Summary: This product is what i needed and it works great! It did take some patience in setting up. So many lights, so little patience. Definitely read everything before plugging it in. Once again, this works great and I would recommend it.
Pros: design, Storage Space, Fast Read/Write Speed, value for money, easy to use, portability
Summary: I have had it for 5 days only so can not comment on a long term reliability but so far 5 stars for me. Setup up was extremely easy. Just install the software first and then plug it in (as the sticker on the drive says). I am only using it as a network drive to store my media collection and it is plugged into my router. I am not using it in as a USB drive. It is a bit noisy but no issue for me since I have it sitting inside a walking closet next to my router.
Summary: the product is great for video streaming and music. I had purchased this to be used with my WD player and works flawless. The only downside is that all Lacie drives get kind of hot so it is recommended to place it on a laptop cooler as I have done to minimize drive damage due to heat.
1TB size is kinda small, but network tool shows promise
Mark Taylor "markdtaylor", Amazon
16 September 2011
Summary: This drive is plug and play if you hook up the usb from the back. If you want to use it as a NAS with the ethernet cable you need to install the LaCie Network Assistant that comes with the drive. On Mac OSX the utility resides in the icon tray and the drop down allows you to wake up the device, quit the assistant, configure the device and see the shares you have on the devices.
Summary: I have used this drive both on the network and with a direct connection. Both worked as expected. I did not attempt to use the bundled software, because it's often buggy and I have better apps to accomplish the same tasks. As a piece of hardware, it works. If you're looking for a "backup solution", the other reviewers seem to have more to say.
Summary: This device is performing well. I used this device to recover an earlier model in which the Network I/F only had failed. As the drive itself was still in-tack, I was able to plug it into a docking station, but Support informed me that its format is in Linyx so Windows couldn't decipher the actual data directly. By plugging the docking station into the front USB port on this new LaCie Network Space 2, I was able to copy the failed unit.
Summary: The case on the LaCie drive is certainly elegant! But the important thing is the drive and it's performance, of course. I'm using mine to provide more storage and backup for my files. I have it connected to my desktop and my laptop. So far, I haven't explored all the network features. It's performing well and is certainly a beauty to look at!
Summary: We didn't know a lot about this product previously, but the description seemed to fit our current needs as a media server. Although the device works well with our Vista laptop, the same is not true for our Windows 7 one, so that was a bit frustrating. I do realize that there is a software fix available --Genie Pro, which should remedy this.
Summary: Do not purchase this unit if you run Windows 7 or if you are looking to backup computers on a network unless you want to purchase additional software. I purchased this to hook up to my router so that all computers on my network could do automatic backups. The software that comes with it (Genie) will not work on a network. For that "you'll have to purchase Genie Pro". That is a quote from LaCie tech. If you have Windows 7 (which I do) "you'll have to purchase Genie Pro".