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LaCie outs Network Space 2 NAS, media server

updated 04:35 pm EST, Tue November 3, 2009

LaCie Network Space 2 now out in 1TB capacity

LaCie on Tuesday revealed its latest storage solution, the Network Space 2 Network Attached Storage (NAS) and media server. Again designed by Neil Poulton like many of LaCie's similar products, the Network Space 2 is user friendly thanks to the preloaded LaCie Network Assistant. This allows users to customize the dashboard with widgets, which let them access networks and drive information as well as user accounts and drive capacity.

The device can stream multimedia files to any UPnP/DLNA compliant devices, including Sony's PlayStation 3 or Microsoft's Xbox 360 gaming consoles. iTunes server software lets Mac or PC users play content directly from the drive instead of their local iTunes libraries. An included Download Machine lets users download multiple BitTorrents without the need for a PC.

There is a gigabit Ethernet and a USB 2.0 connection, while the front-mounted USB 2.0 port lets users connect a USB thumb drive, external hard drive or digital camera again without the computer being turned on.

For preserving energy, users have the option of turning off the light on the drive or put it into a low-power setting at scheduled times or when the product is inactive. It can be woken up thanks to the Wake-on-LAN connection.

The LaCie Network Space 2 can be had in a 1TB capacity in Europe now, with worldwide availability slated for later this year. Pricing has not been announced.

By Electronista Staff
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  1. bauhaus

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    If you want it to FAIL, buy LaCie

  1. Loren

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    you make it fail! They're not for HD video, they're not for daisychaining. Treat 'em right, they're inexpensive and great for DV. I speak of the Quadra D2 series, not this USB c***. ;-)

  1. Hooks

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    Actually your completely wrong lauren, the lifespan of a hard drive has nothing to do with the file type you load on a drive (HD Video...) all a hard drive sees is 1010101101 and whether it is a video file, audio file or a txt file or whatever you choose it to be will not shorten the lifespan of a hard drive. With LaCie the company goes back and forth between what drives they incorporate with their enclosures, some get lucky and pick up a unit with a better drive then others. But the fact is this, all hard drives have a predisposed lifespan (usally 2-3 years) of continuous use.

    And fyi, use the fw800 or esata connection on your D2 and youll have no problem streaming HD for editing...

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