Summary: I bought this network drive to have a centralized storage for family photos, movies and music. I had no trouble installing and configuring the drive, as it went smoothly and without any hiccups. BTW, LaCie customer service is very good, if needed, as this is my third hard drive from them. This drive also comes with Genie Backup Manager Pro, which is a big plus. Some other network drives only offer a light version of backup programs, which is limited in what you can do.
Summary: have set this up as network-attached storage for my small home business, connected via ethernet to an Apple Airport Extreme; with direct backup from this disk to a LaCie d2 via eSATA cable, using the built-in backup software very quiet very easy setup
Summary: Nice unit that works with 8 of my 9 computers. The one with which it does not work was originally designed for Vista (Ugh!) so I down graded it to XP Pro. Had a hard time finding all the drivers so I'm betting this is the problem. Am going to upgrade this computer to Windows 7 and I fully expect the problems to go away. A little slow when the network is loaded, but this is to expected. Setup is a breeze. Five minutes for the 1st computer, a minute or so for all others.
Summary: What can I say other than it works as advertised, it is a quality built product and the manufacturer stands behind it. This is my seventh LaCie drive in the last five years (all still functional) ... I was a big Maxtpr fan until their stuff turned to junk. The product is well packaged and when you open it, everything you need to hook up is in there - PS, cables, quick connect instructions. Hook up to my Appleshare Extreme wireless router was a piece of cake ...