Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS Reviews

The 5big Network is a diskful hot-swap five-drive NAS primarily focused on file storage and backup. It comes in 2.5, 5 and 7.5 TB capacities and can be configured in RAID 0, 5, 5+ spare, 6, 6+ spare and 10+ spare single volumes.

The 5big is based on a Marvell 88F5182 "Orion" processor (@ 500 MHz) and Marvell 88SX6081 8-port SATA II, 3 Gbps PCI-X host controller with 128 MB of RAM and 4 MB of flash. The single 10/100/1000 Ethernet port via a Marvell 88E1118 supports 4K and 9K jumbo frames.

Power consumption is 43 W and there is no idle disk spin down mode or programmable shutdown and startup. Fan and drive noise is low, meaning the NAS is barely audible in a quiet room.

CIFS/SMB and AFP and network file systems are supported, and files can also be accessed via HTTP, HTTPS and FTP. There are no media or print services available, nor is UPS automatic shutdown supported via USB. But BitTorrent download is supported, as is Wake on Lan.

One USB 2.0 and three eSATA ports support external storage expansion and push-button file copy from flash or USB drives. Immediate and daily/weekly/monthly scheduled backups can also be done to/from attached drives. But backup to networked shares is not supported.

Performance is similar to other "Orion" based RAID 5 NASes. RAID 5 writes with a gigabit LAN connection averaged 12.8 MB/s for file sizes between 32 MB and 1 GB. RAID 5 reads tested under the same conditions did much better, averaging 25.3 MB/s.

Read the full review.

More NAS

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out the new Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Featured Sponsors



Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

Found the following in my log today:Jun 20 05:06:47 vpnserver1[25324]: 185.200.118.77:52854 TLS: Initial packet from [AF_INET]185.200.118.77:52854 (vi...
I don't check my router every day, but a few days ago, I used the router app on my phone just for giggles, it found my 86U, but when signing in to it,...
I all,I've just bought a router asus rt-ac68u for my new home.The former firmware inside was 3.0.0.4.384_20308-gead790e.For the moment I am living in ...
Nice insight into the ASIC's and Architecture of Enterprise/Carrier Grade switches one usually finds in the data centers and central offices...https:/...
Hello, This is my first post so please bear with me and I apologize if this is not in the right forum. Anyways was at Walmart and noticed they had the...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3