LaCie 10TB LaCie 5big Network 2

LaCie 10TB LaCie 5big Network 2

Product overview



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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 spacious 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. Thanks to 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. Extra spare disks are available as an option for immediate replacement.

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. With the 5big Network 2's 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.



Product Description
LaCie 5big Network 2 - NAS server - 10 TB
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
10 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
5 (installed) / 5 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
17.3 cm x 19.6 cm x 22 cm
7.6 kg
Storage Controller
1 x RAID RAID 0, 5, 6, 10, 5 hot spare
Hard Drive
5 x 2 TB
Network adapter 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
System Requirements
Linux 2.6, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
10 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
5 (installed) / 5 (max)
17.3 cm
19.6 cm
22 cm
7.6 kg

Storage Controller

1 x RAID
Supported Devices
Hard drive, disk array (RAID)
Max Storage Devices Qty
RAID Level
RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 5 hot spare

Hard Drive

HDD - hot-swap
5 x 2 TB


Network adapter
Data Link Protocol
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
Remote Management Protocol
Network Services Compatibility
Apple Bonjour Protocol, DHCP, FTP, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP, HTTPS
Wake on LAN (WOL), print server, iTunes server, BitTorrent Client, UPnP Media Server
Compliant Standards

Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays
5 (total) / 0 (free) x hot-swap
2 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 2 x USB 2.0 - Type A , 2 x eSATA 3Gb/s


Cables Included
1 x network cable
Compliant Standards


Power Device
External power adapter

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
Genie Backup Manager Pro, Intego Backup Manager Pro, LaCie Network Assistant
OS Required
Linux 2.6, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years

Customer reviews

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5* Great product. Easy, top quality, plenty of features
Reviewed by Claude on 31/01/2011
I have used this for four months now. Very happy with the product. No setup issues. On the opposite, everything is very easy. Top quality, top performance. Great product!
5* Solid RAID-array!
Reviewed by Josephine on 16/12/2011
We've got 5big for our office as a central backup server. 5big comes with 5 hot-swappable drives. There are 7 possible RAID modes and a wealth of useful features, such as file compression for backup, professional backup software for a Mac and PC, and much more. It's been 6 months since we've installed 5big and it's been working flawlessly.
5* Great NAS
Reviewed by Callee on 01/02/2012
I've been using 5big for about a year and it's definitely worth the money. This drive has many excellent qualities - great design, a good choice of RAID modes and a rich feature set. It supports UPnP and DLNA, and direct streaming of media files. I love that it can also be setup for remote access. The transfer speeds are great, and the overall built quality and performance are excellent.
5* 5big Network 2
Reviewed by Marius on 05/08/2012
I'm a power user and I need to share a lot of files for my work, so I decided to invest in a serious NAS server. This unit is perfect, it's big, it a good choice of RAID modes and it works quietly, so I can leave it running overnight and not be disturbed by the noise. The design is nice too, and the box is compact and very solid. Very pleased with it.
5* Nice, good value
Reviewed by Anne on 29/04/2011
I've had this unit for several months and was able to set it up for our office without any issues and no technical background at all. I just followed the instructions. This product is everything it says it is... easy to manage, fast, reliable, great design, nice useful features. It's great value for money.
5* Excellent
Reviewed by Teige on 24/10/2012
We bought this drive for our office just recently. We've set up separate backups and permissions for all users. Everything works well. The data is even accessible over the Internet, which is very convenient when working remotely. This is an excellent file server, just what we needed.
5* Quality product
Reviewed by Anonymous on 19/12/2010
We needed a NAS server for our office to organize automatic back up and a centralized repository for upload/download files accessible via Internet. LaCie 5big Network 2 server was short listed together with two other models by our IT. At the end we've decided to buy LaCie because of their reputation for quality and because they definitely provided the most value for price/performance. The unit has been running 24/7 for 5 months and so far has been very reliable as expected. We had one downtime caused by the power outage in the office, but since that we've got a UPS, which was by the way instantly recognized by 5big and mounted in a matter of seconds. We've been very happy with this purchase and highly recommend it.
5* Easy network backup
Reviewed by Quentin on 01/10/2011
We needed a reliable solution to ensure secure storage of office files. 5big Network 2 ended up on the top of our shortlist. It's as an easy-to-use and efficient device for backup and network storage. The included software allowed me to setup automatic backup in a matter of minutes. RAID setup was a breeze. The data is encrypted. The administration is very simple and does not require any special skills. This server is a very cool idea. Highly recommended.
5* Excellent server
Reviewed by Brendan on 31/10/2011
5big Network 2 was bought as a media server for our office. The setup was easy thanks to the user-friendly control panel. 5big has an integrated iTunes (DAAP) server for playing videos, which is very convenient. I quite like the design: the unit looks sleek and is very well built. A great reliable server overall!
5* Great Network Backup Server
Reviewed by Luke on 22/03/2012
We've been using this server for a year now and have had no problems so far. It's a solid backup server. It uses little power compared to the previous server we had. There's a good choice of Raid modes that are easily configurable. We've also connected 5big to UPS via USB port. All in all it's a good device with a nice feature set. I'm fully satisfied with it thus far.
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