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LG to offer NAS with Blu-ray burning

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Aug 2008 11:49 User comments (4)

LG to offer NAS with Blu-ray burning LG is set to release its latest network attached storage (NAS) solution which will offer an industry first, a built-in Blu-ray burner.
The N4B1 can accept hard drives up to four terabytes large and is optimized for small business users who need to manage large amounts of data. LG also offers an "Easy&Fancy web-based graphic user interface / Remote support to help solve more complicated issues" help bar that should make installation and management very simple for those who have never used a NAS before.

Another interesting feature is that of the ability to create a virtual disc library out of any Blu-ray, DVD and CD inserted into the Blu-ray drive. The NAS can create and store an image of the disc which will then be available to all users on the network. LG says this will save time as well as reduce wear on discs that may be used a lot.

When writing a Blu-ray disc, the NAS automatically creates a catalog of the contents of the disc. In this way, the content can be archived easier.

The new NAS is compatible with the major OS, Windows, Linux and Mac OSX and includes "a gigabit Ethernet connection and three USB 2.0 connections. It can be configured for RAID 5 (default), 0, 1, 1+0 and JBOD modes and also allows for hot swapping of hard drives."

LG says the NAS will be available by December.

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4 user comments

126.8.2008 13:00

Is it me or is thing screaming illegal Downloads burnt here.

226.8.2008 13:05
Dragula96
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Originally posted by DXR88:
Is it me or is thing screaming illegal Downloads burnt here.
LOL no, it's not just you. MPAA will have a field day with this. Any ways, this looks like an interesting piece of hardware.

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a gigabit Ethernet connection and three USB 2.0 connections. It can be configured for RAID 5 (default), 0, 1, 1+0 and JBOD modes and also allows for hot swapping of hard drives.
Most of this can already be done with a media server and a cheap MSA + RAID controller. Wonder how much they are going to want for this - pretty penny I bet!



This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Aug 2008 @ 15:15

326.8.2008 13:40

lg is becoming very innovating, but for some reason i still prefer other brands... if it's not that expensive i'll probably give this a try

427.8.2008 9:14

I'm curious as to the price tag on this baby.

I'm with Dragula96...i bet it's up there a bit.

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