Model: LG N2A2 2TB Network Storage
Manufacturer: LG Electronics
Provided By: LG Electronics USA

LG Electronics has been a leader in the industry for more than 50 years. Since the introduction of their first radio in 1959, the company has grown to become one of the world's top electronics manufacturers, offering everything from large home appliances to tiny mobile phones. LG is no stranger to the storage industry either. Working closely with companies like Hitachi, they've lead the way in this area, developing and manufacturing a wide range of optical storage products, including the industry's first "Super-Multi" drives.

Building upon its success in the optical storage industry, LG currently has its sights set on the network attached storage market. Over the last few years, the company has introduced a number of optical drive equipped NAS devices aimed at home and small business users. This winter, LG released a new consumer oriented, two-bay NAS device, the N2A2. While lacking a built in DVD or Blu-ray writer, the N2A2 makes up for it by offering 2TB of storage. a versatile RAID system and a long list of features including Apple Time Machine support, Torrent file sharing and a built in DLNA media server.

   LG N2A2 2TB Network Storage
General Specifications
Model N2A2DD2
Number of HDD Bays 2
Interface SATA II
Date Transfer Rate 3Gb/s
HDD Capacity 2TB (1TB x 2)
Supported RAID Levels 0, 1, JBOD, 1 + JBOD, Individual
CPU Marvell 88F6281 1.0GHz
SDRAM 1024Mbits
Memory Bus 16bit / DDR2 (667MHz)
Flash Memory 4Mbits Serial Flash
Operating System Embedded Linux (Kernel 2.6)
Client OS Support Windows, Mac OS X and Linux

LAN Interface
Number of Ports 1
Connector Type RJ-45
Data Transfer Rates 10 / 100 / 1000 Mbps

USB Interface
Number of Ports 1 Front, 1 Rear
Connector Type USB Type A
Standard Compliance USB 2.0
Data Transfer Rates 480Mbps (High Speed Mode)
12Mbps (Full Speed Mode)

Network File Services
Transport Protocol TCP/IP
Management HTTP/HTTPS
Time Syncronization NTP
Network Options DHCP or Static IP

Misc Features
Built-In Backup Server
Built-In FTP Server
Network Print Server
iTunes Music Server
Dynamic DNS Support
Torrent P2P File Sharing
DLNA Digital Media Center
One Touch USB Copy and Synchronized Backup
USB Auto Sync Backup
Apple Time Machine Support
Folder-Based HDD Mirroring
Automatic HDD Bad Sector Recovery (Active BSR)
Journaled File System
Smart Phone UI Support (iPhone and Android)
ENERGY STAR 5.0 Compliant

Needless to say, this is only a taste of what LG's new two-bay NAS has to offer. To give you an idea of what to expect, we'll take an in-depth look at the N2A2's features and then put it through its paces to see how it performs. Does LG's new NAS have what it takes? Keep reading as we find out.

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