LaCie Setup Assistant will help you format your new LaCie disk. The version of LaCie Setup Assistant is based upon the disk that you are using. To verify your version, please launch LaCie Setup Assistant and compare the Welcome window with the images below.
To launch LaCie Setup Assistant:
Before using your drive, LaCie Setup Assistant software must be launched. It will allow you to:
The LaCie Setup Assistant does not prevent you from using your computer's native disk utility program to format or partition your LaCie drive. Simply follow the Setup Assistant through completion, then use your computer's native disk utility (Disk Management for Windows or Disk Utility for Mac) to reformat your drive.
The user manual and utilities will not be available on your drive and will have to be downloaded from the LaCie website: www.lacie.com/support/.
Skip this section if you have already formatted your disk using LaCie Setup Assistant A.
LaCie Setup Assistant must be launched before using your drive. It will allow you to:
AutoPlay: Windows AutoPlay may detect your LaCie hard drive as soon as it is connected to your computer. If the AutoPlay window appears, click on Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer and double click LaCie Setup.
LaCie Setup Assistant does not prevent you from using your computer's native disk utility program to format or partition your LaCie drive. Simply follow the Setup Assistant through completion, then use Disk Management for Windows or Disk Utility for Mac to reformat your drive.
Follow the on-screen instructions as listed below to format your drive and install software utilities:
Installed software utilities may be found in the following folders:
To install the software utilities, simply launch LaCie Setup Assistant and follow the steps listed above.