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LACIE 301532U 5TB 5big Storage Server Professional File-Sharing Appliance for Small and Medium Businesses

  • Desktop
  • 5TB
  • Intel Atom 1.6GHz dual-core processor Processor
  • 2 x 10/100/1000M
  • 3 x USB2.0
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The 5big Storage Server is a professional desktop file-sharing server for small to medium- sized office environments. It is designed to manage demanding file-sharing activities for 25 to 100 PC, Mac, or Linux workstations, even though it can manage more. The 5big Storage Server also offers seamless, transparent integration into any SMB IT infrastructure thanks to Active Directory support.


Learn more about the LaCie 301532U

General

Brand
LACIE
Model
301532U

Interfaces

Port RJ-45
2 x 10/100/1000M
Port USB
3 x USB2.0
Port eSATA
1 x eSATA II
HDD Interface
5 x SATA (5 x Bay)
Port Others
1 x VGA

Configuration

Form Factor
Desktop
Operating System
Windows Storage Server 2008 SP2 Standard Edition
Includes Microsoft .NET Framework
Processor
Intel Atom 1.6GHz dual-core processor
Default/ Max. Memory
2GB RAM

Hard Drive Performance

Included HDD Capacity
5TB
RAID
RAID 0*, RAID 1/5/5+Spare (hot-swappable) Independent Multi RAID volumes

*Hot-swapping is not available in RAID 0.

Conveniences

Supported Protocols
File Server: SMB, FTP, HTTP, AFP, NFS
DHCP, DNS, SMTP, Web, Print, Fax, Application server, Spotlight
Support Telnet, IPv6, iSCSI, IPP, iSNS, SNMP
Remote Network

Features

Features
5TB file sharing and iSCSI appliance for SMB and branch offices

Up to 100MB/s data transfer rate

Powered by Dual Core hyper-threaded 1.6GHz Intel Atom processor

Compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux

RAID protection, data deduplication, file remote replication, built-in back up engine

Full support for Mac including AFP, Time Machine, and Spotlight - up to 25 Mac users

Special Features:
Distributed File System (DFS-N DFS-R)
Time Machine compatible
SharePoint services
BitLocker drive encryption
Enhanced search indexing
Hyper-V compatible
BITS server extension
Offline Files
Native iSCSI target
Single Instance Storage

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions
8.6" x 7.7" x 6.8"
Weight
16.8 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Joe C.
  • 8/18/2011 2:56:39 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsSlick little server, but plugs are unsecured

Pros: Beautiful little box. Just one button on the blue light. It blinks when booting and just stares like HAL the rest of the time. Performance is fine. I don't do any fancy stuff, just file and database sharing.

Cons: The power plug from the transformer is a cheesy s-video plug that does not secure into the box. Be sure nobody can disturb the cables! Pretty poor on a server. Likewise the VGA plug - it lacks screws.

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  • Jerry L.
  • 5/11/2011 11:46:28 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggsNice box.

Pros: Windows Storage Server. It takes the headache out of integrating storage into your Active Directory network. Before I realized this simple fact, I bought one of the cheaper LaCie units which is based on an embedded Linux. It quickly became obvious that managing access permissions would be a never ending nightmare, so I sent that one back and got this instead. It's small and quiet, doesn't get hot and has dual gigabit connections for redundancy. Tons of space for a good price.

Cons: Atom processor, 2GB and 5400RPM drives might be a wee bit slow if you go crazy and enable all the roles and features. It's a storage server after all, not an entire network infrastructure. But the capability is there if you want it. You have to connect keyboard, mouse and video to it for initial setup (it is actually a real computer) but after it's running they're not needed anymore. It's Windows so it will need updates (not a problem if you already have a WSUS in your organization).

Other Thoughts: I need to figure out how to convince my wife we need a couple of these at home.

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