LaCie 5big Network
DESIGN BY NEIL POULTON
Professional 5-Bay RAID NAS
BACKUP
Gigabit Ethernet
Add Terabytes to Your Network
The LaCie 5big Network is ideal for easily storing, sharing, securing,
and backing up your office’s files. It comes with five internal bays,
and up to an astonishing 7.5TB of storage capacity. You can
customize it even further by adding more external hard disks to
the 5big Network using its four external ports. Fully compatible
with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems, it supports most
popular access protocols and allows up to 25 network users to
access it concurrently.
RAID FLEXIBILITY
MODE
CAPACITY
PROTECTION
ADVANTAGES
RAID 5 (default)
80%
Parity
RAID 5+Spare
60%
Parity + Replacement
RAID 6
60%
Extra Parity
N/A
Mirroring
RAID
10*
RAID 10+Spare
RAID 0
40%
100%
Mirroring + Spare
No
Full Capacity
RAID Protection
Thanks to the secure RAID modes, including RAID 5 and RAID 6,
the 5big Network enables you to keep data access even if one
disk fails. The hot-swappable disk trays** even allow maintenance
without affecting your workflow. “Spare” modes allow a second
level of protection; a sort of “automatic maintenance” that will
immediately start rebuilding the RAID protection in case of a disk
failure. And with room for five disks, the 5big offers more capacity
than four-disk solutions in almost every RAID mode. Extra spare
disks are available as an option for immediate replacement.
Back Up Your NAS Content
Get extra security and increase data portability by backing up
your 5big Network to an external hard drive through its USB
2.0 and eSATA 3GB/s ports. Backup with the 5big is easy and
customizable; you can opt for daily or weekly backups, or choose
a time or date that works for you. By using an incremental
backup system, the 5big Network automatically saves you time
by only backing up new files.
• Hot-swappable disks for non-stop data access
• More capacity: up to five full working disks
• Back up to external hard disks with USB or eSATA
Router
5big Network
• Active Directory; Wake-on-LAN
• Ultra-quiet cooling system for greater reliability
External HDD
Ideal for IT Network Administrators
With its intuitive web interface, administration is easy, convenient
and secure. Thanks to the 5big Network’s DHCP and Apipa
support, network configuration is fast and automatic. It’s easy to
control data access by assigning various security levels to shares,
groups, user profiles, and public access, and with Windows ADS
domain support, there’s no need to recreate user and group
accounts. End users do not need to create new passwords and
usernames, making the 5big Network as convenient as it is
safe. The 5big Network also provides its administrator with
notifications via email of events like backup, RAID construction,
and downloads, as well as high temperature, disk damage, and
fan damage alerts.
Laptop
PC
Mac
Router
HTTP, FTP,
BitTorrent
5big Network
Internet
NETWORKING
VIA ETHERNET
External HDD
Router
5big Network
Multimedia Server Capabilities
PlayStation 3
Kodak EasyShare
Wireless Digital
Music Streamer
Brand names mentioned
herein may be registered
trademarks of their owners.
With the LaCie 5big Network, it’s easy to stream multimedia
content to your television. You can play your media on any UPnP
AV-compatible Digital Media Adapter (DMA), such as a PS3 or
Xbox, without needing a computer—you can store the information
directly on the LaCie 5big Network. In fact, the LaCie 5big
Network has been developed to be compatible with any DLNA
multimedia device, and also works with iTunes®. In addition,
users can set the LaCie 5big Network to download torrent files
automatically without the PC having to be turned on.
Backup, Restore, and Recover
The 5big Network comes with three client licenses for Genie
Backup Manager Pro™ for Windows and three licenses for Intego
Backup Manager Pro™ for Mac. This software lets you to reliably
and efficiently back up your documents, emails, settings, or other
digital assets. With its ease of use, you can schedule and customize
the type of backup you create. Ideal for small business network
administrators, the Genie and Intego programs can easily find
previous versions of your documents and restore them. With
computer recovery options, professionals will be able to restore their
configuration and to go right back to work in the event of a disaster
with their workstation.
1TB = 175,000 office presentations
or
125,000 RAW photos or 1000 videos
Quiet and Reliable Operation
For the best and most reliable cooling system for the 5big Network,
LaCie has chosen the Noctua and the NF-P12 fan technology,
designed in Austria, and automatically thermoregulated by SMART
commands. The nine-blade design and the vortex-control notches
of the blower provide superior pressure and airflow performance,
all at a volume fewer than 19dBA. The best-in-its-class Noctua is
rated at 150,000 hours MTBF, and its ultra-quiet design makes it
perfect for even the most noise-sensitive creative environment. This
attention to detail allows the 5big Network to be from 15% (seek) to
37% (idle) quieter than traditional 4-disk systems.
To find out more about Noctua technology, please visit www.noctua.at
ULTRA QUIET
Power Savings
Traditional RAID systems can consume a lot of power, but the 5big
Network is different. LaCie has reduced power consumption of
this 5-disk solution by 25% compared to the previous 4-disk RAID
generations. Moreover, with the “Auto” mode of the triple position
power button, the 5big is able to go into standby reducing the
power consumption by up to 75%. Thanks to the Wake-on-LAN
feature, the 5big Network can be switched back to operating mode
from the client side.
