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.
Summary: LaCie spent way too much time making this thing look cool, and not nearly enough making sure it would work. Moral: if you need NAS, buy Synology. Everyone else is second rate or worse.
Pros: Nice design, looks like they put a lot of effort into the management interface. Sturdy all-metal case.
Cons: Stopped responding after a day. Web admin hangs at log in. Shares can't be accessed. The provided network setup utility can't find the box. Tech support is baffled. Fantastic. I think my data is toast.