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The LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 3 and LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3 are shipped with the following installation components:
The instructions below are also available on the Quick Install Guide included with the LaCie 6big/LaCie12big.
Your LaCie Thunderbolt 3 storage device is certified for use with Windows PCs that have a Thunderbolt 3 port. However, you may experience connectivity issues between the storage device and the Thunderbolt 3 port on a Windows PC. Therefore, before setting up your LaCie Thunderbolt 3 storage device, please visit your PC manufacturer’s website to update your Windows PC to the latest versions of:
Also, make certain that your PC has the most recent version of Windows 10.
For questions regarding your PC, please contact the PC manufacturer. You can also review the following website for additional information: https://thunderbolttechnology.net/updates
This issue pertains to the Thunderbolt 3 port and does not affect USB ports.
LaCie RAID Manager is the application that manages the LaCie 6big/LaCie 12big storage. Before connecting the enclosure to your computer, download the installer for LaCie RAID Manager. The installer loads the application and the driver to recognize the Thunderbolt storage.
Connect the included Thunderbolt 3 cable to:
Connect the included USB-C cable to:
Connect the included USB 3.1 (USB-C) to USB 3.0/USB 2.0 adapter cable (compatible with Type-A ports) to:
Only use the power cable provided with your device. Attaching third-party or other LaCie power cables can damage your LaCie 6big Thunderbolt 3 or LaCie 12big Thunderbolt 3.
Connect the included power cable in the order listed below.
Flip the switch on the back of the device to the “On” position.
Your LaCie 6big/LaCie 12big is shipped as unformatted. When first connecting the device to a computer, you are prompted to format the default RAID 5 array. Before formatting the array, review the chapter on RAID to learn which RAID level is best for your working environment. If you want to change the RAID level or create multiple arrays, see the instructions in the LaCie RAID Manager user manual.
To format the array, follow your operating system’s prompts and use one of the formats listed below.
For more information about hard drive formats and instructions for each operating system, see Formatting and Partitioning.