"Reliable server"on by 11birdie
Pros Supports all data sharing protocols, easy to use and administer, iSCSI target, 6 RAID modes, 3 year warranty, solid aluminum casing
Cons The blue button in front is a bit too bright.
Summary This RAID server is just great. We've been using it 24/7 for a bit more than half a year now, and the performance has been very good. It's a very intelligent device, comes with plenty of great features, and is easy to administer. This solution is perfect for our office.
Pros easy to setup
easy to use
good value for money
Cons good, reliable server. may be a bit heavy.
Summary I'm impressed with this server. Very easy to setup. It was almost instantly recognized by all computers in my office. RAID is also very straightforward. There's a button on the back of the unit that needs to be pushed to switch between the modes. The admin interface is understandable, and can be customized. And, most importantly the unit works great.
"Great product"on by uweaetiSQ
Pros easy to setup, easy to use, good value for money, nice intuitive UI
Cons no comments
Summary This is a perfect option for a reliable, central storage solution. We've bought LaCie 5big Network 2 to replace an old server that we had for many years and that needed a lot of maintenance to keep everything working. LaCie NAS is much easier to manage. The administrator interface is easy too. I've plugged it in, setup some folders, did permissions and everyone in the office sees the drive, saves all their files and it's always backed up.
Pros easy to setup, easy to use, encryption possibility, failover & load balancing, good value for money
Cons no comments
Summary Excellent unit. Very easy to setup, does not require special technical staff even if the setup is done in an organization with several computers on the network. The server supports encryption, allows link aggregation to increase the performance, RAID can be configured very easily, the browser-based admin interface is also pretty easy to use. I had a clarification question regarding my setup, so I contacted LaCie technical support, they were very helpful. Overall this is a very flexible centralized server solution, also quite inexpensive considering all the features offered and the build quality .
"Great so far"on by Caoimhecollin
Pros RAID 0 & 1/RAID 5/RAID 6, dynamic DNS remote access, excellent design, iSCSI target, nice intuitive UI
Cons all good, nothing to complain about
Summary Have had LaCie 5big Network 2 for a couple of months now, it's very solidly built, easy to install and administer. The web-based user interface is good, easy to understand once you spend a few minutes with it. RAID configuration was a snap. UPNP/DLNA support works well. The unit is very fast on the network, and very quiet. Excellent choice of features. And a very reasonable price when compared to competing NAS devices at this level.