Reviews and Problems with Iomega StorCenter ix2-200
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DO NOT BUY THIS!
Joel Bowers, Amazon
1 week ago
Summary: I purchased this unit a couple years ago. About a year later, one of the drives died. I replaced it. Then another drive died. Still had one drive with my data as RAID. I found that the unit runs way to hot. I was going to get a different NAS and replace it. But, before I could, the other drive died and I lost 1TB of data!
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.
Terrific NAS for the price. Great reliability. A few rough software edges at first but then flawless for over 4 years!
JIM D "Jim D.", Amazon
25 March 2014
Summary: I have had one of these running 24/7 since January 2010. There were a few firmware glitches in the first month or so that produced false heat warnings but the unit worked fine even then. After a firmware update it has been running and in daily use for over 4 years. Not the fastest unit by 2014 standards I guess but good enough for backups. A 67GB disk image back up takes about 75 minutes.
Summary: Drive functioned correctly for two weeks beyond the expiration of its guarantee. Procedure for resetting simply doesn't work. Repeated technical support queries went unanswered. The amount of time sunk in trying to get this NAS to simply function was off the charts. Scrapping it for the two mediocre disk drives. Iomega? Never. Again.
Summary: I bought this thinking I'd store my photos and videos on my home network. However, for folders that are large, e.g. over a few GB, the ix2 takes way too long to even display the file folder structure let alone move data between hard drives. I called and spent many hours with tech support. They were helpful and even sent out new drives to me but unfortunately, the speed remains unacceptably slow.
Summary: You want to feel safe with a RAID storage system. Had this unit for a pretty short time. Left for a week and upon return found that both hard drives had crashed and were unrecoverable. The odds that both Seagate drives were manufacturing defects and would crash together is pretty slim. The most likely scenario of what happened is that the internal heat in the small unit was too high. Keep looking and pay a little more for a unit that won't overheat so easily.