Finding a backup and/or storage solution for a small business environment that fits a price point can often be a challenge. Deciding whether to choose a rack-mounted solution or discrete solution, also what OS to choose, how much storage space you need adds to that challenge. LaCie is attempting to tackle this challenge with their 2Big and 5Big NAS solutions. We have already taken a look at the 2Big Network 2 and the 5Big Network 2 which both offered LaCie NAS OS 2.0. In this review we will be taking a look at their 5Big Office+ featuring Windows Storage Server Essentials R2. LaCie’s aim is clearly stated in their quote about the 5Big Office+.
Total protection for your data. Easy collaboration for your business. Solid investment for your company. The LaCie 5big Office+ brings professional backup to your small office in record time. It features the industry-trusted Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials and a powerful 1.6GHz Dual-core Intel® 64-bit Atom™ processor. It provides full data protection, superior data sharing for your office and offsite partners, easy integration, and low maintenance.
Pretty clear goals LaCie has set using statements such as “Easy Collaboration”, “Professional Backup”, and “Easy Integration.” Let us take a look at the full spec sheet before we delve into testing these statements.