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Lima reinvents the way your devices store data. Find the same files everywhere. Forget size limits. Keep your content private.
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The CGC team

12,840 backers pledged $1,229,074 to help bring this project to life.

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    1. Creator Burton Strauss III 36 minutes ago

      Before you sprain your shoulder patting yourselves on the back, 1000 units is approximately what percentage? If most people ordered 2 for the backup plan feature, it's about 4%...

      Two years late

      Half the features don't work yet

      I want my money back - refund me now

      If I stick a gun in somebodies face and steal 200 it's armed robbery.

      If I lie, cheat and steal 1.2 million, it's Lima on Kickstarter...

      What a clusterfain

    2. Creator Pnɐuɹɐ Lechevalier 38 minutes ago

      @CGC: Vous ne communiquez pas la liste d'attente des expéditions à venir... Cela permettrait de se situer pourtant...

    3. Creator Matthew Miller 39 minutes ago

      So.... how hackable is this hardware? I've long since moved on to other solutions where the original promise here isn't interesting. Will I be able to replace the firmware on the device with some general-purpose Linux distribution (unsupported, of course)?

    4. Creator The CGC team about 3 hours ago

      @Gerry, @Rex, @Daniel, @FS, @Plurial, @Christopher, @Tristan and everyone sharing their feedback and keeping the other backers informed on shipping: warm thanks from the team :)

      @Christopher and @FS, the back up plan isn't currently supported by the app. But, we are working on it and testing it internally. We will let you know once it's ready.

      @Brian and @KC, we have trouble understanding your comments. As per our records, you are not beta testers and you did not receive the device yet.
      @Brian, we actually invited you to join the program in April but you never confirmed.

    5. Creator KokLeong Yong about 10 hours ago

      just realize i have backed this campaign for coming 2 years and havent receive the unit.....

    6. Creator Tristan Chil about 11 hours ago

      Got my Lima today. Looks good, packaged well, and seems to work on my Mac. Waiting to get an invite to FlightTest the app for my phone.

    7. Creator Daniel Blair about 12 hours ago

      Got my Lima, can't wait to put it to use!

    8. Creator Christopher Macklen about 12 hours ago

      Got my Lima's the other day, I ordered 2 for myself for the "RAID" capabilities. So far the software seems solid on Windows 8.1 and on my Android 5.1 device. I currently only have one of the devices connected, as I need to get another hard drive. So far I'm impressed with the data flow, data is transferred quicker than I expected. Now I'm looking forward to get Crashplan integration.

    9. Creator KC (goatCGC) about 14 hours ago

      I received my bullima and the damage it caused my file system was so severe that I threw up. A lot.

    10. Creator ozymandias (ZionEyez,CGC Scam victim) about 14 hours ago

      Careful about the NDA if you are serious, and if not, be careful of the conmen running CGC that would likely sue you if they saw a quick buck in it.

    11. Creator Brian about 15 hours ago

      I just received my LIEma and it is a piece of junk. I tried to install the software and it gave me a computer virus. I highly recommend Uninstalling the software and throwing the device away as soon as possible!

    12. Creator Plurial about 15 hours ago

      Starting to test my Lima. Looks promising. Nice packaging and application design. Look forward to test it more deeply in everyday from mobile.

    13. Creator fmotta about 16 hours ago

      @FS: I second the question... is the file actually located on your Android (as in can you browse to it with a file manager-like app) or do you need to use the Lima app and hope it knows how to choose the correct viewer for the file? As for the "little bonus"... if it is the in-ear headset then it is not all that useful as that in-ear headset is known to significantly increase ear infections. So, it is useful for its wires and connector only (I hope it is at least a 4-contact audio and mic headset or even the cables are pretty useless).

    14. Creator ozymandias (ZionEyez,CGC Scam victim) about 16 hours ago

      @FS do you have a waiver for the NDA?

      Also, can you open files on Android directly? or do you have to use the Lima app to open things?

    15. Creator FS about 17 hours ago

      I just received and set up my Lima. The packaging is high quality and very well done. I'm using the Windows and Android clients, both of which are fairly polished and work well. Like many people have stated on the forum here, I had abandoned the project and considered it outdated. However, now that I've got it up and running, I'm impressed overall. I'll definitely give it a serious try.

      I have the two-pack and will report back on how a second Lima works once I've set up the second device.

      I'm not sure if it's been mentioned, but the package contains a nice little bonus.

    16. Creator Daniel Lemor about 17 hours ago

      Just received my Lima. Can't wait to set it up and try it out.

