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6.4 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. The metal chassis is extremely durable and overbuilt, showing that you can make something that looks extremely good and still have it designed to survive tough conditions. Besides the case, LaCie put a lot of development time into the new look of the NAS OS 2.0 software.
  • 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. Compared to traditional four-disk RAID towers, it uses around 25% less energy, and its cooling system is typically 37% quieter, despite the additional disk. The fact that the drive looks really sweet is a big bonus too!
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