Summary: they took some time setting up, had one drive shut down and had to do multiple reboots. good thing i do back ups of this drive. the boot up speed and transfer is not that great, even though it is is a gig net connection.
Summary: I liked the product because it is a router and an external hd In comparison with other products that have the characteristic of being a router The product met my expectation. Could have a slightly larger capacity Ma recommend, is very good.
Summary: After <2 years this thing started to slow down, make loud noises and take forever to load. Got to the point where if I shut it down it would not mount again. Very unreliable. Was able to move most of my files to another drive; but some files were not copied (would stop in the middle of the transfer)...fighting to get everything out of it before it goes in the trash can..... My Buffalo LS-XHL435 on the contrary has been a workhorse and has never given me any problems.
Summary: After 2 days it became non-responsive. tried everything Lacie suggested I do to no avail. they wanted to me spend $35 to ship it back to them. I refused to pay to ship a defective device back after only 2 days. so now I have a very good looking paperweight.
First device was DOA, then the second one didn't work either.
5 July 2013
Summary: I bought this device, but it was DOA. I contacted the assistance and the device was changed. The other one worked fine for 10 days. Then the blue blinking light of death appeared (again). I tried for over a month to make it works, looking for answer on the Internet, specific foruns, etc, but.... didn't work. As this device has no fan, there's a problem of overheating.
Summary: This particular unit died within 6 months, was replaced by LaCie... the replacement lasted 3 months. Out of 6 LaCie network drives we bought, all six failed within the first 12 months, 3 of them had failing power supplies the others failed for various reasons, all of them hung up on the network frequently and had to be rebooted, all of them were terribly slow. The Good Looks pretty The bad Not worth your money.
Summary: I use the Lacie as central file storage for multiple PC's, iPAD's, and iPHONES at home. The speed over wifi is about 3MB/sec which is fine for me. Connected to my Sony Blu-ray player I can easily stream videos and photos of family events on my TV. There is a backup feature that 'works', but not incrementally. That feature is 'saved' for higher end Lacie products. I would recommend this product to anyone who would like to have economical central storage.