Reviews and Problems with Iomega 120GB USB 2.0 PORTABLE HDD 5400 RPM 8 MB
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My own personal cloud!
Chan S., Newegg
23 August 2013
Summary: The NAS comes completely loaded with all sorts of features. One of them I'm about to test out when I get a hold of an ip camera is to test the built security software that comes with this NAS. I would definitely buy another one down to road for expansion.
Pros: Easy to setup. Compact, quiet, and versatile. Had it in a 4 GB config. Looking to upgrade to 6 GB down the road, or perhaps 8 GB if I feel like spending the money on two 4 TB. Setting up the cloud feature was a little daunting, but with time and patience, works really well. Got my friends and fam...
Cons: It took me two days to figure out how to open the ports on my new Quantum FiOS router. I have 150 down and I think 50 up. Friends and family says it works great with their devices and pcs. You have to know how to enable port forwarding to get the personal cloud to work for you. Plus sign up for n...
Summary: I replaced an old laptop that was sharing a 1.5TB USB drive and also being used as a print server. Installed a pair of 1.5TB drives and even though they were not the same brand and neither were on the supported drive list, they work perfectly.
Pros: Very quiet, fast access, full of features. Pretty easy to setup.
Cons: Manuals are also worthless. But online help/support is fairly good.
Summary: Within few weeks, I received the rebate as a credit-card from iomega. Despite all the negative comments about this Nas, I found this is a great product. I never had any issues so far and I had it for almost a year now. I love the fact it has secure cloud access.
Cons: There is no real backup software for clients included that I could find. The only options I found were for the EMC software and other cloud based offerings. If it is in there, either I'm blind (possible) or it is buried under other options too deep.
Summary: I Spent a couple weeks with voice chat and tried everything they suggested to no avail. Finally they sent me a replacement unit which worked great out of the box. The real shocker was they paid the shipping both ways. That was a first for me.
Pros: It just sits there, silently waiting for me. Since it was replaced I've no issues with the unit. I can access my files easily from any of my computers which is all I wanted. No more trying to figure out which computer had the files I wanted.
Cons: It took a while to get it where it is(function wise) which is why I deducted the egg. Other than that I'm a happy camper.
Summary: For the price on Shell Shocker deal, it could not be beat. However, I think spending a little extra could net a better product, though I am inexperienced with NAS and will probably keep this guy for a while.
Pros: This is my first NAS. Using this for my home. I planned to use this to: 1. Share files among family PC's and iPad. 2. monitor and record surveillance cameras. 3. Stream music to network reciever. PROS: 1. Sharing files works well with Samba. I purchased 2 Seagate 1TB drives (these are on Iomega's...
Cons: 1. FTP server is very slow to respond for login. This is an annoyance for a human, but a disaster for some devices, like my Trendnet IP camera. The camerarefuses to upload captured images to the NAS. That is kind of a disappointment. 2. SSH login is also slow. 3. Web UI is somewhat annoying to us...
Summary: The setup for this NAS requires technical knowledge. The delivered documentation does not describe the process for installing new drives. I found the instructions on iomega's support site.
Pros: Price: I got it for $69 during a random newegg sale. Haven't had any issues having the NAS detected on my network. Delivered backup software (downloaded from www.iomegasetup.com) seems to be doing its job and was was easy to setup.
Cons: Hard drive installation not straight forward.
Summary: * This thing is a steal at $80. I just ordered another one for myself, I'm sure I'll find a user for it somewhere.
Pros: * Has worked perfectly as a NAS I set up for backups of 4 computers at a family member's house for a couple of months now. * Nice feature set for such a cheap NAS, and iSCSI and everything else I played with worked as expected (used two spare 640GB WD Blacks I had lying around) * Received my reba...
Cons: * Not absurdly fast, but it's a dual drive NAS for under $100 and I had read a detailed review on SmallNetBuilder so I knew what to expect. More than fast enough for backups, media streaming, etc.
Does not work properly with DLINK Cameras as advertised
Collin C., Newegg
15 March 2013
Summary: Iomega support is HORRIBLE. I literally opened a ticket a month ago and they have done NOTHING to resolve the issue except try to blame it on the "cable" i'm using (tried that) despite many others stating this problem exists in the forums (for about 8 months) and clearly if the live wall works (can...
Pros: Simplistic web user interface
Cons: Advertised and even documented on prominent blogs as supporting DLINK camera in the built-in surveillance application (EMC). Several blogs specifically state that iomega themselves sent the IX2 along with DLINK DSC-930 camera and when tested supposedly worked. I can report that iomega IX2 surveil...
Summary: Was a great company. Now I would not buy even a wood pencil from them. Terrible customer support. Terrible is being nice. Service would get one egg, since that is the lowest I can go.
Pros: It worked for a year.
Cons: It died under warranty. First they told me it was not under warranty and then they changed their mind and told me it was under warranty. They sent me an RMA and I sent it back. They received it on Feb. 28, 2013 and as of March 14th they can not find it in their warehouse. Using online chat is use...