LaCie 4big Rack Office

The Essential 4-Bay Rack Backup Solution for SMB.

  • Share files in your office and via the cloud
  • Centralized backup for 10 workstations
  • Secure your data with RAID 5
  • Featuring Windows® Home Server 2011
Design by Neil Poulton

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3-Year Limited Warranty Included

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Total protection for your data. Easy collaboration for your business. Solid investment for your company. The LaCie 4big Rack Office brings professional backup to your small business in record time. It features the industry-trusted Windows Home Server 2011 and a powerful 1.6GHz Intel® 64-bit Atom processor. It provides full data protection, superior data sharing for your office and offsite partners, easy integration, and low maintenance.

  • Powered by Windows Home Server 2011
    Familiar environment, bullet-proof reliability.
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  • No-Compromise Hardware
    Powerful hardware to support powerful software.
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  • Complete Data Protection. Simplified.
    Protection against any calamity, including human error.
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  • Sharing Done Right
    Back up any OS and share files with anyone via the cloud.
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  • Easy Integration. Low Maintenance
    Simple setup, intuitive management, and unbeatable support.
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Powered by Windows Home Server 2011

The Industry-Standard Operating System
Go with a professional backup system for your small business. Go with what you know. The LaCie 4big is powered by the industry-standard Windows Home Server 2011. Get up and running in a flash with a straightforward setup process and a familiar Windows environment.
A Cost-Effective, Professional Solution for Small Business
It's no small feat to find a professional backup solution for a small office on a budget. Capable of backing up 10 PCs and 3 Mac® computers, the LaCie 4big is the ideal choice for your business. No need to invest in massive storage that you don't need today. The LaCie 4big's expansion ports let you add as much storage as you need with USB storage devices. You can even install greater capacity hard disks as they hit the market. Reduce your investment and ensure a long-term solution.

No-Compromise Hardware

Non-Stop Normal Operation
Powerful software demands high-performance hardware and resources. With the 4big, LaCie made no compromises. The 1.6GHz Intel 64-bit Atom processor and 2GB of RAM ensures maximum simultaneous data access by employees. You also have enough resources to efficiently execute daily backups for up to 10 PCs and 3 Mac computers in your company. This muscular hardware configuration gets the job done. No need to settle for less.
Standard Form for Sweat-Free Installation
Nothing installs easier than a 19" appliance into a standard rack. Simply slide it into an open shelf and secure with four screws. The compact height means that the LaCie 4big fits perfectly in a 1U-sized shelf.

Complete Data Protection. Simplified.

Protection Against any Calamity, Including Human Error
Your business data are sensitive, and protecting them is paramount. The LaCie 4big secures your files at every point, taking human error out of the equation. It automates backups of your office's computers, from individual files – even open ones – to the entire system. For PCs, simply install Connector – the backup client software – on your office's computers, then the LaCie 4big does the rest. What's more, support for incremental backup means that only changed or new files are backed up. This ensures you get both security and efficient storage usage.


Restore any File or Even an
Entire System

With Windows Home Server 2011, it's easy to restore a file or even a complete workstation operating system. Thanks to robust versioning management, you can prevent data loss in the case that an employee accidentally deletes an important file. You can even browse through all saved files and select the one you want to restore. What's more, if a workstation's hard drive fails, you can restore the entire system. A simple wizard helps you to create a reinstallation DVD or USB key. This lets you restore the damaged system to the exact state captured in the latest backup. Complete system restoration. Hassle-free.

No Data Loss. No Downtime.
The LaCie 4big supports secured RAID 1 and RAID 5 modes for automatic, software-level protection. If a single disk fails, you can simply replace it. Just swap in a new one without losing a single byte of data. Whatever the challenge, zero data loss, minimal work interruption.


Distance Your Data from Threats
For an additional level of data protection, back up your data to an offsite location. Prevent local technical problems or acts of God from causing downtime with NAS-to-DAS backups. Simply set up automatic backups to a connected DAS, which you can then take away to a safe place. Or, eliminate the need for human intervention and automate this task with NAS-to-NAS backups. This lets you schedule frequent backups to another NAS located in another room or building. Going even further, the LaCie 4big integrates Wuala Business, LaCie's Secure Cloud Storage. So now you can back up your critical data to the cloud.

Sharing Done Right

Easy Configuration. Low Maintenance.

Painless Integration
Integration into your infrastructure is as simple as ABC. No network knowledge is required to start. Simply connect the LaCie 4big to your network, run the utilities DVD, and configure automatic backups. It takes just a few clicks. The browser-based Dashboard gives you quick access to key tasks. Control RAID management, user management, or backup status in the blink of an eye.

Real-Time, Anywhere System Monitoring
Rest easy knowing that all your office's computers are backed up regularly. The LaCie 4big's system status console alerts you when a backup fails or a scheduled task missed. It even features SMART monitoring system notify you of hardware failures or temperature risks. This lets you respond to issues before they threaten data accessibility.

Help When You Need It
Your LaCie 4big is protected by a three-year limited warranty. It 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

* Includes three months of 100GB of Wuala Business Secure Cloud Storage, free of charge. Can be extended according to Wuala's pricing.

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Interface :  1 x Intel Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX
Network Protocols :  Files server: SMB, NFS, FTP
Other: DHCP Client, IPv4, IPv6
Operating System :  Windows® Home Server 2011
Processor/Memory :  1.6GHz Intel® 64-bit Atom™ D425 processor
Chipset :  Intel NM10
Storage :  4 x Serial ATA 3Gb/s ports
See here for list of compatible spare drives
Expansion :  1 x PCIe
Interface Ports :  1 x PS/2 keyboard/mouse port
1 x COM port
1 x VGA port
1 x LAN (RJ-45) port
6 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports
6-channel audio I/O ports
Workstation Backup Licenses :  PC: 10
Mac: 3
RAID Modes :  0, 1, 5
Backup Tools :  Deployable PC server connector for continuous system and data backup
Bare-metal PC and server recovery using DVD or USB key
File-, folder-, or system-level restore
Versioning management
Back up 4big onto DAS or NAS targets
Special Features :  Wuala Business Secure Cloud Storage: back up, collaborate, sync, and share
Remote desktop services
PC health monitoring
Printer sharing
Expandable with add-ons
Administration :  User-friendly dashboard
Shares and users configuration
Disk management
Environment & Power :  Energy-efficient process with advanced power supply Recyclable: Aluminum, ROHS compliant
Cooling :  3 x high-performance smart fans
Dimensions (WxHxD) :  430 x 430 x 45 mm / 16.9 x 16.9 x 1.77 in.
1 EIA Units
IEC Rack Compliant
Weight :  With 4 disks: 9.3 kg / 20.6 lbs.
System Requirements :  Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista®, Windows 7 / Windows 8
Mac® OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8 (through SMB)
Linux 2.4 (through SMB)
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 10/100/1000Mbits
UPnP server or client (to access UPnP services)
SMB server or client (to access SMB services)
Box Content :  LaCie 4big Rack Office
Ethernet cable
Power supply cable
DVD with software
Quick Install Guide
Comments :  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.