP 2 - Launch LaCie Setup Assistant

 

STEP 3 - Install LaCie Desktop Manager (Optional)

Install LaCie Desktop Manager to manage your drive's advanced functionality. See LaCie Desktop Manager for details.

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 Your Drive for details.

 

LaCie Desktop Manager

LaCie Desktop Manager unlocks the full potential of your LaCie hard drive. It will allow you to see advanced information on your drive and to configure Eco Mode.

Note: LaCie Desktop Manager is not compatible with all LaCie devices. Only compatible LaCie devices will appear in LaCie Desktop Manager.

Installing LaCie Desktop Manager

If LaCie Desktop Manager is not installed on your system (check your Windows Start Menu or Mac Applications folder), you can install it by double clicking the drive icon in My Computer/Computer (Windows) or on the Desktop (Mac), opening the LaCie/Software folder, then launching the installer located in the folder for your operating system.

Windows Mac


When setup has completed, launch the LaCie Desktop Manager from the System tray (Windows) or the Menu bar (Mac).

 

Windows Mac

Note: If you have manually formatted the drive using your operating system's disk utility instead of or after running the LaCie Setup Assistant, you will need to download the LaCie Desktop Manager from www.lacie.com/support/.

 

Info Tab

When you run LaCie Desktop Manager, you will see that all compatible connected LaCie devices will appear in the left-hand column. Choose the drive you wish to manage and make sure the Info tab is selected. On this page you will see advanced information on your drive, such as device name, the internal hard disk serial number (not the LaCie product serial number), available capacity, connection type, etc.

You can also reformat the drive from this page.

Caution: If you click the Reformat… button and follow these steps, everything will be erased from the partition. If you have information that you want to protect or continue to use, back up this information before performing these steps.

 

Eco Tab

By default, your drive will enter Eco Mode after five minutes of inactivity in order to conserve energy. To exit Eco Mode, simply access data on the drive and the disk will automatically restart.

You can manage this feature using LaCie Desktop Manager. Click the Eco tab.

Note: If you don't see the Eco tab, your hard drive is incompatible with Eco mode. Check www.lacie.com/support/ for a product update which may allow your drive to benefit from this feature.

Unclick the Automatic Standby due to Inactivity box to turn off Eco Mode, or select a period of inactivity after which the drive will enter Eco Mode.

Eco Mode and Mac OS X: Based upon your LaCie hard drive, Eco Mode may be managed by Mac OS X. If prompted, please click on Energy Saver Settings to enter the System Preferences. Select “Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible” to conserve energy.

 

Uninstall LaCie Desktop Manager

Mac Users

Click the LaCie Desktop Manager icon in the menu bar, then select Preferences. In the window that opens, click Uninstall LaCie Desktop Manager.

Windows Users

Use Windows' Control Panel to uninstall LaCie Desktop Manager. For detailed instructions from Microsoft, see here: Windows 7 | Windows Vista

 

Unmounting Your Drive

USB, FireWire, Thunderbolt, and eSATA external devices feature “plug & play” connectivity, which means that your LaCie storage can be connected and disconnected while the computer is running. To prevent failures, however, it is important to follow these steps when disconnecting your device.

Windows XP Users

From the System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen), click the Eject icon (a small green arrow over a hardware image). A message will appear, listing the devices the Eject icon controls (it should say, “Safely remove…”). Click on the LaCie storage device in this prompt.

This message will appear: “Safe to Remove Hardware” (or similar). It is now safe to disconnect the device.

Windows Vista & Windows 7 Users

From the System Tray (located in the lower right-hand side of your screen) click on the plug icon (note the white check mark inside a green circle).

A message will appear, detailing the devices that may be safely unmounted.

Select Eject for the device you wish to unmount. A message will appear notifying you that it is safe to remove it.

Mac Users

Drag the storage device icon to the Trash. (The icon pictured below is a generic USB device icon. Your LaCie storage may be represented by an icon that looks like the device itself.)

When the icon disappears from the desktop, the storage device can be disconnected.

 

Optional Formatting and Partitioning

Standard LaCie storage devices will prompt you to run LaCie Setup Assistant when they are first connected to a computer (Windows or Mac). LaCie Setup Assistant helps you to quickly format the storage device according to your needs.

