First, you buy a LaCie D2 drive. You’re excited.
My new Lacie D2 Network drive is Time Machine compatible. That means it’s really easy to setup with Time Machine – no hacks required, it just gets detected.
Then, you get blamed for running a .exe from a share on it. That exe was the MS Office installer. Why was that a problem? EXEs are not compatible with the drive’s operating system !
It was related to running the .exe file on the drive. The file is proprietary to an OS such as XP, Vista, or Mac OS X. Running the file on a non-conforming OS is going to create severe havoc and other issues. I am glad the reset resolved the issue.
And then, you ask them about firmware updates to fix some small issues here and there, and this is what they tell you, barely over a year after you bought it:
Since this type of unit is no longer made, it’s unlikely there will be any further firmware updates for
So am I surprised that my piece of junk Lacie D2 NAS does not support the latest AFP protocol required for Time Machine?
Of course I’m not. But who cares, it’s not like I trusted the thing as my main backup anyways.
Cause: The LaCie NAS OS does not support Time Machine with Mac OS X Lion.
Solution: Use Mac OS X 10.6.x or earlier when using Time Machine to back up your Mac to a LaCie network hard drive.
But I’m sorry. The solution is actually to buy hardware from a company that at least pretends to give a damn. Apple should be ashamed of allowing this junk in an Apple store. I don’t care how cool your USB sticks look or how fast your Thunderbolt drives are, LaCie, I’d rather use old Sony 1.44inch floppies. Oh, and I called my D2 “Lassie”, cause it runs like a dog.