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  • user manual | page 2

    Table of Contents

    Foreword 4 Precautions 6 1. Introduction 7

    1.1. What Your LaCie Drive Can Do 7 2. Your LaCie Drive 8

    2.1. Minimum System Requirements 8 2.2. Package Contents And Views Of The Drive 9

    2.2.1. Package Contents 9 2.2.2. Views Of The Drive 10

    2.3. Cables And Connectors 11 2.3.1. USB 11 2.3.2. USB Power Cable 12

    3. Installing Your LaCie Drive 13 3.1. Connect the USB 2.0 Cable to LaCie Rugged and to your computer 16 3.2. Disconnecting Your LaCie Drive 17

    4. Using Your LaCie Drive 18 4.1. Formatting And Partitioning Your LaCie Rugged Drive 20

    4.1.1. Mac Users 20 4.1.2. Windows Users 22

    5. Tech Tips 24 5.1. File System Formats 24

    5.1.1. Mac Users 24 5.1.2. Windows Users 26

    5.2. Available Storage Capacity 27 5.3. Optimizing Data Transfers 27

    5.3.1. Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Ports And Performance 28 6. USB Questions & Answers 29

    Table of Contents

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    7. Troubleshooting 30 7.1. Mac Users 31 7.2. Windows Users 35

    8. Contacting Customer Support 38 9. Warranty 40

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    Copyrights Copyright © 2005 LaCie. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written consent of LaCie.

    Trademarks Apple, Mac, Macintosh and FireWire are registered trademarks of Apple Computer, Inc. Microsoft, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE, Windows 2000, Windows Millennium Edition and Windows XP are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation. Sony and iLink are registered trademarks of Sony Electronics. Other trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.

    Changes The material in this document is for information only and subject to change without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LaCie assumes no liability resulting from errors or omis- sions in this document, or from the use of the information contained herein. LaCie reserves the right to make changes or revi- sions in the product design or the product manual without reservation and without obligation to notify any person of such revisions and changes.

    FCC Statement: Warning: Modifications not authorized by the manufacturer may void the user’s authority to operate this device.

    NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communica- tions. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.

    NOTE: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential instal- lation. This equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interfer- ence will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television recep- tion, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try and correct the interference

    Foreword

    Tested To Comply With FCC standards

    FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE

    LaCie Rugged Hard Drive

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    by one or more of the following measures: • Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.

    Canada Compliance Statement This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

    Manufacturer’s Declaration for CE Certification We, LaCie, solemnly declare that this product conforms to the following European standards: Class B EN60950, EN55022, EN50082-1, EN61000-3-2 With reference to the following conditions: 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive 89/336/EEC EMC Directive

    Foreword

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    Health And Safety Precautions Only qualified persons are authorized to carry out maintenance on this device. • Read this User's Guide carefully, and follow the correct procedure when setting up the device. • Do not open your hard drive or attempt to disassemble or modify it. Never insert any metallic object into the drive to avoid any risk of electrical shock, fire, short-circuiting or dangerous emissions. Your hard drive contains no user-serviceable parts. If it appears to be malfunctioning, have it inspected by a qualified LaCie Technical Support representative. • Never expose your device to rain, or use it near water, or in damp or wet conditions. Never place objects containing liq- uids on the drive, as they may spill into its openings. Doing so increases the risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting, fire or personal injury.

    General Use Precautions: • Do not expose the hard drive to temperatures outside the range of 5° C to 35° C (41° F to 95° F) in operating mode. Doing so may damage the drive or disfigure its casing. Avoid placing your drive near a source of heat or exposing it to sunlight (even through a window). Inversely, placing your drive in an environment that is too cold or humid may damage the unit. • Always unplug the hard drive from the electrical outlet if there is a risk of lightning or if it will be unused for an extended period of time. Otherwise, there is an increased risk of electrical shock, short-circuiting or fire. • Do not use the hard drive near other electrical appliances such as televisions, radios or speakers. Doing so may cause inter- ference which will adversely affect the operation of the other products. • Do not place the drive near sources of magnetic interference, such as computer displays, televisions or speakers. Magnetic interference can affect the operation and stability of your hard drive. • Do not place heavy objects on top of the drive or use excessive force on it. • Never use excessive force on your drive. If you detect a problem, consult the "Troubleshooting" section in this manual. • Protect your hard drive from excessive exposure to dust during use or storage. Dust can build up inside the device, increas- ing the risk of damage or malfunction. • Never use benzene, paint thinners, detergent or other chemical products to clean the outside of the drive. Such products will disfigure and discolor the casing. Instead, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe the device.

    Warning: The drive's warranty may be void as a result of the failure to respect the precautions listed above.

    Precautions

  • 1. Introduction Thank you for the purchase of your new LaCie Rugged Drive. This rugged hard drive system combines portability with compatibility, convenience and a generous storage capacity to help you manage your data. Your LaCie external hard drive system is cross-platform, which enables you to use it on both Macs and PCs; it can be connected via USB interfaces; and you can customize the format and partitions of your LaCie drive to match your exact needs.

    LaCie’s Hard Drive is ideally suited for a wide range of high-end, high-traffic environments, including:

    • Digital content creation • Professional data exchange • Video on the go

    The LaCie Rugged Drive sports a tough metal and rubber case, which, along with its shock-resistant design, allows you to take it almost anywhere. This plug and play drive with a USB interface, allows you to connect the drive almost anywhere.

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    1. Introduction

    1.1. What Your LaCie Rugged Drive Can Do • Connects to all standard USB interfaces • Back up your computer’s internal hard drive. • Store and exchange data among several computers.

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    2. Your LaCie Drive

    2.1. Minimum System Requirements

    2. Your LaCie Drive

    Mac Users

    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hardware Requirements for USB: • G3 or greater, with USB 2.0 or 1.1 interface card System Requirements for USB: • OS 9.x and 10.x (Apple USB support 1.3.5 and greater)

    Windows Users

    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Hardware Requirements for USB: • Pentium II or higher -compatible processor, with a USB 2.0 or 1.1 interface card • 128MB RAM or greater System Requirements for USB: • Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows XP

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    2.2. Package Contents and Views of the Drive

    2.2.1. Package Contents

    LaCie Rugged Drive

    Hi-Speed USB 2.0 cable

    USB Power Cable

    LaCie Storage Utilities CD-ROM

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