Please read the information below carefully if you:

  • Abort LaCie Setup Assistant while it is formatting.
  • Wish to reformat your storage device after LaCie Setup Assistant has successfully completed.
  • Own a LaCie storage device that does not feature Setup Assistant (for example, select LaCie USB Keys).

About File System Formats

Windows Users

FAT 32: FAT is an acronym for File Allocation Table, which dates back to the beginnings of DOS programming. Originally, FAT was only 16 bits, but after the second release of Windows 95 it was upgraded to 32 bits, hence the name FAT 32. In theory, FAT 32 volume sizes can range from less than 1MB all the way to 2TB.

It is the native file system of Windows 98 and Windows Me, and is supported by Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7. When FAT 32 is used with Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 however, volume size is limited to 32GB (by the Windows partition utility, i.e. Disk Manager), and the individual file size is limited to 4GB.

NTFS: This acronym stands for New Technology File System, and it is the native file system for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. NTFS offers several features that are not available with FAT 32: file compression, encryption, permissions, auditing, and mirroring drives. The minimum supported volume size for NTFS is 10MB with a maximum of 2TB when initialized in the MBR format. The more recent GPT format does not assign limits to file or partition sizes. Volumes created in NTFS are native read and write for Windows NT, 2000, XP, Vista, and 7. Earlier versions of Windows and Mac OS X 10.5 or higher may read and write to the NTFS partitions with the help of third-party drivers.

See the table below for a comparison of NTFS and FAT 32.

Windows File System Formats
Use NTFS if:
…you will be using the storage device only with Windows XP, Vista, and 7 since performance will be enhances when compared to FAT 32. This file system is compatible in read-only mode with Mac OS 10.3 and higher.
Use FAT32 if:
…you will be using your storage device with both Windows and Mac computers. Maximum single file size is limited to 4GB.

 

Mac Users

You may customize the storage device by reformatting and/or partitioning it with separate file system formats. For optimal performance in Mac OS environments, format and partition the storage device as one large Mac OS Extended volume.

Mac OS Extended (HFS+): Mac OS Extended refers to the file system used by Mac OS X. HFS+ represents an optimization of the older HFS file system by using hard disk space more efficiently. With HFS+, you are no longer limited by block size.

MS-DOS File System (FAT 32): This is the Microsoft file system, more typically known as FAT 32. Use FAT 32 if you are going to be sharing your LaCie storage device between Mac and Window computers.

See the table below for a comparison between HFS+ and FAT 32 (MS-DOS).

Mac File System Formats
Use HFS+ if:
…you will be using the storage device on Macs only. Performance will be enhances when compared to FAT 32. HFS+ is NOT compatible with Windows OS.
Use FAT32 if:
…you will be using your storage device with both Windows and Mac computers. Maximum single file size is limited to 4GB.

Formatting Instructions

The steps listed below will help you to format and partition a storage device. For more information on choosing the optimal file format, refer to About File System Formats.

Caution: Formatting will erase everything on the storage device. LaCie highly recommends that you back up all data on your storage device before performing the steps below. LaCie is not responsible for any data lost due to formatting, partitioning, or using a LaCie storage device.

Important Info: Formatting the LaCie partition will delete the included User Manual and utilities. Please copy all data, including documentation and software from LaCie, before formatting your storage device. User Manuals and select software may also be downloaded from www.lacie.com/support/.

Note: Refer to your operating system's documentation for more information on reformatting and partitioning your storage device.

 

Windows Users

Technical Note on volumes larger than 2TB: Windows XP 32-bit - This version of Windows will not recognize volumes larger than 2TB; Windows XP x64, Vista and 7 - All of these versions of Windows can recognize volumes greater than 2TB. However, disks must be converted to the GPT file system before partitions greater than 2TB can be created. To do this, go to Windows Disk Management and right-click on the disk. Select Convert to GPT. You may now create partitions greater than 2TB.

  1. Make sure the storage device is connected to and mounted on the computer.
  2. Right-click on Computer and choose Manage. From the Manage window select Disk Management.
  3. From the list of storage devices in the middle of the Disk Management window, locate your LaCie device.
  4. By default, a partition is already created on the device with LaCie software utilities. Follow your operating system instructions to reset the existing partition.
  5. To create a new partition, select New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions when the New Simple Volume Wizard appears.

Mac Users

  1. Make sure the storage device is connected to and mounted on the computer.
  2. Select Utilities from the Go menu in the Finder menu bar.
  3. In the Utilities folder, double-click Disk Utility.

