Lacie 5big, will it do what I want?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Capt Crunch, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Capt Crunch macrumors 6502

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    http://www.amazon.com/LaCie-301355U...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1264699742&sr=8-1

    I'm looking at the Lacie 5big as a NAS for my apartment. I want it to preform the following things simultaneously:

    1 - stream 1080p HD video to my HTPC
    2 - record the big files I download (I have a cable connection)
    3 - Handle time machine backups for 3 computers

    Of course, the NAS will be connected by gigabit ethernet. Can this NAS do it? If not, can any NAS do it? Part 1 is absolutely essential. It would be completely pointless for me to have to deal with stuttering of video because my NAS can't keep up if there is a time machine backup going.

    Thanks all!

    PS what 802.11n/g dual antenna router do you recommend to go with it?
     
  2. pprior macrumors 65816

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    I would doubt success for doing all those things simultaneously with any ethernet device. Unless you have some significant packet shaping going on, you're going to clog your bandwidth if you've got 3 time machine backups plus other things going on.

    The machine will probably read/write that much - i.e. if it was connected via eSATA it would, but over a single ethernet port I would be very doubtful.
     

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