Summary: I'm a systems administrator and experienced with network setups. But this was by far one of the most miserable setup experiences I've ever had. The process is excessively convoluted. Moreover, it is setup to automatically use an IP address which very likely will either conflict with your existing router, or will be within a range outside your current DHCP range setup.
Summary: I am very knowledgeable with home networking, hardware, software. I work in IT. I'm generally a techie. I wanted an affordable and highly functional NAS device. I researched various products and I really wanted something reliable, so I would not have to constantly back up all my files on multiple hard drives. I've had two other NAS devices crap out and lose my files. I came across this one from LaCie and read the reviews.
Summary: First I could not get this drive to connect to my wireless network (Verizon Fios) which is what I bought it for. So ended up just connecting it via ethernet to the router. It took about 5 or 6 days to back up 600gb over the network (wireless from the computer to the router). I was using it for a TimeMachine back-up drive for an iMac. About two weeks after the first back-up fully completed, I got an error message saying the database was corrupt and needed to be rebuilt.
Summary: This is the worst NAS I have ever had the misfortune to use for the following reasons * LaCie software I could not get this to connect AT ALL to my windows 7 PC, the software you use to 'connect' is very dumb, it gives you basically no feedback and just takes you round in a loop asking you to reconnect the device. I've set up a number of NAS HD's in the past and never had any problems.
The only thing you need to know: drops connection twice per day
D. Car, Amazon
28 May 2011
Summary: This device has other features, but none of them matter because of the simple fact that twice per day I have to go into the 'network wan' settings and click 'apply' to make the internet work. Others will reboot the device, but this is a faster way. What good is an ftp server, downloading capability, streaming video server, etc if you have to manually go to log on to the web interface and reset the device TWICE per day? You are downloading files overnight? Nope.
Summary: I purchased this unit because of how it was advertised, as a wireless AP, Network switch and NAS storage all in one unit for a reasonable price. The problem is out of the box it didn't work. The wireless space configuration software does not recognize the unit and the instructions are poor. I finally got it to work after about 3 hours and backed up by computer to the NAS. I shut it down and restarted and it will not log me back in.
Summary: Network attached storage on a wireless router is the concept of LaCie's Wireless Space- good one. However, this device has inherent flaws and shouldn't be on the market- at least until the flaws are addressed. The flaws are too big to ignore. I had no problem setting up the router, other than repeated attempts with the "Network Assitant". This so-called assistant has problems that you can read about elsewhere.
LaCie Wireless Space 1TB Wlan b/g/n/ 4x Gigabit Ethernet/ USB2.0
Entäuschter Benutzer, bewertungen.cyberport.de
25 September 2012
Summary: Hallo, ich hatte den Vorgänger dieser Platte. Leider hält nichts ewig, was auch nicht so schlimm wäre. Allerdings erschwert LaCie einem das leben ungemein. Man kann die alte defekte Festplatte durchaus selber wechseln, dies scheint aber leider nicht im Sinn des Herstellers zu sein! Um die Software auf die Festplatte zu bekommen, muss man diese Kostenpflichtig an den Herstelller schicken. Orginalzitat vom Support: Vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback.