Summary: Ignorance is bliss, but once you know, you know. The girlie looking NAS actually has more than just a nice outer shell. I'm actually a bit surprised, it's like finding a hemi in a Beatle - it goes against all stereotypes we've come to expect in a NAS appliance.
Summary: LaCie's 5big NAS Pro has five drive bays in a durable aluminum chassis with connectivity including both USB 3.0 and dual gigabit Ethernet NICs. It also has a strong hardware configuration with a 2.13GHz dual-core Intel 64-bit Atom processor and 4GB of RAM.
Pros: Professional feel to app and dashboard layout, Clean enclosure and interface design
Cons: Support for only 1 iSCSI share, limiting optimum performance for multiple users, Weak SMB performance in mixed workloads
Summary: LaCie storage solutions are generally known for superior design and their simple NAS OS. The 5big Office + then is a departure, in that it uses a Windows operating system instead of LaCie's standard layer.
Excerpt: In addition to the LaCie 5big Office+ that we recently reviewed, Lacie also has the 5big Office. This is a compact server based on Windows Home Server 2011, available at the appealing price of about £345.
Conclusion: The LaCie 5big Thunderbolt Series desktop-class external drive gives you a huge 20TB of storage, available instantly. It's the drive to use when you need constant access to all your work or project data.
Conclusion: We find the LaCie 5big Backup Server to be beautiful in design, and sleek on software, meaning it is not bloated with useless applications. On the down side, there is not as much memory as we would like and the processor is only single core, also because all these are embedded directly onto the...
Excerpt: Most servers that we introduce here at HSL are multipurpose, meaning that it can be used either in the privacy of your household at home, or as a workhorse at your business place. However, this Hands- On review will focus on a top of the line, network storage device that is truly geared for a small...