NAS 2.0 Device: Initial Setup

NAS 2.0 Device: Initial Setup

Applicable devices:

  • 2big Network 2
  • 5big Network 2
  • d2 Network 2
  • Network Space 2
  • Network Space MAX


1. Connect the power supply.

2.  Connect the Ethernet cable to the device and to your network through an Ethernet outlet or directly to a router, switch or hub.

3. Turn on the device by moving the power switch on the back to the ON position or pressing the power button. 

Note: Please allow at least 5 minutes for most NAS drives to start up and become available on the network (the front LED will stop blinking). 


Accessing the NAS OS Dashboard

1. Install LaCie Network Assistant on your computer from the LaCie Utilities CD-ROM, or from the Support page, then:

  • Windows users: Right-click the Network Assistant icon in the system tray.
  • Mac users: Click the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the menu bar.
  • Linux users: Right-click the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the task bar.


2. Select Configuration Window from the menu. If more than one LaCie server appears in the left-hand column, select the device that needs to be setup.

3. Make sure the Network tab is selected, then click the hyperlink. The Dashboard (administration page) will open in your default web browser.

4. The first time you log into the Dashboard, the Setup  Wizard will load in your browser.  The Setup Wizard consists of three parts: 

  • General Settings: Modify the Machine Name (optional) and create the admin account password.
  • Time Configuration: Select whether the time and date should be set manually or synchronized with a third party server.
  • Disk Configuration: Specify how much of the total storage should be made available when the drive is connected to your computer via USB,  and how much for when your computer is connected to the network. You  can modify this amount from 0 GB to up to 500GB (default is 0 GB).


5. If you choose to increase the USBShare size, it is necessary to format the share. After completing the Setup Wizard, navigate to Drive Information >  USB Drive and select Format. Refer to the User Manual for more information.  


Important info:  LaCie strongly recommends you do not increase the USB Share size to more than 128 GB unless you format USB Share to either NTFS or HFS+ file system using your operating system’s native disk utility.


6. Once you've finished, you can proceed to the Dashboard by clicking Finish.


  • You can also change the language on the Setup Wizard page.
  • The machine name can be modified later from the Dashboard.
  • If necessary, you can assign the drive a static IP address from the Network section in the Dashboard.

7. Your NAS is configured and ready to use.


Accessing Shares

1. Click the LaCie Network Assistant icon in the system tray (Windows), menu bar (Mac), or task bar (Linux).

2. Under the device's name, click on Public.

3. Public will open in your operating system’s file browser.  Transfer files to the  volume normally using copy and paste, or click and drag