Summary: * I bought this drive for $200. * Then I had to pay a guy $250 when the drive failed (windows completely stopped recognizing it) I had a good amount of files on this, both work and personal. * Once the drive was returned (I'm lucky I didn't have to spend $500 to have my files retrieved) I purchased another enclosure for the information (the company was able to retrieve about 110GB out nearly 700GB) pulled from the busted LaCie drive.
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. Of course, I had a hard drive issue and could not retrieve the data. Had to go to an outside service to get it back from the damaged drive. Bought a new WD MyCloud and am much happier.
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. We tried to access the LaCie Network Assistant but it didn't recognize my login and password. Now, any other piece of software would just let you reset a password, right? Not LaCie.
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. Hate it… Hate it… Hate it… Lacie support verified what I just stated and told me that I should have read the details better. Well, I guess they are right. Not buying another Lacie device - EVER!
Loud "clicking" noise considered normal by LaCie customer support.
2 April 2013
Summary: In past years I have been quite happy with the overall quality and reliability of LaCie products. However this experience with the LaCie D2 NAS drive may have soured me on this brand. Basic setup went okay, mostly because I have years in the tech industry and could sort out what the limitations of the drive after some trial an error. Transfer speeds over gigabit ranged between 40 and 70 MB (megaBYTES) per second, which I guess are okay.
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!!!! What else would I do with it!? Anyway, the DLNA (media server) is also not very good.
Summary: I have purchased and used many Lacie products in the past with few problems. I purchased this LaCie d2 Network and didn't open the box to set it up for about a month after I purchased it. Upon trying to set it up I found it would not boot up. I had a IT person try repeatedly to get it to work with No success. I would not by this again. Try the G-Tech. They are highly recommended.
Summary: Got this drive to connect to local network with mainly macs. First issue was the transfer speeds were really (really) slow, then it broke. My other Lacie drive (a 2.5" USB) broke this morning. I can only conclude that although they look pretty they are utterly unreliable and not to be trusted with your data. Bewarned!!!