    17. Creator Derya about 18 hours ago

      Consolidated List of People Wanting A Lima device Refund
      ---------------------------------------------------
      *Add Your Name If You Want Your Money Back*
      ---------------------------------------------------
      Please copy-and-paste this list, including the header above, and this preamble, and add your Kickstarter username to the top of the numbered section.
      Over the months, many people in these forums have publicly requested a refund from CGC Team ie. Severin Marcombes (CEO) and Gawen Arab-Laffon (CTO).
      These requests have been easy to miss, because there are thousands of comments.
      Also, whenever someone Googles this product, or its originators, this list appears in the search results. A case of "reaping what you sow".
      62. Tadeu Bento (https://www.kickstarter.com/profile/tcb13)
      61. Shichimi (added due to comment)
      60. Maoz Maroody (added due to comment)
      59. BAPTISTE Jean-Christophe (added due to comment)
      58. Michael Hofer (added due to comment)
      57. Bereth Galicia Cetina
      56. Mirko Maurice (http://goo.gl/63oiNv)
      55. VW (http://goo.gl/woHfI5)
      54. Steve Munro (http://goo.gl/RIIpjQ)
      53. Afonso Luciano (http://goo.gl/kAXHQo)
      52. Nickstarter
      51. Ariel Wiznia
      50. hans wurst
      49. BRANDON JOHNSON
      48. Robert Gauck
      47. Scott O Clark (added due to comment)
      46. Baskaran Gupta (added due to comment http://goo.gl/IFAHDD)
      45. works (added due to comment http://goo.gl/qnURME)
      44. QF (added due to comment http://goo.gl/21kUxF)
      43. Fred Raguillat (added due to comment http://goo.gl/Rkgpi9)
      42. Bogdan Stanciu
      41. Mike Gunderloy
      40. lalee
      39. Colin de Mello
      38. SinNYC (Refund request emailed & ignored)
      37. fmotta (added by comments)
      36. Nicolas Morell (added due to comment)
      35. Justin Bean
      34. Joey Smith
      33. Charles Engen
      32. Amy Daley
      31. Mehmet Acr
      30. Andreas Dahl-Hansen
      29. Gabriel de la Pena (http://goo.gl/hTHA3S)
      28. Daniel Arevalo
      27. Francisco Dianderas
      26. Adam Doig (added by request)
      25. Benjamin Eick
      24. Charles-etienne jamme
      23. Siqi Damien Liu
      22. Daniel Wolpert(added due to request for refund)
      21. Jason Bond (added due to request for refund)
      20. Casey Allen
      19. John
      18. Michael Reiter
      17. Ikalios
      16. kokobin
      15. Brian Carter
      14. Kjell Provost
      13. Keith Anderson
      12. Dongjin Kim
      11 Geert
      10. Brandon Williams
      9. Ian R
      8. TC
      7. Chris Lewis
      6. Derya
      5. TaylorWatson
      4. KC
      3. Ozymandias (already managed to get shipping refunded)
      2. Max Metz
      1. Rey Espinueva

    18. Creator Rex Dylan van Coller about 18 hours ago

      really happy with my Lima! Arrived today, easy to set up and so far works like I want it to.

    19. Creator Gerry Weißbach about 18 hours ago

      Lima arrived and already does its work. I wonder if setting up the second unit is already supported.

    20. Creator sinnyc about 19 hours ago

      @ozymandias: "@clemens -- I am not paying another dime for this piece of shit -- in fact, I am leaving as soon as I get the refund owed me."

      PREACH IT, BROTHER!

      @fmotta: "The most likely use case for my Lima (presuming it arrives at all) is to crack open the case and determine what debug interface I need to replace the firmware with my own. Barring the ability to install known software I may set up a VLAN and run the app in a VM with all the debug, profiling, traffic snooping, and diagnostics switches set and step through the code and examine the packet flow with Wireshark. If it connects to any unknown or (user specified) site after registration then it is 100% unsafe."

      I am very interested to hear what you find when we eventually (if ever, lol) get our non-NDA'd units.

      *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** *** ***

      I don't care if Lima turns out to be the greatest device since the Walkman; I want my damn money back.

      CGC, refund my money in full and I will never post here or anywhere else about your company or product. Until then...

      #Fraud , #Lies , #Delays , #Theft

      REFUND NOW!

