Summary: I am a netbook user, and am reviewing this from the point of view of a netbook user. Please keep that in mind. Set-up for the LaCie Network Space 2 was hard. Typically I am able to set up software by downloading it from the product site as way of getting around my lack of a cd-rom drive.
Buyer Beware - Do your research before buying an NAS, especiall Lacie
John P "John P", Amazon
27 March 2011
Summary: Mine died after about a year. The drive inside, a Seagate 1TB, 7200RPM, is dead. Drive is completely dead; won't spin. I I tried to install a replacement Seagate drive (same exact model Seagate) in the device, with the blinking red/blue light.
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.
Summary: I use this with my Windows 8.1 laptop with it connected to a wireless router. I find that when it works it is great. But find that it often needs to be restarted as it seems to not bring up the network interface correctly.
Summary: First off, for a gigabit Ethernet machine running on all Cat 5 Gigabit LAN it was average speed. Maybe a little slower than average. The main issue is LaCie's claim of being Time Machine friendly - I set up 2 Macs to back up to it and after about 5 weekly back ups I got corruption messages from OS X...
Summary: Brought this network drive as it seemed to have reasonably good reviews. Well I should have taken more note of the negative reviews because they are spot on. This drive looks very smart and is quiet, hence two stars. Would make an excellent door stop!