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LaCie 2Big NAS 6TB (9000226) Review

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Specifications:

Product 2big NAS
Capacity
  • Diskless
  • 6TB
Interface 1x Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX
Operating System LaCie NAS OS 2
Processor and RAM ARM 2.0GHz with 256MB Ram
File System Ext4
Network Protocols
  • File Server: SMB, AFP, FTP, SFTP, NFS
  • Web Access: HTTP, HTTPS
  • Other: NTP, iSCSI, DHCP, Bonjour, BitTorrent, Apipa
Remote Access
  • LaCie MyNas
  • Dynamic DNS Services
Expansion Ports
  • 1x eSATA
  • 1x USB 2.0
Burst Transfer Rate
  • Read: 100MB/s
  • Write: 55MB/s
RAID Modes
  • Raid 0
  • Raid 1
Backup Solutions
  • PC to NAS
  • NAS to DAS
  • NAS to NAS
Special Features
  • iSCSI Target
  • Time Machine and Windows 7 backup compatible
  • Print Server
  • Download (Torrent) Machine
Administration
  • Direct access via LaCie Network Assistant
  • Widget-based Dashboard
  • Email notifications
  • Auto-Update
Security Access
  • Users, Groups, and Shares management
  • Private and Public Access
  • Active Directory Support
Multimedia
  • UPnP A/V Media adapter compatible
  • Photo browser and audio streaming through web interface
  • iTunes (DAAP) Server
Environment and Power
  • Power Consumption: 0.8w in deep sleep, 22w during file access
  • Automatic standby mode
  • WOL
  • UPS support
Cooling Ultra Quiet cooling system with self-stabilizing oil-pressure bearing technology
Supported Languages English, Danska, Deutsch, Español, Français, Italiano, 日本, Nederlands, Svenska, Português, 中文
Accessories
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power supply
  • Utilities CD-ROM with software and User Manual
  • Drive stand for upright use
  • Disk drawer key

Here is where we’re able to compare the Network and NAS lines from LaCie. The NAS version has a 2.0GHz ARM Processor where the Network version had a 1.5GHz Kirkwood chip. This increase in power should result in faster read/write times as well as faster overall response times. Also, the NAS version supports the latest in HDD file systems, Ext4, meaning better compatibility with newer HDDs. Other than that things seem to be exactly the same as the Network version: RAID 1 and RAID 0 support, Countless ways to access the storage including FTP and HTTP, USB and eSATA expandability, and NAS OS 2.0 Support.

 

2Big NAS and Accessories

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We see striking similarities with the 2Big NAS and the 2Big Network 2: the exact same exterior heat sink design to keep things cool with a single button/activity light on the front. The back shows our LAN, eSATA, and USB ports with an on/off switch and power port. Removing our drive trays shows LaCie has included Seagate Barracudas’ with the NAS (7200RPM). Our included accessories show a power adapter with both domestic and foreign plug adapters, an Ethernet cable, drive key, allen wrench (for disassembling the product) and documentation. Outside of the 2x 3TB drives instead of 2x 2TB drives, not alot different from the 2Big Network 2.

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