    21. Creator Casey Allen about 19 hours ago

      that is an excellent idea @fmotta, test the devil out of this so that we can see exactly where our data is going, since @CGC cannot give proper source code for a third party to scan over to make sure our data is actually secure, the word of @CGC is so far #Lies, #Denial, #Delays, and of course being #Cons. Once I get this device, like around 2018 December, because we know CGC will be delaying more and more as they continue to lie about how they were ready with the code after two years of working on a python code or whatever. Not impressed so far by beta backers responses, not truthful except for 1 person. our of 1000 beta testers (and I think that number is greatly exaggerated).

    22. Creator The CGC team about 20 hours ago

      @sandip, the support team is aware of your problem and is looking into it. More news on that tomorrow by email.

    23. Creator fmotta about 21 hours ago

      The most likely use case for my Lima (presuming it arrives at all) is to crack open the case and determine what debug interface I need to replace the firmware with my own. Barring the ability to install known software I may set up a VLAN and run the app in a VM with all the debug, profiling, traffic snooping, and diagnostics switches set and step through the code and examine the packet flow with Wireshark. If it connects to any unknown or (user specified) site after registration then it is 100% unsafe.

    24. Creator ozymandias (ZionEyez,CGC Scam victim) 1 day ago

      @sandip get used to it. They regularly ignore backer emails for months at a time.

    25. Creator ozymandias (ZionEyez,CGC Scam victim) 1 day ago

      @clemens -- I am not paying another dime for this piece of shit -- in fact, I am leaving as soon as I get the refund owed me.

    26. Creator Sandip Badwal 1 day ago

      Thanks for clarifying those points. Not sure where my Lima is, i received a shipping notification 8 days ago, and no response from Team Lima either..

    27. Creator Henry Nguyen 1 day ago

      I registered for the beta and haven't received it. When i will be receiving it. 2 years for a device. Oh god pls

    28. Creator Clemens 1 day ago

      @Mehmet Acr, @Christian Hresko or any other person wanting to sell their unopened Lima (I guess we'll be seeing a lot of them in the near future)... Do you have the keys for activating the software and can you supply them to whoever would buy?
      That could be good for anyone (@KC @fmotta @ozy) wanting to test the traffic or software without having to sign a NDA :)

      By the way, those comments about finally receiving your Lima do not tell or help in any manner it s just Bull$h**! Is that the only way to get a prolonged warranty for you from CGC? Or what makes you want to post such irrelevant info? Did you also installiert the software? for real?!? but you can not say if all the functions which were promised in the original campaign are working? Now THAT would really be relevant information. Oh, the functions are not implemented... I see... Oh, totally different functions we did not ask for are implemented... I don't see why... Oh, you are not allowed to... I see... how pathetic!

      Software is either coded good and can be openly reviewed OR it is trash... but even if it were coded not that good but with good intentions then it should be reviewed by all who can help to make it better (see e.g. github)... Not showing the code means it was coded really bad and the coder wants to hide this fact or that is was coded with bad intentions (then don't install it!)...

      So @CGC when is the independent (as of money or friends or NDA) code review?

    29. Creator KC (goatCGC) 1 day ago

      So your options are to make your router insecure (upnp,) or make your file syncing insecure (AWS/man in middle)

    30. Creator sinnyc 2 days ago

      I don't care if Lima turns out to be the greatest device since the Walkman; I want my damn money back.

      CGC, refund my money in full and I will never post here or anywhere else about your company or product. Until then...

      #Fraud , #Lies , #Delays , #Theft

      REFUND NOW!

    31. Creator fmotta 2 days ago

      @ozy: BTW: I too want independent or (Better yet) open source review of the code in Lima before it goes into my network. Having some unverified application opening arbitrary ports without my knowledge is NOT an option (and it should not be an option for ANYONE). Naming the ports used and providing instructions on opening them is the SOLE honest solution.

    32. Creator fmotta 2 days ago

      http://www.howtogeek.com/122487/htg-explains-is-upnp-a-security-risk/
      With UPnP NAT traversal is a risk that has yet to be closed. If I remember correctly... NAT traversal can be abused in a hairpinning manner to gain access to devices on your network.

    33. Creator fmotta 2 days ago

      @ozy: I am uncertain if I see a man-in-the-middle WRT to the implementation (except for maybe some VPN 'clearing house') from the P2P VPN implementation described. I do not see a complete enough representation of the implementation to be certain. P2P (point-to-point) VPN is generally what is used by many companies with multiple sites. As for the 'per-user' key... I am uncertain how it is generated nor exchanged. So, that could be a breakdown in security if it is not also done P2P. If the key is not exchanged 'safely' then it can be used to open up your data. As for UPnP: Well - that is a huge security hole and should never be visible outside a firewall EVER!

