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LaCie 2big Dock is ready to be powered on when:
The LEDs blink blue while the disks spin up.
In most instances, the LaCie 2big Dock powers on automatically when connected to a computer and an active power source. However, the power button can be used to power on the device if the following two conditions are met:
To power on the LaCie 2big Dock, push the power button for one second.
Follow the steps below to turn the device off:
Your LaCie 2big Dock can conserve energy by entering power-saving mode. The hard drives within the enclosure spin down to reduce power consumption when the 2big Dock is in power-saving mode. Power-saving mode can extend the life of the hard drives by sparing them from working during extended periods of inactivity. The device can be put into power-saving mode using the power button:
To wake up the device, apply another short press.
You can daisy chain Thunderbolt 3 technology devices when the LaCie 2big Dock is in power-saving mode. Though the hard drive spins down when the device enters power-saving mode, the Thunderbolt signal remains constant—daisy-chained devices continue data operations without interruption. See Daisy Chain and Power Delivery for details.
When the LaCie 2big 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 the 2big 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.|
The LaCie 2big Dock powers on automatically when it is:
A short push is a manual depression on the power button that lasts no longer than one second. When the product is operating, a short push spins down the hard drives within the enclosure and initiates power-saving mode. The Thunderbolt 3 ports remain active and are available for daisy chaining. For example, a display that is daisy chained with the device is still available to the computer following a short push.
Applying a short push during RAID synchronization or initialization spins down the hard drives. The RAID synchronization/initialization continues the next time you spin the hard drives up via a short push.
A long push is a manual depression on the button that lasts more than four seconds. When the product is operating, a long push will cut the power to the LaCie 2big Dock, forcing it to shut down immediately. A long push is not recommended for general use as it may result in data loss.
Removing the cable during operation can result in lost data. If the cable is removed while the system is synchronizing or initializing the RAID, the synchronization/initialization continues but connection to the computer and your data is lost.
To reduce noise during operation, the LaCie 2big Dock uses a Noctua® cooling fan to pull heat away from the internal components. In addition to being exceptionally quiet, the Noctua 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 drives, keeping them safe and prolonging their life. Since LaCie's unique design draws heat away from the internal hard drives, the external casing may be warm to the touch after extended use.
Always make certain to place LaCie 2big Dock on a flat, even surface designed to support the heat output and airflow of a professional hard disk enclosure. For proper heat dissipation, LaCie 2big 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.