    Disk Utility will display the message Select a disk, volume, or image. All connected storage devices, partitions, or disk images will be displayed in this column. Storage devices in this column may have multiple listings. The top name is the name of the physical device's manufacturer, and includes the formatted capacity.

  4. Select the storage device in the left-hand column.
  5. Click the Erase tab.
  6. Choose a format from the drop-down window. See About File System Formats for more information on choosing a file format.
  7. Give the volume a name.
  8. Click Erase… and confirm your selection in the popup window.
 

Getting Help

If you are having problems with your LaCie product, consult the table below for a list of available resources.

Order Source Description Location
1 Quick Install Guide Concise steps to follow for getting your product up and running Either a printed leaflet or accessory box and included in the product box, or download PDF from the product page
2 Support Pages Includes interactive troubleshooting topics for most common problems www.lacie.com/support/, select your product, then click the “Troubleshooting” tab
3 User Manual Includes common troubleshooting topics See Troubleshooting Topics below
4 Customer Support Create an account on lacie.com, register your product, and fill out a support ticket Create an account here: www.lacie.com/us/mystuff/login.htm?logout&rtn=mystuff

Note: LaCie is dedicated to providing high quality products that enrich the lives of our customers. To help LaCie offer the best customer support, we encourage you to create an account and register your product at www.lacie.com/us/mystuff/login.htm? logout&rtn=mystuff. You can give us important feedback as well as receive updated information on your LaCie device.

 

Troubleshooting Topics

Note: Interactive troubleshooting, a highly effective way to resolve problems with your product, is available from www.lacie.com/support/. Select your product, then click the “Troubleshooting” tab.

All Users

Problem: My file transfers are too slow.

Q: Are there other USB devices connected to the same port or hub?


Q: Is the drive connected to a USB 2.0 port on your computer or hub?


Q: Is the drive connected to a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port on your computer?


Q: Does your computer or operating system support SuperSpeed USB 3.0?


Q: Is your computer's internal hard drive limiting transfer speeds?


Q: What do I do if I lose my USB 3.0 cable?


Problem: I'm receiving file transfer error messages.

Q: Did you get an "Error -50" message while copying to a FAT 32 volume?


Q: Did you get an error message telling you that the drive has been disconnected when coming out of sleep mode?


Mac OS X Users

Problem: The drive icon doesn't appear on my desktop.

Q: Are both ends of the USB cable firmly attached?


Q: Is the drive receiving sufficient power?


Q: Is your Finder configured not to show hard drives on the desktop?


Q: Is your drive mounting on the operating system?


Q: Does your computer's configuration meet the minimum system requirements for use with this drive?


Q: Did you follow the correct installation steps for the specific interface and operating system?


Windows XP, 2000, Vista, and Windows 7 Users

Problem: The drive icon doesn't appear in My Computer/Computer.

Q: Are both ends of the USB cable firmly attached?


Q: Is the drive receiving sufficient power?


Q: Is the drive listed in Device Manager?


Q: Does your disk not appear at all?


Q: Is your drive listed next to an unusual icon?


 

Precautions

Caution: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user's authority to operate this device.

Important info: Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. To help prevent the loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data; one copy on your external hard disk, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard disk, another external hard disk or some other form of removable storage media. If you would like more information on backup, please refer to our website.

Important info: 1TB (Terabyte) = 1,000GB. 1GB = 1000MB. 1MB = 1,000,000 Bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically up to 10% less per TB).

Health and Safety Precautions

  • Only qualified persons are authorized to carry out maintenance on this device.
  • Read this User Manual carefully and follow the correct procedure when setting up the device.
  • Do not open a disk drive or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuiting or dangerous emissions. The disk drive shipped with your LaCie hard drive contains no user-serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Support representative.
  • Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects containing liquids on the LaCie hard drive, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury.

