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LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server

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Product Highlights
  • Up To 15TB Data Storage Capacity
  • 2x USB, 2x eSATA Ports
  • 2x Gigabit Ethernet Ports
  • RAID 0, RAID 1 / 5 / 5+Spare / 6
  • Bundled Software for Windows, Mac, Linux
  • Windows, Mac and Linux Compatible

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.

Note! Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 10-15% less).

High Data Storage Capacity Plus Potential for Expansion
Offers 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 five bays (drives sold separately), the 5big is further expandable with 2 USB and 2 eSATA ports--giving you all the space you need! 1
Simple, User-Friendly Setup and Administration
The 5big, powered by LaCie NAS OS 2, features a new widget-like dynamic web interface, the Dashboard, which makes administration simple, convenient and safe--even for novices. With DHCP and Apipa support, network configuration is quick and automatic. Get up and running in a mere 10 minutes. Sophisticated tasks such as RAID management, user management, and NAS-to-NAS backups are made easy. Whether you work with Windows, Mac or Linux, the 5big speaks your language. The storage solution 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
A Comprehensive Backup Solution
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!
RAID Protection
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). RAID 5, the default mode, is designed for speed, security and capacity. RAID 5+Spare is designed for the same, with added security. RAID 6 specializes in speed and extra security. RAID 1 is best for mirroring (redundant backup), while RAID 0 is designed for both speed and capacity.
Automated NAS Backup
Remove the hassle and potential for human error from the process of backing up your NAS. The new widget-like dynamic web interface, the Dashboard, enables you to replicate the contents of your 5big Network 2 onto an attached USB / eSATA hard drive--or vice-versa. Create automatic backup jobs designed for each of your attached devices. Backups may also be configured to begin automatically every time a USB hard drive is connected to the 5big Network 2. You also have the ability to use your NAS to back up another NAS, whether it's on the local network or remote*. You can even configure a nightly backup of your NAS onto a backup server in a totally different building 2
Intelligent Internal File Sharing
Increase your business efficiency via an effective tool for collaboration. All people in the office will enjoy the ability to share files, whether they're on a PC, Mac, or Linux system. Define whether a folder is private or public within the company. For private folders, closely manage access by setting user- or group-level permissions. It's surprisingly simple. Whatever your office's internal file sharing requirements, the 5big Network 2 delivers highly versatile accessibility
Mobility = Productivity
In an ever more mobile world, your employees need access to their files anytime, anywhere. LaCie MyNAS revolutionizes NAS remote access, offering one of the easiest setups in the industry. Simply name your network storage without leaving the Dashboard, and it's ready for access on-the-go. All that's required is an Internet connection. From within a browser, employees are able to download, manage, and upload files remotely. They can even stream image and audio files. A free app for iPhone and iPad affords convenient, immediate access to all your NAS' files and storage capacity--right on your smartphone or tablet
Dual Ethernet
Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports enable you to perform link aggregation and get twice the performance of a single Gigabit Ethernet connection. You can also use failover for an additional layer of security, automatically rerouting transfers from the failed Ethernet link to the healthy one--so your data remains accessible and you experience no hardware failure-induced downtime. 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
Centralized Printing
You can also simplify the printing scheme of your office by connecting a compatible printer to one of the USB ports on the 5big, enabling instant printing from any networked computer
iSCSI Target
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
Eco Management
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 durable, elegant and heat-dissipating aluminum design makes it your partner in being environmentally conscious, as it's recyclable and ROHS compliant. Plus, the 5big's whisper-quiet smart fan automatically adjusts its spinning speed to suit the internal temperature, consuming minimal energy while cooling the internal components
Capacity 0.0 TB diskless; up to 15 TB with disk drives
5 drive bays (drives sold separately) 1
Please Note:

Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 10-15% less)

