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LaCie Internet Space 500GB External Hard Drive Gigabit Network Attached Storage £59.99 @ Play
LaCie Internet Space 500GB External Hard Drive Gigabit Network Attached Storage £59.99 @ Play

LaCie Internet Space 500GB External Hard Drive Gigabit Network Attached Storage £59.99 @ Play

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If you decide to vote cold, please spare a few moments to make a post and explain why. some 500gb 3.5" usb hard drives cost about £50 for £9.99 more gives you a gigabit NAS! Bargain. 2 yr warranty.
This easy-to-use network hard disk can serve as your home's personal media server. Centrally store photos, music and videos and share them with family at home and with friends remotely. With easy setup that takes just minutes, it provides shared storage for your home computers and UPnP or DLNA certified players/adapters, as well as a personal web portal for access to your LaCie Internet Space wherever you go. You can easily, remotely, and securely upload your photos (even while you're on vacation!) or access home files from the office. Play movies on your TV, listen to shared music, and share multimedia files via a compatible game console. It comes with DesktopMirror software (PC/Mac), for safe backup and restoration and a USB 2.0 expansion port for additional backups to an external hard disk. Thanks to its discreet, minimalist design with mirror-polished white finish, it blends seamlessly into any environment.

Features
Store, back up, and centralize your files (PC/Mac)
Personal web portal for accessing data from anywhere
Share content with friends, family, or colleagues over the Internet
Enjoy photos, video, and music on your media players

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seems hot, im new to this sort of thing.. i just want some where to store photos . i was wondering, if i put a film on the hard drive - can i just plug it in to the tv to watch the film or would i need to have a comp or lappy present

Its £57.94 delivered at CCL.
Why don’t people take 10 seconds to do a Google Product Search before posting a deal!

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looks like ccl are banned

got my first pc from them years ago....

guv;6055424

Your CCL link doesn't work.


Go via the Google link instead.

guv;6055424

Personally I think your remark is uncalled for. He appears to have gone … Personally I think your remark is uncalled for. He appears to have gone to a fair bit off effort.


I’ve seen loads of people post deals that can quickly be beaten by using Google Product Search. It takes a few minutes to post a deal so why not take the extra seconds to bother to check that you have the best deal! Isn’t that the whole point!!! :thinking:

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Agharta;6055420

Its £57.94 delivered at CCL.Why don’t people take 10 seconds to do a Go … Its £57.94 delivered at CCL.Why don’t people take 10 seconds to do a Google Product Search before posting a deal!



harsh :x

guv;6055496

Using the google link merely opens a google search homepage (on my … Using the google link merely opens a google search homepage (on my iPhone). So 2 link failures in 1 post.I have zero problem with anyone managing to find a cheaper price. It becomes your priviledge to vote cold. However, the links he has provided suggests he has made an effort, which is why I think your comment is uncalled for. Perhaps people should run their desks past you first?



Totally agree !?, its plain to see the guys worked hard on checking other prices ?!

K

guv;6055496

Using the google link merely opens a google search homepage (on my … Using the google link merely opens a google search homepage (on my iPhone). So 2 link failures in 1 post.


One is due to HUKD blocking the CCL link and the other seems to be a problem with your phone; who’s being harsh now?

guv;6055496

I have zero problem with anyone managing to find a cheaper price. It … I have zero problem with anyone managing to find a cheaper price. It becomes your priviledge to vote cold. However, the links he has provided suggests he has made an effort, which is why I think your comment is uncalled for.


I appreciate that the OP made the effort to check pricing with various retailers BUT my point is that he/she could have saved a lot of time AND found a cheaper price just by using a price search engine.
I’m only ‘suggesting’ that people use Google Products or similar to check pricing first as that supports the ethos of the site. :roll:

kevingattaca2;6055506

its plain to see the guys worked hard on checking other prices


Working hard doesn’t always equal doing good work. I’m trying to point out that there’s a more efficient way to check pricing.

skamma;6055394

seems hot, im new to this sort of thing.. i just want some where to store … seems hot, im new to this sort of thing.. i just want some where to store photos . i was wondering, if i put a film on the hard drive - can i just plug it in to the tv to watch the film or would i need to have a comp or lappy present



For storing photos (and other files) on a network and having them accessible to more than one machine at a time, this is a nice and cheap-ish way of providing for that.

I would not, however, use this as my only back-up solution, make sure you have important files backed up to an appropriate medium.

