No-Sweat Setup and Management
From Problem to Solution in 10 Minutes.
Don't lose your cool wrestling with a NAS built for geeks. NAS novices, get up and running in 10 minutes with the 5big Network 2, powered by LaCie NAS OS 2. Its convenient, web-based interface, the Dashboard, is user-friendly and provides easy access to powerful features. Wizards with presets make advanced tasks such as RAID management, users management, and NAS-to-NAS backups astonishingly easy. No IT degree required.
Seamless Network Integration
Mac, PC, Linux? No problem. The 5big Network 2 speaks all the necessary network languages. This makes it an excellent solution for an entire office, even if your sales force works on PCs and graphic design team uses Macs. Support for Active Directory means you can import existing users and groups with a click of the mouse. No more repetitive tasks.
Formidable Data Security. Simplified.
Complete Computer Backup Solution
The 5big Network 2 comes with everything you need to back up your office's computers. It includes three client licenses for Genie® Backup Manager Pro™ for Windows® and three licenses for Intego® Backup Manager Pro™ for Mac (additional licenses can be purchased online). Install the included software on computers to be backed up, or simply use Time Machine® or Windows 7 Backup. An employee accidentally deletes an important file or his hard drive fails? Restore it in seconds and get the employee back on track.
RAID Security and Scalability
Protected RAID modes 5 and 6 provide automatic, hardware-level data protection. If a single disk fails, you can replace it without turning off your appliance. Just swap in a new one without losing a single byte of data. You can even assign a disk as a spare to be integrated into the RAID array in the case of disk failure. Whatever the challenge, zero data loss, zero work interruption. You can even opt for the diskless model and migrate to up to five disks without data loss**. Simply add more storage capacity as your business grows. This lets you reduce your initial investment while ensuring a long-term solution.
Automated NAS Backup
Take the hassle and potential for human error out of backing up your NAS. The Dashboard lets you replicate the contents of your 5big Network 2 onto an attached USB/eSATA hard drive. Or vice-versa. Create automatic backup jobs tailored to each of your attached devices. Backups can also be configured to start automatically each time a USB hard drive is connected to the 5big Network 2. You can also use your NAS to back up another NAS, whether it's on the local network or remote*. Even configure a nightly backup of your NAS onto a backup server in a completely different building.
Limitless Professional Collaboration
Intelligent Internal File Sharing
Enhance business efficiency with an effective tool for collaboration. Everyone in the office can share files, whether they are on a PC, Mac, or Linux system. Define whether a folder should be private or public within the company. For private folders, closely control access by setting user- or group-level permissions. It's surprisingly easy. Whatever your office's internal file sharing needs, the 5big Network 2 delivers incredibly flexible accessibility.
Mobility = Productivity
In an increasingly mobile world, your employees need anywhere and anytime access to their files. LaCie MyNAS revolutionizes NAS remote access, delivering the simplest setup in the industry. Just name your network storage without leaving the Dashboard, and it's ready to be accessed from the road. All you need is an Internet connection. From within a browser, employees can download, manage, and upload files remotely. They can even stream image and audio files. A free iPhone/iPad app gives them convenient, instant access to all your NAS' files and storage capacity right on your phone or tablet.
Advanced Features for Small Business
You can set up an iSCSI share of your 5big Network 2 and mount it as a local share on your computer in the same way that external hard drives are mounted when connecting to your PC/Mac. An iSCSI connection will bring you performance and flexibility for professional applications, such as backup or virtualization.