Summary: What is really scary is that I thought I had an almost foolproof backup with Raid 5. And now it looks like all my data is gone. When you have over 5 TB of data it is hard to find another back up for that.
Pros: Worked good for nearly 2 years.
Cons: Suddenly failed after working well for two years. Gave me an invalid volume error. Tech support said the drives I was using were not recommended (bottom line: No Tech Support). But when I bought it and installed my drives they were not on the "bad" list. I am yet to see a list of non-recommended ...
Summary: Bought this for work. Threw in 4 2TB Drives and set it up. So far so good. We have had it for about 3 months and it is almost full. Copying files to and from are much faster than my old NAS. Setup was a little confusing because of the Japanese to English translated manual.
Pros: Fast! About 70Mb/s transfer rate. Easy Setup Works with an NT Domain.
Summary: LG seems to be publishing firmware updates regularly on their website and have revamped the GUI for some of their other NAS product lines so maybe there is hope that an update will make the interface a little less rough.
Pros: Beautiful looks. High quality chassis. FAST file transfers (50-60 mbps). Supports jumbo frames. BD drive for offsite backups. Active Directory integration. Provides some useful network services such as DHCP.
Cons: Beastly GUI. Spelling errors in GUI and manual. Badly translated to English. The native file browser does not seem to understand the difference between moving and copying, in other words if you move a file or folder from within the NAS GUI, it copies the entire contents first, then deletes the or...
Summary: Great lil box, have it mounted on a rack in a closet that no one knows about so its good for another backup solution.
Pros: Got this last week and so far, it is excellent. Loaded (4) 2TB drives in it. Took about 6-8 hours to be fully functional. Once all was loaded we have started moving all of our storage to it. I think its fast at about 80MB/s but our old nas had SATA1 drives attached to it, so anything is faster th...
Cons: I would say the manual. I read the initial startup procedure incorrectly and got some weird error on startup. You can tell it is pooly translated from japan.
Pros: Looks sleek, easy to install drives, good security.
Cons: I have this connected to my network and even with the software installed, it fails to get recognized. The LCD reads "Checking LGNAS". I am using windows 7 so maybe its a windows problem. Will likely return if I cannot get it to work over the weekend.
Summary: I had some issues with permissions when I initially set up the volumes. I could not write to certain locations until resetting the permissions within the admin gui. I haven't had any other problems with things working as expected.
Pros: Blu-Ray disc burner DLNA support works fairly well and supports most major file types. Transmission Torrent client is lightweight but gets the job done Initial setup is simple and automatically configures a RAID 5 volume with 4 disks. Firmware updates are simple Very quiet and LCD brightness is a...
Cons: Have had zero luck getting the DLNA service to play MKV files. The DLNA configuration has no support for tuning quality of playback. Only 5 specific folders allowed for sharing in DLNA. No support for AFP in Lion yet due to DHCAST128. You will need to hack a plist in Preferences as a workaround.
Summary: Great unit for my purposes, but probably not for everyone. Web Interface DOES not accept special characters in passwords, also does not alert you that it will not work. The device will let you set a password with special characters, and then you cannot sign in.
Pros: Less expensive than most 4 bay NAS. Runs very quiet, fairly easy to set up. Attractive design, well built unit. Set mine up a couple months back, been solid as a rock since. DLNA support added by recent firmware update. Torrent and backup tools are up to the task.
Cons: Decent transfer speed, but not quite the bump you would expect for a NAS using an atom. Still cheaper than anything else I have found with equivalent performance. Ajax interface could use some work when accessing the NAS over the internet, havent been able to get the LG NAS android app to connect...
Summary: I have this thing mapped to my XP machine as a local drive. The write speed is 77 MB/sec as tested by ATTO drive benchmark. The read speed is around 83 MB/sec. This is not much slower then my PC's 7200RPM RAID0 drives at 97 and 102 respectively.
Pros: This is an update to a previous review of my own that I forgot to mention. Super fast networking! Super quiet fan even when hammering it when encoding home movies. (HD Camcorder is a space hog before and after encoding. Hope my rotten kids appreciate this later in life...probably not)
Cons: Price FTP is significantly slower then using it's built in AJAXplorer. No DLNA support, yet.
Cons: No DLNA! hope LG releases a firmware upgrade.. Torrent software seems buggy - slow torrent downloads and overloading of the subnet when running. Documentation sparse and Tech support difficulties..