Summary: Avoid at all cost. 400% failure rate. drives out live system many times over. This is a hunk of junk. Have had 2 fry 2 times each. Each time with in 6 months. Takes 2 months to get anything fixed. Complete waste of time.
Excerpt: As usual, B&H trumps LaCie's own price...by $200 enabling the customer to buy the five year extended warranty. LaCie order dept actually recommended B&H. I told them I'm a third generation B&H customer, long before there was an Internet. This is my second purchase of this unit. If you download movies and music, esp in big, uncompressed formats, these work flawlessly.
Pros: Best Nas Price, Compact, Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up, Fast, Highly Compatible, Reliable
Summary: It took a while to find it, but in this unit I've finally found a perfect backup solution for our office. With 8 employees, we needed an easy, flexible and relatively inexpensive solution, and 5big seemed to fit the bill well - top quality hardware, a great set of options and features, Microsoft software, great speeds, quiet operation - precisely what we needed.
Pros: nice choice of software, top quality, aluminum heat sink design, easy RAID configuration, plenty of disk space
Summary: I bought one of their similar products and I have lost data twice. For such an expensive product, and meant to be the solution for storing data securely, this is unacceptable. I would think twice before buying one of their products.
Excerpt: Would be 5 stars, but the quick start was "written" for cavemen. No words past the title, and only shapes and symbols via a CAD designer from a foreign country. First, very quick shipment and customer/client interaction was great before and during the sale. A+ B&H for surpassing my expectations. After arriving ahead of schedule, the box took more to install than I had expected.
Excerpt: I bought a 5TB unit a couple of years ago. It was easy to set up, once formatted (I formatted as RAID 5), I started using it as a NAS on my home network. Worked well but the sleep function didn't work. I had to manually spin the disks down and then leave the switch in the middle position. It didn't spin back up unless I went into the control software (which didn't work on Windows 7) and manually wake it back up. Guess that's wake on LAN? Not so bad but then...
Pros: Easy To Manage, Easy To Set Up
Cons: Slow, Unreliable, Wake On Lan Doesn~'~~t Work
Summary: I do some sys-admin work at my office, and part of my job is ensuring we have regular backups of the website. It's a pretty video-heavy website, so I need a lot of space to store it. I got one of these because it's fast, it's got a heap of space and I can run it in RAID 5+ Spare mode. So I can run a script that backs up the website every night, and we've always got a recent copy of the website in case anything happens.
Summary: I love this drive. It's well designed and was fairly easy to setup. I've configured it to automatically power off and on over weekends. The ability to wake on LAN, among other things, is brilliant. The product works well and is worth every penny.
Summary: Excellent storage solution for a small business - fair price point, good functionality and good quality hardware. What's there not to like! It's quiet and energy-efficient, too, which is great, I think. The RAID modes are quite easy to set up.
Pros: good value for money, good software suite, easy RAID configuration, solidly constructed