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LaCie 1TB Network Space (NAS) Gigabit Ethernet 7200RPM - £97.96 delivered @ Dabs

£97.96 @ Dabs
Centralize all of your files and share them among networked PC/Mac computers or UPnP AV certified players. Transfer and back up files from your computers easily, and connect a hard disk or digital cam…
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Centralize all of your files and share them among networked PC/Mac computers or UPnP AV certified players. Transfer and back up files from your computers easily, and connect a hard disk or digital camera through the extra USB port for directly storing your data or pictures. No setup is required; just connect the LaCie Network Space to your network and enjoy using it immediately.

The included LaCie Ethernet Agent software enables direct access to shares: one public that anyone can access locally and another password-protected private share. The LaCie Network Space is also accessible remotely via FTP for when you're away or when you want to share content with friends. The elegant, compact design blends beautifully into your environment and its fanless for near-silent operation.
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#1
Seems a good price for a 1TB NAS drive. Heat added. I have some questions...

Could you use the USB connection on the front to connect another external drive and increase total capacity?

Does the pre-installed s/w include a media server that is recognised by a Playstation 3?
#2
very good price for the features u get in this drive, have some heat. AFAIK the usb wont be able to connect to other external storage devices. I think the extra usb port is the type B connection not A. Type B connections are found at the back of external USB hard drives, printers scanners etc.
http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h296/computerman_01/USB_konektory.gif
Surely 1tb should be enuff for all your videos and music.
#3
Usb port on the front is type A like on a usb pen drive. You can plug in other usb storage devices and they will appear as a separate folder in the lacie openshare. I have the 500gb version and have just tested this to confirm.:-D

EDIT: According to this http://www.playstationleague.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?p=52844 it is compatable with with the PS3 is a slight pain to set up.
#4
geeko
Usb port on the front is type A like on a usb pen drive. You can plug in other usb storage devices and they will appear as a separate folder in the lacie openshare. I have the 500gb version and have just tested this to confirm.:-D


hmm didnt know nas could do that but then again i never owned one thanks for correcting me.
#5
This is a great NAS and I can also confirm the use of the USB drive to increase capacity. You can also setup auto transfer (backup) of the USB device to the NAS on connection.

Heat added
#6
Guys u need to google around before u decide to buy this nas drive. Ive read a few bad reviews such as the HD going dead and speed is slow. It has won awards for being one of the best looking drives.... but who cares if the reliability is crap.

FYI... Asda was flogging the 500gb version for £35 a couple of months ago!:thinking:
#7
mikeswrx02
Guys u need to google around before u decide to buy this nas drive. Ive read a few bad reviews such as the HD going dead and speed is slow. It has won awards for being one of the best looking drives.... but who cares if the reliability is crap.

FYI... Asda was flogging the 500gb version for £35 a couple of months ago!:thinking:


Thanks for the advice, was considering either this route or just getting a Samsung F2 1.5TB and sticking it in my server. The samsung gets good reviews on newegg so looks like its the way to go.

Cheers
#8
Hi,

I decided to consolidate all my back up drives and after much research decide on a qnap 219 NAS / Server ( which you can import in cheaply ( hong kong buyer ) from ebay for about 235 ) ok, its not as cheap but it gets rave reviews for being reliable and its a server as well - FTP client - printer server - media centre - hot swappable bays - raid 1 , 0 ) plus there loads help on the qnap site / forum - and they are always do up dates and tweaks.

Thanks
#9
I bought this a few months back from the BT shop. I found files transfered so slowly I had to return it
#10
A mate of mine has one of these, and they're not that quick. Has Gigabit ethernet, but sustained transfers are only around 8 megabytes/sec, which is top end 100Mb ethernet speeds. For wireless use you'd never notice.

Not a bad price tho.
#11
stuff to consider when buying a nas.
1.
the amount of money you spend will have a direct effect on the value of the data you are storing.
2.
buy the biggest nas (in terms of storage) you can afford
3.
make sure the NAS you get supports 2TB hard drives
4.
make sure the NAS you get has some form of RAID (you really want raid 5)
5.
dont be cheap when it comes to that mp3 collection or family photos!
#12
SOSAGES
stuff to consider when buying a nas.
1.
the amount of money you spend will have a direct effect on the value of the data you are storing.
2.
buy the biggest nas (in terms of storage) you can afford
3.
make sure the NAS you get supports 2TB hard drives
4.
make sure the NAS you get has some form of RAID (you really want raid 5)
5.
dont be cheap when it comes to that mp3 collection or family photos!


I would agree with all of the above - not sure about the RAID 5 ( as the cost will really start to climb for as mutli bay unit ) personally i have a 2 bay NAS running a raid 1 - with an external drive with scheduled back up once a week
#13
Thanks for all the info on this thread - It looks like this one isn't for me.