 

General Use Precautions

  • Do not expose the LaCie hard drive to temperatures outside the range of 5º C to 30º C (41º F to 86º F); or to operational humidity beyond 10-80%, non-condensing, or non-operating humidity beyond 5-90%, non-condensing. Doing so may damage the LaCie hard drive or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your LaCie hard drive near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your LaCie hard drive in an environment that is too cold may damage the unit.
  • Rated cooling for altitudes up to 2000 meters.
  • Do not use the LaCie hard drive near other electrical appliances such as televisions, radios or speakers. Doing so may cause interference which will adversely affect the operation of the other products.
  • Do not place the LaCie hard drive near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of your LaCie hard drive.
  • Never use excessive force on your LaCie hard drive. If you detect a problem, consult the troubleshooting section in this manual.
  • Protect your LaCie hard drive from excessive exposure to dust during use or storage. Dust can build up inside the device, increasing the risk of damage or malfunction.
  • Never use benzene, paint thinners, detergent or other chemical products to clean the outside of the LaCie hard drive. Such products will disfigure and discolor the casing. Instead, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the device.
 

Warranty Information

LaCie offers first-rate service and support through our generous three-tiered warranty policy. Our 1-, 2-, 3-, and 5-year policies include comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair and/or replacement coverage. To benefit from this warranty, please contact LaCie Support at www.lacie.com/us/support where you can find online support and contact information. You may also contact representatives at the original point of purchase who will be able to help guide you.

Standard warranties vary depending on the product. To verify your product’s warranty status and to see which standard warranty is included with your product, type in your product’s serial number at www.lacie.com/us/support. If no warranty is listed under your product’s name, this means that the warranty has expired.

Warranty Upgrades

If you wish to extend your warranty coverage, you can purchase Silver, Gold, or Platinum Care or Advanced Exchange. For details, see www.lacie.com/warranties.

A standard LaCie limited warranty is included with all products. Please read the terms and conditions below.

LaCie Limited Warranty Policy

LaCie (“LaCie”) warrants, to the original purchaser, that this equipment shall be free of defects in materials and workmanship for a period of one (1), two (2), three (3), or five (5) years, depending on the model, from LaCie's date of original shipment when the equipment is used normally and is properly serviced when needed. If you discover a defect covered by the warranty set forth above, your sole and exclusive remedy will be for LaCie, in its sole discretion to (i) repair or replace the product at no charge to you; or, if a repaired unit or replacement product is not available, (ii) to refund the current market value of your product. You acknowledge and agree that replacement product, at the sole option of LaCie, may be a new product or a remanufactured product. In order to receive the remedy set forth above, you must return the product during the warranty period and include with each returned product (i) a copy of your original purchase invoice to verify your warranty; (ii) a Return Material Authorization number; (iii) your name, address and telephone number; (iv) a copy of the bill of sale bearing the appropriate LaCie serial numbers as proof of date of original retail purchase; and (v) a description of the problem. The customer must pay all transportation costs for a returned product. The product will need to be returned to LaCie within the country of original retail purchase. This warranty applies only to hardware products; LaCie software, media, and manuals are licensed and warranted pursuant to separate written agreement. This warranty does not apply if the product has been misused or has been damaged by accident, abuse, misuse, or misapplication; if it has been modified without permission of LaCie; or if any LaCie serial number has been removed or defaced. If a customer has purchased a LaCie Advance Care Option (ACO) to go with this equipment, the ACO shall be valid for three (3) years from activation.

 

EXCEPT FOR THE LIMITED WARRANTY SET FORTH ABOVE, ALL PRODUCTS ARE SOLD “AS IS” AND LACIE EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, WHETHER EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, NONINFRINGEMENT AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. WITHOUT FURTHER LIMITING THE GENERALITY OF THE FOREGOING, DOES NOT WARRANT (1) THE PERFORMANCE OR RESULTS OBTAINED FROM USING THIS PRODUCT, (2) THAT THE PRODUCT IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE CUSTOMER'S PURPOSES, (3) THE MANUAL IS ERROR FREE, OR (4) THAT NO DATA WILL BE LOST WHILE USING THE PRODUCT. THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO THE RESULTS AND PERFORMANCE IS ASSUMED BY THE CUSTOMER. THE WARRANTY AND REMEDIES SET FORTH ABOVE ARE EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL OTHERS, ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED.

EXCLUSIONS AND LIMITATIONS

This Limited Warranty applies only to hardware products manufactured by or for LaCie that can be identified by the “LaCie” trademark, trade name, or logo affixed to them. The Limited Warranty does not apply to any non-LaCie hardware products or any software, even if packaged or sold with LaCie hardware. Manufacturers, suppliers, or publishers, other than LaCie, may provide their own warranties to the end user purchaser, but LaCie, in so far as permitted by law, provides their products “as is”. Software distributed by LaCie with or without the LaCie brand name (including, but not limited to system software) is not covered under this Limited Warranty. Refer to the licensing agreement accompanying the software for details of your rights with respect to its use.

LaCie does not warrant that the operation of the product will be uninterrupted or error-free. LaCie is not responsible for damage arising from failure to follow instructions relating to the product's use. This warranty does not apply: (a) to consumable parts, unless damage has occurred due to a defect in materials or workmanship; (b) to cosmetic damage, including but not limited to scratches, dents and broken plastic on ports; © to damage caused by use with non-LaCie products; (d) to damage caused by accident, abuse, misuse, flood, fire, earthquake or other external causes; (e) to damage caused by operating the product outside the permitted or intended uses described by LaCie; (f) to damage caused by service (including upgrades and expansions) performed by anyone who is not a representative of LaCie or a LaCie Authorized Service Provider; (g) to a product or part that has been modified to alter functionality or capability without the written permission of LaCie; or (h) if any LaCie serial number on the product has been removed or defaced.

No LaCie dealer, agent, or employee is authorized to make any modification, extension, or addition to this warranty.

Any loss, corruption or destruction of data while using a LaCie drive is the sole responsibility of the user, and under no circumstances will LaCie be held liable for the recovery or restoration of this data. To help prevent the loss of your data, LaCie highly recommends that you keep TWO copies of your data; one copy on your external hard disk, for instance, and a second copy either on your internal hard disk, another external hard disk or some other form of removable storage media. LaCie offers a complete line of CD and DVD drives. If you would like more information on backup, please refer to our website.

LACIE IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF WARRANTY, OR UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, INCLUDING LOST PROFITS, DOWNTIME, GOODWILL, DAMAGE TO OR REPLACEMENT OF EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY, AND ANY COSTS OF RECOVERING, REPROGRAMMING, OR REPRODUCING ANY PROGRAM OR DATA STORED IN OR USED WITH LACIE PRODUCTS EVEN IF IT HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties or liability for incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights, which vary from state to state.

Your opening of your package, your use of the product, or your return of the enclosed Registration Card acknowledges that you have read and agree to the terms of this Agreement. You further agree that it is the complete and exclusive state of the agreement between us and supersedes any proposal or prior agreement, oral or written, and any other communications between us relating to the subject matter of this Agreement.

 

Read carefully all information related to warranty and precautions of use of your new LaCie product in the user manual.

For products purchased in the United States, you may contact LaCie at 7555 Tech Center Drive, Tigard, Oregon 97223 USA. Email: sales@lacie.com. Website: www.lacie.com. Customer service: 503-844-4503.

Service DOA

On rare occasions, a newly purchased LaCie product may be delivered in non-working order. We are working to avoid these issues, but unfortunately, these situations may arise from time to time. Within the 15 calendar days of purchase, should you experience an issue with your new LaCie product, we ask you to return the product to the place where it was originally bought. You will be required to give a proof of purchase.

Customer Warning

Please be sure to back up your data before returning your drive to LaCie for repair. LaCie cannot under any circumstances guarantee the integrity of data remaining on a returned drive. We make no provisions for data recovery and cannot be held liable for any data loss on drives or media returned to LaCie.

All products returned to LaCie must be securely packaged in their original box and shipped with postage prepaid, except for Products registered under the Advance Care Option.

Note to Australian Customers

Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and for compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Contact us:

LaCie Australia, 6/151 Beauchamp Rd, Matraville NSW 2036 AUSTRALIA
Phone: 02 8063 3711
Email: info.au@lacie.com

For fast technical support, create a support ticket after registering your product at www.lacie.com/au/register.

 

Legal Info

Copyrights

Copyright © 2019 LaCie. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie.

Changes

The material in this document is for information only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability resulting from errors or omissions in this document, or from the use of the information contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to make changes or revisions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes.

Federal Communication Commission Interference Statement

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one of the following measures:

  1. Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
  2. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
  3. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
  4. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

FCC Caution: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this equipment.

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

Important info: FCC Radiation Exposure Statement: This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This equipment should be installed and operated with minimum distance 20 cm between the radiator & your body.

This transmitter must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.

The availability of some specific channels and/or operational frequency bands are country dependent and are firmware programmed at the factory to match the intended destination. The firmware setting is not accessible by the end user.

