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Could the NAS be on its way to becoming a mainstream product? With the likes of LG getting in on the act with a first range of network storage devices, this once-specialist market looks like it's opening up to major consumer electronics manufacturers. That said, it remains to be seen whether other big brands will follow suit. Today we're taking a look at the LG N1T1—a network storage device with some rather surprising tech specs. As well as its original and contemporary design, 'external hard drive' mode, and built-in 1 TB HDD, this NAS has DVD drive for data back-up or importing data to share over a network. It can even be hooked up to a computer's USB port for use as an external DVD reader/writer drive. We tested the white version of this stylish NAS but the LG N1T1 is also available in black. It's mounted on a kind of stand to help improve ventilation and keep the fan speed to a minimum (see sidebar). On the front face, there's a slot-in DVD/CD optical drive with two buttons—one for ejecting the disc and the other for automatically copying the disc's contents onto the NAS. This button can also be used to copy the contents of an external drive connected to the N1T1 via the USB port.
LG's N1T1 is a fun, family network-friendly NAS with an added bonus: a built-in DVD ReWriter. Plus, it can function as a standalone external hard drive or optical drive. There's one major downside which make this not a NAS recommended for business or highly-critical data: it only has one internal hard drive. That means no drive redundancy, no hot swapping capability, and no robust RAID options. Furthermore, backup options for protecting data are rather limited. You can copy data from the NAS to a DVD. You can copy data from a USB drive to the NAS - but not vice versa. If those hi-def videos in your multimedia collection take up a TB or more of space alone, the N1T1 is not for you. It's more suited for those who have light-storage needs and are looking for a decent multimedia server that works with Linux, Apple and Windows. Still, for just $180, you get a surprisingly speedy performing NAS with that can also act as a streaming media server or a print server. The N1T1 has a rather attractive casing. The white and black-edged chassis calls to mind Apple designs. On the front panel, the DVD drive and several blue LEDs emit a nice glow against the black facing. Ports include a Gigabit Ethernet and a Type A USB 2.0 port.