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LaCie Ships 2big Network

PORTLAND, Ore. -- LaCie announced today that it is now shipping the 2big Network, a next-generation RAID device that provides up to 2TB* of professional storage. Designed to satisfy the sharing and backup needs of a small office environment, the 2big Network offers a unique solution with a Gigabit Ethernet interface and two disks that can be mirrored” to ensure data integrity, or “merged” to allow maximum capacity. Remote access allows users to instantly and securely obtain all files stored on the 2big Network situated at the office, with any Internet connection.

The 2big Network ships with the new LaCie Ethernet Agent that enables easy configuration in any situation, but also simplifies data access by offering shortcuts for users to their shared and mapped drives. An intuitive web-based administration page allows highly customized permissions at shares, groups and users levels. Compatible with Windows, Mac or Linux operating systems, the device is universally acceptable and can sit on any network as a usable storage device. Should additional network capacity be needed, up to two USB hard drives can be attached.

“As the volume of shared data within a company continues to grow, small offices need reliable and user-friendly network-based storage devices,” said Marie Renouard, LaCie Product Manager. “The reasonably priced 2big Network fits nicely within that budget and enables them to store and back up large amounts of data without the fear of losing it. Via HTTP or FTP, an employee at a remote location can easily log on to the device and upload daily reports or download important presentations previously not stored to a laptop.”

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