    34. Creator ozymandias (ZionEyez,CGC Scam victim) 2 days ago

      @CGC why are you man-in-the-middling your customers? The default behavior should be 100% what was described in the project. You should not be a) secretly sending traffic through third party servers, b) advising people to turn on UPnP -- you should be providing correct, secure documentation to enable the ports needed c) since you have repeatedly shown you cannot be trusted, when will the independent code audit be conducted?

    35. Creator Gurzo DeGurzi 2 days ago

      Lima arrived and working well!

    36. Creator Mehmet Acr 2 days ago

      I'm selling mine for $60 + shipping. Is there anybody accept that offer here ?

    37. Creator The CGC team 2 days ago

      @hc, Lima devices do not "talk through the Amazon Cloud". They establish a VPN and use it to talk to one another. In most cases, this VPN uses direct connection between devices (P2P). When no direct link is available (for instance: devices are behind NATs with no UPnP / open ports), as a fallback, the encrypted trafic is routed through relay nodes (proxies that are hosted on AWS) we provide to ensure your Lima can work properly. This traffic is encrypted end-to-end with SSL, with a per-user key we do not have access to, so even then we cannot access your data.

      To the few users confronted to this issue, you have to go in the admin interface of your router and active UPnP. Once that's done, UPnP will open a secure port allowing your devices to communicate directly with each other through VPN.

      If you have more question on how to do this, do not hesitate to send it to team@meetlima.com and they'll help you out on this (They try to answer as fast as possible, but for trickier questions such as yours, it might take a bit longer than the average 8 hours as they have to ask developers)

    38. Creator hc 2 days ago

      Didn't received any answer from support for my question: Why does the Lima itself, and the software are only talking throug the Amazon Cloud, and not directly with another?

      They should do - as promised - a vpn connection to each other.

      BOTH, THE LIMA AND THE SOFTWARE ARE SENDING AND RECEIVING ALL DATA INTO AND FROM THE AMAZON CLOUD. WHY? And will this unsecure

      Thats not what I have backed for!

      Will you change this untraceable behaviour of unsecure communication?

    39. Creator Christian Hresko 2 days ago

      My Lima arrived. I haven't opened it and there seems to be a *few* people left who actually want one. I'm selling mine for $70 + shipping.

    40. Creator fmotta 3 days ago

      @CGC: Send me a refund so I can stop waiting for the inevitable fail from lack or delivery or lack of functionality/security/reliability/... I expect.

    41. Creator ozymandias (ZionEyez,CGC Scam victim) 3 days ago

      @CGC luckily, you *HAVE* tested giving refunds! I was able to get a refund for the shipping portion of my pledge!

      Now all we need to do is scale up the refunding, and grant a FULL refund!

      Isn't it exciting to be almost done?

    42. Creator The CGC team 3 days ago

      @Claes, we have not tested Lima with all the HDDs yet, it should be compatible with this one.

    43. Creator ozymandias (ZionEyez,CGC Scam victim) 3 days ago

      @cgc

      Don't forget to post updates to KICKSTARTER, reply to EMAILS and SEND REFUNDS.....

    44. Creator The CGC team 3 days ago

      @everyone, do not forget to take a look at our latest weekly update to be aware of everything we've done in the past week: https://goo.gl/wiuvQm !

    45. Creator The CGC team 3 days ago

      @Travis, could you please send an email to team@meetlima.com so that they can help you manage your issue?

    46. Creator The CGC team 3 days ago

      @Sandip, this is the magic of Lima, the files you see in your filesystem are not necessarily saved locally. So, you are indeed able to stream all of your content from any device, wherever you are.

    47. Creator The CGC team 3 days ago

      @Mark @Fabio @darin @Austin @I&R @Vincent and everyone giving their feedback and keeping the other backers informed on shipping: warm thanks from the team :)

    48. Creator Jeff Herendeen 3 days ago

      @Sandip: I'm using mine for a similar application and yes, that does work, but as the other commenter stated, at this point you have to wipe the drive clean first

    49. Creator fmotta 3 days ago

      @Sandip: From what I remember (may be wrong) is that Lima lacks the ability to use drives it does not manage from the start (aka it must format it). This may be incorrect, but; I remember asking this before. I have many drives that contain data. It'd be a pain to copy the contents aside and then copy it back onto them via Lima. Also, I have almost No FAT file systems and only a few NTFS. I do not think Lima supports EXT nor HFS and only supports the antiquated file systems like FAT and maybe NTFS.

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