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Interface 2x Gigabit Ethernet 10 / 100 / 1000 Base-TX
Network Protocols File Server: SMB, AFP, FTP, SFTP, NFS
Web access: HTTP, HTTPS
Others: Apple Bonjour, BitTorrent, NTP, 802.3ad for link aggregation and failover, iSCSI, DHCP, Apipa
Remote Access: Via FTP, SFTP or HTTP
Dynamic DNS services and iPhone / iPad app optional
Ports 2x Gigabit Ethernet 10 / 100 / 1000 Base-TX
2x eSATA
2x USB 2.0 (type A)
Drives Supported LaCie1.0 TB5400 rpm with drawer5big Spare Drive
LaCie2.0 TB5400 rpm with drawer5big Spare Drive
LaCie3.0 TB7200 rpm with drawer5big Spare Drive
Hitachi1.0 TB5400rpm 8MB cache CinemaStar 5K1000 - HCS5C1010CLA382 (JC4OA3MA firmware)
Hitachi1.0 TB5700rpm 32MB cache 6Gb/s CinemaStar 5K1000 - HCS5C1010DLE630 (MU2OA5R0 firmware)
Hitachi2.0 TB5400rpm 32MB cache 6Gb/s Deskstar 5K3000 - HDS5C3020ALA632 (ML6OA800 firmware)
Hitachi3.0 TB5400rpm 32MB cache 6Gb/s Deskstar 5K3000 - HDS5C3030ALA630 (MEAOA800 firmware)
Hitachi3.0 TB7200rpm 64MB cache Deskstar 7K3000 - HDS723030ALA640 (MKAOA800 firmware)
Samsung1.0 TB5400rpm 32 MB cache SpinPoint EcoGreen - HD103SI +/U +/UY (1AG01118 firmware)
Samsung1.0 TB5400 rpm 32 MB cache SpinPoint - HD103SI/Z4 (1AQ10001 firmware)
Samsung2.0 TB5400 rpm 32 MB cache SpinPoint - HD204UI/Z4 (1AQ10001 firmware)
Seagate1.0 TB5900 rpm 32 MB cache Barracuda - ST1000DL002 (CC3C firmware)
Seagate1.0 TB5900 rpm 64 MB cache Barracuda Green - ST1000DM003 (CC4B firmware)
Seagate2.0 TB5400 rpm 32 MB cache Barracuda LP - ST2000DL001 (CC41 firmware)
Seagate2.0 TB5900 rpm 32 MB cache Barracuda Green - ST2000DL003 (CC3C firmware)
Seagate2.0 TB7200 rpm 64 MB cache Barracuda - ST2000DM001 (CC4C firmware)
Seagate3.0 TB7200 rpm 32 MB cache Barracuda - ST3000DM001 (CC4B firmware)
Seagate1.0 TB7200 rpm 64 MB cache 6Gb/s Barracuda - ST31000520AS (CC38 firmware)
Seagate1.0 TB7200 rpm 64 MB cache 6Gb/s Barracuda - ST31000528AS BP (CC46 firmware)
Seagate3.0 TB7200 rpm 64 MB cache Barracuda - ST33000651AS (CC44 firmware)
Western Digital2.0 TB5400 rpm 64 MB cache Caviar Green - WD20EARS (51.0AB51 firmware)
Western Digital3.0 TB5400 rpm 64 MB cache 6Gb/s Caviar Green - WD30EZRX (80.00A80 firmware)
Hitachi1.0 TB5700 rpm 32 MB cache 6Gb/s Deskstar 5K1000 - HDS5C1010DLE630 (MU2OA5R0 firmware)
Hitachi1.0 TB7200 rpm 32 MB cache 6Gb/s Deskstar 7K1000 - HDS721010DLE630 (MS2OA610 firmware)
Hitachi1.0 TB7200 rpm 32 MB cache 6Gb/s CinemaStar 7K1000 - HCS721010DLE630 (MS2OA5Q0 firmware)
Seagate1.0 TB7200 rpm 32 MB cache 6Gb/s Barracuda - ST31000524AS (JC45 firmware)
Hitachi1.0 TB7200 rpm 32 MB cache 3Gb/s Ultrastar A7K2000 (Enterprise Class) - HUA722010CLA330 (JP4OA3EA firmware)
Hitachi2.0 TB7200 rpm 64 MB cache 6Gb/s Deskstar 7K3000 - HDS723020BLA642 (MN6OAA10 firmware)
Seagate2.0 TB7200 rpm 64 MB cache 6Gb/s Constellation ES (Enterprise Class) - ST2000NM0011 (SN03 firmware)
Hitachi3.0 TB7200 rpm 64 MB cache 6Gb/s Ultrastar A7K3000 (Enterprise Class) - A723030ALA640 (MKAOAA10 firmware)
Burst Transfer Rate Over Ethernet:

