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LaCie 1big Dock powers on when:
The LEDs blink blue while the disk spins up.
Follow the steps below to turn the device off:
LaCie 1big Dock can conserve energy by entering power-saving mode. Power-saving mode can extend the life of the hard drive by powering it down during extended periods of inactivity. Docking features remain active while in power-saving mode.
The device can be put into power-saving mode using the sleep button:
You can daisy chain Thunderbolt 3 technology devices when 1big Dock is in power-saving mode. Though the hard drive is powered off while in power-saving mode, the Thunderbolt signal remains constant. Daisy-chained devices continue data operations without interruption. See Daisy Chain, Power Delivery, and Power Pass-Through.
When 1big Dock is in power-saving mode, you can continue to browse and manage devices connected to the USB 3.0 hub. The connected devices continue to receive power from 1big Dock.
You can initiate power-saving mode on your computer by performing one of the following:
To exit power-saving mode:
|Entering power-saving mode||Exiting power-saving mode|
|The host computer placed the product into power-saving mode due to inactivity.||Access the device’s volume on the host computer. For example, copy files to its volume.|
|The computer is in sleep mode.||Wake up the computer.|
1big Dock powers on automatically when it is:
A short push is a manual depression on the sleep button that lasts no longer than one second. When 1big Dock is operating, a short push spins down the hard drive and initiates power-saving mode.
The peripheral Thunderbolt 3 port remains active and available for daisy chaining. For example, a display that is connected to 1big Dock's peripheral port is still available to the computer while the hard drive is in power-saving mode.
A long push is a manual depression on the sleep button that lasts more than four seconds. When the product is operating, a long push will cut the power to 1big Dock, forcing it to shut down immediately.
Removing the cable connecting 1big Dock to your computer during operation can result in lost data. Safely eject 1big Dock's volumes before disconnecting the device. See Safely Remove LaCie 1big Dock From Your Computer.
To reduce noise during operation, 1big Dock uses a Noctua® cooling fan to pull heat away from the internal components. The cooling fan is temperature controlled, which guarantees optimal heat management by adjusting the rotational speed for the environment. Additionally, the enclosure's metal casing dissipates heat from the hard drive, keeping it safe and prolonging its life. Since LaCie's unique design draws heat away from the internal hard drive, the external casing may be warm to the touch after extended use.
Always make certain to place 1big Dock on a flat, even surface designed to support the heat output and airflow of the hard disk enclosure. For proper heat dissipation, 1big Dock is designed to stand on its rubber feet, situated on the bottom of the enclosure. DO NOT place the enclosure on its side when it is powered on.