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LaCie RAID Manager User Manual 
LaCie RAID Manager User Manual 

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Device and App Management

Device settings

Click the Device settings tab in the sidebar to view details and settings related to the currently selected device.

Change device name

To change the name of your device:

  1. Click on the Edit icon next to the device name.
  2. Enter a new name in the edit field (up to 19 characters in length).
  3. Press Enter.

View device details

Click Device details to see information related to your hardware.

Firmware version  
Bootloader version  
Driver version  
Vendor version  
Subvendor version  
Device ID  
Subdevice ID  
Port count  
Supported RAID  
Supported stripe size  
Max disks / Device  
Serial Number  

Assign processing priorities

By default, the RAID processor for your device gives all actions equal priority. You can change the priority for specific activities—for example, you can give initialization a low priority while you are working during the day and a high priority during the night.

Use the sliders to make the preferred adjustments.

 Moving multiple sliders to High affects the performance of all arrays associated with the LaCie device.

Change Poll SMART status setting

SMART (Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology) is a hardware monitoring system that reports various indicators of drive reliability. When Poll SMART Status is enabled, LaCie RAID Manager gathers and reports information for each hard drive in the enclosure, including the model number, capacity and overall SMART status. SMART status should only be used for informational purposes when diagnosing hard drives.

 Enabling SMART status can have a negative affect upon performance.

When the option is enabled, you can view SMART details on each array:

  1. In the sidebar, open the Arrays menu.
  2. Click on an array to highlight it.
  3. In the SMART column, click Details.

Change Auto rebuild setting

When Auto rebuild is enabled, the device automatically rebuilds a degraded array once a spare hard drive is available. The rebuild cannot begin if there are no dedicated or global spare hard drives.

Change Audible alarm setting

When Audible alarm is enabled, the device emits audible warnings when encountering a critical event (for example, hard drive failure or high temperatures). See your device’s user manual for a list of audible warning conditions.

Audible alarm settings can also be accessed using the Device selector at the top of the page:

 LaCie 5big Thunderbolt 2—You must use the Device selector to change audible alarm settings.

Save device settings

You can save a copy of your device settings configuration to your computer or a storage device. In the event that you reset your device, you can restore your device settings from the saved file.

To save your device settings:

  1. Make sure that Save device settings is enabled. Click Save to file.
  2. Specify a name and location for the LaCie configuration file.
  3. Click Save.

To restore your device settings:

  1. Make sure that Save device settings is enabled. Click Restore.
  2. Navigate to the location of your saved LaCie configuration file and select it.
  3. Click Open.

Register your device

Click Register your device to go to the LaCie Product Registration page. An internet connection is required.

App settings

Click the App settings tab in the sidebar to change LaCie RAID Manager settings.

Change language settings

Use the Language drop-down menu to select a language setting.

Send usage information

When Send usage information is enabled, LaCie RAID Manager is permitted to send anonymous usage data to help LaCie improve your user experience.

Change auto start setting

When Auto start is enabled (default setting), LaCie RAID Manager starts automatically after you sign into your computer. When disabled, you must start LaCie RAID Manager manuallly.

View app version

The installed version of LaCie RAID Manager is listed on the app page.

Notifications

Click the Notifications tab in the sidebar to view device events, download the event log, and set up email alerts.

Download log

Click Download log to save a .log file to your computer containing a list of events related to your device.

Clear notification entries

Click Clear All to clear the list of notifications.

Change email settings

LaCie RAID Manager can send you email updates on the health and status of your device. Your computer must have internet access and LaCie RAID Manager must be open in order to send you email notifications.

To change email settings:

  1. Click Email settings.
  2. Enter your email address.
  3. Select the types of content you want notifications for.
  4. Click Save.

Custom server

By default, emails are sent from LaCie’s server. You can configure email notifications to be routed through a custom server instead. A basic understanding of servers and networking is required.

  1. Click Email settings.
  2. Click the Email server drop-down list and choose Custom.
  3. Complete all fields.
  4. Click Save.

Updates

Click the Updates tab in the sidebar to view the installed versions of:

  • System firmware
  • RAID firmware
  • LaCie RAID Manager

Check for updates

To have LaCie RAID Manager check for updates, click Check now. Your computer must have access to the internet to check for updates.

Manual updates

If you’ve downloaded a software or firmware update and saved it to your hard drive, you can initiate a manual update from the saved file.

To initiate a manual update:

  1. Click Manual update.
  2. Navigate to the update file and highlight it.
  3. Click Open.

Use system proxy settings

LaCie RAID Manager searches for updates using your PC or Mac’s internet connection. If your computer uses a proxy server for internet connection, make certain to enable Use system proxy settings.

Recent notifications

Click the Bell icon in the header bar to view a list of recent events.

Click View all notifications to go to the Notifications page.