OS with 64 KB I/O - Read: 60 MB/s; Write: 35 MB/s
OS with 1.0 MB I/O - Read: 70 MB/s; Write: 40 MB/s
RAID Modes RAID 0, RAID 1 / 5 / 5+Spare / 6 (hot-swappable) 2
Please Note:

RAID 0 requires min. 2 disks; RAID 1 is available only with 2 disks; RAID 5 requires min. 3 disks; RAID 5+Spare and 6 require min. 4 disks

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Backup Solutions PC to NAS: Using client software (Time Machine, Windows Backup, etc.)
NAS to DAS: Scheduled, automatic, and restore
NAS to NAS: Scheduled, encrypted, compressed, and automatic to local or remote NAS 3
Please Note:

NAS must be rsync-compatible; for LaCie NAS, both client and server must be running NAS OS 2.2 or later

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Features iSCSI target
Quota management
Time Machine compatible
Print server
Download (torrent) machine
Administration Direct access to NAS using LaCie Network Assistant (Windows, Mac, Linux with limited support)
Customizable "widget-based" interface (Dashboard)
Wake-on-LAN: Turn device on / off from the network
Email notifications
Auto-update
Security Access Users, groups, and shares management
Private and public access
Active Directory support
Multimedia UPnP A / V Media Adapter compatible
Photo browser and audio streaming through web interface
iTunes (DAAP) server
Software LaCie Network Assistant for Windows, Mac, and Linux
Genie Backup Manager Pro software for Windows
Intego Backup Manager Pro software for Mac
Environment Recyclable: Aluminum, ROHS compliant
Power Automatic standby mode; Scheduled ON / OFF
Wake-on-LAN
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) support
Cooling Ultra-quiet cooling system with self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing technology
System Requirements Computer with an Ethernet network adapter
Latest version of Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6 or 10.7 (Lion)
Ethernet switch or router
Web browsers: Internet Explorer 7.0 / 8.0, Firefox 3.0, Safari 3.0, or Chrome 2.0 or higher
UPnP server or client (to access UPnP services)
SMB server or client (to access SMB services)
Dimensions (W x H x D) 6.8 x 7.7 x 8.6" (17.3 x 19.6 x 21.8 cm)
Weight 16.8 lb (7.6 kg)
LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server
  • Ethernet Cable
  • External Power Supply
  • Utilities CD-ROM With Software / User Manual
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Drawer Key
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    LaCie0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server
     
    4.6

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    86%

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      4.0

      Rough start, but not bad after install

      By Chris Sparks

      from Knoxville, TN

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Manage
      • Low Cost
      • Small footprint

      Cons

      • A Bit Complicated Setup

      Best Uses

      • Nas Attached Storage

      Comments about LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server:

      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. The drives were an easy addition to the unit and the physical install was simple enough, but the problems were soon to follow.

      For whatever reason, the unit would find itself from the Lacie Network Assistant, but once making the basic changes in the software to DHCP and passwords, I couldn't get the unit to show on the regular network subnet. After a few rounds of tech support, I decided to try the unit attached directly to our WAP instead of our switch, and we had no more issues after.

      Problems with the install have been the last experienced. The box recognized the network via DHCP perfectly once moved on the network, and all has been gravy since. Not a bad choice if you have many disks looking for a new home. We are running 5 seagate 2tb drives on a primarily mac based network with a xserve and mac mini server.

