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LG's N2R1D NAS Server is the first-ever Network Attached Storage (NAS) with a built in DVD burner which serves as an additional backup option. The LG N2R1D NAS Server also offers you advanced data management. With its simple and clean design, the N2R1 is perfect for consumers and small businesses looking for the one destination to access and back all their data files. The new LG N2R1D Nas Server is your lifeline from home. No matter where your journey takes you, your digital memories are always safely and securely within reach. And that's just the peace of mind you need when travelling with your loved ones. Instant uploading. Instant access. Consider it your life library on command.
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#1
Good price - good NAS.

Alternate Firmware here:

http://lg.threnor.de/
#2
Heat added may be add 2 of these http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/samsung-spinpoint-f3-1tb-39-99-free/804076#post9870576

Edited By: Geemac on Nov 19, 2010 07:26
#3
Voted cold, not sure if it's the same model but for £25 extra you get 2 500gb HDDs.

http://www.ebuyer.com/product/180833

*EDIT*Just checked it is the same model.


Edited By: Diveboy on Nov 19, 2010 07:57
#4
As this is DLNA certified, does that mean if I wire it into my router the Samsung TV will be able to browse it? If so I may just have to get one!
#5
I have this NAS box and it is great. I would recommend it. I wish I had bought the ebuyer deal posted by Diveboy.
#6
Diveboy - I think your initial comment was correct since this one seems to have no drives included. Might be the same model but ebuyer seem to have thrown in a couple of 500Gb drives.

Really tempted when the previous post was put up but reading the reviews completely changed my mind. LG seems to have abandoned this product. Translating the support page from German with Google shows disappointed customers. New firmware has fixed some things and broken others. The e-SATA port doesn't seem to work, you can't copy from the RAID drives to a USB drive, etc

LG forum (complete with annoying pop-up advert): http://www.lg-forum.com/lg-storage-n2r1-f135/

So for now still wondering what to buy.
#7
I guess it depends what you want to use it for. I have the following working fine on my home network.
Pros/stuff I use
DNLA connected to PS3
Itunes Server
Torrent client
File shares
Time machine backup from macbook and mac mini
Web server (in last firmware update)
Remote ftp
Backup of usb drives
Cons/issues
Could not get iSCSI working despite following instructions (may have been fixed but I don't have a use for it)
I don't really use the dvd writer but its there in case I do.

It might not be to everyone's taste/use but it suits my needs, is well built, has good support (look at the firmware updates(the last one included web server build it and support for 2TB disks))

I am happy with mine.
#8
iandhind
Diveboy - I think your initial comment was correct since this one seems to have no drives included. Might be the same model but ebuyer seem to have thrown in a couple of 500Gb drives.

The product overview on the LG site refers to 2x 500GB drives being included so they're probably factory-fitted. The (160-page) pdf manual on the site also refers to the DVD writer as a Blu-Ray Device. The max drive capacity mentioned seems to be 1TB per drive but just because the documentation doesn't mention higher capacities doesn't mean they're not, in practice, supported.

The current complaint with external eSATA and USB drives seems to be that they aren't spun down like the internal drives (they're externally powered) and one can't backup from the internal drives to them (not relevant for all users).

Don't need an optical device but can see that it might be a handy bonus as a non-portable drive unit for netbook users. Guess I'll keep looking for the "perfect" NAS for my purposes.
#9
There's a DVD version and a Blu-Ray version of this box. Subtle difference in the product code.

Thanks blue-shark for the comments - always useful to have a real world user.

Guess I'll keep looking for the "perfect" NAS for my purposes.
= exactly!
#10
Annoying popup.

It was also LG who were putting firmware into their dvd drives that put crap on your pc without user control. I don't mean installed from a dvd but from the firmware itself.

They were forced to remove it and I didn't buy an LG drive because of that.
#11
I asked questions on other forums about the other deal (LG N2R1DB2 - 2 x 500GB version) and some interesting additional information here.

http://www.avforums.com/forums/networking-nas/1358486-lg-nas-advice-please.html
#12
iandhind
Diveboy - I think your initial comment was correct since this one seems to have no drives included. Might be the same model but ebuyer seem to have thrown in a couple of 500Gb drives.Really tempted when the previous post was put up but reading the reviews completely changed my mind. LG seems to have abandoned this product. Translating the support page from German with Google shows disappointed customers. New firmware has fixed some things and broken others. The e-SATA port doesn't seem to work, you can't copy from the RAID drives to a USB drive, etcLG forum (complete with annoying pop-up advert):http://www.lg-forum.com/lg-storage-n2r1-f135/So for now still wondering what to buy.

Not sure what reviews you are reading, but I don't think this product has been "abandoned" at all. The firmware is fairly recent (2557) and fixes the issues you describe. The USB ports are configurable to automatically back up a plugged in USB device, but are shared on the Network as another drive, so you can backup to them all you like. It's a good NAS with some nice features. The only one thing I can't comment on is the eSata piece - I've not tested that, but I've read that 2557 fixes that issue. See http://lgknowledgebase.com/kb/index.php?View=entry&EntryID=6416
#13
Thanks - clearly the comments on the LG German forum that I read were prior to 2557 firmware being released. So looks like LG is still supporting the box so pleased to be corrected. Now tempting!

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