Summary: The Iomega StorCenter ix2 is a great little NAS in the right environment. The ease of installation is definitely in favour for the SOHO market where technical expertise may not be immediately available. The lack of ability to quickly access the hard disks themselves would be of concern to a technical person worried about drive failures and being able to replace them.
Excerpt: The Iomega StorCenter ix2 2TB comes fully set up with two 1TB drives and is ready to go. This is a major point in its favour if you don't have the time or technical confidence to set up a NAS using an enclosure and separately supplied hard disks. In fact, you can use it without even visiting the NAS's browser-based configuration page: simply map it to a network drive.
Excerpt: There I was halfway through building a home server PC for backup and media distribution on my network, using the Microsoft Home Server OS, when this diminutive (8 x 12.5 x 20cm) StorCenter iX2 comes along and effectively makes the whole darn thing redundant.
Summary: Back in the days of 1.44MB (or less) floppy drives Iomega gave you huge storage on a cassette that was only a little larger than that 3.5inch floppy. Now with 250GB and larger USB drives does a 120GB Iomega cassette still have a place?