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LaCie 5big Network
5.1 out of 10

LaCie 5big Network

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LaCie 5big Network 2 Review

20 September 2011
  • Summary: The LaCie 5big Network 2 is easily the best looking NAS we have reviewed. While it might have a bit of a HAL theme going on with the front, it is one of the slickest cases we have seen in a while.
  • Pros: Super durable case, Great looking design, Intuitive NAS OS 2.0 user interface, Robust set of backup and media serving features
  • Cons: Not user-upgrade friendly
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LaCie 5 Big Network 2 Reviewed

11 December 2010
  • Conclusion: 5 SATA Drive NAS with dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • Pros: Lots of storage for the money, Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for load balancing or failover, Supports Apple Time Machine backup, "Eco" modes to conserve energy
  • Cons: Performance lags far behind other current five bay NASes, Relatively poor logging, No RAID migration or expansion
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LaCie 5big Network Reviewed

14 January 2009
  • Conclusion: 5 SATA Drive RAID 5/10 NAS primarily focused on file serving and backup
  • Pros: Gigabit LAN w/ jumbo frames, Smooth RAID failure recovery, Quiet, Three eSATA ports for storage expansion
  • Cons: Low performance compared to other five-drive NASes, No media or print servers, Unhelpful logging, email alerts, No idle power down
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REVIEW: LaCie 5big Network

19 August 2009
  • Conclusion: LaCie’s 5big Network delivers impressive storage capabilities for small networks. Not only can you benefit from huge capacities thanks to the supplied Hitachi SATA drives (7200rpm), but also from a complete backup solution for your data.
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