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I am on, finally!
Only took a reformat of the HD and connecting it to the OnHub router.
@Graeme and @Mike, the Limas at Amazon store are running out, and despite the fact that their website has a "waiting list" they claim to be 97% full. The Blue and Green versions are out already. It does not look good at all, specially considering their ratings at Amazon store has been on low 3 stars for quite some time.
Nope I never got it either.
Very little response from them when I chased it as well.
Never got any of my LIMAS what gives?
Thanks for the info...my AdTrap still works on my PC
If any of you also backed the AdTrap, I posted a link to a factory firmware image and the original documentation in the comments section for that kickstarter.
AdTrap seems to be a dead device these days, their forums are gone and I've been told that phones have been disconnected.
Still no Lima....
I got lima many months ago and finally the linux beta client, i Can try it now. Even if after all this time it is no more a "cool" technology and there is something better outside
Bait and Switch. I still have mine despite the fact they gave me a refund, but I won't waste my time testing something that is potentially dangerous to my privacy and definitely not safe to store my data.
I got this email today
We've just released the Beta version of our Linux client & thought you might be interested in trying it out (finally!)."
but i got a refund and sent my Plugs/Limas back a few months ago
I received my 2 Lima devices in Apr 2015 after signing up for the beta program. I was too busy with work at the time they arrived to set them up, and boy am I glad I still haven't unboxed them. Just watched the daddoes.com review and all the negative comments here, and I'll just write this off as a total scam. Anyone who didn't waste time and data trying to set this up has dodged a bullet
Do you have an estimated delivery date for me? It's been 3 years
That should have been "Another similar project"
I ended up purchasing an OPI unit from Open Products. At the time, it was pretty cheap - US$99 plus some shipping, but they've raised the price a lot...
Interesting. Fakespot is now back to a "D"
I backed another project called WEDG - They're over a year late now because they had "legal troubles with a third party claiming code written by a contract employee that was on leave from his/her former employer." They're silent on the whole thing and the few updates (admittedly, more than Lima gave us for a long time) are nothing but marshmallow fluff.
Lesson: Technology crowd funding sucks. Don't do it.
@Thomas Covington, they are way too busy writing fake reviews on their Amazon page.
Still no device ...... Refund?
Fakespot now gives a "F" grade to Lima's reviews, which is down from the "D" it used to have. It rates 80% of reviews as fake.
I have noticed a reasonable increase in the fake Lima reviews in Amazon recently. That comes as no surprise to me, however I was not able to comment or ask a question on those reviews. Not sure if that is a problem with Amazon for all products or just Lima. But the shilling attack from Lima is back.
How to get a Refund...it worked for me
Tell them you use Linux they gave me a Refund ( i do use Linux)
Somehow "Wait" seems appropriate as well.
Wohoo 8,000 comment mark!
Or delete your comments when is posted in their blog, or make up comments and reviews in the Amazon.
@dim3m, Lima 2.0 will be a rock solid device. I mean, literally, so you can use it as proper paper wait.
You can always count on the CGC team to ignore comments.
@CGC team, shhhhhh
@CGC team, whats next for Lima?
The headphone that came with the Lima is cheap
Any updates on a version 2 of the device. I need another paper weight
Lima = $79 paper weight
The ransomware case a Lima flaw in the same way that their "backup" use case is flawed: If you make an unwanted change to a file or delete it entirely, you lose the desired content. The only backup use case that Lima (maybe) fulfills is if your Lima drive dies suddenly leaving you with a second copy of data.
I assume Lima would happily copy all the encrypted files over top your good ones, since it doesn't have any kind of version control. I suspect your question was rhetorical, though :)
I have still yet to receive a device or a refund....
One thought, if you should fall victim of ransomware would lima app allow them to access all the devices with the app installed and ransom those too?
No limage for me either. ...
Didn't get the device
@Alexander & @Rafael - You didn't get your devices, but that means you didn't lose your data. Contact Lima support and ask for a refund.
I didn't get my devices ether. What's happening?
Still waiting my device... nothing ...
It wouldn't be the first time CGC spent money on Deception rather than Development
One of the things that really struck me as odd was the claimed transfer speed. Reviewer said he was able to get something on the order of 86mbps on his shit-tier consumer router with this device. That's pretty damn good for an ancient 100base device.
Just for giggles, I grabbed my old Ineo NAS unit and put a new SATA drive in it. This is a late-gen Bifferboard derivative, using the same 486SX CPU with some additional RAM for buffering and whatnot. Connecting this and my computer directly to my 1000base Mikrotik router, I was able to push 66mbps sustained transfer. Remember that this is with the drive connected directly to the SATA bridge on the processor, not via a USB port.
I'm don't think the reviewer was able to achieve speeds claimed. While I don't remember my own speeds with Lima, I remember them being painfully slow, certainly slower than the Ineo NAS.
I have an older version of this NAS as well, with a IDE bridge instead - it's able to push about 48mbps when connected to the same setup.
That reviewer is either paid off or an absolute idiot... Actually, I guess the third and most likely option is a union of them both. Either way, I don't get it? Does the fact that it didn't catch his house on fire give the device a +4 rating, and the fact that the plug fit into the drive push it over the top? I'm honestly perplexed. Like that scene from Zoolander. That review makes me think I took crazy pills, except that I'm not the only one scratching my head.
@Luis, ditto. I have had a pogoplug since whenever (now retired) and multiple synology devices; -all of which deliver far and above what Lima is capable of doing. They also do not lie to me.
Yep, and the other very odd thing in the article, and later on the discussion below, was that "you get what you pay for" thing. I find a Synology single bay for $106, just $7 above Lima. There are plenty of other NAS-like devices well below Lima price with much more features. I own one of the early Pogoplug. It is not great, but it you can find it below $50, it comes with more features than Lima, and you just plug your current HDD and it will recognize it and start to index immediately. No need to reformat and I never lost any files there. It's been working for over 6 years with me.
The other odd thing is his defending his "This device is rated at 5/5 stars. I would rate it higher if I could" while acknowledging all the missing features, performance limitations, etc.
Makes you wonder if a device has to stab his Gran in the eye to earn only 4 stars.
The author of the article just seems confused to me - "Hey, I got one of those computer things, I can write articles!"
The interesting thing? He admits he has a Synology unit can do all of what Lima proposed way back when, and more. I'm not sure what the need for Lima is...
@Louis, -what BrianS said. Lima was open about the hardware re-used; one of the few things they fully and honestly disclosed in the campaign.
@Brian - Yeah, the author seems desperately confused by the idea that Lima's proprietary *file* format is somehow akin to breaking a RAID array. Strange.
>> This is far closer to Cryptolocker than RAID.
lolololol The NEW LimaLocker virus, er, device. - Pay and still lose your files!