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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)

 

FireWire 800

FireWire, also known as IEEE 1394, is a high-speed serial input/output technology for connecting peripheral devices to a computer or to each other, and FireWire 800 is the implementation of the new IEEE 1394b standard.

FireWire 800 offers increased bandwidth and extended distance between devices. FireWire 800 is ideal for bandwidth-intensive applications, such as audio, video and graphics.

Connector Face
(to computer)
Cable End
(to computer)
Cable End
(to product)
Connector Face
(to product)

Note: FireWire 800 is backwards compatible with FireWire 400, which means that if you have an adapter cable, you can connect your LaCie FireWire 800 product to a FireWire 400 port on your computer. In this case, file transfers will be limited to FireWire 400 speeds. If your product does not include an adapter cable in the package, you can purchase one from www.lacie.com/accessories/.

 

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.

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