LaCie announced a diskless version of the 5big Network 2, a 5-bay RAID storage server designed by Neil Poulton. This lower cost model allows the flexibility to scale storage by adding extra hard drives as needed. Pre-configured 5TB, 10TB and 15TB models are also available.
Users can migrate from zero to five disks without data loss — reducing initial investment while ensuring a long-term solution. The 5big Network 2 diskless model provides users with flexibility. They can leverage unused drives or purchase new drives based on availability and demand. It will automatically build the RAID mode accordingly. The 5big Network 2 also offers RAID modes 5 and 6, which provide automatic, hardware-level data protection. If a single disk fails, simply replace it without turning off the appliance or losing a single byte of data.
Organize a backup regimen for multiple Linux, PC and Mac workstations, and ensure all data is safe and in one place with the 5big Network 2. It is compatible with Time Machine and Windows 7 Backup. Additionally, with its dual LAN ports, the 5big Network 2 supports speeds up to 70MB/s. This ensures quick information sharing and backup speeds throughout the company.
The 5big Network 2 features remote access, which allows files to be shared anywhere with an Internet connection — ensuring data accessibility for those last minute presentations. Employees can even share files from their iPhone or iPad by installing LaCie's free iOS app, MyNAS.