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Connect the Interface Cable

Connect the USB 3.0 Y cable from the drive to the computer. When connecting the cable to the computer, use the data end. It does not have the sticker with the lightning bolt icon.

Single USB connection

If the USB bus on your computer does not provide the necessary power to run your device, please attach the Y cable's USB power. It has a sticker with a lightning bolt icon.

Dual USB connection for additional power


Technical note on USB connections: For superior transfer rates, your drive must be connected to a USB 3.0 port. The drive is compatible with USB 2.0 ports but performance will be limited to USB 2.0 transfer rates.

Technical note on the power port: The LaCie Slim Blu-ray USB 3.0 includes a power supply connection that will accept an external power supply (not included).

The Slim Blu-ray USB 3.0 is ready for use. To confirm that it is properly connected to your computer:

  • Windows: Right click My Computer/Computer to select Properties > General. Your drive should be listed.
  • Mac: Go to the Apple pulldown menu to select About This Mac > More Info. This will open the Apple System Profiler. Your drive should be listed under Hardware.

DVD Software Utilities

Insert the included Slim Blu-ray USB 3.0 DVD into your optical drive to install the software utilities. For more information about a program, please refer to the software’s Help section.

You may be prompted for the software key or serial number the first time you use the application. The number is located on the back of the DVD-ROM sleeve.

Important info: Available software will vary according to the drive. Please check the packaging of your product or the label of the included DVD-ROM. For software updates, go to Software Update.

© LaCie 2024 Last modified : Mar 01, 2013