With 1080p content now the norm and Ultra HD (2160p) coming around the corner, storage is no longer an afterthought for the video junkies. NAS has become a popular soliution, and most higher-end NAS machines are basically low-end PCs, powered by Intel Atom chips or ULV setups.
The N4B2 from LG is one such device, but it takes the PC similarities even further with the addition of optical. On the CES show floor, LG is showing off the new N4B2 device with a built-in Blu-ray burner/rewriter. Now, if you need to get that HD vacation footage onto a Blu-ray disc to bring to the family reunion, you can bypass your PC and burn the video right from the NAS.
Powered by an Atom N280, the N4B2 comes with four HDD bays, allowing for 8 TB of network attached storage. The N4B2 also comes with eSATA, allowing for storage to be expanded, as well as memory card reader. LG also stream lines remote access through the LGNAS portal online. Regardless of OS loyalty (Windows, Mac, Linux), the N4B2 will be available later this year (pricing not yet available).
Duo-core processor @ 1.6GHz and new RAID chipset instead of the older 500MHz standard RAID processor found on most NAS.