Today LaCie announced the 5big Office Series, its latest five-bay network attached storage solutions. With easy setup, collaboration and total data protection, the 5big Office Series is a solid long-term investment for any small business. They feature the industry-trusted Windows Server operating systems and a powerful Intel Atom processor. POWERED BY WINDOWS The 5big Office, powered by Windows Home Server 2011, is perfect for backing up as many as 10 PCs. The 5big Office+, powered by Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials, backs up as many as 25. Get up and running in a flash on either system with a straightforward setup process and a familiar Windows environment. The 5big Office Series helps business groups collaborate like no comparable NAS. NO-COMPROMISE HARDWARE With the 5big Office Series, LaCie made no compromise on hardware. The 1.6 GHz Intel 64-bit Atom processor and 2 GB of RAM enables maximum simultaneous data access and backups for all employees. Additionally, the 5big Office Series' efficient cooling system protects internal components, ensuring long-term reliability. OPTIMIZED DATA USAGE The single-drive version allows users to add additional drives, as needed, for up to 10 TB of total capacity. It reduces the initial investment and assures a long-term solution. What's more, its PC backup data deduplication only backs up a single instance of redundant data. This optimizes storage space as well as increases backup speed. 5BIG OFFICE+: INTEGRATE MULTIPLE OFFICES The 5big Office+ offers all the features of the 5big Office, but brings powerful tools - including DFS-R/N - for integration with off-site servers. IT managers can centralize and consolidate data, even when it's spread across multiple geographic locations. The 5big Office+ also features Windows domain/Active Directory support, a faster dual-core processor, dual Ethernet links, and can back up more PCs. ADDITIONAL 5BIG OFFICE SERIES FEATURES: - Complete Data Protection: Automated backups of office computers make complete data protection easy. - Disaster Recovery: Restore a file or even a complete workstation operating system using a simple wizard. The 5big Office Series also supports secure RAID 1 and RAID 5 modes for automatic, hardware-level protection. - Off-site Protection: For an additional level of data protection, the user can also back up data to an offsite location with NAS-to-DAS backup, NAS-to-NAS backup or Wuala, LaCie's Secure Cloud Storage service. - Employee Collaboration: The system can serve files to any operating system - PC, Mac, or Linux – on the network. - Wuala Secure Cloud Storage: The product comes with a 100 GB of trial Wuala Secure Cloud Storage that lets users store and back up files online and access them from anywhere. - Centralized Monitoring: Control RAID, users, or monitor backup status in the blink of an eye. HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT The LaCie 5big Office Series is protected by a three-year limited warranty that includes comprehensive, complimentary web-based resources, expert in-house technical support, and worldwide repair/replacement coverage. Advance Care Option can also be purchased. AVAILABILITY The LaCie 5big Office is available in single-disk 2 TB capacity and the 5big Office+ is available in single-disk 2 TB or five-disk 10 TB capacities through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Storage Partners starting at $599.00. For more information, visit www.lacie.com.