LG USA was kind enough to send us their new NAS (Network Attached Storage) device: N4B1. The NAS device supports up to Four 2TB drives and comes with a built in Blu-ray recorder. The drive also supports e-SATA and USB attached storage as well as a memory card reader that supports SD, MMC, MS and XD. The N4B1 can be hooked directly to a home router, switch or hub as well as a direct Ethernet connection to a desktop PC.
About LG: We took a quick look at the company information found at LG Electronics USA sites:
LG Electronics, Inc. was established in 1958 as the pioneer in the Korean consumer electronics market. The company is a major global force in electronics and information and communications products with more than 64,000 employees working in 76 overseas subsidiaries and marketing units around the world. With annual total revenues of more than US $16.9 billion (non-consolidated), LG Electronics comprises three main business companies: Digital Display & Media, Digital Appliance, and Telecommunication Equipment & Handset.
If you are interested in reading more about LG Electronics USA, please visit: www.lgusa.com.
The new NAS device makes it convenient for users to keep vital information available at all times. The stylish NAS device came pre-loaded with four Hitachi 250GB hard drives and an LG “BH08NS20” Blu-ray recorder.
It provides true combined network HDD bays and Blu-ray disc recorder support, with three USB ports and an extra e-SATA connection so you can bolt on even more storage. The Blu-ray recorder gives this device great flexibility and support for backing up your current shared storage or adding to it.
LG NAS Specifications
What’s inside the box?
The LG N4B1 NAS Device we received was a retail package.
Four hard drive bays and Blu-ray recorder
Rear e-SATA, Ethernet and USB ports
Front Memory card reader and USB ports
Let us take a look at the contents of the package…
The package includes the following items:
- LG N4B1 NAS
- AC Power connector
- Ethernet extension cable
- LG NAS PC Software installer
- LG NAS Installer
- Quick Start Guide
- Blank 25GB BD-RE disc
For this review we will be using a computer with the following configuration:
Review PC #1:
- Motherboard: Asus P5K Deluxe WI-FI/AP
- Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Conroe @3.70 GHz
- Memory: 4x 2GB A-DATA PC2-6400 DDR2
- Video: eVGA 8800GT Superclocked
- Display: Hanns·G HG-216DPO 21.6″ 5ms Widescreen HDMI LCD
- Sound: SoundMAX Digital HD Audio (Onboard)
- Hard Disks: 2x 320GB – 1x 750GB Seagate SATA-II
- Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate x64 is installed on this machine.
Review PC #2:
- Motherboard: eVGA / Jetway 939GT4-SLI
- Processor: AMD Opteron(tm) Processor 165 @ 2.7GHz
- Memory: 2x 1GB G.Skill Extreme Series 2GBZX @ 250MHz
- Video: ATI X600
- Display: Samsung SyncMaster 710N 17” LCD
- Sound: Onboard AC97
- Hard Disks: 320GB Seagate SATA-II
- Operating System: Windows Vista Ultimate x86 is installed on this machine.
For this first look we will have the LG NAS device hooked up through an Ethernet connection to our Airlink101 AR504 4-port Broadband Internet Router with IEEE 802.3 support.
On the next page we will take a look at the supported features …