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Your LaCie hard drive features a multi-functional LED on the front of the drive.
The LED is a button that can be used to power on/off the LaCie d2.
Follow the steps below to turn the device off:
In most instances, the LaCie d2 powers on automatically when connected to a computer and an active power source. However, the LED button can be used to power on the device if the following two conditions are met:
To power on the LaCie d2, push the LED button for one second.
Your LaCie d2 can conserve energy by entering power-saving mode. The hard drive within the enclosure spins down to reduce power consumption when the LaCie d2 is in power-saving mode. Power-saving mode can extend the life of the hard drive by sparing it from working during extended periods of inactivity. The LaCie d2 can be placed into power-saving mode using the LED button when it is connected via the Thunderbolt 2 port. To place the LaCie d2 into power-saving mode:
To wake up the LaCie d2, apply another short press.
You can daisy chain Thunderbolt 3 technology devices when the LaCie d2 is in power-saving mode. Though the hard drive spins down when the LaCie d2 enters power-saving mode, the Thunderbolt signal remains constant. Therefore, daisy-chained devices continue data operations without interruption. See Daisy Chain and Power Delivery for further details.
You can initiate power-saving mode on your computer by performing one of the following:
To exit power-saving mode, review the table below:
|Entering power-saving mode||Exiting power-saving mode|
|The host computer placed the product into power-saving mode due to inactivity.||Access the LaCie d2’s volume on the host computer. For example, copy files to its volume.|
|The computer is in sleep mode.||Wake up the computer.|
The list of colors below helps you identify the general status of your LaCie d2.
|Off||The product is turned off; the USB-C cable is not connected to a computer that is turned on and/or the power cable is not connected to a live power outlet.|
|Blinking blue||During normal operation, the LED flickers to indicate access to the hard drive.|
|Slow blinking blue (10 sec. interval)||The product is in power-saving mode because the host computer is in sleep mode. See Technical note below.|
|Fast blinking blue||Startup and shutdown|
|Blinking red (1 sec. interval)||Temperature warning or fan failure.|
|Solid red||Temperature critical or fan absent.|
The LaCie d2 powers on automatically when it is: