Great once Software installed - not so good Customer Service Facility
Amazon Customer, Amazon
9 January 2013
Summary: Product did not work at first. Was going to send it back, but eventually managed to get hold of Customer Support of its manufacturer (rather then supplier) Told this item was not sold any more. But after some diagnostics found that the Software was not installed and I had to down load form Iomega Site and self install, Needed a FLASH USD memory stick. Once this was done, it is working perfectly, and I have it connected to two networks, one Wired and the other WireLess.
Summary: This item was really easy to set up and link all of my external drives to. It's great now that I don't have to have my PC on to be able to access my files on external drives. Only real downside with this is the transfer speed. Less than 0.5Mb/sec transfer rate on WiFi this means files can take hours to transfer on to or off of external drives, this also caused lots of buffering problems when streaming videos through it.
Summary: Apart the awkward position of the USB plugs, the unit looks small and smart. It took me about 1 hour to get it out of the box, plug 3 USB HDDs and a printer, and to have the whole lot online on my home network. Now, I can access wirelessly the drives and the printer from a MacBook, a Window7 and an iPad. Therefore, for small files or backups, the Iomega performs just fine.
Summary: It does what it claims to. It allows you to share a usb disk on your network in a pretty decent way. The only problems I've got are the transfer of big files (sometimes it fails during the transfer and you have to reupload the file) and the configuration of theTimeMachine backup which is close to a nightmare. Plus each backup takes AGES to perform (normally the backup fails after a while so it takes 4-5 different stages to complete).
Summary: OK, this is a nice idea but as other reviews have stated the device fails on the little extras that make it so appealing in the first place - and due to some hidden charges. First up, the interface is slow and clunky in the way that too many web-based front ends are. It can be a pain finding sections you're after. The claim that you can secure certain "folders" is incorrect in as much as the system calls any volume (i.e. hard drive partition) attached a folder.
Summary: As one other reviewer pointed out, the key to success with this device is to give it fixed IP addresses on your network, one for the wireless network and one for anything connected by wire to your router. Without this there is no guaranteeing that any computer will find it on start up. It's also essential to run the iomega management software before using it.
Summary: I got this so I could create a wireless home storage network, and also use it as a media server so I could stream my photos and music directly from an external hard drive and not have to keep my PC or laptop on all the time. I can't comment on the print server or torrent download options as I haven't used them. Now I have it set up and working, it is great.
Summary: I connected the device to my home network 2 weeks ago (Gigabit ethernet and Wifi 802.11G). The installation was very easy but the access time are very slow: for instance when I want to look pictures on my laptop (iConnect device connected to the ethernet network + router Wifi Belkin + Laptop on Wifi) it is very slow (3-4 sec to load a 4 Mb Jpeg picture), even without WiFi there is some waiting time.