Reviews and Problems with Iomega StorCenter ix2-200
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Perfect NAS if you like unreliable storage
4 May 2014
Summary: I've had this paper weight for nearly 3 years. During this time, I've had to replace the hard drives in it on 4 difference occasions. This last time, I swapped the drive and during the 3 day rebuild that it takes if using larger drives, the OTHER DRIVE "failed" so I lost all of my data. Luckily, I used this turd just for backups and didn't keep important information on it. Mainly because I knew, this piece of crap could fail at any minute.
A fantastic unit for the IT-savvy - definitely not appropriate for the average consumer
Frank Plummer, Amazon
28 April 2014
Summary: I will pretext this review by saying I really like the ix2-200s. I actually bought the standard (non-Cloud Edition) unit several years ago in the UK for very cheap and upgraded it myself to the more expensive and expansive CE version. It is a solid little box and the only thing that stinks about it is unfortunately the company that made it.
Summary: I purchased the iomega NAS and it's been reliable, even after a virus attack. The Linux OS was totally immune although I did freak out because Windows basically saw the mapped drives as empty! By reconfiguring some folders through the simple web-based setup and remapping folders in Windows, everything was back up and running as if nothing happened.
Summary: At its core, this product is meant to act as a storage device and it has some additional bells and whistles on it that adds utility (it will share USB devices in the network, cloud storage and access) Problems: - BIG PROBLEM - The controller OS is on the harddrives. Its not firmware on the case. That means if the raid fails or the OS kernal corrupts, you cant just take the drives to another system to recover the data.
Summary: I purchased this device last year, and have persevered with it because of the Iomega good name; but my totally objective conclusion is .. if you want to use it as a personal cloud, don't buy. The unit might work great as storage on an internal / private network, but its totally unreliable as a cloud; and if you turn on the media server, you get no data transfer performance at all.
Summary: I bought this with high hopes of solving my storage issues at home with multiple devices.After 1 year using it, it simply crashed with all my family photos, MP3s and several other important files. After seeking for a solution searching on the web, I discovered that the OS form this device is proprietary and my files cannot be recovered, unless I buy a new one and change the HDDs (they are encrypted by this OS). I tried all the "press buttons and unplug" procedures.
Summary: Just so you know, I'm an IT proferssional and spent a significant time evaluating this drive before buying. However I'm very disappointed in its actual performance. Have had this NAS for over a year. Right now I'm getting a flashing white light (I've had this happen before) with no reasonable explanation for it. One drive has already failed. Even when I had two, I found myself repeatedly rebuilding the RAID.