Press Release

LaCie Announces 5big Office Series – Essential Backup Solutions for Small Offices

January 31, 2012

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.


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.


With the 5big Office Series, LaCie made no compromise on hardware. The 1.6GHz Intel® 64-bit Atom processor and 2GB 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.


The single-drive version allows users to add additional drives, as needed, for up to 10TB 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.


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.


  • 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 100GB 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.


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. For details, see


The LaCie 5big Office is available in single-disk 2TB capacity and the 5big Office+ is available in single-disk 2TB or five-disk 10TB capacities through the LaCie Online Store and LaCie Storage Partners starting at $599.00. For more information, visit

  • Centralized file sharing and backup
  • File-level or full-system restore
  • Sync files onto the Cloud
  • Powered by Windows

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1TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 5–10% less).

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