The Diskless 2big NAS Server from LaCie is the ultimate approach to a flexible network storage RAID (Redundant Array of Independent / Inexpensive Disks) solution. Since needs differ among all users, the LaCie 2big NAS allows you to choose between faster transfer rates or file mirroring with a simple flip of a switch. For high-speed demanding programs, such as video editing or graphics, you may choose RAID 0 (fast). If data backup is important, RAID 1(safe) will keep a copy of each file on the 2big's two disks (3.5" internal hard drives sold separately). Providing greater integrity and validation than standard hard disk storage, RAID technology is one of the best means to protect your data. With both an eSATA and a USB 2.0 interface, you will experience enhanced transfer rates to complement whatever RAID level you choose.
The LaCie 2big NAS has a blazing fast read speed of up to 100MB/s and a write speed of up to 55MB/s. Authorized users can take full advantage of these speeds through the local network or by remote access using LaCie MyNAS, a web-based interface. A free iOS app with the same name is also available for iPhones and iPads. The LaCie NAS is compatible with Mac, Windows and Linux systems along with their respective client backup software (i.e., Time Machine, Windows Backup, etc.) so users can connect to the LaCie 2big NAS without having to use the same operating system.