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.
If LaCie Desktop Manager is not installed on your system (check your Mac Applications folder or Windows Start Menu), you can install it by double clicking the drive icon on the Desktop (Mac) or in My Computer/Computer (Windows), opening the LaCie/Software folder, then launching the installer located in the folder for your operating system.
When setup has completed, launch the LaCie Desktop Manager from the Menu bar (Mac) or System tray (Windows).
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.
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.
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.
Click the LaCie Desktop Manager icon in the menu bar, then select Preferences. In the window that opens, click Uninstall LaCie Desktop Manager.