LaCie Ethernet Disk mini External Network Hard Drive - 300938U

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4.4
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Ease of Use
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Performance

I have been using this external (NAS) hard drive for approx. 2 weeks now. I have to say that I am very impressed! The setup was a breeze and the network found the HD immediately without complaint! If you have been file sharing with someone else, you need to give this a shot. The drive is very fast and whisper quiet! I highly recommend this drive.

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I value this hard drive a lot. It's good performace and quality. But be careful: IT NEEDS TO BE UPDATED AT THE VERY BEGINIG. VISIT www.lacie.com TO FIND OUT HOW TO DO IT. Shipped device has old version of operating system which does not include all nice options. The process of updating is quite easy, but needs some extra work!

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Great low-cost NAS drive

by Phil (phil@yigcomputers.com on 3/7/2007

Simple installation, quality construction and low cost. It's a great combination. I wouldn't use this drive as my main file server (low-cost external NAS drives tend to be a little slow), but as a backup drive or simple file sharing, I found no deficiencies. I'm very happy with this purchase.

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LaCie 250GB NAS Review

on 3/11/2007

I selected the product based on previous Buy.com customer reviews, and the value for the money ($110 to my door). Most of the reviews reflect my opinion as well. My home environment: Sony VAIO deskside PC Multiple laptops at any time (wireless) Linksys 54G wireless router (LaCie NAS attached) The unit is of high quality and well packaged. The unit performance is excellent (although a bit noisy). The setup instructions are a bit vague in that references that are made to the Microsoft environment are both inaccurate and information is missing. Also, the setup should include an automated "Check for updates" option. My unit's firmware needed to be updated, and no charge backup software was available on the LaCie web site that was not included with the product. All things considered - I would recommend the product to others. Setting this up as a network storage device is a great option for any household.

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Product Overview

Designed for small office and home office users, this external hard drive offers the distinct style of d2 with the benefit of Ethernet networking at a price that matches your budget. Plug in the user-friendly Ethernet Disk mini and instantly share documents, important data or photos from any networked computer. Connect the Ethernet Disk mini through USB for use as a personal storage device. A web-based administration tool allows for simple settings of share levels and permissions to control user access to files. The original, sturdy metal design can be stackable or rack mountable and is easily portable for shuttling data between home and office.

Specifications

Manufacturer Lacie
Mfg Part# 300938U
SKU 10396041
UPC 093053637590
UPC 14 00093053637590
Features
Host Interface USB 2.0
Spindle Speed (rpm) 7200
Product Type Network Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number 300938U
Manufacturer Seagate Technology
Product Name Ethernet Disk mini External Network Hard Drive
Brand Name LaCie
Package Contents Lacie Ethernet Disk mini External Network Hard DriveEthernet CableHI-Speed USB 2.O cable (USB 1.1 compatible)External Power SupplyDrive stand for upright desktop useLaCie Utilities CD-ROMQuick Install Guide
Compatibility PC:Windows 98SEWindows 2000Windows MeWindows XP (SP1 & SP2)Linux 2.4 & higherMac:Mac OS XMac OS 9
Ethernet Technology Fast Ethernet
Weight (Approximate) 3.31 lb
Drive Type External
Height 6.8"
Width 6.3"
Depth 1.7"
Storage Capacity 250 GB
Limited Warranty 1 Year
Tech Specs
Interfaces/Ports 1 x USB 2.0 - USB / 1 x Network
Product Type Network Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number 300938U
Manufacturer Website Address www.lacie.com
Manufacturer LaCie
Product Name Ethernet Disk mini External Network Hard Drive
Brand Name LaCie
Standard Memory 32 MB DDR SDRAM
Additional Information Hard Drive Buffer: 8MB
Package Contents Lacie Ethernet Disk mini External Network Hard Drive Ethernet Cable HI-Speed USB 2.O cable (USB 1.1 compatible) External Power Supply Drive stand for upright desktop use LaCie Utilities CD-ROM Quick Install Guide
Compatibility PC: Windows 98SE Windows 2000 Windows Me Windows XP (SP1 & SP2) Linux 2.4 & higher Mac: Mac OS X Mac OS 9
System Requirements Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.01 or higher
Network Cards 1 x Fast Ethernet 10/100Mbps
Dimensions 6.81" Height x 6.30" Width x 1.73" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 3.31 lb
Form Factor External
Storage Capacity 250 GB
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Hard Drive 1 x 250 GB Standard
Processor 266 MHz Standard
Protocols DHCP / FTP / HTTP / SMB / AFP 3.x
Management Web-based management
Software Included SilverKeeper software (for Mac) for automatic backup and file verification
Standard Warranty 1 Year Limited
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