      Would buy again.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • Mac

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      3.0

      works well, until...

      By Roger

      from Washington DC

      About Me Power user

      Pros

      • Easy To Manage
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Slow
      • Unreliable
      • Wake On Lan Doesn~'~~t Work

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server:

      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... One day one of the disks went bad. I bought an identically spec'd disk from a local store ($) and installed it in the hot swap cage. Plugged it in, told it to add the disk to the RAID. After 18 hours it completed and looked great, for about an hour. Then it started blinking red again and the admin page said the disk was "removed from the RAID". Huh? I submitted a ticket on the support web site and was told I had to buy a replacement drive from LaCie. Okay, $ (plus the original $) later, the same thing happened! Another submittal to the support desk and I'm told I have to try reformatting the whole thing. What? That means I loose all the data off the drives in the RAID. What's a "hot swap" RAID for??? To avoid this!!! So I bought a USB drive, plugged it into the unit and I can't access it. Riduculous! I'll try again, plugging the USB drive into my computer and copy everything off and see what happens. This has now been weeks and I've had the unit off because I don't trust it. I'm going to buy another unit (don't know what kind yet but not LaCIE!). If I get this one restored, I will use it again but I won't treat is as more than a way overpriced external drive. I will not buy another one for sure. Several other drawbacks. Can't access over the web. It's pretty slow compared to a share folder on any of my computers on the same network.

      • Primary use:
      • Business
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC

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      5.0

      Nice Unit

      By MeeBclietelnlhy

      from Indianapolis, IN

      Pros

      • works as advertized

      Cons

      • no comments

      Best Uses

      • central backup server
      • file server

      Comments about LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server:

      The unit is perfect for backup and file sharing, and has been working flawlessly thus far. With the 5big configured, we now have a centralised printing solution among other things. It resloves a bunch of headaches we used to deal with and makes an excellent addition to our network.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great Product

      By mgrace

      from Chicago, IL

      Pros

      • all cables provided
      • allows remote access
      • design

      Cons

      • no comments

      Best Uses

      • Backup

      Comments about LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server:

      A few weeks ago I was stuck between buying a backup system and a second system to store large project files. I didn't want the excess drives so this 5big Network 2 is perfect. I can keep my work data securely backed up as well as my work files which I can easily access over the local network or remotely. I can also add more dtives as the storage needs grow. Best of both worlds again LaCie.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Good Network Server

      By Noel

      from Dallas, TX

      Pros

      • aluminum heat sink design
      • good RAID performance
      • good value

      Cons

      • no comments

      Best Uses

      • central backup server
      • file server

      Comments about LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server:

      We needed some external storage space for our office, and ended up buying this unit. It's a perfect solution for us - easy to set up, there's loads of storage space (we've installed 3 disks, 2 TB each) and possibility to add more disks if needed. The unit is compatible with Time Machine. We are very pleased with it.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Great RAID server

      By Gaylord H.

      from Seattle, WA

      Pros

      • doesn't overheat
      • easy RAID configuration
      • good performance
      • Reliable

      Cons

      • can't think of any

      Best Uses

      • additional storage
      • Centralize & share data

      Comments about LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server:

      An all-purpose, easy to setup RAID server, which I personally find very useful. Setting it up took me just one evening, including installing the disks, and setting up RAID. The unit has been working flawlessly so far, and it doesn't require much attention from my part. It's silent and doesn't overheat.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      5.0

      Nice storage system

      By WMayra

      from Chicago, IL

      Pros

      • easy to setup
      • excellent design
      • Fast
      • Good Value

      Cons

      • no comments

      Best Uses

      • file server

      Comments about LaCie 0TB Diskless 5big Network 2 5-Bay RAID Server:

      I bought this to use it to store video projects and backups. I installed four 2 TB drives. The initial setup and mounting were faster than I expected. The speeds are good. The unit is very quiet and well designed.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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