Horrible device for Mac Users
I have two laptops, one Mac and one Windows. First, it is impossible to install and administer this NAS from a Mac so I had to use my very old windows machine. Second, you have to be wire connected to the NAS in order for the NAS detector to detect the NAS. Worse, the detector rarely detects the NAS. For the life of me, I can't figure out why the LG NAS detector can't find the NAS in 99% of the time even though windows explorer can find it on the network but the latter can not administer it. And that's the upside. The downside, my Mac can't even see this NAS on the network, wireless or wired. It's just a hideous piece of hardware. It's been extremely frustrating because of the countless hours I've spent on trying to make it work with Windows and Mac to no avail. Heed my warning, avoid this product.
August 26, 2012
Mac Users Avoid !!
Not a Mac friendly product. To use with OSX Lion you have to install the new interface and firmware which requires you to re-format the disks and the process can only be done from a Windows machine. Those that don't have a windows machine get half a system which isn't recognized by the finder, cannot burn a Bu-Ray disc and requires you to purchase iSCSI as a separate product. There are much better products which actually work.
July 16, 2012
The LG Nas offers the best value in terms of the included storage, hardware interfaces, and raid capability. I find the product easy to use. It is a medium speed product offering good value for one's money.
Some areas for improvement would include the prompts appearing on the various menus, the manuals and the availability of tech support staff to discuss issues. Many of the menus/manuals seem to have been created by those whose first language is something other than english. This occasionaly makes it more challenging than it should be to understand how some features should be used.
A handy feature that should be included in a future sofware release should be a special warning lamp on the front panel to notify users when a drive has gone offline in Raid. Currently such warnings are only available by careful review of admin screens.
June 7, 2012
This unit is solidly contructed, fast, quite and a breeze to use. My primary use of this product is to stream movies to my home theater, which it does smoothly and reliably.
My only sticking point is what appears to be a missing feature, the external USB ports cannot be used for attaching additional storage as advertised. They can only be used for backup. Disapointing as this is one of the features that I considered when selecting this unit.
October 29, 2011