You would need a front-end (some sort of media player) for this in order to watch films stored on it. The moderately good news is that, because it has uPnP and DLNA built in, you should be able to use a specialized machine to play (rather than a computer/laptop) and you have a huge selection to choose from, as a start the PS3 and Xbox 360 are both DLNA compatible.

If you decide to stream films from this or something similar, be aware that a wired connection is almost always better than a wireless one. You should be okay playing back television material over wireless (54g or better) but HD material might suffer. If you're having problems that you've traced back to the wireless connection and don't want to run cable through the house, Powerline adapters work reasonably well as an alternative.

Does anyone know if these can be used with the xbox360? :thinking:

Just checked it would appear you can, I'll be grabbing one. Have some heat :thumbsup:

This is the white version of the Asda deal for £35 a few week back.

The gigabit is not actual gigabit. I run a full gigabit setup and this unit performs just like the 10/100

amdavies;6055522

You would need a front-end (some sort of media player) for this in order … You would need a front-end (some sort of media player) for this in order to watch films stored on it. The moderately good news is that, because it has uPnP and DLNA built in, you should be able to use a specialized machine to play (rather than a computer/laptop) and you have a huge selection to choose from, as a start the PS3 and Xbox 360 are both DLNA compatible.If you decide to stream films from this or something similar, be aware that a wired connection is almost always better than a wireless one. You should be okay playing back television material over wireless (54g or better) but HD material might suffer. If you're having problems that you've traced back to the wireless connection and don't want to run cable through the house, Powerline adapters work reasonably well as an alternative.



Media player? Oddly enough, we are all using one now.... its a PC :whistling: Any "flavour" will do!
A streaming media player makes it better and more flexible, but it isn't vital by any means for many users to get benefit from something such as this.

Where a NAS drive like this comes into it's own is in multiple PC homes, it means not all PCs need leaving switched on all the time - media (or other shared) files left centrally on this means all the machines can access the files at all times, with lower energy bills and less noise if this is the only equipment that is left on, instead of either a central "server" PC or (worse!) all of the machines need leaving running if you are less organised.

I would also suggest Powerline ethernet adaptors are streets ahead of wireless too, although of course, hard wired is a FAR better option if you can sort it out and route the cables without hacking half the plaster off the walls and taking floorboards up.

Computerman;6055370

good reviews … good reviews http://www.techradar.com/reviews/pc-mac/networking-and-wi-fi/network-attached-storage-nas-/lacie-internet-space-500gb-492550/reviewhttp://www.expertreviews.co.uk/labs/251453/lacie-internet-space-500gb.htmlhttp://fwd.five.tv/gadgets/audio-video/video/digital-media-streamers/lacie-internet-spacehttp://reviews.techcastnetwork.co.uk/2009/05/09/lacie-internet-space-500gb/



Good? I would suggest very MIXED reviews!
Slowness being the main negative point.

I had an HP Mediavault which had broadly similar functionality, and it too was slow - meaning it is fine when it comes to streaming and accessing small documents, but HOPELESS for backup, as transferring anything in Gigabytes is a lengthy process. Still a very useful bit of kit though (except my Mediavault conked out far too quickly, and now just the HD from it is still in use!)

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Agharta;6055420

Its £57.94 delivered at CCL.Why don’t people take 10 seconds to do a Go … Its £57.94 delivered at CCL.Why don’t people take 10 seconds to do a Google Product Search before posting a deal!



because i was using google search, invisible hand firefox addon, and some other price comparison sites when i did a google search. Not to mention it was 3-4am when i spotted this deal.
computers.become.co.uk/500…223
uk.shopping.com/xPO…ace
prices.cnet.co.uk/0,3…htm
i guess the ones google search brought up are not as good as google product search.

Tried to buy one, get through to checkout, and it is telling me out of stock, despite main item page saying 4-5 days :-(

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nihcaj;6056283

Tried to buy one, get through to checkout, and it is telling me out of … Tried to buy one, get through to checkout, and it is telling me out of stock, despite main item page saying 4-5 days :-(



perhaps they are receiving stock in 4-5 days?

Computerman;6056312

perhaps they are receiving stock in 4-5 days?



Play.com are slow enough to start with. I have had the privilege of waiting many weeks for nothing to materialise before now :-(

nihcaj;6056029

Good? I would suggest very MIXED reviews!Slowness being the main negative … Good? I would suggest very MIXED reviews!Slowness being the main negative point.I had an HP Mediavault which had broadly similar functionality, and it too was slow - meaning it is fine when it comes to streaming and accessing small documents, but HOPELESS for backup, as transferring anything in Gigabytes is a lengthy process. Still a very useful bit of kit though (except my Mediavault conked out far too quickly, and now just the HD from it is still in use!)



