Tuesday, July 27, 2010

LG N1T1 NAS Review
With so many network-attached storage (NAS) devices crowding the market today, it’s difficult for manufacturers to create a device and get heard above the din. But LG Electronics did just that, letting out a mighty roar with its N1T1 NAS device. In addition to being a speedy NAS drive with a feature set beyond what you find in most consumer-level NAS devices, the N1T1 has two unusual abilities: It can function as a stand-alone external hard drive, or as a DVD burner. (Looking quickly at the N1T1, you probably wouldn’t even notice that the seam on the front of the device is actually a slot-loading optical drive that writes DVDs at 16x and CDs at 40x.) The device does have a few flaws—and it's more expensive than other one-terabyte (1TB) NAS devices. (The 1TB model we tested has a list price of $199.) But getting three devices in one is worth a few sacrifices and the extra cash if you need the functionality...