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LaCie Network Space Max 2TB review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £195
inc VAT

A good NAS that could have been a great one if it wasn't for the inconsistent quality of its extra features.


2 disk bays, 2x 1TB storage supplied, 1x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet ports

There’s also a basic remote access feature so you can read files stored on the Max over the internet using a web browser. The spartan web interface lacks the ability to upload files, though. At least configuration is relatively straightforward, with DynamicDNS and UPnP port forwarding options. A setup wizard would have been even better.

Whether configured as RAID 0 or 1, the Max was fairly quick at transferring files in our tests; it’s not the fastest NAS we’ve seen, but nor is it the slowest. Unusually, it’s also possible to connect the Max to a PC directly over USB, but you can’t use this to quickly copy large batches of files since you have to set a separate USB partition from your shared network files.

We really wanted to like the Network Space Max with its simple administration, easy upgradeability and reasonably quick performance. The shabby state of its extra features means it’s not for everyone though.

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Basic Specifications

Price £195
Rating ***


Capacity 2x 1TB
Formatted capacity 1858GB
Default file system ext2
Price per gigabyte £0.10
Interface SATA2
3.5in drive bays 2
Free 3.5in drive bays 0
RAID modes RAID 0, RAID 1


Ethernet ports 1
USB direct access ports (front/rear) 0/1
Other USB ports (front/rear) 1/0
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Other ports none


Ethernet connection speed 10/100/1000Mbit/s
Universal Plug and Play support yes
UPnP media server yes
iTunes yes
Print server yes
USB disk server yes
Web server no
FTP server yes
Protocols supported TCP/IP, SMB/CIFS, AFP, FTP, HTTP


Size 77x118x194mm
Weight 1.8kg
Vertical positioning no
Ethernet cable included yes
Additional features camera upload support; Dynamic DNS support
Power consumption idle 16W
Power consumption active 18W

Buying Information

Price £195
Warranty two years RTB

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