The LaCie 5big Network 2 offers professional, reliable, central storage for instantly storing, sharing, and backing up from any PC or Mac on your network. It provides 10TB of storage capacity in five bays, expandable with its two USB and two eSATA ports. You can also take advantage of its two Ethernet ports to do link aggregation and get twice the performance of single Gigabit Ethernet connection. Recommended for networks of up to 300 users, the 5big Network 2 is the right solution for IT environments looking for high capacity and high transfer speed rates. Thanks to the secure RAID modes, including RAID 5 and RAID 6, the 5big Network 2 enables you to keep data access even if one disk fails. And with room for five disks, the 5big offers more capacity than four-disk solutions in almost every RAID mode.
Customer Reviews of LaCie 5big Network 2 10TB Network Storage Server
We don't have an IT guy on staff and when we need to get something done, we have to hire a consultant. It's often quite expensive. So, 5big was an excellent solution for our backups. Setting it up was very easy, then we backed up the work data from everyone's computers and set up the software to run incremental backups. The software is easy to use. Highly recommend this for any small office that needs a straightforward data backup solution!
Great network storage. I use it as a file, backup and media server. It can stream files over the network and has remote access capabilities. The unit supports 7 different RAID modes, and comes with a good choice of backup software. The speeds are good. Definitely worth the money, IMHO.
This is an excellent RAID array with a generous storage capacity and a good set of options. It was relatively easy to set up. The drive supports dual Gigabit Ethernet interface, UPnP/DLNA,and iSCSI Target. It also integrates UPS support, Wake-on-LAN support and a whole lot more useful features.. Performance-wise, I have nothing to complain about.
We work on a number of projects in our studio - video editing, graphic design and audio processing. All files must be stored securely in a centralized location. This is why we bought 5big Network 2. The unit has 5 hot-swappable hard drives, which can be set up in a number of RAID modes. 5big supports DLNA, mp3 streaming across the network and of course it can be used as a regular file server, supporting options such as dedicated user shares, rights and permissions management among others.. 5big provides great functionality and protection for important files.
Excellent disk array12/22/2011
I work in a video studio. 5big at our office is used to store media archives. The unit supports UPnP A/V and DLNA. Plus there's a good choice of RAID modes. Overall, this is an excellent device that works like a champ!
Excellent RAID array10/31/2011
I chose 5big Network 2 for storing my project's databases. The unit has 5 hard drives and 7 possible RAID modes, but in my case the best option was RAID 10. I could organize backup on the same disks but I preferred to connect a couple of external drives via USB as I didn't want to fill too much space with backup copies. The unit works very well, without bugs and glitches. I'd wholeheartedly recommend it.
5big is an excellent RAID-array with a wealth of useful features. It's compact, fast, quiet, and runs cool. The Eco mode allows to save power. The device supports UPS, and iSCSI target, among other things. It comes with professional backup software for Mac and PC and is very easy to work with.
Great for SMB9/1/2011
I bought this for a small network of eight computers running both Macs and PCs. The set up was a breeze. The server works flawlessly, the browser-based admin interface is intuitive and could be managed even by non-technical staff. As far as I'm concerned 5big Network 2 is a perfect choice for a small office.
reliable and easy to configure2/28/2011
I did a lot of research before choosing 5big Network 2 and I believe I made a good choice. Excellent design and quality. Silent operation. Setup of connectivity and basic features was a breeze. 5 months of heavy duty and 0 issues. I'm happy so far.
Great easy NAS1/27/2011
Great unit. Easy to use, the setup was a cake. The unit is fast, especially on the network. I give it 5 stars because I think it's hard to find an equivalent on the market with the same quality/price ratio.
The LaCie 5big Network 2 is a great deal if you are looking for a reliable, quality, central storage solution for backup or file sharing. The unit can work with several RAID modes, the set up is very easy. It's very fast on the network and offers plenty of features. The price is good too. We've been using it for several months now and are very happy with it.
Great dependable server11/21/2010
We were hesitating a lot between another server solution and LaCie 5big 10TB Network 2. We've finally chosen 5big network 2 server and have been quite happy with our choice. This unit is very well designed. It's quite compact for 10TB server, simple to setup and administer, quiet, very fast and runs cools.
Wonderful NAS. Very well designed. Comes with all possible cables you may need and licensed software. The unit is very easy to install. I’ve configured mine for RAID 6 and the set up easy. The unit is quiet, speedy and very reliable. I think it's perfect for home offices and SMB.