The LaCie d2 Network 2 offers professional, reliable, central storage for instantly storing, sharing, and backing up from any PC or Mac on your network, and best of all, it’s fully compatible with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating systems. Manage your home or small office network easily with this full-featured file server, recommended for networks with up to 200 users. The d2 Network 2 is perfectly suited for quiet environments or for professional IT server rooms thanks to its 19” rackmount capability. With the d2 Network 2’s new widget-based dynamic web interface, administration is easy, convenient and secure. Thanks to DHCP and Apipa support, network configuration is fast and automatic. The product integrates easily with existing Windows domains using Active Directory and it allows user, groups, share, and quota management. Access to administration pages and shares is easy using LaCie Network Assistant and, on top of that, it can provide its administrator notifications via email of events like backup, disk failure, high temperature, etc. Get extra security and increase data portability by backing up your LaCie d2 Network 2—on your own schedule— to an external hard drive through its USB and eSATA ports using the built-in copy system. The LaCie d2 Network 2 comes also with Genie Backup Manager Pro™ for Windows and Intego Backup Manager Pro™ for Mac to install on each PC/Mac for client backups to the NAS. This software lets you reliably and efficiently back up your documents, emails, settings, or other digital assets. You can connect your d2 Network 2 directly to your computer with a USB cable to access to a dedicated folder USBShare of up to 500GB like a normal external hard drive. This unique feature allows you to gain extra flexibility and mobility for customized usage, so you’ll be able to format this USBShare in your preferred file system using your computer.