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.