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If you are having problems with your LaCie product, consult the table below for a list of available resources.

Order Source Description Location
1 Quick Install Guide Concise steps to follow for getting your product up and running Either a printed leaflet or accessory box and included in the product box, or download PDF from the product page
2 Support Pages Includes interactive troubleshooting topics for most common problems, select your product, then click the “Troubleshooting” tab
3 User Manual Includes common troubleshooting topics See Troubleshooting Topics below
4 Customer Support Create an account on, register your product, and fill out a support ticket Create an account here:

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Troubleshooting Topics

Note: Interactive troubleshooting, a highly effective way to resolve problems with your product, is available from Select your product, then click the “Troubleshooting” tab.

Problem: I do not see my Thunderbolt Series disks.

Q: Are there other Thunderbolt technology devices connected to the same port?

Q: Does the icon/Do the icons for the Thunderbolt Series volume(s) appear on the desktop

Q: Is the Thunderbolt Series enclosure connected to a Macintosh computer that supports Thunderbolt technology?

Q: Did you follow the correct installation steps?

Q: I connected the Thunderbolt Series enclosure to my new Mac with an older Mini DisplyPort cable that I use for my monitors. Why can't I see the Thunderbolt Series volume(s) on the desktop?

Q: I connected a cable that supports Thunderbolt technology to my new Mac but the Thunderbolt Series enclosure does: (a.) not power on and/or (b.) not receive sufficient power.

Q: Are both ends of the Thunderbolt technology cable securely attached?

Problem: I'm receiving file transfer error messages and Time Machine does not work.

Q: Did you get an "Error -50" message while copying to the storage?

Q: Did you get an error message telling you that the drive has been disconnected when coming out of sleep mode?

Problem: The disk space does not seem right.

Q: I just threw a lot of files into the Trash from my Thunderbolt Series storage. Why don't I see more space to copy new files?

Q: Why is the volume capacity less than advertised on the Thunderbolt Series storage (hard drives only)?

Problem: I have to rebuild the Mirrored RAID Set.

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