Summary: This was recommended for a back up network drive for apple products. This thing is a piece of garbage. Very difficult to set up, then it appeared and dropped off my network all the time. I was never sure if I had a valid back-up or not.
Summary: I've owned this unit for 2 months to house my music (60,000 songs) and years of family photos since my kids were infants. Yesterday iTunes could not find the songs on the device. When I looked at the Public folder which contained years and years of music and photos it was empty.
Summary: I bought this for network storage at home. A place to keep all files to include media files. Although this device has an ethernet connection for network storage the transfer speed is too slow to play a movie.
Summary: We really wanted this unit to work. Build quality was nice. Unit is sturdy. We could never make unit work...always said it couldn't find LaCie on network. We ordered a second one and could only make it show up by hooking direct with network cable.
Not very fast. GUI is unresponsive during transfers. Support abysmal. Media server is garbage.
25 September 2011
Summary: Update: I have returned this drive. In addition to the terrible GUI response/behavior described below, I also experienced horrible customer support.. Basically they were either unresponsive or the answer was to basically stop transferring files to the drive. IT'S A STORAGE DEVICE!!!!