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 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: I needed a new external Hard Drive because mi old one (500GB) was almost full, I use it to store our family photos. My wife keeps asking me for photos all the time so she has to either use my computer or my Hard Drive (USB). This product solved my issues :-), I attached it to the network, very easy to use and now my wife has access to all the family photos and videos without having to bother me at all.
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: The key is that you must use this first in networked mode to set up the USB partitions, which I must have missed it from the instructions. Very compact unit otherwise and good transfer speed. but i must say it took me hours to get it to work. Another major issue is that it is quite unclear when the unit is up and running or not from the blue LED.
Summary: This NAS works great for backing up my PC's and Mac with sno leopard. Also it works great as a media server for all computers. Ive been very satisfied once I got it to work. Just had to run application on 1 computer to set up. Time machine was so easy, just a click on a box. The only problem I have is that it runs very hot. I had to make sure nothing flammable around. Actually runs cooler if set up on its side.
Summary: March, 2012 update: My network space 2 is still running perfectly. I got at least 3 firmware upgrades and 4 for interface software. I really like the support that LaCie is offering and more importantly the continuous improvements they are making. Sep 22' 2010 Update' I got the driver upgrades (from Lacie website) a few weeks ago. The drive now can stop down (no spinning noise) after a few minutes' idle, which could lead to longer life span and reduced failure rate.
1TB size is kinda small, but network tool shows promise
Mark Taylor, Amazon
4 July 2010
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.