Wednesday, April 4th 2012

LaCie Delivers Scalable Storage: 5big Network 2

Today LaCie announced its professional 5-bay RAID server is now available in a diskless model. Now, users can get all the benefits of the 5big Network 2, designed by Neil Poulton, but with the flexibility to scale their storage and security as they desire - making it an efficient investment for resourceful professionals and small businesses alike.

Scalability and Security

With the 5big Network 2 diskless model, users can migrate from zero to five disks without data loss - reducing initial investment while ensuring a long-term solution. The 5big Network 2 diskless model provides users with flexibility. They can leverage unused drives or purchase new drives based on availability and demand. It will automatically build the RAID mode accordingly. The 5big Network 2 also offers RAID modes 5 and 6, which provide automatic, hardware-level data protection. If a single disk fails, simply replace it without turning off the appliance or losing a single byte of data.


Designed for Small Businesses

Business owners, administrators and managers will appreciate the 5big Network 2's easy integration and user interface. They can organize a backup regimen for multiple Linux, PC and Mac workstations, and ensure all data is safe and in one place. The 5big Network 2 is compatible with Time Machine and Windows 7 Backup. Additionally, with its dual LAN ports, the 5big Network 2 supports speeds up to 70 MB/s. This ensures quick information sharing and backup speeds throughout the company.

For travel-bound employees, the 5big Network 2 features remote access. This allows them to share files anywhere with an Internet connection – ensuring data accessibility for those last minute presentations. Employees can even share files from their iPhone or iPad by installing LaCie's free iOS app, MyNAS.

For more information on the 5big Network 2 visit http://www.lacie.com/us/products/product.htm?id=10485.

Availability

The 5big Network 2 is available in diskless, 5 TB, 10 TB, and 15 TB capacities through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Storage Partners starting at the suggested retail price of $349.00.
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8 Comments on LaCie Delivers Scalable Storage: 5big Network 2

#1
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
I worked for LaCie. Just front line support. A long long time ago.
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by: Wrigleyvillain
I worked for LaCie. Just front line support. A long long time ago.
Fascinating.

I've never worked for LaCie. Not even front line support.
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#3
KonstantinDK
I worked for a company that sold restarant equipment.
Not as relevant as first reply, and not so fascinating as second.
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Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Aw give me a break...didn't have much to say specifically about the "5Big Network 2" so what the hell.

Is it any more fascinating to mention that I worked there when CD-R drives first came out and they were insanely expensive and it was like freaking voodoo to be able to make my own audio mix CDs? Yeah...maybe not. Oh well I tried.
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Jizzler
Maybe... if you have some dirt on them from back then ;)

I remember those days. My school had one of those multi-thousand dollar burners that took the "encased" CD-Rs. First personal experience was when they started offering sub-$1000 1x burners that used bare discs. Friend of mine bought one and it was magic. The idea quickly came up that this was a great way to distribute porn at school.

As for the NAS... their copywriter needs to learn how to set the hook:
Additionally, with its dual LAN ports, the 5big Network 2 supports speeds up to 70 MB/s
At least the price is right compared to other solutions.
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#6
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Yeah and LaCie is traditionally expensive.

Those "encased CD-Rs" were one of the first rewriteable DVDs actually and known as DVD-RAM.
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#7
Jizzler
That doesn't seem right given the dates. I was in highschool when the DVD-RAM spec was introduced and the drive I saw was back when I was in elementary school.

I'll have to research what would have been available at the time. My memory regarding computers after 1994 (when I got my first) is usually pretty good. Anything before that is worth a double-check ;)
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Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Ok...yeah you hate me thinking twice too after I posted but that's the only thing I ever ran into that had an permanent enclosure as opposed to just a "bare" disc though sure it's possible others existed I guess. Certain early CD-R drives used a similar-looking "caddy" but you just put a regular bare disc into that and then slid that into the drive.
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