Lima Ultra Personal Cloud
|Lima Ultra Personal Cloud|
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Today we are taking a look at an interesting device from Lima. This is their "Ultra" and it's a 2nd generation product that claims to be a cloud device that respects your privacy, gives you control and offers much more storage that you typically get. The interesting thing about Lima is that you own the Cloud yourself and you can expand, upgrade, mirror, and enhance the experience by purchasing hardware and not paying a monthly fee. The idea is that they sell you the cloud device and application and you host it yourself. There are a few drawbacks, but also some great perks of this model. We'll take a look as we continue the review.
The Lima Ultra is a simple device that is a little larger and more powerful than the original Lima. I never had a chance to play with the first one, but we'll try and rustle up a comparison chart in terms of features and performance as we go along. The Lima arrives in a simple and attractive box and in the box are power options for different parts of the world as well as a network cable and a quick installation guide. Again, it's pretty simple and that's the beauty of this device.
Looking around the device yields few surprises and the most interesting thing is probably how small the power connector is. That's pretty non-exciting, but nevertheless, you can look below as we take a quick tour around the Lima Ultra.
Each end of the Lima Ultra holds a jack - one for Ethernet and the other for a USB device. The Lima Ultra will provide enough power to run a 2.5-inch external mechanical drive, but can be used for SSD drives or even flash drives if you are on a budget. The beauty of this device is that you can plug a spare drive into if, or a brand new massive drive and control the size of your cloud. We received a mechanical drive with the sample, but have been using the ADATA SD700 256GB SSD.
On the next page we'll cover the features and a few specifications before we continue on with this storage product.