How to Set Up LaCie

1. Remove the port cover.

2. Connect LaCie Rugged Thunderbolt to computer through the integrated Thunderbolt

connection or USB 3.0 / 2.0 connection.

3. Launch LaCie Setup Assistant. Hit LaCie Setup volume on your desktop.
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4. Double click LaCie Setup.

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5. Select your language.
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6. Read the End-User License Agreement. Select Next to accept the agreement.Screen Shot (06)

7. Use the slider to partition your LaCie hard drive. There are two options for partitions: (1) LaCie Share, formatted as FAT32 for compatibility with both Windows and Mac; or (2) LaCie, formatted for your operating system, either NTFS for Windows or HFS+ for Mac.

Move the slider to the left to reduce the size of the LaCie Share partition.Screen Shot (07)

If you want to you use LaCie mainly for your operating system, move the slider all the way to the left.

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8. A prompt warns you that the disk will be formatted. Select Yes to continue.Screen Shot (10)

9. LaCie Setup Assistant formats your computer.Screen Shot (11)

10. Register your LaCie device. A pop up box appears for Mac if you want to use LaCie to back up with Time Machine.Screen Shot (12)

11. Select the software utilities that you want to install. If you click Next without choosing any software, you can always go back to LaCie Setup Assistant.Screen Shot (13)

12. LaCie summarizes the configuration on your device.Screen Shot (14)

13. Choose Finish to exit the program.

14. LaCie and LaCie Share icons show on your desktop after finishing the setup.Screen Shot (15)

15. Eject Rugged Thunderbolt USB 3.0 to disconnect from your device.

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