Pros Data sharing, iSCSI, several RAID modes, good choice of software, power management options, easey to setup and use, plenty of features.
Cons no cons so far
Summary Great NAS for small office & power users. 5big Network 2 version is really impressive. The unit is very fast, very well designed. The software package that comes with the unit is very good and offers solutions for PC & Mac users. It's very easy to setup and administer. The user interface is fully customizable and intuitive. I think this is the best NAS of that quality/price ratio that you can find on the market today.
"Wonderful!"on by Andreweww
Pros A choice of RAID modes, very fast, quiet, reliable, easy to administer, easy to use, plenty of storage, iSCSI target, Time-Machine compatible, data sharing...
Cons A bit expensive for 1-person-office, but worth it in my opinion
Summary This is a very good solid NAS unit. Perfect for small offices and I think it can be of great use for power users working from home offices like me. I'm a digital photographer with significant experience, which means a huge collection of heavy files that is constantly growing. So I need someplace safe to store it + reliable backup. 5big network 2 in that respect is perfect for me. I've set it up for RAID 5. The unit works like a charm: fast, quiet, fully customizable, easy to administer.. It's exactly what I was looking for.
Pros On/Off scheduling option, RAID 0 & 1/RAID 5/RAID 6, active directory support, aluminum casing, customizable interface
Cons no comments
Summary I had one question regarding setup. I called LaCie tech support and they advised me what to do. The mistake was mine, and the person I've talked to was very patient and helpful. Apart from that the setup was a breeze. Had no issues with administering the unit later. It works very well, I'm happy with my new NAS.
Pros easy to setup, easy to use, excellent design, failover & load balancing, good value for money, iSCSI target, nice intuitive UI
Cons haven't had any issues
Summary I've experienced a couple of hard drive failures in the past. And I do not want to go through that ever again especially risking losing my project backups and photos. So I decided to invest into a serious centralized backup solution, with a choice of RAID modes, something that is easy to setup and manage. A friend of mine, who is a system admin recommended me to try LaCie. I've heard about the brand before, so I've chosen LaCie 5big Network 2 5TB server. Since I unpacked 5big and installed it, it has been working flawlessly. It is indeed a very reliable and easy NAS server with plenty of features. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a serious and reliable network server.
Pros Large storage and backup capacity; Versatile hot-swap feature; Seven RAID modes including RAID 5 & RAID 6.
Cons abit heavy
Summary Excellent NAS server, does its ob well, without any issues. Easy to set up, easy to use, compact, quiet, good looking and really fast especially if connected via both LAN ports. I'm happy with it!