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.
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. When we go into programming, it was way too difficult. I had 2 network technicians (one with a degree in networking) trying to make it work for 40-minutes before I told them to stop and repak the unit.
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.
Summary: ... the box in order to use a fishing hook to blind side us. Sorry N3w3gg, you lost my long time, many purchases for others respect. A sincere proof that the few extra dollars spent in a local vendor is worth gold when something goes wrong. I'm really getting sick and tired of online companies using the "company policy" as an escape goat for problems. N3w3gg didn't design the drive, but they are a store and a store honors its word.
Pros: Worked for 29 days as advertised...
Cons: It died on the 29th day, just stopped working with a blinking light. Contacted L@Cie support, who mailed an AC Adapter, still bad and requested N3w3gg to replace the item with a new one or a refurb from L@Cie. What??? A refurb for something this new??? Contacted N3w3gg, they were considering a "one time" offer since I had documented proof that it died within 30 days and was waiting for shipment of an AC adapter but at the last minute they asked if I had the original b...