Summary: I wanted to replace a GSPEED-Q and I purchased this 2 days ago. I am very happy with this product. It is very, very quiet in comparison to the GSPEED. It shutsdown automatically when my Imac goes to sleep at night and wakes when my Imac wakes. My computer is in the bedroom so this is really nice compared to the GSPEED that was loud and would never go to sleep unless it was turned off. I am running this in a RAID 0 that is backed up to two separate drives.
Summary: Compared to several Seagate, WD, Maxtor, Samsung external hard drives I had, this Lacie is nearly perfect. Some thoughts to share 1. Well built. The drives are labelled 1,2,3,4,5 and slides easily out of the casing if replacement is needed. The cooling fan is nearly silent and effective. iStatpro shows that the 5 disks are kept under 50degC even with continual writing/backup of data. My eSata external hard drive makes more noise and vibration when pushed hard. 2.
Summary: I've had this for a few weeks now and love the quietness and looks. The speed is incredible. I'm really impressed. I have the Lacie 2Big series and compared this 5Big series the speed is much greater on this.
Summary: Comments about LaCie 5big 301530U Network Storage Server: Perfect size for an expanding enterprise! 5Big delivers 5Star performance, Couldn't be happier with the ease of set up! Using Mac Mini with time machine and the configuration was relatively easy.
Summary: I've had this drive for a month now. It was easy to setup. All the drives work well. The system is fast, and pretty secure with the RAID modes that can be easily set up any way you like, password protection, encryption, etc. It's also super quiet, and I love that.