The LaCie 5big Network 2 offers professional, reliable, central storage for instantly storing, sharing and backing up from any PC or Mac on your network. It provides up to 10TB of storage capacity in five bays, expandable with its two USB and two eSATA ports. You can also take advantage of its two Ethernet ports to do link aggregation and get twice the performance of single Gigabit Ethernet connection.
Recommended for networks of up to 300 users, the 5big Network 2 is the right solution for IT environments looking for high capacity and high transfer speed rates. The secure RAID modes, including RAID 5 and RAID 6, the 5big Network 2 enables you to keep data access even if one disk fails. And with room for five disks, the 5big offers more capacity than four-disk solutions in almost every RAID mode.
Get extra security and increase data portability by backing up your LaCie 5big Network 2 on your own schedule - to an external hard drive through its USB and eSATA ports using the built-in copy system. The 5big Network 2 also comes with three client licenses for Genie Backup Manager Pro for Windows and three licenses for Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac to install on each PC or Mac for client backups to the NAS.
You can set up an iSCSI share of your 5big Network 2 and mount it as a local share on your computer in the same way that external hard drives are mounted when connecting to your PC/Mac. With the 5big Network 2's new widget-like dynamic web interface, administration is easy, convenient and secure. Thanks to its DHCP and Apipa support, network configuration is fast and automatic. The product integrates easily with existing Windows domains using Active Directory and it allows user, groups, share and quota management.