LaCie Porsche Design P´9230 Desktop Drive 5 TB
Very easy to setup even for non-specialists
Especially technology beginners need to know before buying, whether the establishment of a hard drive is complicated. Every professional will be able to set up the hard drive with on-board means. One of skill will require none of these software tools. So that you can get an idea, I have documented it step by step.
Because of my German-language software version these screenshots are in German-language with translated text below.
Image 1: LaCie Setup Assistant: Welcome - Welcome Screen and EULA (German: Willkommen)
Image 2: LaCie Setup Assistant: Format (proposed setting by the assistant - change it to your needs)
Image 3: LaCie Setup Assistant: Format (changed to a partition with 5.00 TB in NTFS format)
Image 4: Warning before start of Formatting
Image 5: LaCie Setup Assistant: Formatting has started
Image 6: LaCie Setup Assistant: Formatting has ended successful - Windows has assigned the drive letter J: for this hard disk drive
Image 7: LaCie Setup Assistant: Register your product (or tick the box at "Ich möchte mein Produkt jetzt nicht registrieren") and go to next (German: "Weiter")
Image 8: LaCie Setup Assistant: Software (tip: use the free software offer!)
Image 9: LaCie Setup Assistant: Summary (at the first setup I hadn´t selected any software)
Yesterday I have started the Setup Assistant application again (X:\LaCie Setup\LaCie Setup.exe) and have installed the following software:
- Genie Timeline Free
- LaCie Desktop Manager
Both are very recommendable. Genie Timeline Free is a senseful downgraded free version of an easy to use software for data backup. LaCie Desktop Manager shows you the specs of connected LaCie hard discs. After a time of inactivity which you can preset separate for every LaCie hard disk drive the hard disk drive will go to standby mode to save energy (up to 77 percent). That is great!
Image 10: LaCie Setup Assistant: Installing Genie Timeline Free ...
Image 11: LaCie Desktop Manager; Info Menu
Image 12: LaCie Desktop Manager; Eco Menu (Eco Management) - set the time of inactivity independently for every cnnected LaCie Drive
Image 13: New update available! Genie Timeline Free checks for updates directly after its installation
Image 14: LaCie Setup Assistant: Summary (German: Zusammenfassung)
Next page: Field Test ...