Reviews and Problems with Iomega StorCenter ix2-200
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DO NOT BUY THIS!
Joel Bowers, Amazon
4 days 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.
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.
I have 3 and all have failed with horrible support
19 May 2013
Summary: I purchased 3 of these units for various datacenters. I was looking for cheap RAID'ed network storage for various backups and testing. I liked the fact that these devices had been approved for VMware. Unfortunately I've had nothing but problems with all 3 devices. All of the units have failed for various reasons. I've had 4 of the 6 drives fail, the units would go into a reboot cycle, access to the devices via iSCSI, NFS, etc would fail with no apparent reason.
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: Multiple Issues, avoid this Unit, used on SOHO with Active Directory Integration, the unit was not able to perform ok, multiple restarts required to get in working. Not able to access the shares by IP.