LaCie 5big Network 7.5TB Storage

by LaCie
LaCie 5big Network 7.5TB Storage
Design by Neil Poulton

The 5big Network is the most complete five-bay RAID solution for small and medium workgroups or offices that need large storage and backup capacity, improved performance and advanced security. Offering capacities of up to 7.5TB* (7500GB) and a versatile hot-swap feature, the 5big Network supports seven RAID modes including RAID 5 and RAID 6 for more flexibility and superior data protection. Designed with the modern professional office in mind, the 5big Network is housed in a sleek and durable aluminum tower with five lockable, removable drive trays.

Its stackable design helps to save space and its browser-based access and management system allows administrators to quickly set up the 5big Network and allow multiple users to share, store, and access data without taxing the bandwidth of a central server. This solution additionally features Active Directory Support (ADS) for easy integration into Windows-based networks and a Wake-on-LAN function, indispensable features for IT managers. Compared to traditional four-disk RAID towers**, it uses 25 percent less energy, and its revolutionary, ultra-reliable cooling system is 37 percent quieter, despite the additional disk. The 5big Network's embedded technology, user benefit features and superior design make it an ideal addition to any workgroup.
*EN 1TB (Terabyte) = 1000GB. 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes. Total accessible capacity varies depending upon operating environment (typically 10-15% less). Capacity also varies depending upon RAID modes. In RAID 5/5+Spare/6, the capacity varies according to the number of disks (more capacity with 5 disks).
**LaCie's previous generation four-disk RAID solution.


Add Terabytes to a Gigabit network
Complete solution for comprehensive
data backup
Extra data protection with RAID 5 or
RAID 6 modes
Five hot-swappable disks for non-stop
data access
Designed to complement and enhance
working environments
Genie and Intego Backup Manager Pro incl.
Time Machine Compatible


Item Number : 301419AS
Capacity : 7.5 TB
Interface : Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX
Network Protocols : File Server: SMB (Windows/Mac/Linux); AFP (Mac); FTP; HTTP; Apple Bonjour; BitTorrent
Expansion Ports : 1 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & 3 x eSATA for additional storage, data import and external backups
Interface Transfer Rate : 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet: 1Gbit/s (125MB/s)
Operational Trans. Rate
(ave. drive speed) : 10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet: 12-16 MB/s write
10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet: 22-32 MB/s read
RAID Modes : RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10*, RAID 0
Special Features : Wake-on-LAN: Turn the device on/off from the network
Active Directory: Use the same identification for users and groups of Windows AD domain
Email alert for general notifications, wrong utilization and drive failures
Download Machine: Download files automatically with the built-in Torrent client
Time Machine Compatible
Administration : Easy-to-use network setup via Web browser; Auto IP configuration (DHCP client compatible and Apipa)
Security Access : Various security levels: share, groups, user profiles, public access
Multimedia : UPnP A/V and DLNA media adapter compatible
iTunes server compatible
Backup Software : Genie Backup Manager ProTM software with disaster recovery for Windows 2000, XP Vista
Intego Backup Manager ProTM software with disaster recovery for Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5
Power Supply : 100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Power Consumption : Standby mode: 10W; idle mode: 40W; seek mode: 44W
Triple Power Management : "Auto" for standby mode, "ON" for normal operation, and "OFF"
Cooling System : Ultra-quiet cooling system with self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing technology
Acoustic : Standby mode: negligible; idle mode: 19.1dBA; seek mode: 23.7dBA
Local Import and Backup : 1-click file importing from external drives (hard disks, USB keys, digital cameras, etc.)
Incremental backup support to external drives
Backup scheduling to external drives
System Requirements : PC or Mac with an Ethernet network adapter
Windows 2000, Windows XP (SP1 & SP2), Windows Vista / Mac OS 10.2 or higher / Linux 2.4 or higher
Ethernet switch or router
Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
Supported Web browsers: Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 1.5 or higher, and Apple Safari 2.0 or higher