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LaCie Releases NAS OS 3 Update


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LaCie has released an update for their NAS OS3 NAS operating system today, addressing Wuala connectivity issues, increasing RAID5 performance, adding the ability to sync with the NAS, and some other improvements.  Read on for details.


LaCie has released an update for their NAS OS3 NAS operating system today, addressing Wuala connectivity issues, increasing RAID5 performance, adding the ability to sync with the NAS, and some other improvements.  The update is available now for the 5big PRO and will roll out to the 2big NAS in August.  Here is the press release:

LaCie Updates NAS OS 3

New Version Increases NAS Speeds, Expands Hybrid Cloud, and Adds Professional Features

pARIS, FRANCE – LaCie today announced an update to its NAS OS 3 software, increasing RAID 5 write speeds by 25 percent, expanding hybrid cloud capabilities, and adding more professional features. NAS OS 3 powers the LaCie 5big NAS Pro and 2big NAS professional storage solutions. These improvements advance LaCie’s commitment to providing its customers with innovative and user-friendly NAS.


With this update, the LaCie 5big NAS Pro now features RAID 5 write speeds up to 100MB/s on a single LAN, a 25 percent increase from the previous NAS OS version. This speed boost enables admins to easily back up several computers at the same time. Alternatively, content creators can edit 1080p content directly from the NAS.


In addition to letting users sync data between a computer and the cloud, NAS OS 3.1 now lets users sync data between a computer and the NAS. This ensures that all employees have the most current version of files on all their devices. Sync makes sure that an employee in sales, for example, will always have the most up-to-date price list and can pull marketing collateral from their phone or tablet during a sales pitch.


NAS OS 3 now features hardware monitoring that alerts the admin in real-time of potential issues with the fan, CPU and RAM. It also features SMART hard disk diagnostic tests and hardware status email alerts. These new capabilities let admins stay on top of data security and prevent downtime.

LaCie has also added support for multiple iSCSI initiators and targets. This brings flexibility to a company’s virtualization scheme, including those that integrate Citrix®, VMware® or Hyper-V® servers. Admins can combine storage into data center arrays while letting host computers mount network storage as if it were direct-attached disks. They can even host multiple virtual machines using several iSCSI targets.


The LaCie 5big NAS Pro and 2big NAS, powered by NAS OS 3, offer fast and secure professional network storage. These solutions feature true hybrid cloud integration with network-attached and secure cloud storage in a single view, giving users anywhere and anytime access to files. With speed, reliability, usability, and backup for PC or Mac®, these products are ideal for small business network storage needs. For additional information, visit


The NAS OS 3 update (version 3.1) is available today for the 5big NAS Pro and will be available in August 2013 for the 2big NAS. The upgrade offers full compatibility with Windows® XP, Windows VistaÒ, Windows 7 and Windows 8, and Mac OS 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, and 10.8. The upgrade can be downloaded at no cost by visiting the “Support” widget in the product’s Dashboard.

Here are some screen shots of the revised NAS OS3:


I’ve been using an earlier beta version of this update since July 5th, and I’ve noticed that the issues that I was having in connecting to Wuala have been completely resolved, which is great news.  In addition, the added hardware monitoring and more verbose logs are welcome improvements.  I’ll be updating my review to incorporate this update soon, so stay tuned.

If you are running a 5big NAS PRO, go ahead and get your update today, and enjoy!

Jim McCarthy
My tech interests include WHS, media streaming, and gaming, among others!

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