Can anyone reccomend another one - I'm really after a 4 bay NAS to stream video to a media PC connected to the telly via some homeplugs.

edit - was thinking about putting 2x1tb drives in it to start with then adding another 2 in a couple of months (assuming I can do that!)

Cheers for any tips,
worto.
1 Like #14
Hi,

Well after alot looking around for a NAS - i decided on a qnap 219 because the sheer reliability - all be it more cost wise then the consumer offerings with no were near glowing reviews: ( the netgear - Lykysis )

http://www.qnap.com/images/products/comparison/Comparison_TS419P.html

If you after a 4 bay without breaking the bank - the qnap TS-419 Turbo would be a good runner ( and a check on ebay - international sellers could get this to you for just under £400 ) i used an ebayer called " FP outlet " to get my qnap 219 ( plus as it was declared as a USB enclosure - which it is - i only got charged a couple of pounds VAT )
#15
NAS drives are such a good idea, but always badly executed

why isnt there a properly good one out yet? Why cant it just be proper plug & play?
#16
I ordered one of these from dabs about 6 months ago for only about £15 more, but i cancelled it after reading reviews about how slow it was.
#17
marcosdjcm
NAS drives are such a good idea, but always badly executed

why isnt there a properly good one out yet? Why cant it just be proper plug & play?


I believe the Drobo 4 bay + DroboShare is probably what you (and I) want, but at about £370 for the bare device it isn't affordable.
#18
NormanCod
I believe the Drobo 4 bay + DroboShare is probably what you (and I) want, but at about £370 for the bare device it isn't affordable.


Well exactly...software is cheap, and software is what makes the difference between a usable plug and play drive and a complicated pain in the neck drive. So theres no reason a cheap drive/bay cant do as good a job. And there is no reason that in this day and age that we still dont have an affordable product on the market that provides that functionality
#19
marcosdjcm
Well exactly...software is cheap, and software is what makes the difference between a usable plug and play drive and a complicated pain in the neck drive. So theres no reason a cheap drive/bay cant do as good a job. And there is no reason that in this day and age that we still dont have an affordable product on the market that provides that functionality


I agree, but I don't mind some fiddly setup as long as I can achieve what I want in the end (more likely with a full computer than a consumer-electronics box).
I had a search for a build project for an Atom based 4-6bay RAID5 silent Linux file/uPnP server with simple instructions for installation and configuration but no joy yet.
#20
Intel Entry Storage System SS4200-E NAS Server

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=SS4200-E&oe=utf-8&hl=en&cid=5256097827150605251&sa=title#scoring=p

Pretty much perfect reviews everywhere.
#21
i dont know too much about these drives but this sort of thing looks like the perfect solution for the old problem of dropping your external HD and losing everything!!!!

can anyone tell me what the drawbacks are of getting this device if any?

are there likely to be better cheaper models around in the future?
#22
Intel Entry Storage System SS4200-E NAS Server

http://www.google.co.uk/products/cat...itle#scoring=p

Pretty much perfect reviews everywhere.


That looks good, only really bad things about it is this bit
Max Supported Capacity 4 TB


I was planning to start out with 4x1TB or 4x1.5TB drives so this is a bit limiting. Does it only support 1GB drices - I take it with RAID 5 my 4TB would become 3TB's of usable space as well?
1 Like #23
It can take 1.5TB drives no problem as reported here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16859117003

Yes 4 x 1TB in RAID 5 would give you 3TB usable.
#24
iaTa
Intel Entry Storage System SS4200-E NAS Server

http://www.google.co.uk/products/catalog?q=SS4200-E&oe=utf-8&hl=en&cid=5256097827150605251&sa=title#scoring=p

Pretty much perfect reviews everywhere.


Interesting!
#25
It can take 1.5TB drives no problem as reported here:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16859117003

Yes 4 x 1TB in RAID 5 would give you 3TB usable.


Ah brill - thanks for that - might be the one for me then :)
#26
Would this 'Drobo' device allow me to access my 'music store' so I could then play music
on 'peripherals' - e.g laptops and most notably my Logitech Squeezebox boom which currently 'streams'/plays music 'directly' from my Imac ?

Cheers
#27
How much did the qnap ts-219 cost you? I can't find one for less than £200! Thereafter the cost of hard drives.
I can actually do with only one HD hence the qnap ts-119 would be ok for me. However they are around the £200 mark.
#28
I have this drive on my network and had no problems. I also use it as a media server for my PS3 and the only down side is that it the PS3 doesnt support MKV so I have to encode these files to ts. The PS3 instantly recognises it when you search for media servers... easy as! One thing I did have to configure on it was the update time... changed it to instant. This is quite easy too... followed a online guide.

Hope this helps.

Ps. I can confirm that the transfers are not lightening fast but that may also be down to my set up.

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