|The LaCie 2big Network 2 offers professional, reliable, central storage for instantly storing, sharing, and backing up from any PC or Mac® on your network. Manage your small office network easily with this full-featured file server, recommended for networks with up to 200 users. You can also use your 2big Network 2 as a print server and expand its capacity by connecting external hard drives into the external ports (USB and eSATA). It’s easy to change your RAID mode using the 2big Network 2’s web interface. For maximum capacity, choose a RAID 0 array of the two hard drives. For maximum protection, choose RAID 1 for automatic mirroring of one disk to the other (available capacity = 50%). The hot-swappable disk trays even allow maintenance without affecting your workflow; a defective disk can be replaced easily without having to turn off the 2big Network 2. Extra spare disks are available as an option for immediate replacement.
Get extra security and increase data portability by backing up your 2big Network 2—on your own schedule—to an external hard drive through its USB and eSATA ports using the built-in copy system. The 2big Network 2 also comes with three client licenses for Genie® Backup Manager Pro™ for Windows® and three licenses for Intego® Backup Manager Pro™ for Mac to install on each PC or Mac for client backups to the NAS. The LaCie 2big Network 2 is compatible with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard, including Time Machine®, making it an ideal partner for your Mac.
You can connect your 2big Network 2 directly to your computer through a USB cable to access to a dedicated folder USBShare of up to 500GB like a normal external hard drive. This unique feature allows you to gain extra flexibility and mobility for customized usage , so you’ll be able to format this USBShare in your preferred file system using your computer.
With the 2big Network 2’s new widget-based dynamic web interface, administration is easy, convenient and secure. Thanks to the its DHCP and Apipa support, network configuration is fast and automatic. The product integrates easily with existing Windows domains using Active Directory and it allows user, groups, share and quota management.