Pros

  • Time Machine compatible
  • Lots of features
  • Good software interface

Cons

  • Lacks remote access
  • Advanced features need more explanation
  • Bit torrent support for small files only

Manufacturer’s Description

The LaCie d2 Network offers professional, reliable, central storage for instantly storing, sharing, and backing up from any computer on your network. Manage your home or small office network easily with this full-featured file server, recommended for networks with up to 50 users (15 at once). With the LaCie d2 Network, you can share files among Windows, Mac, and Linux users thanks to its SMB and AFP protocols support, or connect remotely through FTP, HTTP, and HTTPS file systems. Get extra security and increase data portability by backing up your LaCie d2 Network on your own scheduleto an external hard drive through its USB and eSATA ports using the built-in backup system. The LaCie d2 Network comes also with Genie Backup Manager Pro for Windows and Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac to install on each PC/Mac for client backups to the NAS. This software lets you reliably and efficiently back up your documents, emails, settings, or other digital assets. With the LaCie d2 Network, it¿s easy to download big files using its integrated torrent server, without even needing your computer to be turned on. You can also play your media files stored in your d2 Network directly on any UPnP AV-compatible device or via a Digital Media Adapter (DMA), such as a PS3 or Xbox. In fact, the d2 Network has been developed to be compatible with any DLNA multimedia device, and also works with iTunes®. Controlling access is simple; you can assign various security levels to shares, groups, users profiles, and public access. With Windows ADS domain support, there¿s no need to recreate existing user and group accounts of your Windows domain, making it easy to manage for IT Administrators. Thanks to the Wake-on-LAN feature, the LaCie d2 Network can be switched back to operating mode from the client side. Box Contents: LaCie d2 Network, Ethernet cable, External power supply, Drive stand for upright use, CD-ROM with User Manual and Utilities, Quick Install Guide.

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 301340U