TechSpot: LG Super-Multi N2A2 2TB NAS Review

Over the past few years TechSpot has reviewed a handful of NAS (Network Attached Storage) products and while most of them have been very impressive, they all shared one common pitfall: they were extremely pricey. So expensive in fact, that they're little more than a pipe dream for the average user.

So when LG announced the N2A2, a 2-bay NAS device that costs less than $250 with a pair of 1TB hard drives included, we sat up and took notice.

When dealing with NAS products though, there is much more to consider than just storage capacity and price. These devices are highly dependent on the hardware and software that drives them and either can cause the product to be a complete failure. Realizing that, we're extremely eager to find out what makes the LG N2A2 tick, let's take a closer look...

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What Linux is it running and can you get root access?
Eg can you install Squeezebox Server and miniDLNA?

every NAS i've ever bought has been show as freaking heck.... some "high performance" ones let me write a whole 1-2MB/s and read at like 5MB/s.... never understood why they let them be so darn slow, even Atom processors can process data faster then that with the right controllers on it... even with the "test" speeds being as high as they are, I am still skeptical...

Could it be a networking issue causing the poor performance you're getting? I don't have this particular model, but the few that I do have more or less perform on par with a desktop system when it comes to network throughput. (IE, if you're just using an older 10MB Ethernet connection, don't expect a whole lot of speed out of it, etc etc) It'll be at the mercy of the network bandwidth.

Jen Smith said,
Could it be a networking issue causing the poor performance you're getting? I don't have this particular model, but the few that I do have more or less perform on par with a desktop system when it comes to network throughput. (IE, if you're just using an older 10MB Ethernet connection, don't expect a whole lot of speed out of it, etc etc) It'll be at the mercy of the network bandwidth.

never ran anything below 100Mbit full duplex back in the day and 1Gbit now days, still get similar results with most current consumer level NAS's... definatly not network related as I can transfer files between computers at the hard drives speed for sure on the 1Gbit link

neufuse said,
every NAS i've ever bought has been show as freaking heck.... some "high performance" ones let me write a whole 1-2MB/s and read at like 5MB/s.... never understood why they let them be so darn slow, even Atom processors can process data faster then that with the right controllers on it... even with the "test" speeds being as high as they are, I am still skeptical...

116MB/s using Intel Gigabit LAN with my QNAP TS-559 Pro+ here with 3xWD Caviar Blue running in RAID 5...

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