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Welcome to the User Manual for the LaCie USB 3.0 Rugged Thunderbolt™ Series. Your drive features two cutting-edge interfaces: SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and Thunderbolt. Not only does your drive let you transfer huge amounts of data much faster than before, it's also compatible with the widely available USB 2.0 for universal connectivity. LaCie's exciting new line of storage devices is ideal for videographers, photographers, and heavy data users that demand extraordinary performance both in the office and the field.

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

  • LaCie Rugged USB 3.0 Thunderbolt Series
  • USB 3.0 cable (USB 2.0-compatible)
  • Thunderbolt cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Complete software suite

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

Note: For optimal performance through the USB connection, 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.


Views of the Drive

Rear View

  1. USB 3.0 port
  2. Thunderbolt port
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