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The 5big Network 2 is a 5-bay RAID server from LaCie, available in 5TB, 7.5TB and 10TB capacities.

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Pros

A nice choice of RAID modes + really easy RAID configuration

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Dual LAN interface allows to double the transfer rates

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Eco management that allows to reduce power consumption

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Simple and user friendly administration.

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Quiet operation

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Allows sharing content easily and instantly within Windows or Mac based workgroups using active directory.

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Compatible with Mac's Time Machine

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Aluminum casing, which is good for heat dissipation

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Allows UPS monitoring. UPS is instantly recognized by 5big, no need to install anything

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Premium 3-year warranty

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High capacity

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Very rugged and sturdy

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Nice choice of licensed software for PC (Genie Back up manager) and for Mac (Intego)

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Active directory support

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Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports

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Time Machine compatible

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Dual LAB interface allows to double the transfer rates

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Cons

Very heavy

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The blue button in front is a bit annoying

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The 5big Network 2 is a 5-bay RAID server from LaCie, available in 5TB, 7.5TB and 10TB capacities. The manufacturer claims this product sees network file transfer performance up to 70MB/s. LaCie recommends the 5big Network 2 for up to 300 users. All of the major RAID modes are supported, including RAID 5 and 6 to protect against disk failure. Additional functionality includes iSCSI support, allowing users to mount the 5big network 2 as a local share on their computer. Two Gigabit Ethernet ports are built-in, allowing for failover and load balancing between two connections. Using USB or eSATA, administrators can also backup content on the 5big Network 2 to an external hard drive. This feature adds extra security and data portability to any given network. CDROM-based software is included in the box.

Features
  • 5 hard drive bays
  • Supports up to 300 users
  • Apple Time Machine compatible
  • Print server
  • Web-based interface
  • NAS to external drive backup
  • RAID 0/1/5/5+spare/6
  • 2 x Gigabit Ethernet
  • 2 x eSATA, 2 x USB 2.0
  • 3-Year limited warranty
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