Conclusion: The only things that turned us off a bit about the StorCenter ix2 were its mixed file-transfer performance and the fact that we had to install software on our Macs to get the StorCenter ix2 working as a network-based Time Machine storage destination. If performance isn’t a critical item for you, though, and you're not a Mac user, the StorCenter ix2 didn't do much to dissuade us from recommending it as a smart, potentially money-saving, choice of NAS.
Pros: Easy to set up and use, Strong security settings, Great remote-access and sharing capabilities, Surveillance-camera support
Cons: Diskless version is pricey, Mixed file-transfer performance, Mac Time Machine support requires installing software
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. There are definite areas for improvement but for the price point and capability these are worth...
Excerpt: Iomega's StorCenter ix2 may not look very exciting, but it has some features we've never seen before in a network attached storage (NAS) device. As well as providing storage that is accessible from any computer on your network, it can copy photos from digital cameras and Bluetooth-equipped mobile phones, providing a valuable backup of your cherished snaps. Bluetooth isn't built in, so you'll have to plug an adaptor into one of the two USB ports.
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.
Pros: Installation is painless, Software is solid and versatile, Interface is intuitive, Allows Bluetooth connection via a dongle (not supplied), Fast enough to stream HD around a wired network
Cons: It runs noisily, It professes support for IP Cameras although it failed to find an active IP camera, No manual IP-address entry