LG announced this week that it will be unveiling its new N4B1 network attached storage (NAS) at IFA 2008. The N4B1 accepts hard drives as large as four terabytes and can be configured for RAID 5, 0, 1, 1+0 and JBOD modes. It also comes with built in Blu-ray drive which allows users to archive their data and create a virtual library by storing and sharing disc images.
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LG Electronics, global leader and technology innovator in consumer electronics, announced that it will unveil its new N4B1 network attached storage (NAS), which provides integrated data management, at IFA 2008. This NAS targets home and small business users, going beyond just data sharing to offer advanced data management features including a built-in Blu-ray drive and version management.

Available in four-bay configurations, LG’s N4B1 accepts hard drives as large as four terabytes. It is optimized for home and small business users who manage large amounts of data and includes special features “Easy&Fancy web-based graphic user interface / Remote support to help solve more complicated issues” that make it easier for people who are not IT professionals to install and manage.

LG’s NAS makes it possible to share a single Blu-ray, DVD or CD among many users by creating a virtual disc library. After inserting a disc the NAS can create and store an image of the disc, which is then accessible by all of the users on the network. This not only saves time, but also reduces wear and tear on discs. The Blu-ray drive also has a write mode, which allows it to serve as a secondary storage medium, with each disc holding between 25 and 50 gigabytes. When data is saved to a Blu-ray disc, the NAS automatically creates a catalog of disc’s contents for easier archiving.
No word on price.

No word on price. However, LG expects to ship the N4B1 network storage solution in December of this year. Full details can be found here.