LaCie 5big Network 2 Professional 5-Bay Network Storage

LaCie 5big Network 2 Professional 5-Bay Network Storage

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 - 0 GB
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
0 GB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
0 (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
Network adapter 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE
System Requirements
Apple MacOS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion
Manufacturer Warranty
3 years warranty



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

Storage Controller

1 x RAID
Max Storage Devices Qty
RAID Level
RAID 0, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 5 hot spare

Hard Drive

HDD - hot-swap


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) / 5 (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
Apple MacOS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Apple MacOS X 10.7 Lion

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support
Limited warranty - 3 years

Customer reviews

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5* Good product
Reviewed by Oscar on 16/08/2012
I run a small business with 8 employees, and I wanted a scalable backup solution that can be changed as our business needs change. Thankfully with LaCie's 5big Network 2 I can easily increase the system capacity as we grow. I know we can add additional drives and more importantly, the server will cope with backing up data for all of our staff regardless of their location.
5* Excellent system
Reviewed by Ciara on 19/03/2013
After installing this NAS for a client, I received a call that they had managed to 'accidentally' press the off button. Thankfully I knew the data would be safe because of the device's fail-safe power switch allowing a safe shutdown rather than a sudden power-off. The system works remarkably well. And once installed it's really simple to use.
5* Solid, reliable, user-friendly
Reviewed by Paris on 01/07/2013
One of my clients works with lots of large graphics files so I configured the unit for aggregation over the Ethernet ports and they couldn't be happier. As backups run they don't notice any change in their access speeds and they don't twiddle their thumbs waiting for files to open anymore. It's a nice feature to have on a very powerful unit.
5* Works Great and Easy to Setup
Reviewed by Adrienne on 01/08/2013
We've installed this unit several months ago. No problem finding suitable drives, as there are plenty available to choose from. Our multi-platform design studio was easily catered for with the licences of the backup software included in the package. Setup was simple and easy and I've found it most intuitive to work with. Very pleased.
5* Works As Advertized
Reviewed by Austin on 24/10/2012
It was very easy to install and configure this unit for a particularly fussy client. They are in an office of 10 but needed certain staff to access specific types of data only. The permissions were easy to setup via the Dashboard software and there hasn't been a problem yet.
5* Great Unit
Reviewed by Isabelle on 24/04/2013
Very easy to use. All I had to do was to plug the drives it and start the unit. It works great, and easily handles the four 2TB drives via eSATA and USB. It's quiet, and is easy to use. It turned out to be the right backup and media storage solution for me. I use it for my business and personal files as well.
5* Great solution for a small office
Reviewed by Fiona on 09/06/2012
I bought this server a couple of months ago. It's been doing a great job backing up all the computers on our network. The transfer speed is good, the unit doesn't make much noise, and runs cool. I'm completely happy with the purchase.
5* Excellent Performance
Reviewed by Tristan on 08/07/2012
I've been using this server with four 2 TB drives for several months now, and it has worked seamlessly. The administrator interface is very easy to understand. I had no issues installing the unit the way I needed. I use it to backup five computers in the office, and to share files over the network. It does everything it says on the box. Highly recommended.
5* good performance
Reviewed by Sheila on 23/02/2013
I've been using this unit for several months now. I was able to easily install 5 drives in the unit and configure a RAID 5 for the system. I've thrown everything I can at it and it hasn't skipped a beat. I also backed up information to an external drive via USB easily and the automatic backup processes works a treat. I'm comfortable recommending this to anybody now.
5* Exactly what I was looking for
Reviewed by Jenny on 30/04/2013
This unit is great. It easily handles my four 2TB drives. Both eSATA and USB speeds are good. It was very easy to setup. Overall it took me about 20 minutes. Documentation is well done, and self explanatory. I have no complaints thus far.
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