Pros Looks good and has a nice blue light
Cons Takes ages to copy data. Wake on LAN doesnt work. Turning on is a pain you press and hold the little button on the back until the drive spins up. If you hold this for too long the drive does a firmware reset and you loose all your settings. then you have
Summary It looks good but it a wolf in sheeps clothing. Steer well clear of this one. It's the worst drive I've ever used. You have been warned!
Pros Quiet, compact, easy to setup and use.
Cons Becomes a nightmare when you actually start having 2TB of data on it. The transfer speeds are then 2-5MByte/s, any operation take ages.
Firmware updates mess up your data and it takes days to copy from one "side" (myshare) to another (openshare) the fil
Summary Avoid this one. Looks pretty but its devil in disguise.Admin GUI is too simple and does not give you visibility on what your disk is actually doing.
Updated on Sep 19, 2011
AjaxBrowser is the only way to do local file operations - for example copy files to and from the USB disk.
The problem is that once a operation is started you have no control over it and it might take days for example to copy hundreds of gigs of files - meanwhile your disk practically becomes iresponsive and you have no way to stop it.
Pros allows remote access, easy to setup, easy to use, extensive compatibility, front USB host
Cons no comments
Summary This NAS is great. I've bought it a year ago and it's been working great. The set up was easy. I've connected another 1TB drive to it via USB port to increase the capacity and hooked it up to the router. I've been using this NAS primarily as a file server, streaming to the media player that is connected to my HD TV. The device is also easily accessible remotely. Performance has been very good. I'm very satisfied with this device. I highly recommend this NAS to anyone considering network storage.
Pros DLNA compatible, content streaming, easy to setup
Cons no comments
Summary Network space was very easy to install. I've uploaded my entire music collection to it. Still have plenty of storage space left. This thing works great and I was able to create the centralized media server, which was the main reason I bought it for. This NAS is a very cool product. Highly recommended.
Pros Easily configured when new, on WinXP - plug and play. Cheap-ish.
Cons Noisy - with a Seagate Barracuda 1TB installed it emitted a continuous loud drone. The drive appeared to be continuously accessing - more noise. It wouldn't turn off with the power switch (hard reset required every tiime). It's slow, even across a wire
Summary Don't take my word for it, have a look on Google what problems others have had with these units. LaCie make a lot of fuss about this unit having been 'designed by Neil Poulton' (whoever he is). I guess he decided to put it in a shiny black box. I'd much rather they had 'designed by a competent engineer' on the box instead.