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Samuriajackon
Oct 12, 2011, 03:17 AM
I bought a device called a Lacie Laplug, there are many reviews on this little device on the web so i was certain it would work with OSX and HFS+ formatted drives. TimeMachine was also a claim that I was interested in...but here's what happened.

-First off this device connects USB drives or printers to your network, you connect thru a software program that sees the device as a shareable server and then you can access hard drives attached to it as a NAS

1. LION uses something called AFP. the LION AFP is different from the previous AFP(or so I'm told)
2. This forces me to upgrade the Lacie firmware like other drives have done.
3. After three days, phone calls, and emails, i've decided that Lacie either has no intention of upgradeing/supporting their product, or they will and their customer service is too stupid to know it.
4. Im getting my money back and never purchasing Lacie ever again

-Warning to NAS enthusiasts, check firmware and make sure it says Lion specific.

more about AFP and the updates in this thread from just a week or two ago.

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1102423&highlight=nas+afp



shaunjohnson79
Nov 27, 2011, 05:00 PM
Hi. I was also interested in purchasing the Lacie Laplug to go with mac which is running OSX 10.7. I was waiting to see if they would make the Lacie Laplug compatible.

I noticed they released new software updates in late November. Does this fix the issue?

http://www.lacie.com/us/support/support_manifest.htm?id=10540

MiamiC70
Nov 28, 2011, 06:36 PM
I too have been screwed over by LACIE.
My LACIE 5Big is no longer compatible with OSX Lion and their official answer is downgrade to Snow Leopard or buy a new 5Big. So, I bought a Synology ds411 and it works great. Also, it is made by a company that actually supports their users and products.
LACIE will NEVER get another penny from me, I suggest you steer clear there are other options that are cheaper and offer better performance to boot.

MiamiC70
Dec 31, 2011, 10:22 AM
They want you to buy new devices not and they do not want to spend any resources on their old devices. All in all a pretty scumbag move leaving their early adopters in the lurch especially since most of the v1 devices are still under warranty.

They will NEVER get another penny from me and I will make it a point to advise anyone to stay away.

imaginaryboy
Jun 9, 2012, 04:30 PM
Just replying to this old thread to point out that the v1.03 firmware update indicates that it introduces OS Lion Time Machine compatibility. Current firmware is 1.05.

http://www.lacie.com/us/support/drivers/driver.htm?id=10252