Reviews and Problems with LaCie LaCinema Classic HD
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Not worth it
Gabriel A., Newegg
9 June 2011
Summary: If you are looking for a media server, definitely look else where because this is the one product you do not want. There are some better possible media servers here in newegg. They might a little more expensive, but in the end it will be worth it.
Cons: The La Cinema Classic is just a waste of money. First, it did not connect to the internet via DHCP (automatically). For me it was not a big deal because I am and IT professional but for those who are not that much technologically savvy , that might be a problem. Therefore, I had to manually confi...
Cons: I have the 750GB version of this drive, and I know that means that the enclosure looks the same and what's inside could be totally different, but my first one crashed in less than 6 months of purchase, and now the replacement LaCie sent me has failed in 13 months, just 1 month after warranty expi...
Summary: Having had the machine less than 6 months it has stopped working. It is not recognised by the TV or PC. I have been advised by the support team to send it back to them, at my cost, and it will take 2-3 weeks to repair.
Summary: When folk used to say something you pretty much knew what you were getting. I'm sure at one point LaCie sold stuff they were sure of but then everybody else started selling hard drives. So then some bright spark looking for a raise probably suggested thinking out of the box.
[[ASIN:B00360QNT8 LaCie LaCinema Classic HD HDMI USB 2.0 2TB Hard Disk]
Mr J Walters, Amazon
15 September 2012
Summary: [[ASIN:B00360QNT8 LaCie LaCinema Classic HD HDMI USB 2.0 2TB Hard Disk] Basically do not buy it. Screen froze, computer now cannot register/recognise this product. Waste of money and time. Lost everything and should of looked at more reviews.
Summary: Within the first week of using this machine i knew i had made a mistake due to its finnicky and edgy performance and un-user-friendly set up. This was confirmed when the machine refused to set up a reliable ethernet network and constantly affected my internet connection.
Summary: This drive failed on me after 11 months of not heavy usage. Internet searches for a solution seem to confirm the unreliability of LaCie products and this latest catastrophe brings my total of failed LaCie external drives to 3 in the last 5 years. I shall not be buying anything more from them!
Summary: Like other reviewers, I have had constant problems in getting this device to work properly. I generally know what I am doing, and the instructions are quite straightforward. The problem is the device itself.
Summary: Probably like most people, I bought this unit to back up a whole heap of work data, video material and other stuff to clear out my PC. Having half filled what was supposed to be the available space, it crashed......several times....
Summary: This hard drive was rubbish as soon as it got above 1T of use it froze up & became completely un responsive, I spent the best part of 2 weeks emailing LaCie back & forth trying to fix this problem & in the end sent it back to Amazon, who were great & gave me a complete refund.