WEEE

This symbol on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product must not be disposed of with your other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designed collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. The separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help to conserve natural resources and ensure that it is recycled in a manner that protects human health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service, or the shop where you purchased the product.

Trademarks

Apple, Mac, Time Machine, and Macintosh are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.

Canada Compliance Statement

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

CAN ICES-3 (B)/NMB-3(B)

Japan Compliance Statement

This is a Class B product based on the standard of the Voluntary Control Council for Interference from Information Technology Equipment (VCCI). If this is used near a radio/TV receiver, it may cause radio interference. Install the equipment according to the manual. This statement does not apply to the LaCie CloudBox.

Manufacturer's Declaration for CE Certification

We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the following European standards: Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (2004/108/EC); Low-Voltage Directive: 2006/95/EC

 

RoHS Compliance Information

China RoHS 2

China RoHS 2 refers to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Order No. 32, effective July 1, 2016, titled Management Methods for the Restriction of the Use of Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Products. To comply with China RoHS 2, we determined this product's Environmental Protection Use Period (EPUP) to be 20 years in accordance with the Marking for the Restricted Use of Hazardous Substances in Electronic and Electrical Products, SJT 11364-2014.

中国 RoHS 2 是指 2016 年 7 月 1 日起施行的工业和信息化部令第 32 号“电力电子产品限制使用有害物质管理办法”。为了符合中国 RoHS 2 的要求,我们根据“电子电气产品有害物质限制使用标识”(SJT 11364-2014) 确定本产品的环保使用期 (EPUP) 为 20 年。

有害物质
Hazardous Substances
部件名称
Part Name
铅\\(Pb)
(Hg)

(Cd)
六价铬
(Cr+6)
多溴联苯
(PBB)
多溴二苯醚
(PBDE)
硬盘驱动器
HDD
X O O O O O
外接硬盘印刷电路板
Bridge PCBA
X O O O O O
电源
(如果提供)
Power Supply
(if provided)
X O O O O O
接口电缆
(如果提供)
Interface cable
(if provided)
X O O O O O
其他外壳组件
Other enclosure components
X O O O O O
本表格依据 SJ/T 11364 的规定编制。
This table is prepared in accordance with the provisions of SJ/T 11364-2014
O: 表示该有害物质在该部件所有均质材料中的含量均在 GB/T 26572 规定的限量要求以下。
O: Indicates that the hazardous substance contained in all of the homogeneous materials for this part is below the limit requirement of GB/T26572.
X: 表示该有害物质至少在该部件的某一均质材料中的含量超出 GB/T 26572 规定的限量要求。
X: Indicates that the hazardous substance contained in at least one of the homogeneous materials used for this part is above the limit requirement of GB/T26572.

Taiwan RoHS

Taiwan RoHS refers to the Taiwan Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection’s (BSMI’s) requirements in standard CNS 15663, Guidance to reduction of the restricted chemical substances in electrical and electronic equipment. Beginning on January 1, 2018, Seagate products must comply with the “Marking of presence” requirements in Section 5 of CNS 15663. This product is Taiwan RoHS compliant.

The following table meets the Section 5 “Marking of presence” requirements.

台灣RoHS是指台灣標準局計量檢驗局(BSMI)對標準CNS15663要求的減排電子電氣設備限用化學物質指引。從2018年1月1日起,Seagate產品必須符合CNS15663第5節「含有標示」要求。本產品符合台灣RoHS。 下表符合第5節「含有標示」要求。

設備名稱:硬盤設備/SSD,型號:外接使用
Equipment Name: Hard Disk Device/SSD, Type Designation: External Use Only
單元
Unit
铅\\(Pb)
(Hg)

(Cd)
六价铬
(Cr+6)
多溴联苯
(PBB)
多溴二苯醚
(PBDE)
硬盘驱动器
HDD
O O O O O
外接硬盘印刷电路板
Bridge PCBA
O O O O O
电源
(如果提供)
Power Supply
(if provided)
O O O O O
接口电缆
(如果提供)
Interface cable
(if provided)
O O O O O
其他外壳组件
Other enclosure components
O O O O O
備考 1. “O” 係指該项限用物質之百分比含量未超出百分比含量基準值。
Note 1. “O” indicates that the percentage content of the restricted substance does not exceed the percentage of reference value of presence.
備考 2. “—” 係指該项限用物質為排除項目。
Note 2. “—” indicates that the restricted substance corresponds to the exemption.
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