Anandtech has reviewed the LaCie's 2big NAS, a 2 bay NAS that is provided diskless or in 6 TB configurations. LaCie has been known for their stylish NAS and external hard drive devices. Since LaCie has been bought by Seagate, this may be the last of the LaCie devices released that aren't also Seagate products.
This NAS is a relatively low cost NAS:
On May 15th, LaCie launched an updated version of their 2big Network 2 2-bay product, the 2big NAS. The 2big NAS comes in diskless and 6TB versions, priced at $299.99 and $649.00 respectively. At this price point, the NAS competes with advanced 2-bay SMB solutions such as the Synology DS211+, and not the LG NAS N2A2 (which is geared primarily towards home users). In this review, we set out to find whether the features and performance match up to the price point.
The review concludes by comparing this NAS to some of its competitors:
In conclusion, the LaCie 2big NAS will keep their existing users happy and may tempt them to upgrade. However, for advanced users who want to extend their NAS's capabilities, the Netgear Duo v2 presents a cheaper option and the Synology DS2xx+ lineup offers more features for a higher price. That said, depending on the usage scenario, the industrial design and the acoustics might give the 2big NAS model an edge under certain circumstances.