LaCie NAS - reliable?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by daveybe, Oct 31, 2004.

  1. daveybe macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2004

    We are a small operation (less than 10 desktops) looking at a low-end NAS solution. I've narrowed it down to LaCie, Linksys, or Buffalo Technology's Linkstation. Am leaning toward the LaCie because of its high expandability (via FW port).

    Thing is, while i found many vendor reviews, there are very few user reviews out there for the LaCie NAS models. There was only one at CNet, and they guy claimed that the disk failed within 3 months.

    Disk platters will do that sometimes, i know, so i don't want to let one bad report bias me. Does anyone else have personal experience with this hardware? Thanks in advance.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    LaCie NAS - reliable?

    I am just installing a Buffalo Linkstation for a customer on Tuesday, I can let you know how it goes. We have used a Tritton Industries 120 Gb NAS/Router in our office for almost a year with no problems other than the cheesy looking web-browser-based administration interface.

    No feedback on the LaCie units, but have had some customers with severe problems with Snap! server appliances. (Snap! and LaCie were once both divisions of Quantum, which is now owned by Maxtor. Don't know what the respective ownership positions are today)

  3. daveybe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 31, 2004
    Thanks, that'd be great! I am leaning away from the Linkstation right now for 2 main reasons:
    1) user reviews say the security is not very granular - share level only, no folder level permissions
    2) expandability through USB2/FW ports limited to one additional drive only

    But i'm still open to debate, and i'd be very interested to hear your feedback.

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