The LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server provides professional, reliable, central data storage. Instantly store, share and back up from any PC or Mac on your network. With up to a whopping 15 TB of storage capacity and a total of five drive bays (drives sold separately), the 5big is further expandable with 2 USB and 2 eSATA ports--giving you all the space you need! Dual Ethernet ports enable you to perform link aggregation and get twice the performance of a single Gigabit Ethernet connection. Recommended for networks of up to 50 users, the 5big Network 2 is the solution for IT environments seeking high capacity and high data transfer rates.
Courtesy of the secure RAID modes, including RAID 5 and RAID 6, the 5big Network 2 allows you to retain data access, even if one disk should fail. Hot-swappable disk trays even enable maintenance without affecting workflow. "Spare" modes permit a second level of protection, a kind of "automatic maintenance" that will instantly start rebuilding the RAID protection in the event of disk failure. With space for 5 disks, the 5big provides greater capacity than 4-disk solutions in nearly every RAID mode. Additional spare disks are available as an option for immediate replacement (not included).
Get added security and improve data portability by backing up your LaCie 5big Network 2, at your own convenience, to an external hard drive. Accomplish this via the server's USB and eSATA ports using the built-in copy system. The 5big Network 2 also comes equipped with 3 client licenses for Genie Backup Manager Pro for Windows, as well as 3 licenses for Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac. This software may be installed on each PC or Mac for client backups to the NAS, and enables you to reliably and efficiently back up your documents, emails, settings and other assets. The software supports compressed, encrypted or image backups, and implements a computer recovery function in the event of system failure. You can also use Windows 7 Backup, if you prefer. The LaCie 5big Network 2 works with Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6, too, including Time Machine, making it the perfect partner for your Mac!
Set up an iSCSI share of your 5big Network 2 and mount it as a local share on your computer, in the same manner that external hard drives get mounted when you connect them to your PC or Mac. An iSCSI connection will grant you performance and versatility for professional applications. You can even use the 5big Network 2 as the final backup destination for any server integrating an iSCSI initiator.
Thanks to the 5big Network 2's new widget-like dynamic web interface, administration is simple, convenient and safe. With DHCP and Apipa support, network configuration is quick and automatic. The product integrates easily with existing Windows domains via Active Directory, and enables user, group, share and quota management. Access to administration pages and shares is simple with LaCie Network Assistant. What's more is that the server can provide you with email notifications of events such as backups, disk failures, dangerous temperatures, and more.
The 5big Network 2 assists you in the reduction of power consumption by switching to idle mode (where the disk spins off) after a pre-determined inactivity time. You may also schedule a deep sleep on / off mode, according to your requirements. Courtesy of the Wake-on-LAN feature, the server may be switched back to operating mode from the client side. The 5big Network 2 also integrates UPS support via its USB ports, in order to ensure proper shutdown in the event of a power failure. Additionally, its exclusive durable and elegant aluminum design, by Neil Poulton, makes it your partner in being environmentally conscious, as it's recyclable and ROHS compliant.