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This review is from: LACIE 2000385 Diskless System 5big Network 2
Pros: Pretty enclosure
Cons: scary reviews
Other Thoughts: I am in need of a pair of NAS units and a coworker had bought one 4 months ago. He went to show off how well the backups work, and his backup logs were all intermittent failures. He was using half of it as iSCSI on Windows Server 2012 R2 and it would fail to add the iscsi drive after formatting it. So not a strong technical demonstration!
Then I thought I'd shop around for the thing and I see these reviews.............
Then I notice ALL the Lacie NAS reviews are barely above 1 star.............
This is where I'm compelled to say NOPE.AVI
Pros: Got this for my home nas running Server 2012 R2, just to have more sata ports... turned out to be a much better card than expected!
It has hot swap plugs. Meaning I can add/remove drives without shutting down!
It has a web interface for the RAID controller, so I can see everything from my computer, or even from work!
It has email notifications, for when a drive dies, I hear about it!!!
It came with 4, blue, 6Gb sata cables without the 90 angle on the ends, which is just the best thing ever.
4 sata ports on the card. Anyone saying otherwise is incorrect.
It supports RAID0, RAID1, RAID10, HyperDuo (Capacity), HyperDuo (Safe)
Cons: None, I know what I'm doing.
Be sure to reboot after installing the drivers.
Quick BIOS screen, so just spam CTRL-M
Other Thoughts: @ Hayden P, your dual Samsung 840 Pros are hitting the literal maximum throughput of the PCIe 2.0 x1 lane (5Gb). Still INCREDIBLY FAST BTW. That's why your onboard raid was faster.
Go ahead, divide 5,000,000,000 by 8. The 840 Pro is basing it's maximum speed on 6Gb sata ports.
LOL at the Linux users who can't get it working. What's that? Is Linux making you look like an idiot because you can't get it working? You miss plug and play? How's that neckbeard superiority now, dumbtards! Shame on you for blaming the raidcard and not taking responsibility! "The box says linux support, and it doesn't work on my obscure distro my uncle compiled just for me!" - Thats what you sound like.
Also, a huge word of caution to those putting SSDs into a RAID on here. I doubt the TRIM commands are being passed through to the SSDs, so expect a shorter performance lifespan of the SSD. Almost all RAIDs containing SSDs suffer from that issue, and it's simply because the TRIM commands come from the OS, and the raid controller hides the real drives from the OS, making many look like 1, etc... I have a few SSDs on hand, maybe I'll plug them in and let you know.
Pros: The instructions were VERY clear. The packaging was decent. I added some rechargeable AAA batteries, My Windows 7 PC detected it and installed drivers automatically.
It's somewhat brght, but becaause I hoooked it up to my Home Theatre PC, and the kayboard also lights up, it's quite a perfect match!
No stuttering, even though I'm at the far end of bluetooth range.
Cons: Might be too bright for some people. Yes you can turn off the mouse when it's not in use, or sharpie over the clear edges.READ FULL REVIEW