|Hard Drive||4 TB 2x2TB|
|Number of USB 2.0 Ports||1|
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LaCie 2big NAS
Today's small businesses require lightning-fast and ultra-secure professional network storage. Their employees must have anywhere and anytime access to files, with a convenient interface. Network storage also needs to back up all the office's computers, regardless of the operating system. Enter the LaCie 2big NAS. ith speed, reliability, and complete usability, it's the go-to solution for small business network storage needs.
Any Place. Any User. Single Interface.
Introducing the True Hybrid Cloud
With the LaCie 2big NAS running NAS OS 3, you get a true hybrid cloud: integrated network-attached and secure cloud storage. LaCie is alone in the market having its own cloud storage product, Wuala. As a result, LaCie is uniquely positioned to deliver a seamless hybrid cloud solution.
Easy Setup, Seamless Integration
Simply connect the product and install the Wuala client, and instantly you have 100GB of free trial online storage*. Wuala file system integration means both network and cloud storage mounts on your computer just like an external hard drive. So you can easily drag and drop files onto the LaCie 2big or the cloud. It also lets you access and work on files wherever you go – and even edit files with productivity software – without needing to download them.
Not only does Wuala work on Windows, Mac, and Linux, but also on mobile devices (iOS and Android). Just install the Wuala app on your smart phone or tablet to gain access to any file stored on your LaCie 5big. Make your data as mobile as your employees are (but constantly available)
Fast Professional Collaboration
Faster Internal File Sharing
Boost your business productivity with up to 100MB/s** transfer speeds. The LaCie 2big is powered by a 2GHz processor and a highly efficient file system. This combination optimizes file transfers between employees while ensuring full performance even with simultaneous transfers.
Work Smarter, Work Together
It also lets you automatically sync files between the cloud and one or many of your company's computers, ensuring everyone's looking at the most current versions. Sync makes sure that an employee in sales, for example, won't use an outdated price list, or be unable to pull up marketing collateral during a sales pitch. Since your Wuala Business users have access to a shared pool of storage, it's easy to keep everyone on the same page.
Better External File Sharing
What's more, instead of using FTP or email to share files with external clients, simply give them the folder's secret link on Wuala. They can download files directly through any browser without needing to install the Wuala client or be granted access to your company's network. No file size restrictions means you can share large files easier than ever.
Formidable Data Security. Simplified.
RAID for Bulletproof Hardware Security
The LaCie 2big features RAID 1, which provides disk-failure proof, hardware-level data protection. If a single disk fails, you can replace it without turning off your appliance. Just swap in a new one without losing a single byte of data. Whatever the challenge, zero data loss, zero work interruption.
Minimal Investment, Maximum Scalability
You can even opt for the diskless model*** and simply add more storage capacity as your business grows. Automatic RAID expansion means that it's easy to add higher capacity disks without losing your data. These features let you reduce your initial investment while ensuring a long-term solution
Industry-Best Cloud Security
Files stored on the cloud are encrypted even before they leave your computer. So no one, not even a LaCie employee, could ever access them. While competing cloud storage services could read your files due to employee wrongdoing or court order, files stored on Wuala are solely accessible by your Wuala administrator. Wuala also employs bank-level security to protect files stored on its servers.
Complete Backup Solution
Everything you Need, in the Box
The LaCie 5big comes with everything you need to back up your office's computers. It includes three client licenses for Genie Backup Manager Pro for Windows and three licenses for Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac (additional licenses can be purchased online). Install the included software on computers to be backed up, or simply use Time Machine or Windows Backup.
Offsite Backup for Ultra Security
You can even add offsite backup to your data protection strategy. Wuala lets you create backup jobs that back up a computer's folder onto the cloud. An employee accidentally deletes an important file or his hard drive fails? Regardless of your backup method – 3rd party software or Wuala – restore lost files in seconds and get employees back on track.
Automated NAS Backup
The LaCie 2big NAS also takes the hassle and potential for human error out of backing itself up. You can replicate your LaCie 2big's storage onto an attached USB/eSATA hard drive, or vice-versa. Create automatic backup jobs tailored to each of your attached devices. You can also use your NAS to back up another NAS, whether it's on the local network or remote^. Even configure a nightly backup of your NAS onto a backup server in a completely different building.
Advanced Features for Small Business
Dual Cooling for Long-Term Reliability
The LaCie 2big's advanced dual cooling system ensures long-term reliability by preventing overheating. Its solid-aluminum casing provides 60% more surface area, which diverts and dissipates heat more efficiently. In addition, its thermo-regulated fan turns on and off according to internal temperature. It cools the components while reducing electricity usage.
The LaCie 2big helps you to reduce power consumption by letting you control its energy usage. In eco mode it uses one-tenth the energy of the previous generation of LaCie NAS. Without reducing employee access to data. You can also schedule shut down/restart depending on the day of the week.
You can set up an iSCSI target of your LaCie 2big and mount it as a local disk on your computer in the same way that external hard drives are mounted when connecting to your PC/Mac. An iSCSI connection will bring you performance and flexibility for professional applications, such as backup or virtualization.
Simplify your office's printing scheme by connecting a compatible printer to the LaCie 2big's USB port. Instantly your employees will be able to print from any computer on the network.
- Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 / Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8
- Web browsers: Internet Explorer 8/9/10, or the latest version of Firefox Safari, or Chrome
- Computer with an Ethernet network adapter
- Ethernet switch or router 10/100/1GB
What's in the Box
LaCie 2big NAS, Ethernet cable, external power supply, USB key for install and recovery, utilities CD-ROM with software and user manual, drive stand for upright use, drawer key quick, and quick install guide.
* Includes three months of 100GB of Wuala Business Secure Cloud Storage, free of charge. Can be extended according to Wuala's pricing.
** Tests performed using NASPT tool. Read test: 4HD video playback; Write test: File copy to NAS. PC used: Core2 Duo 2 GHz /1 GB RAM / Network card RealTek / Crossed cable Windows 7 ultimate 32bits. Performance depends on network traffic, file size, and external factors, and may vary from one product to another.
^ NAS must be rsync-compatible; for LaCie NAS, both client and server must be running NAS OS 2.2 or later.