How do I connect my Mac to LaCie hardrive?

How do I connect my Mac to LaCie hardrive?


  1. Make sure the storage device is connected to and mounted on the computer.
  2. Select Go > Utilities in the Finder menu bar.
  3. In the Utilities folder, double-click Disk Utility.
  4. Select the LaCie hard drive in the left column.
  5. Click the Erase tab.
  6. Choose a format from the drop-down window.
  7. Enter a name for the volume.

Do I need to use LaCie Setup Assistant?

LSA assists you creating a single or two partitions: a LaCie Share partition that allow to be used in macOS and Windows and LaCie a second partition formatted for your operating system (NTFS for Windows or HFS+ for Mac). But it’s not necessary to run the LaCie Setup Assistant to be able to use your drive.

How do I format a LaCie hard drive for Mac?


  1. Open the Finder and go to Applications > Utilities > Disk Utility.
  2. In the sidebar to the left, select your LaCie d2 drive.
  3. Select Erase.
  4. A dialog box opens.
  5. For Format, select OS X Extended (Journaled).
  6. For Scheme, select GUID Partition Map.
  7. Click Erase.
  8. Disk Utility will format the drive.

How do I find my external hard drive on a Mac?

Normally when you plug in an external hard drive to your Mac’s USB port you will see it appear on the desktop (aka mount on the desktop). You can also see it in the Finder in the left column under Locations (or Devices on older versions of macOS).

Why is LaCie not showing up?

Disconnect the interface cable, wait 10 seconds and then re-connect. Only use certified interface cables, such as the cables provided with your LaCie drive. If you have followed all of these steps and the drive is still not recognized, shut down your computer, wait 3 to 5 minutes, restart your computer and try again.

Can I delete LaCie Setup folder?

From the list of storage devices in the middle of the Disk Management window, locate your LaCie device. The partition must be available to format. If it is currently formatted, right click on the partition and then choose Delete.

How do I reset my LaCie external hard drive to factory settings?

Resetting the drive to factory settings

  1. Open Toolkit.
  2. On the Main Menu, click on the LaCie Rugged SECURE device.
  3. Click on the More menu icon and then click FACTORY RESET.
  4. A notification appears informing you that you will erase all the data on the drive and remove your security settings.

Are LaCie hard drives compatible with Mac?

LaCie Rugged SECURE is delivered formatted in 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—NTFS for Windows or HFS+ for Macs.

Do you need Lacie setup assistant on Mac?

If the LaCie Setup Assistant is not provided on the drive, depending on the model, your hard drive is formatted Mac Extended (HFS+), Windows FAT32 or Windows NTFS. If the drive is formatted Mac Extended, you will not need to initialize the drive before use unless you wish to partition it.

How can I do manual access to Lacie?

Manual access: open the LACIE SETUP volume in a Windows Explorer window and double-click LaCie Setup. Follow the steps below to format your LaCie device for your operating system. LaCie Setup Assistant guides you through formatting and registering your hard drive as well as installing LaCie software utilities.

Where do I put my Lacie backup on my Mac?

“LaCie” is where Time Machine will automatically put your Mac Backup files. “LACIE SHARE” folder is where you can place FAT32 files etc. It is also where you will find the needed LaCie Setup Assistant app and User Manual.

How can I get my LaCie hard drive to work?

AutoPlay: Windows AutoPlay may detect your LaCie hard drive as soon as it is connected to your computer. If the AutoPlay window appears, choose Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer and double-click LaCie Setup. Manual access: open the LACIE SETUP volume in a Windows Explorer window and double-click LaCie Setup.