LG NAS BOX N2R1

colfmedion

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#1
I have had many problems using this Box (primarily my fault) and I don't really need all the facilities offered by it. So, I was thinking of taking out the 2 1TB HDD and with a HDD Docking Station, using them as off-line storage, However, I was wondering if it is at all possible to turn the box into a HDD Docking Station?
Grateful for any advice.
 


Digerati

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Microsoft MVP
#2
Depends on the drive inside and if the enclosure maker modified the drive's power and data interface connections, or not. If not, then you should be able to.
 


colfmedion

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#3
Thanks for response.
Mmmm! And how do I determine this?
As a matter of interest, I am a long retired Flight Sergeant (Royal Air Force) but strictly non-technical.
 


Digerati

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Microsoft MVP
#4
As a matter of interest, I am a long retired Flight Sergeant (Royal Air Force) but strictly non-technical.
It is of great interest - at least to me. I was stationed at RAF Mildenhall in East Anglia from 82 - 86, during the Faulklands. An interesting time.

Thanks for your service.

Mmmm! And how do I determine this?
Open it up and look. If the back has the standard SATA data and power connections, you are okay (or EIDE data and power, if EIDE drive).
 


colfmedion

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#5
Hi,
The box has 2 1tb drives and each has a standard SATA data and power connectors and can be easily removed for use as normal HDDs but doing this would leave the box redundant. The box also contains a DVD/CD Re-writer which can also be removed and a pop up which houses a USB input and SD Card input which cannot be removed. The NAS connection is via an Ethernet cable to the PC or in my case, a gigabit switch. So I was wondering if there was some way to utilise the box as it is but as an off line HDD storage device.
I was at HQ 1 GP Bawtry during the Falklands and the bombing of the runway by the Vulcan Bomber.
Colin
 


Digerati

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Microsoft MVP
#6
The NAS connection is via an Ethernet cable to the PC or in my case, a gigabit switch.
It would not be a NAS ("network" addressable storage) if direct connected to a PC, just external storage. But to a switch, where other networked devices have access, then that's a NAS.

I see no reason you could not use the box, but not sure what you mean by "off-line" storage. If you mean you keep the device in a closet then put it "on-line" to make backups, then that makes sense. But do note I have a basement full of perfectly good, but rather useless devices that have become obsolete, redundant, or simply replaced by something new.

I was at HQ 1 GP Bawtry during the Falklands and the bombing of the runway by the Vulcan Bomber.
I bet that place was hopping. The Vulcan Bomber is (was) a fascinating aircraft. I live near Offutt AFB in Nebraska, former home of SAC and current home of US Strategic Command (STRATCOM). There is a rather large RAF and RN contingent here. The Vulcan Bomber came several times before finally retiring for good - for air shows - and it put on a good show.
 


colfmedion

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#7
I would want to keep device off line and then put it on line whenever I required but not as a NAS box but as far as I understand the NAS box has its own LINUX program and I see no way round that. LG no longer make or support box so no help from them.
I live about 5 miles from what was RAF Finningley which is where the last Vulcan is based and kept flying by volunteers.
 


Digerati

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Microsoft MVP
#8
I think you can do with the box as you desire. But you may just want to get a USB drive enclosure. Alternatively, I use, and like very much using a drive docking station.
 


colfmedion

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#9
Yes, a docking station is what I have been looking at but we shall see.
I was on duty night Black Buck was carried out and I had to decrypt message concerning Op. Of course it was very long, it was the first time I had to do this after training so you can imagine that I was a "little" bit nervous but got it right in the end. This of course is all public knowledge now.
 


Digerati

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Microsoft MVP
#10
RAF Mildenhall still had a couple SR71s when I was there. Fascinating planes and times.
 


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