Synology, Qnap or Iomega devices are Network Attached Storage (NAS) devices. A NAS enables multiple computers and mobile devices to wirelessly acces and share files on a network.
Lima enables you to wireless access the files stored on your hard drive from any of your devices. It's different from a NAS because:
- Lima is much easier to install and use; it's designed for everybody, not expert only. It's a plug and play device that enables you to built your personal Cloud in 10 minutes.
- Lima creates a peer-to-peer network between your devices; it's not a one-way access to your hard drive. Your devices are talking to each other. The system works even if the Lima is down for some reason.
- Lima dutifully manages your files either you're online or offline; you can still access your data even without an wifi or Internet connection as Lima gives you the possibility to keep files offline.