LG N2B1DB2 2 Bay Blu-ray Network Attached Storage 1TB - £199.98@Amazon
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LG N2B1DB2 2 Bay Blu-ray Network Attached Storage 1TB - £199.98@Amazon

£199.98
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Found 22nd Jul 2010Made hot 24th Jul 2010
Just picked one of these beauties from Amazon - this is a NAS device including 1TB Storage and a Blu-ray Writer. I believe the 1TB storage is 2 x 500gb drives as well but can't confirm yet because haven't set mine up - received it today.

Cracking price for this - its £12 less than the NAS with no storage and just the writer and considerably less than other places to buy.

Full specs:
Product Features

* Access all your data anywhere via the internet
* Built-in Blu-ray Disc Rewriter for additional data backup option and protection
* Hot Swappable and Lockable Trays
* RAID Management Support (0 1 JBOD 1 + JBOD Indiv
* Gigabit Ethernet Support (10/100/1000)

* Access all your data anywhere via the internet;
* Built-in Blu-ray Disc Rewriter for additional data backup option and protection
* Hot Swappable and Lockable Trays
* RAID Management Support (0, 1, JBOD, 1 + JBOD, Individual)
* iTunes Music Server Support

Technical Details

Gigabit Ethernet Support (10/100/1000)
LCD display shows important information and alerts
Three USB 2.0 ports to add additional storage devices
Built-in 4-in-1 Memory Card Reader (SD, MMC, MS, xD)
Remote Access/Multiple User Access
Network Print Server Support
Built-in FTP Server Functionality
Active Directory Support
Various User Management with Security (Users, Group, Folder)
Auto Sync. Back Up Support
Simple USB/Memory Copy & Synchronized Backup
Journaled File System
Folder-based HDD Mirroring (Selective Mirror, Folder-based RAID)

22 Comments

Interesting.. and tempting as I am on the look-out for a bluray writer, but am wondering how long it will take for the new 3 layer 100gb blu-rays to appear...

Actually, does anybody know which blu-ray writer is inside this? Thanks...

Original Poster

The firmware upgrade page suggests that it is the BH10NS30:
lg.com/uk/…ile

Thanks!
This review says it can not be used to play original bluray movies. That's a bit odd isn't it?

I think this was a little cheaper at DABS not so long ago (around £179?) but it's now up to £199.98.

The 2x1tb version is £249.99 at Amazon and Dabs.

Reading some reviews it can play DVD movies; I'm guessing that the copy-protection on BD is stricter and doesn't recognise the device as a player.

The DABS deals may be better value as you get an extra re-writeable blu-ray with 'em :thumbsup:

Check-out the Hamsters n2r1 deal for lots of info on the types of drives included etc.


Edited by: "wombat6025" 22nd Jul 2010

Original Poster

Bit of digging suggests you can in fact play Blu-ray movies:
forum.slysoft.com/sho…440

As a starter for 10...

Nice one samba123, had been contemplating getting one of these but after having read that you couldn't use the blu-ray writer to watch movies I had decided to give it a miss. But having read your link looks like i may well be ordering one after payday!

I'm very tempted - are these things easy to set up for novices? The 2Tb version gets a pretty good review on Amazon but on3/5 score says that instructions aren't great which isn't ideal if you are a novice in these things.

David_e

I'm very tempted - are these things easy to set up for novices? The 2Tb … I'm very tempted - are these things easy to set up for novices? The 2Tb version gets a pretty good review on Amazon but on3/5 score says that instructions aren't great which isn't ideal if you are a novice in these things.



Very easy just plug it into your router, and away you go

This has already been posted this week.

Heat added.

Is this better than synology 210j in term of more features tools and speed?

Strike X

Is this better than synology 210j in term of more features tools and … Is this better than synology 210j in term of more features tools and speed?



I'd wager no - NAS's are Synology's bread and butter focus and dammed good products. This just seems like a distraction project for LG...

Review of similar model on SmallNetBuilder.com (awesome site for home/small business NAS reviews). The main aesthetic difference seems to be the glossy front.

Mentions flaws in the backup software (lack of scheduler?), which would be one of my main reasons for buying. I wonder if it has been fixed?

The BD writer would be fantastic for archiving.

Long time viewer of the site, but had to post my first comment as this is a great bit of kit at a great price.I toyed with a Netgear Stora for a while but some of the web functionality required a subscription. The LG though is subscription free, and seemed an all round better machine. However the instructions are not great, and it took me a while to set it up correctly. I ended up ditching the manual and stumbling around various forums etc to get it working...

Using the N2B1's web interface I gave the router a static IP address which meant I could map straight to it using windows explorer (makes my life easier to copy / paste files). In my router setup I also reserved the same IP address for the NAS.

To get a lot of the functionality to work (ITunes, fileviewer via NAS web interface, Torrent client, FTP client) , my router is set up to forward ports 3689,9090, 9091,80,20,21. to the NAS' IP address.

The NAS is also DLNA compatible, alllowing you to stream media through compatible devices (eg PS3). The thing that caught me out however is that it took ages for the PS3 to see all the folders and files (about 5 hours for several thousand tracks).

I may have missed it in the description, but the NAS also has a built in torrent client - very handy.

Hope no-one shoots me to pieces if any of the above could be done better - not being to knowledgable it was how I sorted out my issues..

Geemac

Very easy just plug it into your router, and away you go



better yet, plug it into a gigabit switch rather than cripple it via your 100mbps router.

just fyi, I have returned mine. mainly over software quality. describe why in this thread hotukdeals.com/dea…e=5

Just in case my review helps anyone in their buying decision.

youtube.com/wat…eVk

davohotuk

Just in case my review helps anyone in their buying … Just in case my review helps anyone in their buying decision.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ykw0nTeVk



Great video - thanks!

...but seriously consider cutting your nails, man
Edited by: "PoisonJam" 25th Jul 2010

His nails are a very respectable length. Only any point have them shorter if you bite them or are a gynaecologist. For example.

davohotuk

Just in case my review helps anyone in their buying … Just in case my review helps anyone in their buying decision.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ykw0nTeVk



Great review, just one question you may be able to help me with. You showed in the "burning" tab how you can select which folders to burn to blu-ray or DVD-R disk. If the folder is bigger than the capacity of the disk, does it automatically prompt you to insert the next blank disk when it finishes the burn of one disk? This is very important to me as my pictures folder is 200GB in size, and I dont fancy splitting it into 8 different 25GB folders, in order to back them up to blu-ray writeable disks.
Edited by: "big_sausage" 26th Jul 2010
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