Making such a simple activity so difficult seems like a significant oversight of the software. Accessing the Shared Storage – Windows. The problem is that you can’t download an entire directory. The replacement has consistently worked without trouble, and I have no reason to suspect it will behave otherwise as time progresses. Another cool feature is the ability to share individual folders and files with friends. Network media streamers are slowly starting to take off–thanks to mainstream products such as the Apple TV and the Sony PS3 –but one of the annoying caveats with most streamers is that you need to have your computer on any time you want to access those files.
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One workaround is that the software allows you to zip an entire ethdrnet, then download it, but be forewarned that zipping large files takes a long time the processor in lxcie LaCie just isn’t that fast.
We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Making such a simple activity so difficult seems like a significant oversight of the software.
LaCie bundle an IP configurator program on CD, which can be run to identify which address the router has assigned. The design, overall, is attractive and should look at home on most people’s desks.
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Support rows Support Support. My router is set to automatically assign IP addresses via DHCP, and the first LaCie sent me would connect initially but drop the link after an hour or two, requiring a power-cycle before the ethernet port would be recognised again. When it’s not in use, the simple humming of the fans isn’t that loud, but as soon as you start transferring some files you’ll start to hear some loud clickety-clacks.
In our experience, navigating the interface was pretty pokey–so you’ll probably end up using this more as a last resort. IP configurator shows that the disk has been configured, but does not allow connection.
Mark Zuckerberg on Facebook’s Ethernet Disk Mini – Installation and Setup. Europe, Middle East, Africa. To be honest, it’s still easier to use a photo-sharing site such as Flickr for family photos, but it’s a more attractive option for larger files such as home videos. Don’t show this again.
The drive is lacle recognized by the computer. While the casing feels heavy-duty, it doesn’t do much to dampen the sound of the drive. If you’re not into iTunes, it can also act as a regular uPNP server, which should make it compatible with even more programs such as Windows Media Player and standalone products like the Xbox and the Sony PlayStation 3.
If you’re looking to keep all your media in one place and free up some space on your PC’s hard drive–and still have access to it–the LaCie is a good choice.
This is a pretty nice convenience, but don’t expect the same performance you get at home. The casing is made of thick gray metal–not plastic–and it has a heft to it that at least makes you feel like it’s well-made.
On the front of the drive is a large, blue power button, which can be used if you need to manually shut down the drive. Copying 2GB of files from laptop to Ethernet Disk took 8m 15sec; copying them back took a minute more than that.
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It’s also possible to remotely access files using the LaCie; we didn’t have quite as smooth of an experience with that. The replacement has consistently worked without trouble, and I have no reason to suspect it will behave otherwise as time progresses. The same goes for the included backup software, which doesn’t offer much in the way of hands-on tweaking. The Bad Remote access is slow and unreliable; drive can be noisy during use; browser-based interface has its quirks.
Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Home Edition and Internet Space. Visit manufacturer site for details. Space is handled dynamically and cannot be limited for each share or user, so network administrators looking for a way to portion up storage may have to look elsewhere. Initial install for Ethernet Disk Mini: The sound isn’t unbearable, but if you’re sensitive to noise you’ll want to sequester it somewhere out of earshot–or consider another drive.
Accessing the Shared Storage – Windows.
LaCie IP Configurator 2.