The Big5 Network drive from Lacie, which mind you looks ‘oh so’ HAL from ’200l’, is a massive network storage hard drive. It’s available in 2.5TB, 5TB and 7.5TB sizes and features RAID 5 and 6 protection. A special added feature is the built-in Torrent client for automatically downloading files. Located at the rear of the device are 5 hard drive slots, 1.5TB each, that can be placed under lock and key for added security. The 1GB Ethernet port should insure zippy transfers over the network and its aluminum casing with cyclops like status light adds a refined touch to any tech geek’s room. According to Lacie it uses 25% less energy than traditional four-disk RAID towers and is 37% quieter thanks to it unique cooling system.

The 5Big Network is available here and starts at $900

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Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."