• Good software features
  • Large capacity


  • Slow performance

At A Glance

Slow performance hinders this otherwise well-designed and capacious NAS box.

Manufacturer’s Description

The LaCie 5big Network 2 offers professional, reliable, central storage for instantly storing, sharing, and backing up from any PC or Mac on your network. It features up to 10TB of storage capacity in five bays expandable with its two USB and two eSATA ports. You can also take advantage of its two Ethernet ports to do link aggregation and get twice the performance of single Gigabit Ethernet connection. Recommended for networks of up to 50 users, the 5big Network 2 is the right solution for IT environments looking for high capacity and high transfer speed rates.

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The Specs

Part Number 9000110U
Raid type
  • JBoD
  • RAID 0
  • RAID 1
  • RAID 5
  • RAID 6
Drive size 5000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Drive type NAS
Internal Drive Bays 5.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Ethernet
  • USB 2.0
  • eSATA
Serial ATA eSATA
USB 2.0 Yes


Ethernet Performance - PCWorld
Write 10GB Folder 17.4   MB per second
Read 10GB Folder 34.2   MB per second
Write 10GB File 28.6   MB per second
Read 10GB File 57.5   MB per second

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