LaCie 5big Network 2

Professional 5-Bay Network Storage
for Small Business.

  • Complete backup solution for PC and Mac®
  • Quick integration, user-friendly management
  • Total protection with RAID 5 and hot swap
  • Remote access on computer or mobile device
Design by Neil Poulton

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3-Year Limited Warranty Included

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Your business needs ultra-secure, professional network storage. It should let you back up multiple workstations and to share files regardless of client operating system. Enter the LaCie 5big Network 2: a complete backup solution with serious security.

  • No-Sweat Setup and Management
    Powerful NAS features. No IT degree required.
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  • Formidable Data Security. Simplified.
    All-points data protection, without the hassle.
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  • Limitless Professional Collaboration
    Internal file sharing and remote access.
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  • Advanced Features for Small Business
    Professional features like dual LAN, iSCSI, and print server.
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  • Energy-Saving Innovations
    Keep precise control over your NAS' energy usage.
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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.

ModeMin. DisksCapacityProtectionAdvantages
RAID 5 (default)380%★★★Speed, Security, Capacity
RAID 5 + spare460%★★★★Speed, Extra Security, Capacity
RAID 6460%★★★★★Speed, Extra Security
RAID 12 (only)50%★★★★★Mirroring
RAID 02100%NoneSpeed, Capacity

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

iSCSI Target
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.

Dual Ethernet
Go fast with a Gigabit Ethernet port. Go even faster with two Gigabit Ethernet ports. Increase the speed of your network with link aggregation of the two Ethernet ports. This improves information sharing and backup speeds throughout the company. Alternatively, use failover for an extra layer of security. Your transfers will be automatically rerouted from the failed Ethernet link to the alternate. Your data remains continuously accessible. No downtime due to hardware failure.

Centralize Printing
Simplify your office's printing scheme by connecting a compatible printer to one of 5big Network 2's USB ports. Instantly your employees will be able to print from any computer on the network.

Energy-Saving Innovations

Control Energy Usage
The LaCie 5big Network 2 helps you to reduce its power consumption by letting you control its energy usage. You can schedule shut down/restart, even depending on the day of the week. So you can configure your NAS to power on at 6:00 am and off at 7:00pm on Monday through Friday, and stay off all weekend. It also supports wake on LAN protocol, so if your NAS is asleep and conserving energy, you can easily wake it up from your computer without needing to be physically next to the NAS.

Eco-Friendly Industrial Design
Its sturdy aluminum casing hides clever eco-friendly innovations. Aluminum diverts and dissipates heat effectively, reducing the need for an energy-hungry cooling system. It also improves the long-term reliability of the product by preventing overheating. The 5big Network 2's whisper-quiet smart fan automatically adapts its spinning speed to the internal temperature. As a result, it uses minimal energy while cooling internal components. The casing is even fully recyclable.

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* NAS must be rsync-compatible; for LaCie NAS, both client and server must be running NAS OS 2.2 or later.
1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 10–15% less).
** See here for list of compatible drives

Item Number : 
Capacity : 
0 TB (diskless)
10 TB
15 TB
Interface :  2 x Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX
Network Protocols :  File Server: SMB, AFP, FTP, SFTP, NFS
Web access: HTTP, HTTPS
Others: Apple Bonjour™, BitTorrent™, NTP, 802.3ad for link aggregation and failover, iSCSI, DHCP, Apipa
Remote Access : Via FTP, SFTP, or HTTP. Dynamic DNS services and iPhone/iPad app optional.
Compatible drives :  See here for list of compatible drives
Expansion Ports :  2 x eSATA
2 x USB 2.0 (type A)
Burst Transfer Rate :  (Over Ethernet)
OS with 64KB I/O – Read: 60MB/s; Write: 35MB/s
OS with 1MB I/O – Read: 70MB/s; Write: 40MB/s
RAID Modes :  RAID 0, RAID 1***/5/5+Spare/6 (hot-swappable)
Backup Solutions :  PC to NAS: using client software (Time Machine, Windows Backup, etc.)
NAS to DAS: scheduled, automatic, and restore
NAS to NAS: scheduled, encrypted, compressed, and automatic to local or remote NAS??
Special Features :  iSCSI target
Quota management
Time Machine® compatible
Print server
Download (torrent) machine
Administration :  Direct access to NAS using LaCie Network Assistant (Windows®, Mac, Linux with limited support)
Customizable "widget-based" interface (Dashboard)
Email notifications
Security Access :  Users, groups, and shares management.
Private and public access.
Active Directory support
Multimedia :  UPnP A/V media adapter compatible
Photo browser and audio streaming through web interface
iTunes (DAAP) server
Environment & Power :  Automatic standby mode; Scheduled ON/OFF
Wake on LAN
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) support▴
Cooling :  Ultra-quiet cooling system with self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing technology
Dimensions (WxHxD) :  173 x 196 x 220 mm / 6.8 x 7.7 x 8.6 in.
Weight :  7.62 kg / 16.8 lbs.
System Requirements :  Latest version of Windows® XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 / Mac® OS X 10.5 or later
Web browsers: Internet Explorer™ 7.0 / 8.0 Firefox™ 3.0, Safari™ 3.0, or Chrome 2.0 or higher
Computer with an Ethernet network adapter
Ethernet switch or router 10/100/1GB
UPnP server or client (to access UPnP services)
SMB server or client (to access SMB services)
Software :  LaCie Network Assistant for Windows, Mac, and Linux
Genie Backup Manager Pro software for Windows
Intego Backup Manager Pro software for Mac
Box Content :  LaCie 5big Network 2
Ethernet cable
External power supply
Utilities CD-ROM with software and User Manual
Quick Install Guide
Drawer key
Comments :  * Tests performed using IOZone tool in SMB file systems. PC used: Core2 Duo 2 Ghz /1 GB RAM / Network card RealTek / Crossed cable / XP Professional for 64KB I/O, Vista Professional for 1MB I/O. Performance depends on file system used, file size, and may vary from one drive to another.
** NAS must be rsync-compatible; for LaCie NAS, both client and server must be running NAS OS 2.2 or later.
*** RAID 1 is available only if there are two disks in the array.
▴ Please click here for a list of supported UPSs.

1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 10–15% less).

Specifications and appearance are given as guidelines and may change without notice.

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Certificate (Dutch)
January 2011