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The LaCie 5big Storage Server

LaCie are now offering their 5big Server with Windows Storage Server 2008 which was formally known as Breckenridge, a close cousin to WHS2011. Known as the 5big Storage Server, its being touted as a professional file-sharing appliance for small and medium businesses.

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Available in 3 hard drive configurations 1TB, 5TB and 10TB costing $1,199, $1,599, and $1,999, respectively and the 5big Storage Server comes with RAID 0, 1, 5,or JBOB modes for data reliability,

The unit is powered via a 64-bit dual-core hyper threaded 1.6Ghz Intel Atom processor has 2GB of DDR2-667 SODimm memory and has dual gigabit Ethernet links for link aggregation, delivering up to 180MB/s– for fast file transfers and system restoration.

With these features the 5big Storage Server is up to twenty percent faster than traditional NAS solutions and thanks to Microsoft’s Single Instance Storage (SIS), the 5big Storage Server will provide file-level duplication, so duplicate files will only be stored once, saving up to 40% space.

Other features include:

  • Microsoft’s DFS-R technology, allowing corporate administrators to complete an offsite backup of their critical data. NAS-to-NAS replication performances on the 5big Storage Server go up to 112MB/s. The DFS-R technology can also be used as a simple tool for offsite backups.
  • Mac compatibility: The 5big Storage Server will work in heterogeneous environments. PC and Mac users will be able to work and collaborate on the same storage unit. Thanks to fast AFP performances, the 5big Storage Server can complete a 320GB Time Machine® backup in just 2 hours.
  • Fast server backups: Back up the 5big Storage Server to eSATA hard drive attached. Back up 10GB to the external hard drive in a minute, or a 1TB 5big Storage Server in just two hours.

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The 5 bay hot-swappable 5big Storage Server comes with 3 x USB 2.0 ports, 1 x eSATA port, 2 x Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000 Base-TX ports and 1 x VGA port.

More information is available on the 5big Storage Server here.

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  1. julien says:

    Hi, this version is not based on Breckenridge but on Windows storage server 2008 Standard.

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