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Toolkit User Manual
Toolkit User Manual

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Getting Started with Toolkit

Toolkit helps you get the most out of your storage solution with easy-to-use tools for backing up your files, managing security, and much more. Toolkit activities and features include:

Protecting your data with automated backups. Create folders on your drive that mirror folders on your computer, so your files are always available in both places.
Managing security for Seagate and LaCie self-encrypting drives. Use Toolkit to enable security, create a password, and rest easy knowing your data is protected with Seagate Secure AES 256-bit encryption technology.
Setting up RAID. Toolkit helps you easily configure the initial RAID level and formatting for compatible Seagate and LaCie dual-drive devices.
Quickly importing files from memory cards. Simply insert a memory card into the drive’s integrated card reader and Toolkit automatically copies your files to the drive—no need to open folders and drag files.
  Some Toolkit activities and features are available only for supported Seagate and LaCie drives. See the chapters in this user manual to learn more about the drives supported by a given activity or feature.

System requirements

Go to Operating System Requirements for Seagate Hardware & Software.

Download and install Toolkit

  Your computer must be connected to the internet to install and run Toolkit.
  1. Click to open the LaCie Toolkit Support page.
  2. Scroll down to the Downloads section.
    • Mac—Click on the LaCie Toolkit for macOS link.
    • Windows—Click on the LaCie Toolkit for Windows link.
  3. Using a file manager such as Finder or File Explorer, go to the folder where you receive downloads.

  • Mac—Open the LaCieToolkit.zip file. Click on the LaCie Toolkit Installer to launch the application.
  • Windows—Click on the LaCieToolkit.exe file to launch the application.

Open Toolkit

Open Toolkit using any of the following methods:

  • Click in the Spotlight bar and type Toolkit, then select the app.
  • Using Finder, open your Applications folder and double-click Toolkit.
  • Double-click the Toolkit icon on your desktop. For easy access, you can add the Toolkit icon to your taskbar.
  • Click in the Search Windows bar and type Toolkit, then select the app.
  • Click on the Start menu and select Toolkit from the menu.

When you open Toolkit, the Main Menu appears.

  1. Drives—Click to view details about the device.
  2. Activities—Click to set up or edit an activity.
  3. More—Click on the icon to change settings or quit Toolkit.

Your Seagate or LaCie model determines which activities appear in Toolkit. Depending on your drive, you may see the following activities (as shown in the image above):

Some Seagate and LaCie models support Sync Plus instead of Backup/Restore/Mirror:

Seagate and LaCie self-encrypting drives (SED) also include the Seagate Secure activity:

Drives with customizable LEDs include the RGB activity: