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LaCie Desktop Manager allows you to see advanced information about your LaCie drive and to configure Eco mode.
To confirm that LaCie Desktop Manager is already installed on your computer, check the following:
If you do not have LaCie Desktop Manager, follow the instructions below to install it:
The installer for LaCie Desktop Manager is also available at LaCie customer support.
You can access LaCie Desktop Manger by clicking its icon:
LaCie Desktop Manager shows all compatible connected LaCie devices on the left-hand column. Choose the drive you want to view and click the Info tab. On this page you can review advanced information about your drive such as device name, the internal hard disk serial number (not the LaCie product serial number), available capacity, connection type, etc.
You can also reformat the drive by clicking Reformat. LaCie Desktop Manager directs you to your operating system’s disk utility. For information on how to format your hard drive using the disk utility, see Optional Formatting and Partitioning.
By default, your drive enters Eco mode after five minutes of inactivity in order to conserve energy. To exit Eco mode, access data on the drive and the disk automatically powers on.
You can manage this feature using LaCie Desktop Manager in the Eco tab.
Windows: deselect box for Automatic Standby due to Inactivity to turn off Eco mode or select a period of inactivity after which the drive enters Eco mode.
Mac: Mac OS manages Eco Mode. You can click Energy Saver Settings to enter the System Preferences. Select “Put the hard disk(s) to sleep when possible” to conserve energy.
Click the LaCie Desktop Manager icon in the menu bar and then select Preferences. In the window that opens, click Uninstall LaCie Desktop Manager.
Use Control Panel to uninstall LaCie Desktop Manager.