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LaCie 2big RAID is ready to be powered on when it is:
The LEDs blink blue while the disks spin up.
In most instances, LaCie 2big RAID 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 2big RAID, push the power button for one second.
Follow the steps below to turn the device off:
Your LaCie 2big RAID can conserve energy by entering power-saving mode. The hard drives within the enclosure spin down to reduce power consumption when 2big RAID 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 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 RAID 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.
Applying a short push during RAID synchronization spins down the hard drives. The RAID synchronization 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 LaCie 2big RAID, forcing it to shut down immediately. A long push is not recommended for general use as it may result in data loss.
To reduce noise during operation, LaCie 2big RAID 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 your LaCie 2big RAID on a flat, even surface that can support the heat output and airflow of a professional hard drive enclosure. For proper heat dissipation, 2big RAID is designed to stand upright. Do not place the enclosure on its side when it is powered on.