I really like the amount of thought that went into this device. It can be set up to work in RAID0 or RAID1 mode. The latter supports 'hot swapping', which means that if one of the hard drives breaks, a new one can be connected without the need to turn the device off (and without any loss of ... Read review
LaCie's 2Big Quadra external hard drives are an ideal storage solution that have been ... more
specially designed for professionals and home users who are particularly demanding when it comes to speed and security. With two interchangeable hard drives, you can safely back up all of your important data. Plus, customisable RAID architecture and a vast range of connection ports ensure incredibly fast connection speeds which are ideal for highly productive users who need plenty of capacity. Even home users with large storage needs can take full advantage of the efficient and user-friendly 2Big Quadra. Its stylish and unique shortcut button, designed by Neil Poulton, allows you to access all your archiving applications in just one click. Apple users can even benefit from full compatibility with Time Machine on Mac OS 10.5. The 2Big Quadra hard drives are also incredibly compact and their specially designed case disperses heat to save energy. A 2Big is therefore a cost effective and greener choice and an affordable must-have for home and professional audiovisual enthusiasts.
LaCie 2big USB 3.0: 301534Developed for professionals looking for high storage capacity ... more
and performance; the 2big USB 3.0 is the first RAID storage solution to feature the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface; and supports multiple uncompressed HD streams. With three RAID modes for flexibility; you can choose "Fast" (RAID 0) to get speeds of up to 205MB/s; "Safe" (RAID 1) for full data protection; or JBOD for non-stop data access. With its 7200 rpm drives and compatibility with USB 2.0; the LaCie 2big USB 3.0 is the most complete USB 3.0 storage device. The unique fanless aluminum heat sink design is sturdy and features 60% more surface area; providing the most efficient heat dissipation. This keeps it ultra-quiet; and protects the hard disk. The LaCie 2big USB 3.0 helps you to reduce power consumption by letting you program when it switches to idle mode. You can schedule a deep sleep on/off mode according to your needs; and the 2big USB 3.0 can be switched back to operating mode from the client side. For users that need performance and flexibility such as print professionals; recording engineers; and video producers; the 2big USB 3.0 is the ideal storage solution.
Expansion Bays:2 (total) / 0 (free) x hot-swap, Interfaces:1 x Ethernet ... more
10Base-T/100Base-TX/1000Base-T - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x eSATA - 7 pin external Serial ATA ¦ 1 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 PIN USB Type B, Type:Hot-swap, Capacity:2 x 2 TB, Included Accessories (CE):Vertical stand, Compliant Standards:RoHS, Cables Included:1 x network cable ¦ 1 x USB cable, Network / Transport Protocol:FTP, SMB, Remote Management Protocol:HTTP, HTTPS, Features:Wake on LAN (WOL), print server, torrent/P2P data exchange, iTunes server, UPnP Media Server, Apple Time Machine compatible, Type:Network adapter, Compliant Standards:DLNA CERTIFIED, Data Link Protocol:Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Network Services Compatibility:Apple Bonjour Protocol, DHCP, FTP, Server Message Block (SMB), Apple File Protocol (AFP), HTTP, HTTPS, Power Device:Power adapter - external, Processors Installed:2 GHz, RAM Installed:256 MB, Software Included:Genie Backup Manager Pro, Intego Backup Manager Pro, LaCie Network Assistant, OS Required:Linux 2.6, Apple MacOS X 10.4, Apple MacOS X 10.6, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Apple MacOS X 10.5, Max Storage Devices Qty:2, Type:1 x RAID, RAID Level:RAID 0, RAID 1
UPS support, optional RAID 0 / RAID 1, password protection, private and public access
"I really like the amount of thought that went into this device. It can be set up to work in RAID0 or RAID1 mode. The latter supports 'hot swapping', which means that if one of the hard drives breaks, a new one can be connected without the need to turn the device off (and without any loss of data). Another advantage is that it works even when the computer is switched off. The unit can be accessed remotely with a password from any computer. I connected ..."
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"I bought this RAID array for a mirrored backup of the four workstations at our office and to store music and video files. It was easy to install. All I had to do was run the included software. That's pretty much it as far as setup is concerned. The device works well, and has tons of options and features. I like the fact that it's compatible with commonly used protocols, which means that it can be used in any way you like - as a print server, media ..."
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accessible on the network, dynamic DNS remote access, excellent design
"2big Network 2 is a great RAID based network storage solution. The backup software that comes with it is very convenient, it restores files, automatically saves scheduled back up copies (I use Genie for Windows). Back ups can be made and accessed from any computer, even remotely. I've set up my unit to work in RAID 1 mode, since it's the most secure option as the data is mirrored on both hard drives. I really like this device, I think it's a good ..."
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The LaCie 2big Network 2 offers professional, reliable, central storage for instantly storing, sharing, and backing up from any PC or Mac on your network. Manage your small office network easily with this full-featured file server, recommended for networks with up to 200 users. You can also use your 2big Network 2 as a print server and expand its capacity by connecting external hard drives into the external ports (USB and eSATA). It's easy to change your RAID mode using the 2big Network 2's web interface. For maximum capacity, choose a RAID 0 array of the two hard drives. For maximum protection, choose RAID 1 for automatic mirroring of one disk to the other. The hot-swappable disk trays even allow maintenance without affecting your workflow; a defective disk can be replaced easily without having to turn off the 2big Network 2. Extra spare disks are available as an option for immediate replacement.Get extra security and increase data portability by backing up your 2big Network 2 - on your own schedule - to an external hard drive through its USB and eSATA ports using the built-in copy system.