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.
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 Network Drive did not do anything but drive me crazy. Not user friendly at all. Has a 53 page manual to print out; and you'll need it. The usability was sporadic. And final, after one day, I could not get it to work anymore. I sent it back for a refund. But I am still not sure if it were the drive or me. I think I will be staying away from the Lacie name. Save your sanity; don't buy it.
Summary: After doing tons of research and reading reviews for many many many network drives with similar storage capacity, I decided on this Lacie Network Space 2 drive because I thought it was the best quality drive. Price wasn't an issue for me -- I was just looking for something reliable and easy to set up, and I needed it to be compatible with Apple's Time Machine. Unfortunately, it was DOA: Dead On Arrival. Just my luck!
Summary: Very hard to setup over a network (and I consider myself an IT pro) and then it stopped working after 1 week. Got the blinking blue light of death. Returned it and purchased a Western Digital.
Summary: I have owned this NAS box for over 12 months now, and I do not have anything positive to say about it. Spend a little bit more money on a Synology machine, which I have now upgraded to and do not regret it one bit. This may seem like a good option, but the drive gets incredibly hot, cannot copy files over Gigabit connections at more than about 4MB/s and has awful firmware.
Summary: This drive is very slow to browse and read/write. It scored about 4MB/s over gigabit! You cant plug it directly into you computer either, you need to plug it into a router first. It wont work with out installing the software to access it and time to mount the drive from turning it on as about 5 mins. overall very unimpressed. not recommended.
Summary: I bought this item over an Iomega drive and I'm sorry now as the item is as useful as a house brick. I followed the minimal instalation instructions but soon realised the brick was not recognised by my router. I then connected direct to my Windows 7 laptop via the USB cable supplied and again nothing popped up. LaCie do not have a phone support (how frustrating) so you have to email a message after registering the item.
Summary: No problems with the seller and haven't tried to go back as I have taken the drive with me to Switzerland and sending it back is more trouble than it is worth. The drive is very difficult to set up. I bought it for the primary reason of being compatible with my play station 3. It isn't. It can only serve as a media server which means you can stream data to your playstation. But you can't back up photos etc.
Summary: The web media portion does not work at all. When you choose the reindex option it fails.. Lacie support recommend resetting the box back to default to cure the problem but then the following happens.. 1. All your data gets moved to myshare area whilst reset occurs. 2. You then have to manually move the data back to the open share area but this took at least a day with 500gb of data. 3.