LG N4B1 4TB NAS with Blu-ray burner

Ewdison Then - Aug 25, 2008, 6:19 pm CST

LG have unveiled what looks to be the world’s first Network Attached Storage (NAS) device with a built-in Blu-ray drive.  Looking to have borrowed a few design cues from Apple, the N4B1 has up to 4TB of storage (presumably spread across some sort of RAID array) and a Blu-ray burner for making copies of data to be stored off-site.

Connectivity includes three USB 2.0 ports, suitable for adding external storage, and one eSATA port.  It measures 190 x 289 x 280mm.  Unfortunately, while the press release states that the NAS reduces the need for each user to have their own Blu-ray drive, it doesn’t make clear whether this is merely in terms of backup or if Blu-ray movies can be played via the N4B1.

The NAS will automatically burn old data to a Blu-ray disc, saving space on the hard-drives for more recent information.  Alternatively, it can be set to periodically back up newly added data.  LG have not announced pricing or availability for the N4B1.

[via Akihabara]

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