I bought LaCie EDmini v2 few years ago. I was really disappointed how awfully slow it was. It might have even been broken. Now I finally decided to give it another try.
The main problem with LaCie EDmini v2 was that it was incredible slow. It did not matter if I used USB or Ethernet. Copying files to the drive was a real pain.
All right, that is the right way to use LaCie EDmini v2. Another cool way to make it useful is to hack it!
Hack LaCie EDmini v2 – Adding an SSH server
There are some really cool tricks you can do with your Network-attached storage (NAS) devices.