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Network Protocols
Compatible drives
Expansion Ports
Burst Transfer Rate
RAID Modes
Backup Solutions
Special Features
Security Access
Environment & Power
Dimensions (WxHxD)
System Requirements
Box Content
  • 5big Network 2
  • 5big Network 2
  • 5big Network 2
  • 5big Network 2
  • 5big Network 2
2 x Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX
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.
See here for list of compatible drives
2 x eSATA
2 x USB 2.0 (type A)
(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 0, RAID 1***/5/5+Spare/6 (hot-swappable)
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??
iSCSI target
Quota management
Time Machine® compatible
Print server
Download (torrent) machine
Direct access to NAS using LaCie Network Assistant (Windows®, Mac, Linux with limited support)
Customizable "widget-based" interface (Dashboard)
Email notifications
Users, groups, and shares management.
Private and public access.
Active Directory support
UPnP A/V media adapter compatible
Photo browser and audio streaming through web interface
iTunes (DAAP) server
Automatic standby mode; Scheduled ON/OFF
Wake on LAN
Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) support▴
Ultra-quiet cooling system with self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing technology
173 x 196 x 220 mm / 6.8 x 7.7 x 8.6 in.
7.62 kg / 16.8 lbs.
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)
LaCie Network Assistant for Windows, Mac, and Linux
Genie Backup Manager Pro software for Windows
Intego Backup Manager Pro software for Mac
LaCie 5big Network 2
Ethernet cable
External power supply
Utilities CD-ROM with software and User Manual
Quick Install Guide
Drawer key
* 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).