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Lacie-5big.33499138
8.2 out of 10

LaCie 5big

The LaCie 5big Storage Server is a professional file-sharing ser Read more

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Reviews and Problems with LaCie 5big

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Overall 10
10

Performs well and looks good with a Mac

Michael W. Konrad, Amazon
3 June 2014
  • Summary: I needed to first use this to extract information from drives of a failed machine, so replaced installed drives with those from old Mac. Was able to retrieve information. Then reinstalled the original drives. Set up a mirror RAID for TimeMachine. The other 3 drives are free to store videos etc. Have used it for 14 days and am very satisfied.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad purchase but it was all my fault.

e.a kennedy, Amazon
25 April 2014
  • Summary: The 1 star rating is because it will only work when connect by Thunderbolt and will not work with a Thunderbolt to FireWire or USB adapter which means that you can only use it with a MacBook Pro or the new Mac Pro. You are also limited to either Raid Zero or Raid v which what I wanted it for. On top of all that the unit could not be returned to the vender all the above is the result on my lack of due dilligence... Oh well as they say.
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Overall 2
2.0

Misleading Amazon web page

Kevin Barker, Amazon
8 April 2014
  • Summary: The web page indicates that customers who bought this device also bought a Firewire to Thunderbolt adaptor. This gives you the impression that you can integrate this disc unit into an Apple device that runs Firewire but not Thunderbolt. This is totally false. The unit does not work with Firewire connectors. Why anyone would buy this and why that adaptor is shown in conjunction with this device is a mystery.
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Overall 10
10

Good value, quality product that's easy to set up

Richard G. Witham "DAV", Amazon
29 March 2014
  • Summary: I bought this system to use with a 2013 model iMac. I set it up in less than 10 minutes including the time it took to format four of the included drives into two RAID 1 sets for storing files with mirrored back up and one RAID 0 drive for Time Machine back up of the iMac's HD. The housing's 7" x 8" footprint is larger than any HD tower I've used before, but the system also remains cooler and generates less vibration than my previous systems.
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Overall 10
10

"Great unit with very fast transfer speeds"

JocelynFoote, CNET
18 February 2014
  • Pros: great write & read speed, good looking, user friendly, large capacity
  • Cons: nothing to complain about
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Overall 10
10

Great unit with very fast transfer speeds

JocelynFoote, CNET
18 February 2014
  • Summary: LaCie has been my favorite hard drive supplier for a while now, and I never expected to find myself needing a unit with 10TB of space. But when my photo restoration business took off I found I needed a reliable RAID system that wouldn't leave me waiting or wanting for many years to come. After looking around at what's available, I decided to buy this unit, and haven't looked back since. I'm really happy with its performance.
  • Pros: great write & read speed, good looking, user friendly, large capacity
  • Cons: nothing to complain about
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Overall 10
10

"Great Product"

alana.myers, CNET
29 January 2014
  • Pros: easy to use, lots of storage space, tough aluminum casing, good performance
  • Cons: haven't had any issues
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Overall 10
10

"Works great"

LamarAckerman, CNET
8 January 2014
  • Pros: high capacity, user friendly, great transfer speed
  • Cons: no comments
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Overall 6
6.0

Very fast but my aluminum case rattles.

Sam2Lucky13, Amazon
8 January 2014
  • Summary: I have to give it a little squeeze when it starts vibrating too much. It usually does the trick for a day or two. I do get reads and writes both in the 730s so thats the important thing.
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Overall 10
10

Works great

LamarAckerman, CNET
8 January 2014
  • Summary: Finding the right storage solution is sometimes a challenge, and I researched long and hard before finally ordering this unit. I certainly haven't been disappointed. This thing works great. It is cool, quiet, and very fast. The construction quality is good.
  • Pros: high capacity, user friendly, great transfer speed
  • Cons: no comments
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