Setting up the LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt is easy thanks to LaCie Setup Assistant. Follow the steps in the order they are given to ensure that your LaCie Rugged’s volume mounts correctly on your computer.
The LaCie Rugged can be connected to your PC or Mac using the integrated Thunderbolt cable or the included USB 3.0 cable. However, it is not possible to use both interfaces at the same time. Follow the steps below:
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.
The LaCie Setup Assistant guides you through formatting and registering your hard drive as well as installing LaCie software utilities. Follow the onscreen prompts to complete the setup.
Alternatively, you can use your disk management utility program to format or partition your LaCie drive. See Optional Formatting and Partitioning for details.
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:
If you formatted your drive using a disk utility and you need access to software utilities or the user manual, see Getting Help.
In order to avoid file system corruption, it is important to unmount your drive before turning it off or disconnecting the interface cable. See Unmounting Your Drive for details.