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LaCie Rugged RAID Pro User Manual 
LaCie Rugged RAID Pro User Manual 

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Getting Connected

STEP 1 – Connect the USB cable

Confirm the type of USB port on your computer, then choose the appropriate cable to connect your device.

Use the USB-C to USB-C cable if your computer has a USB-C port.

Use the USB-C to USB Type A cable if your computer does not have a USB-C port.

STEP 2 – Check for power

LaCie Rugged RAID Pro is designed to operate using power from the USB connection to your computer. If the USB connection isn’t delivering enough power for Rugged RAID Pro to operate, the power LED blinks.

If the LED light is blinking, connect the power cable to Rugged RAID Pro and then connect the power supply to a live power outlet.

STEP 3 - Set up LaCie Rugged RAID Pro

The setup process lets you:

Register your device Get the most from your device with easy access to information and support.
Install LaCie Toolkit Manage backup plans, mirror folders, imports from memory cards, and more.
Download LaCie RAID Manager Change RAID levels to optimize Rugged RAID Pro for capacity/speed or protection.
  1. Using a file manager such as File Explorer or Finder, open LaCie Rugged RAID Pro and launch Start Here Win or Start Here Mac.

  1. Follow the onscreen instructions.
 Your computer must be connected to the internet to install Toolkit.
Learn more about Toolkit
Toolkit provides useful tools that let you easily:

  • Manage backup plans (Windows only).
  • Create mirror folders.
  • Automate imports from memory cards.
  • Optimize disk format for use with a specific operating system.
For details on Toolkit features, see the LaCie Toolkit user manual.
Learn more about LaCie RAID Manager
Your LaCie Rugged RAID Pro can be configured as RAID 0, RAID 1, or JBOD. Use LaCie RAID Manager to switch RAID levels. For more information, see the LaCie RAID Manager for 2-Bay Devices user manual.

Storage format

LaCie Rugged RAID Pro is delivered preformatted as exFAT for compatibility with both Windows and Mac computers. The dual disks are configured for optimal performance using RAID 0. You can change the configuration to RAID 1, which protects data in case one disk fails. Use LaCie RAID Manager to make changes to the RAID. To learn more about RAID levels and changing RAID levels, see Manage RAID.