LaCie Network Space 2 Released

LaCie Network Space 2

LaCie has announced the availability (Europe now £134.99, worldwide late this year) of the Network Space 2. At first glance it looks like just like the original Network Space with its minimalist glossy black enclosure, but LaCie has added some new features that may entice buyers. For instance, Network Space 2 now includes a BitTorrent download client, wake-on-LAN functionality to conserve energy when not in use, and an improved Network Assistant dashboard to manage the device. Standard features include 1TB of storage, USB host functionality to copy over files from an external USB drive without a PC, UPnP/DLNA/iTunes media server, and the ability to double as a NAS device via Ethernet or external USB drive when connected via USB to a PC.

LaCie Network Space 2: Connected Storage for Consumers

PARIS, FRANCE (November 3, 2009) – LaCie today announced Network Space 2, design by Neil Poulton, a major update to its popular network-attached storage (NAS) and media server. Simply connect the drive to an existing home network to consolidate digital libraries, share files throughout the house and back up computers.

The Network Space 2 is designed for ultimate usability with simple setup. LaCie’s innovative Welcome Experience and a widget-organized web interface makes configuration and administration user-friendly and rapid.

This product comes in 1 or 2TB (Terabytes)* capacities and offers multiple ways to access media. Either copy files via Hi-Speed USB 2.0 or use the included LaCie Network Assistant, which facilitates access to the shares through the Gigabit** network connection. What’s more, files stored on the drive are fully accessible – even when the host computer is switched off.

Featuring a media server, the Network Space 2 makes it easy to stream files from any computer on the local network or any UPnP/DLNA compliant device (such as a PlayStation®3 or Xbox®). Networked computers can access the iTunes® library or stored photos and everyone can stream music or videos from a networked UPnP™ AV player or adapter.

The additional USB 2.0 host port, located on the front of the unit, allows users to connect a USB flash drive, hard drive or digital camera to import files automatically without the need for a computer to be powered on.

“The Network Space 2 is a simple, out of the box solution for customers wanting to share and store media files from anywhere in the house,” said Patrick Salin, LaCie Digital Home Business Unit Manager. “Whether a customer wants to centralize family photos, back up multiple computers or access music files using iTunes on the network, this device is a perfect connected storage solution for local use.”

Designed exclusively for LaCie by Neil Poulton, the compact LaCie Network Space 2 has a sleek, mirror-polished black finish with a blue LED strip on its underside that creates an ambient glow. Its fanless design helps it to be more environmentally friendly and more efficient in its power usage.

Approximately, 1TB of capacity can hold 300,000 photos, 300,000 songs, or 1400 movies***.

The LaCie Network Space 2 is available late October for Europe and mid November worldwide, through the LaCie Online Store, LaCie Corner, LaCie Reseller+, and through authorized resellers and retailers. For more product information, visit

About Neil Poulton
Neil Poulton was born in Thurso, Scotland. A graduate in Industrial Design from Edinburgh University and Milan’s Domus Academy, Poulton first came into public view in 1989 as the creator of “the ageing pens,” pens made from a “living,” wearing plastic that changes color and form with use. Today, Neil Poulton designs and develops best-selling, award-winning products for a variety of international clients including LaCie & Artemide. Since 1991, Poulton has lived and worked in Paris, France.

About LaCie
Located in the USA, Canada, Japan, Australia, Europe, Singapore and Hong Kong, LaCie is the leading manufacturer of computer peripherals for Windows, Apple and Linux users. LaCie creates external storage solutions and color monitors that help professionals and everyday people easily manage their digital lives. LaCie has differentiated its products through original designs and leading-edge technology. Established in France in 1989, LaCie is listed on Euronext under FR0000054314 (LAC). For more information, visit

1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).

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