|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.
Reliable and easy to use2/28/2012
I bought 2big for work. It's a convenient solution - I loaded everything onto the drive, set it up as a Raid 1 array to ensure that duplicate sets of data are stored on separate drives, and quickly set up network access. Everything works perfectly, the transfer speeds are impressive. I think 2big is the more economical solution compared to renting server space from a datacenter.
I've bought this drive to use as the main backup server. It has tons of useful features and options. In particular, it comes with all necessary backup software. Since I've installed the 2big almost six months ago, it's been working almost 24/7, and so far not one single glitch. Additional drives can be connected over USB and the backup copy can be saved there directly, the supplied software allows to do so. The files can be compressed, restored, archived, etc. I'm very pleased with this product.
Very pleased with this drive12/29/2011
Wherever I go, my files are always with me now. 2big Network 2 allows remote and password-protected access. It's very convenient for me as I travel a lot and often have to exchange files with my colleagues. 2big can even carry out remote backups. The software is supplied with the drive. Transfer speeds are good. I'm very pleased with this product!
Excellent file and web server10/27/2011
Good file and web server which comes with all necessary functions: Dynamic DNS support, FTP, HTTP and other protocols. It works even when the computer is switched off. It can be left running overnight to download large files. It supports network streaming. There are regular firmware updates available that include new features, security and performance improvements. The unit looks attractive, and the aluminum casing offers extra protection.
Excellent solution for an office network9/29/2011
I decided to kill two birds with one stone: get a file server with remote access and maximum data protection. 2big Network 2 ticked all the boxes, so I decided to go for it. It has two RAID modes: RAID0 and RAID1 (max. protection). Additional disks can be added via USB to increase the storage space. The device can also be used as a print server. The software that came with the drive helped to easily configure the network. The admin interface is very nicely done. I'm very pleased with 2big!
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