Standard The LaCie storage device prompts you to run LaCie Setup Assistant the first time you connect to your PC or Mac. LaCie Setup Assistant
helps you quickly format storage devices according to your needs. Please read the following information carefully in the following cases:
Abort LaCie Setup Assistant when LaCie Setup Assistant is formatted. After the LaCie Setup Assistant has been formatted successfully, you want to reformat the storage device. Have a LaCie storage device without Setup Assistant.
NTFS: Because it is a local file system for Windows, volumes created with NTFS can be read and written on computers running Windows. Mac OS can read NTFS volumes but cannot write them locally.
Mac OS Extended (HFS+): Local hard disk file system for Mac. Windows cannot read or write HFS+ (journaled) hard drives locally.
exFAT: Usually compatible with Mac and Windows. exFAT is not a journaled file system, which means it is more prone to data corruption when an error occurs or the hard disk is not properly disconnected from the computer.
FAT32: Compatible with Mac and Windows. However, FAT32 is an old file system designed for low-capacity hard disks and is not recommended for new hard disks or operating systems. Up to 32GB can be formatted with a Windows PC formatted FAT32 partition.
How to towel select the file system format
Use the NTFS format if:
\u0026hellip; The storage device is connected to a Windows PC.
Use the HFS+ format in the following situations:
\u0026hellip; Your storage device is connected to your Mac.
You can use exFAT in the following situations:
\u0026hellip;Storage devices are shared between Mac and Windows computers.
Use the FAT32 format in the following situations:
\u0026hellip; The storage device is connected to legacy Windows and Mac computers. FAT32 is not recommended for new operating systems and computers.
The following steps will help you to format and partition the storage device.
OS X 10.11 or later Open the Finder and go to Applications> Utilities> Disk Utility. In the left sidebar, select your LaCie d2 drive. Choose Clear. A dialog opens. Enter the name of the drive. This name will be the name displayed when the drive was installed. For the format, select OS X Extended (Journaled). For the scenario, select the GUID partition mapping. Click Clear. The disk utility will format the drive. When finished, click Finish. OS X usb backup program (www.backupusb.com
) versions 10.6 to 10.10 Open the Finder and go to Applications> Utilities> Disk Utility. In the left sidebar, select the LaCie d2 drive that displays this capacity. In the Disk Utility window, select the Partitions tab. Under 'Partition layout', select 1 partition. Enter the name of the drive. This name will be the name displayed when the drive was installed. For the format, select OS X Extended (Journaled). Click on the \u0026ldquo; option \u0026rdquo;. Select the GUID partition mapping and click OK. Click Apply. A dialog will be displayed indicating that this is a data destruction process and all data currently stored on the stationed drive will be deleted. Select the partition to complete the formatting process. Make sure the storage device is connected to your computer and installed on your computer. Go to \u0026ldquo;Search\u0026rdquo; and enter diskmgmt.msc. In the search results, double-click Disk Management. Locate the LaCie device in the list of storage devices in the middle of the 'Disk Management' window. The partition must be formatted. If currently formatted, right-click the partition and select Delete. To create a new partition, right-click the volume and select New Simple Volume. Follow the on-screen instructions after the New Simple Volume Wizard appears.