LG Intros the N2R1 NAS with Built-In Wi-Fi and DVD Re-Writer


LG N2R1 with Cover Open

It’s about time a CE manufacture thought: “Hey, wouldn’t it be nice if our NAS had Wi-Fi and a DVD burner built-in?” Congrats, LG, I wholeheartedly agree. LG’s new N2R1 NAS in 1TB ($299) and 2TB ($399) configurations is an attention grabber. The N2R1 can be configured in RAID 0/1, transfer files over 802.11g (sorry no 802.11n) or Ethernet, stream media to DLNA / UPnP / iTunes compatible devices, and backup and burn data to disc with its built-in DVD / RW drive. The N2R1 also includes a top position memory card read and USB port for instant backups. Oh, and it plays nice with Windows, Mac, Linux. The N2R1 should hit retailer shelves later this Fall.

LG N2R1

LG ELECTRONICS HELPS PROTECT CONSUMERS’ DIGITAL MEMORIES WITH NETWORK ATTACHED STORAGE

Provides Easy-to-use, Secure Storage of Personal Multimedia Entertainment Files

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2009 – LG Electronics introduced a new Network Attached Storage option for consumers looking to protect their multimedia entertainment files, this week at Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association (CEDIA) EXPO 2009 (Booth #2623).

To help safeguard treasured family memories, photos and music, LG’s Network Attached Storage (NAS) model N2R1 uses a proven system of multiple hard drives used for sharing and replicating data to prevent possible damage or loss. Called RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Discs), this system automatically backs up and restores files for added security in the event of a hardware failure.

With up to two Tera-bytes (TB) of storage, the N2R1 provides a wealth of storage capabilities, allowing consumers to continue building their digital libraries of music, movies and other multimedia files. For an enhanced level of convenience, the N2R1 includes a DVD Re-Writer and Playback feature for additional back up or file sharing options.

“Consumers continue to create digital memories, from photos to family videos and it’s important that these irreplaceable moments are saved in a secure place,” said Peter Reiner, senior vice president, marketing, LG Electronics USA, Inc. “With LG’s Network Attached Storage, consumers now have a virtual `Library on Command’ that allows them unlimited access to their favorite memories, whether at home or on the road.”

Connectivity and Compatibility

For consumers who cannot be tied down by wires, the N2R1 has integrated WiFi connectivity for easy connection to any 802.11g wireless home network. The MyMedia feature allows consumers access to videos, photos and music through a DLNA-certified media player, placing digital entertainment libraries within easy reach of the big-screen. For music aficionados, the N2R1 also has iTunes™ connectivity for a networked music option.

The Network Attached Storage is compatible with a variety of operating systems such as Windows, Linux and Mac operating systems, allowing for installation in any home entertainment environment. It also provides remote support with easy access to files from anywhere an Internet connection is available, allowing consumers to show off their favorite pictures or movies even when they are away from home.

The N2R1 will be available online and at national retailers early this Fall for the manufacturers suggested retail price of $299 for 1TB of storage and $399 for 2TB of storage.

About LG Electronics USA
LG Electronics USA, Inc., based in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., is the North American subsidiary of LG Electronics, Inc., a $45 billion global force and technology leader in consumer electronics, home appliances and mobile communications. In the United States, LG Electronics sells a range of stylish and innovative home entertainment products, mobile phones, home appliances and business solutions, all under LG’s “Life’s Good” marketing theme. For more information, please visit www.LGusa.com.




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2 Reactions to “LG Intros the N2R1 NAS with Built-In Wi-Fi and DVD Re-Writer”


  1. ir0nw0lf says:

    Seriously, no 802.11n? Wow, talk about totally missing the mark. Not like putting 802.11n in it was going to tip the cost… Sounds like someone in R&D was half-asleep that day. The price/specs otherwise look pretty nice. The DVD Burner seems a bit odd to me in a NAS box, I'd rather have the n-wireless instead.

  2. ir0nw0lf says:

    Seriously, no 802.11n? Wow, talk about totally missing the mark. Not like putting 802.11n in it was going to tip the cost… Sounds like someone in R&D was half-asleep that day. The price/specs otherwise look pretty nice. The DVD Burner seems a bit odd to me in a NAS box, I'd rather have the n-wireless instead.