Reviews and Problems with Iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station
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Don't buy it use with 2-bay external hardisk
18 January 2012
Pros: It works great when you connect only single Hard disc to one of usb port .
Cons: It can not recognize another Hard disc in a two-bay Storage Enclosure or in two-bay dock, Expecting mightily to upgrade iomega iConnect Wireless Data Station firmware supporting multi-hard discs with 2-bay storage enclosure or 4-bay.
Summary: Initial setup was a little tricky because you have to plug the device into your router with the provided Ethernet Cable before you can use it over a wifi connection. The instructions do not say this... Instead, you have to go to the company's website to see this under the support section.
Pros: This little NAS box does its job well for a relatively inexpensive device. It does exactly what it says on the box in respect of being able to connect to it, transfer files to and from your computer, and streaming media to a game console and even my iTunes library. I have also connected a printer...
Cons: I can't really consider this a con, but the only thing I have found "wrong" (and it was due to my misconfiguration) was my laptop that runs Windows 7, had an issue using the NAS box as a network backup device. I had no problem mapping the drive to a letter and browsing its files very quickly. Tur...
Summary: I got this to act as a NAS for 2 external drives and as a print server. Only one drive was correctly recognized by the iConnect and the print services were only available to a networked Windows 7 machine. Linux, Mac OS X, WebOS and Android could not see or connect to the shared printer.
Pros: Attached to Seagate 500Mb FreeAgent drive. Seemed like it might be fine for a local network consisting of only Windows clients.
Cons: -Wouldn't attach to Samsung 1TB Story drive -Wouldn't act as reliable print server for HP PSC1400 all-in-one -Management software is not good for detailed settings and configuration -Remote internet access doesn't seem to support "bring your own" dynamic DNS except for the provided trial service....
Summary: I was skeptical because there where some bad reviews, but it had (on paper) just what I was looking for: 2 or more external ports, some form of standard filesharing (either SMB or NFS), the ability to backup one drive to another, the ability to spin down the attached drives to prolong their life and...
Pros: Easy to setup and maintain. Standard filesharing (mostly). Good performance on my LAN serving video.
Cons: Transfer speeds should be faster and more consistent.
Summary: I connected this to my wireless network for household access for a second computer, and used the local gigabit LAN connection for the primary computer's access. Seemed to work fine initially, but once I started to add a heavy load and transfer larger files (1+ GB) I started to get network errors;...
Pros: full featured; NTFS accessible
Cons: wouldn't stay connected over local gigabit LAN conneciton; transfers ultimately failed; I lost data
Summary: Set up wasn't hard but there were hitches on the way. Drive detection was very sketchy, sometimes widows would recognize the attached drives sometimes not. Most of the times you could get a file or put a file on a drive with the software Iomega used, but it is much easier to do if windows properly...
Pros: I suppose if you needed to remotely access home files with some security this would be a simple, no frills option. There are more reliable and simpler solutions though.
Cons: Thought this would be a great low-cost wireless NAS alternative. It could also steam media too. 2 external hard drives and 1 omega iconnect later and I understand why you pay 200 dollars more for entry-level NAS boxes. VERY SLOW, don't even bother if you plan on moving 4 or more gigs regularly, i...
Summary: I wish it had support for USB 3. I purchased this from Newegg despite several negative reviews because I needed a device with this funcationality to expand my office storage on a small budget. I couldn't resisit and took my chance on it and it has paid off.
Pros: Works as expected. Once I ensured proper network connectivity and upgraded the storage manager software it recognized the 2TB drive I connected to its port and bing.. it worked. I also like its small form factor.