LaCie CloudBox for Network Attached Storage and RAID
One of the most interesting embodiments of LaCie in recent months is LaCie CloudBox, a network storage device (NAS) designed to meet the needs of home networks. Such systems are used to share files between all devices in the home network. In addition, through CloudBox you can perform backup of data with double security, as all files saved on the hard drive up to the network if there is any type of problem with the device. Here is the details of how to run this device and its main features.
LaCie CloudBox comes in configurations of 1 TB, 2 TB and 3 TB. To begin using this network hard drive, the first thing you need to do is connect the device to the network via Ethernet cable. After switching on, the device begins a process of initial setup takes a few minutes. During this process, the LED light will flash on the hard drive. When light is stabilized, the device means that NAS is ready to start for being used.
The configuration of LaCie CloudBox must perform through browser from one of the devices connected to your home network. Once the system recognizes the network hard drive will appear as a unit within the file browser and a device in the network menu. When clicking on LaCie CloudBox menu, you can access settings through your computer desktop (the characteristics of CloudBox are managed through the browser). In the first visit to this menu must establish a user name and a password that will be used in subsequent entries.
Through the option “Users” can create new custom user accounts with their own passwords and private folders. From the option “Backup” can copy the data stored in our CloudBox or restore the data if there is any type of problem from any existing backup. One of the most interesting options found in this storage system LaCie is the ability to access your files remotely via computer network connection and a browser. In addition, the company has launched a dedicated app for the iPad and iPhone.
To enable remote access myNas, you must go to the network settings in the main menu and then choose LaCie myNas in the drop-down next to the option “Remote Access” (default is disabled). You must establish a name for your network myNas after the address shown there. So you will have to enter the URL you want to access data residing in your CloudBox. To access it, you must have administrator credentials or one of the registered users. Once inside, you can download files by double clicking on them or play them from the web platform itself. Undoubtedly, this is a competitive advantage that will allow you to access your files from anywhere.
Running LaCie CloudBox is pretty good, both for ease when start operation as the speed with which you can transfer the files from the hard drive to the device and vice versa. The transfer to the cloud server is done in the background, so it does not affect performance. One of the few niggles that you can put this team is the noise of the hard drive, which can become annoying because it occurs consistently. Otherwise, a very interesting option to enhance the capabilities of the home network.