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More Information on the LaCie Windows Home Server


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Earlier this week, we reported that LaCie had announced their entrance into the Windows Home Server market. In case you missed that, you can read it here.

Today at CES, I managed to get a hands on closer look at the LaCie 5BIG Backup Server as it was referred to here at CES.

The front of the server is silver, with nothing but a blue circle.


On the back of the server however, this is where the real action is. There are 5 removable drive bays, each one lockable, along with the usual assortment of connectors, including 4 USB sockets and an eSata port. It certainly is different to see the drive bays in the back of a Windows Home Server for a change.


The specifications for the LaCie 5Big Backup Server are as follows:

Atom based 64-bit chipset, with a single core (the new Pinetrail chip)


5 drive bays (as you can see above)

178 x 220 x 196 mm

It will be sold in the US, Europe, Australia and Asia.

It also contains the Wuala software which is an online P2P backup solution).

One thing I can say for sure, is that if you have 5 drives in the server, the data will be safe – mainly because the thing weighs a tonne!

More information and a full review over the coming months.

Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.


  1. Hi Andrew, looks cool , was it running? The only thing that looks to be soso is possibly the cooling ability. (small grill on back)

    anyway, hope to bump into you and Tim today

    • Unfortunately it wasnt running, so no idea how noisy or hot it will be, but with 5 drives Im guessing hot and noisy!

      Time will tell.

      see you later buddy!


  2. me and my wife found one at the Microsoft booth , very cool, i like the back access very impressed. they wouldnt let me pull it apart, darn. but still very cool HD access :}

  3. Hello

    You have given good information about Backup Server and its specifications are good.It is also good that 5 removable drive bays are lockable.Thank you for giving such information to us.


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