Exclusive hands-on review of the new LaCie 2big 6TB NAS device
Today LaCie announced a new LaCie 2big NAS device, and we have been testing it, so here is our hands-on exclusive review of the 6TB version.
This new 2-bay network-attached storage solution delivers the ideal combination of speed and security for small businesses – the LaCie 2big NAS, design by Neil Poulton. Powered by a 2GHz processor and improved file system, the 2big NAS delivers speeds of up to 100MB/s, ensuring employees can share files from any PC, Mac, or Linux workstation.
Who are LaCie?
From their website:
At LaCie, we combine design and technology to result in products that are both beautiful and performance-driven. We work hard to make your digital life better.
We began creating and collaborating with world-famous designers in 1992. From Ziba Design to Porsche Design GmbH, Karim Rashid, Ora-Ito, and Philippe Starck, we have a long tradition of expecting the best from our designers. With our hard drives, you’re not just getting a storage solution—you’re buying a piece of art. For the past 12 years, we have had a close partnership with a fantastic Scottish designer, Neil Poulton, who designs many of our products, including our award-winning bullet-proof d2 line. We believe that working with these designers is the best way to bring you cutting-edge products.
- Gigabit Ethernet 10/100/1000
- 1 x eSATA port
- 1 x USB 2.0 (Type A) port
- Read speed: up to 100 MB/s
- Write speed: up to 55 MB/s
- RAID Modes: 0 or 1
- Dimensions (W x D x H): 91 x 200 x 172 mm
- 3-year warranty
What’s in the Box?
The box contains the 2big (already pre-loaded with 2 x 3TB hard drives), a little plastic key to unlock and lock the drive bays, a CD and install guide, some screws and an key, an Ethernet cable, a power brick and an assortment of power adaptor cables.
A Closer Look
The 2big NAS is very small, and it looks very professional, which is exactly what you would expect from Neil Poulton.