- Brand Name: LaCie
- Model Number: 301516KUA
- Hard Disk Size: 2.00 TB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 2 Year Limited
- Item Display Weight: 3.50 pounds
LaCie Network Space 2 Ethernet Network Attached Storage (301516KUA0
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- Access and download files, even with your computer turned off
- Centralize, share, and back up your files at home
- Easy to use, LaCie Network Assistant included
- Create accounts for everyone in your household (Up to 6 private shares available)
- Easy to use; LaCie Network Assistant included
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From the Manufacturer
The sleek design by Neil Poulton blends stylishly with your home decor. View larger.
The Gigabit Ethernet offers outstanding access speeds. View larger.
With the LaCie Network Space 2, you'll have 2 TB of centralized storage that can be accessed by all of your networked computers. Simply connect the Network Space 2 through the Gigabit Ethernet port to a router or computer, and you can then share and store all your files from anywhere in your network at speeds up to 65 MB/sec. You can also connect the Network Space 2 directly to a computer using USB 2.0.
The Network Space 2 is also available in a 1 GB capacity.
Access Your Files from Anywhere
In addition to providing a networked connection to all of your home computers, the Network Space 2 features Remote Access, which allows you to log in to your Network Space 2 from anywhere you have an Internet connection. Next time you're on the road and you need that important document, simply log in to your Network Space 2 and grab what you need, even if you're halfway round the world.
Secure Backup for PCs and Macs
One of the most practical features of the Network Space 2 is that it can be used to easily back up your computers. For Mac users, the Network Space 2 offers the convenience of Time Machine compatibility. And for both Mac and PC owners, the Network Space 2 comes with built-in private and public shares, so you can create secure accounts and custom permissions for your users and guests.
USB 2.0 Port for Added Functionality
For additional functionality, the Network Space 2 includes a USB 2.0 port that allows you to connect an external hard disk or a printer. You can also connect a digital camera, USB flash drive, or USB hard drive and directly import photos to the Network Space 2 without powering on your computer.
Stream Music and Video
The Network Space 2 acts as an iTunes server, which means computers with iTunes can stream music directly from the networked drive. The Networks Space 2 can also stream music and video to any connected computers, as well as to a networked UPnP/DLNA-certified player or adapter, such as a Playstation3 or Xbox.
Download Torrents Without a Computer
The Network Space 2 can automatically download torrents without the need for a computer, so you can leave your computer off to save energy costs.
LaCie designed this portable external hard drive to be easy to set up and easy to use. Getting started is simple thanks to the LaCie Network Assistant, which will have your Network Space 2 up and running right out of the box.
For further convenience, the web-based user interface makes it easy to access all the information you need. The user-friendly dashboard lets you easily configure and administer your Network Space 2, and it includes customizable widgets to match your needs. You'll be able to easily manage user accounts, access network and drive information, monitor drive capacity, customize power management, download torrents, manage the USB port, and more.
The sleek and stylish Network Space 2 features an all-black, mirror-polished finish and a blue LED strip on the underside that creates an ambient glow. This sophisticated look by renowned designer Neil Poulton blends perfectly with computer workstations and home entertainment setups.
The drive is fanless for quiet operation and efficient power usage. Stylish without being obtrusive, it measures 4.6 x 7.6 x 1.8 inches (W x H x D).
The Network Space 2 requires the latest version of Windows XP (SP2 or SP3), Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Mac OS X 10.5 or 10.6. It also requires a router when using an Ethernet connection and UPnP/DLNA-compliant device when streaming media.
Established in France in 1989, LaCie is a leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple, and Linux users. With offices and plants in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore, and Hong Kong, LaCie develops and manufactures external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has distinguished its products with original designs and leading-edge technology.
The LaCie Network Space 2 is backed by a two-year warranty.
What's in the Box
LaCie Network Space 2, Ethernet cable, USB cable, external power supply, utilities CD-ROM with LaCie Network Assistant, and quick-install guide.
The user-friendly dashboard gives you access to widgets and lets you manage and download torrents. View full screenshot.
Top Customer Reviews
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. I like the settings. And the interface is better than before. I added one more star for their listening to consumers and their effort to improve their product.
July 06, 2010 Update:
Just now, the "GENIE Backup Assistant" software in the Lacie package ruined my partition on another backup hard drive attached to the Lacie USB port. All the directory and data on that partition are messy now. I hope that I can get something back. My original plan is to back up the data on the Lacie regularly and automatically to the attached hard drives and on daily operations I just need to work on the data located on Lacie openshare.
So the evaluation drops to 3-star now. My conclusion is that if you want to work seriously on important data and rely on Lacie networkspace, you are in danger. Maybe there are problems with the "GENIE" software per se( backup failed many times) but I found occasionally I could not access to the networked drives (especially those attached to Lacie). The bad connection could cause backup failure too.
Buy professional ones if you want to use the backup function seriously.
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Some things to be aware of:
1. Technical support on this is not offered by phone (you have to post a query on their site then they reply. If it is not resolved, then you can phone). I did not really like this option, but it did solve my little initial problem I had due to Windows Vista and passwords. By the way, once on the phone, the LaCie team are GREAT!
2. There is no web-interface to access the drive from the internet (if say you are traveling). You need to FTP into the drive, which is fine for me, but I am sure some maybe put off by this. The older LaCie Home version had an easy web-interface.
3. Fantastic that it has the Media Server option built in. Once I had it up and running ALL of my wireless media players (DLink, BlueRay player, etc), all found the drive and would play films or music from it. This is the best advantage as we store all music and films there for easy access.
Overall, very happy with this device!
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.
The LaCie Network Assistant has a Preference Pane that allows you to manually assign an IP address. DHCP is the default setting. You don't click on the icon in the left hand panel to see the settings for the NAS, instead you click on the link next to "Web configuration page:" That will launch a number of windows.
I will post screen shots of the configuration utility.
It has eco-management, to turn off the light, and to set sleep modes, also based on time of day.
You can set up users too, with passwords and different "shares" on the drive.
You can set the drive up with an FTP service.
You can enable the front USB and connect printers or other drives. I connected another 1TB LaCie and I can browse the device.
The drives both appear in my "Shared" lists in the Finder on Max OSX.
The only real problem with the LaCie drive is that it chatters, and you can hear the fan. I have a couple of western digital drives that make almost no noise, but they are usb only: Western Digital WD Elements 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive
Apart from the Chatter, I can see the FTP service to be useful when I am visiting my parents, but I will have to report on that later.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
One Step closer to having a fully functional computer system due to this nice item. Thanks. Makes data backups easy + comes with all those strange 120v 240w wall outlet sockets.Published 4 months ago by Lance T. Stach
I used it not even a year! By the time i am going to download some more movies it is not working anymore..i have been to different shops to fix it but unfortunately they can't... Read morePublished 10 months ago by juanito morales
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. Read morePublished 22 months ago by queball4u
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... Read more
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. Read morePublished on January 11, 2014 by Al
It was ok when it was working (ok, not good), but then it died a year later. All data lost, obviously.Published on December 6, 2013 by Alex Ilnitsky
LaCie Network Assistant and the administration tool are unusable. This drive has wasted 8 hours of me and my family's life. LaCie has lost me as a customer forever. Loud.Published on November 24, 2013 by Christian Hellsten
LaCie should stick to designing pretty hardware and let Apple and Adobe make software. The interface is like using Windows 95 and never works.Published on September 12, 2013 by Dziga Vertov
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. Read morePublished on July 15, 2013 by Jay