Superior Design
Designed by world-famous industrial designer Neil Poulton, the
professional aluminum 5big Network tower is robust and reliable
with a strong metal enclosure and five lockable drive trays that
can be inserted and removed.** Red and blue LED indicators
identify each disk, and the glowing blue button adds more than
just character—one push will back up an attached external hard
disk, USB key or digital camera to the 5big Network. In addition,
the 5big Network has been developed to be stackable and
enhance any work environment with its space-saving abilities.
Easy to Use
For a unique user experience, the 5big Network includes the
LaCie Network Assistant software for Windows, Mac, and Linux
to be installed at the client side, and its intuitive and appealing
design increase both functionality and usability. With this
agent, users have quick access to the shares created in the 5big
Network, and can see all the LaCie NAS products in the network.
A Multiprotocol Solution
SMB
or
SAMBA Network file transfer for Windows, Linux, and Mac***
AFP
HTTP HTTPS
FTP
Bonjour
BitTorrent™
Network file transfer for Mac clients
For accessing 5big admin and files using a Web browser
For those who prefer a secured connection using the Web browser
For accessing files remotely using FTP clients
For making files searchable through the network
For downloading large files from the Internet without a PC or Mac on
System Requirements
Box Content
•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
•LaCie 5big Network
•Ethernet cable
•External power supply
•Utilities CD-ROM with software & User Manual
•Quick Install Guide
•LaCie Network Assistant (Windows, Mac & Linux)
•Genie Backup Manager Pro for Windows and
Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac (3 licenses)
Activity LEDs
designed by neil poulton
LaCie 5big NETWORK Spare Drive
A spare drive and
drawer for use with the
LaCie 5big Network.
Swappable Drives
USB 2.0 Expansion
Gigabit Ethernet
On/Auto/Off
3 x eSATA Expansion
Item #
301362
301364
301457
301467
Capacity
500GB
1TB
1.5TB
2TB
Power
Premium 3-Year Warranty
ADvANCe
CARe OPTiON
The LaCie 5big Network comes with a 3 Year Limited Warranty. For superior service, it also comes with
an optional Advance Care Option, which can be purchased separately online within 30 days of the
purchase date. Under the Advance Care Option, LaCie will immediately swap out the product without
it needing to be returned first for minimal interruption of your workflow. LaCie covers all freight costs.
Availability depends on the sales area. See www.lacie.com for details.
Apple® Time Machine Compatible
The LaCie 5big Network is compatible with Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard,
including Time Machine, making it an ideal partner for your Mac. Time
Machine automatically backs up your Mac’s system files, applications,
accounts, preferences, music, photos, movies, and documents to an
external hard drive and you can easily go back in time to recover anything.
LaCie 5big Network
Item Number
Capacity▼
Interface
Expansion Ports
RAID Modes
Interface Transfer Rates
301354
301355
301419
301424
2.5TB
5TB
7.5TB
10TB
Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX
1 x Hi-Speed USB 2.0 & 3 x eSATA for additional storage, data import and external backups
RAID 5, RAID 5+Spare, RAID 6, RAID 10*, RAID 10+Spare, RAID 0
10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet: 1Gbit/s (125MB/s)
(maximum theoretical bus speed)
Burst Transfer Rates▼▼▼
(maximum drive speed).
Network Protocols
Administration
Special Features
Local Import & Backup
Software
Multimedia
Cooling System
Triple Power Management
Power Consumption▼▼▼▼
Power Supply
Acoustic 
Security Access
Dimensions (HxLxW)
Weight
Warranty
10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet: 12-16 MB/s write
10/100/1000 Base-TX Ethernet: 22-32 MB/s read
File Server: SMB (Windows/Mac/Linux); AFP (Mac); FTP; HTTP; Apple Bonjour; BitTorrent™
Easy-to-use network setup via Web browser; Auto IP configuration (DHCP client compatible & Apipa)
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
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
Genie Backup Manager Pro software with computer recovery for Windows 2000, XP, Vista;
Intego Backup Manager Pro software with computer recovery for Mac OS X 10.4;
LaCie Network Assistant for Windows, Mac, and Linux
UPnP A/V and DLNA Media adapter compatible, iTunes server compatible
Ultra-quiet cooling system with self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing technology
“Auto” for standby mode, “ON” for normal operation, and “OFF”
Standby mode: 10W; idle mode: 40W; seek mode: 44W
100-240VAC 50/60Hz
Standby mode: negligible; idle mode: 19.1dBA; seek mode: 23.7dBA
Various security levels: share, groups, users profiles, public access
8.6 x 7.7 x 6.8 in. / 220 x 196 x 173 mm
16.8 lbs. / 7.6 kg
3 Years Limited
*RAID 10 is available in the 4-disk version only.
**Hot-swapping is not available in RAID 0 mode.
*** AFP required for full compatibility with Mac OS.
 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).
 Calculations are based on 5MB office presentations, an average digital SLR of 8 megapixels for RAW photos,
and 800MB/1-hour of video (encoded in MPEG-4 or equivalent codec).
 Tests performed using Intel NASPT tool in SMB file systems in RAID 0 configuration.
PC used: Core2 Duo 2 Ghz /1 GB RAM / Network card RealTek /Crossed cable / Vista Professional.
Performance depends on the RAID mode selected, file system used, and may vary from one drive to another.
 These measurements are indications and may vary by +/- 10%.
 This measurement has been made under normal conditions, one meter from the front of the product. It may
vary with the condition and product configuration.
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may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Specifications and appearance are
given as guidelines and may change without notice.
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