I had a 250Gb Lacie gigabit NAS, and it was an awful bit of kit.

It connected as gigabit to my network, but the maximum sustained transfer rate I ever got out of it was about 9Mb per second, whereas PC to PC transfers are regularly over 30Mb per second.

It lasted less than 18 months before it completely died - all the lights were on and it was powered up, but nothing could see it. Turns out the enclosure had packed up as the drive itself was OK once I put it into the PC as an internal drive.

Not voting cold as the prices are good compared to other places, but my advice would be to avoid these Lacie NAS kits.

Computerman;6056198

because i was using google search, invisible hand firefox addon, and some … because i was using google search, invisible hand firefox addon, and some other price comparison sites when i did a google search. Not to mention it was 3-4am when i spotted this deal. i guess the ones gogle search brought up are not as good as google product search.


That's good to know. Cheers.

nihcaj;6055972

Media player? Oddly enough, we are all using one now.... its a PC … Media player? Oddly enough, we are all using one now.... its a PC :whistling: Any "flavour" will do!


He was replying to someone who wanted to stream to his TV.

these are quite noisy, but good....got two in black

the NAS drives are great in theory but i've had a mixed experience with my freecom NAS drive

transfer speeds over my wireless N network mean i get only around 4-5MB per sec, it sometimes cuts out and worst of all it's loud as hell (puts me off turning it on as it's in the living room) - hopefully this one is better but keep this in mind

voted hot anyway as it seems like a decent price

It is hot for me.

dose any one know the difference between the LaCie internet space and network space?

thanks.

It's out of stock

edit I see someone else said that :lol

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dontasciime;6057334

It's out of stockedit I see someone else said that :lol



"usually despatched within 4-5 days"

Computerman;6057447

"usually despatched within 4-5 days"



Well we know that... but there is no confirmation it will be in stock then or ever again (it is in the CLEARANCE items after all) - it appears the front page has just not been updated. Normally with OOS items, there will be some sort of expected date

Has ANYONE actually had it take an order, before or after it was shown as out of stock?

Great price - I picked up a LaCie NAS Drive very similiar to this for over £130 about a year ago!

Tightgituk;6057996

WTF is a TROLLING post??? :oops:



I would suggest that you do a search!

You would be better off with a Buffalo Linkstation,
which can be modified with enhanced 3rd party firmware to do all sorts of wonders that standard NAS's cannot.
One was on offer and posted here a few weks ago, ]LINK
Sadly that offer is no longer available, but i'd keep an eye out for this/similar unit/s.

can you use any of these as a USB drive, I want NAS but very occassionally I'll want to use it as an external USB drive.

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fungus;6061167

can you use any of these as a USB drive, I want NAS but very … can you use any of these as a USB drive, I want NAS but very occassionally I'll want to use it as an external USB drive.


according to the description , yes!
"for safe backup and restoration and a USB 2.0 expansion port for additional backups to an external hard disk. "

Lacie NAS's are c**p - very very infamous in the industry for their ridiculous overheating problems which have never been addressed.

Good effort by OP, but would be saving my money personally.

Plus, not in stock so cannot really be a deal...

fungus;6061167

can you use any of these as a USB drive, I want NAS but very … can you use any of these as a USB drive, I want NAS but very occassionally I'll want to use it as an external USB drive.



You cannot ... As in you could not take this with you and use on someone else's computer on a usb port ///// only on their network with network cable attached.

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dontasciime;6061784

You cannot ... As in you could not take this with you and use on someone … You cannot ... As in you could not take this with you and use on someone else's computer on a usb port ///// only on their network with network cable attached.


it has a usb port.

That'd presumably be to allow you to add an extra hard drive to the NAS?

Computerman;6062606

it has a usb port.



yeah I know but my computer also has loads of usb ports as well don't mean nothing without them being the right kind

The usb port on the Lacie is for connecting , say a printer , another hard drive etc (you cannot share of this added hard drive either by all acounts) anyways the Usb port on the Lacie is for extra storage / printer sharing etc

I got mine . Wish I had not they are the Orange branded ones you need to have an Orange email addy and username to access these from outside of your network eg the hipserv. [url]www.orange.fr[/url] utter rubbish going back to play for a refund. It don't work either gets very very hot then powers off
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