|Take Streaming Into Your Own Hands
With smart phones and tablet PCs becoming essential tools for business, healthcare and education, LG’s N2A2 Network Storage is able to stream information and media directly to portable devices. Open up new possibilities of distributing information to clients, doctors, patients and students. The LG Network Storage lets you go beyond the storage limitations of handheld devices and gain access to videos, music and presentations via the internet. Whether streaming video seminars to students or sharing medical information with patients, the LG N2A2 delivers a new level of interactivity.
perfect NAS solution4/20/2012
i've had this for 6 months now, it works amazing well. easy to set up and wirelessly access from my PC and my wife's mac. very happy!
I've had this in service for 8 months. It is protected by a UPS with AVR trim, so it has an excellent source of power. First off, though I'm running RAID 1, the device isn't mirroring. The drive in bay 2 is throwing SMART errors. I contacted LG support and they said new firmware fixes the SMART error issue. After they find out I'm already running the latest firmware they decide it is a hardware problem and requires backing up all data and sending it in for an RMA. I ask why I cannot just swap out the bad drive and not send the device in. Well, that voids the warranty. What the hell kind of RAID device doesn't support user swappable hard drives? Isn't the entire point of RAID 1 high availability and redundancy to reduce down time? Now I have to back all the data to another drive, mail this P O S in and wait who knows how long for a return. Buying cheap Sh1t never pays.
LG 2TB NAS - Gets It Done10/30/2011
You'll Google all around to see if you can replace the included 1TB drives with bigger ones...save your keystrokes - the answer is yes, but with possible complications. If you're a novice, it's not as simple as 'swap for swap,' and if you're a technofile - you'll still need Linux based formatting utilities. If you're adventurous, go for it - but LG voids the warranty the second you remove the screws. First, the unit out of the box is pretty easy to setup. I'd recommend navigating to the administration web page to configure it, rather than installing the CD software it comes with. Why install software you don't need? The speed is fantastic, but I attribute that more to the 1Gbps network speed when transferring and playing back. Make sure your home router/switch is 'gigabit' to get perfectly smooth playback of large video files. The 'cousin' product the N2R1D is what you're looking for if you want to add your own hard drives. This unit is great if you want an out of box configurable 2TB solution (RAID mirroring, striping, etc). They need a 4TB version of this for just as cheap (right now its 2x more expensive).
NOT WORKING FOR MAC OSX LION'S TIME MACHINE!!!10/28/2011
If you're a Mac user and plan to use and LG NAS with TimeMachine. Stop. Don't buy this. LG promised a firmware update by Sep 2011 and now they don't know when an update will be available to correct the problem. Search google or http://bit.ly/sDjceZ
this made backing up my computer so fast and ezzy
Firmware is too new8/30/2011
I bought this to use raid 1 to mirror my drive for failure. Setup was easy, but there was no option to set up different raid options. I searched the web and I did not see any screens like the various sites showed for setting up raid 1. Called customer support and they asked what version of firmware I had and they did not even have any information on it yet either. Said they would let me know when they get them, but still waiting. The web interface to access the drive works great!
I found this NAS set up easily. The paper instructions were slim, but the user interface and implementation were very easy to understand and work through. The unit is attractive and is virtually silent. I set mine up for Raid1 for maximum data security. I look forward to working through the finer points of use and trying to access the data remotely.