Connecting the LaCie Mini Hub Drive


Connecting the Power Supply

Note: Only use the AC adapter supplied with your specific LaCie drive. Do not use a power supply from another LaCie drive or another manufacturer. Using any other power cable or power supply may cause damage to the device and void your warranty.
The power supply consists of an AC Power Adapter and a power cord.
  • Connect the power cord to the AC Power Adapter and plug into a wall outlet.
  • Connect the other end to the power plug on the drive. The plug is keyed so the flat side of the power cord faces the arrow.
  • Verify that the green LED on the AC Power Adapter is lit. If not, verify the connection of the power cord to the adapter.
  • Turn the drive on by using the power button.

Connecting the Drive to the Computer

FireWire 400
  • Both ends of the 6-pin FireWire 400 cable are identical. Plug one end into the FireWire 400 port of the drive and the other end into the FireWire 400 port of the computer. Be sure that you insert the cable with the proper orientation. Inserting it incorrectly may damage the drive or computer.
  • FireWire 400 devices can be connected via a FireWire 800 port. However, they will operate at FireWire 400 speeds. This will require a 6-pin to 9-pin cable. Do not place the FireWire 400 device between the computer and any FireWire 800 devices. They must be at the end of the FireWire 800 bus.
  • Some computers may have a 4-pin FireWire 400 port. While this port may only support connecting cameras, some do support mass storage devices. If your 4-pin port supports mass storage devices you can connect a FireWire drive. It will require a 6-pin to 4-pin cable. Refer to your computer manual if you are unsure if your 4-pin port supports mass storage devices.
Note: Do not connect FireWire cables so that they form a ring of devices. There is no need for terminators on FireWire devices, so the unused FireWire connectors should be left empty.
USB 2.0
  • The USB cable has two types of connectors. The Type-B port plugs into the drive. The Type-A port plugs into the computer.

Connecting the Hub

Side of FireWire Hub

Back of drive

Side of USB Hub
The Mini Hub has a total of 5 USB ports. One Type A and one Type B on the back and 3 Type A on the side.
  • To use your LaCie mini Hub Hard Drive as a USB hub, plug a USB cable from the Type-B port on the drive to the Type-A port on the back of the computer.
The Mini Hub has a total of 3 Firewire ports. One port is on the back and 2 on the side.
  • To use it as a FireWire hub, plug one end of a FireWire port into the FireWire port on back of the drive and the other end into the FireWire port of the computer.
You may connect both USB and FireWire devices to the hub ports.
  • To use both USB & FireWire Hub ports, plug both your USB & FireWire cables into your computer.
  • The drive will function as a FireWire device in this configuration.