LaCie Mobile Drive User Manual
LaCie Mobile Drive User Manual

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Getting Started

Connect the USB cable

Before connecting LaCie Mobile Drive, confirm the type of USB port on your computer, then choose the appropriate cable to connect your device.

Use the USB 3.1 (USB-C) cable if your computer has a USB-C port.

Use the USB-C–to–USB Type A (USB 3.0/USB 2.0) cable if your computer does not have a USB-C port.

Set up LaCie Mobile Drive

The setup process lets you:

Register your LaCie Mobile Drive Get the most from your drive with easy access to information and support.
Install Toolkit Manage mirror folders, backup plans (Windows only), and more.
  Your computer must be connected to the internet to register your device and install Toolkit.

Start here

Using a file manager such as Finder or File Explorer, open LaCie Mobile Drive and launch Start Here Win or Start Here Mac.

Register your device

Enter your information and click Register.

Download Toolkit

Click the Download button.

Install Toolkit

Using a file manager such as Finder or File Explorer, go to the folder where you receive downloads.

Open the file. Click on the LaCie Toolkit Installer to launch the application.
Click on the LaCieToolkit.exe file to launch the application.
 Your computer must be connected to the internet to install and run Toolkit.
Learn more about Toolkit
Toolkit provides useful tools that let you easily:

  • Manage backup plans (Windows only).
  • Create mirror folders.
  • Optimize disk format for use with a specific operating system.

For details on Toolkit features, see the Toolkit user manual.

Storage format

LaCie Mobile Drive is preformatted exFAT for compatibility with both Windows and Mac computers. If you use the drive with only one type of computer, you can optimize file copy performance by formatting the drive in the native file system for your operating system. Choose one of the following methods to optimize your drive:

Disconnecting the hard drive

In order to avoid file system corruption, it’s important to unmount LaCie Mobile Drive’s volumes before disconnecting the interface cable. See Safely Remove LaCie Mobile Drive From Your Computer for details.