Summary: If I buy an HP desktop and the hard drive goes bad under warranty, I get a drive shipped to me overnight with a return tag enclosed (free). I just got the same service from Iomega for fifty bucks.... I talked to two different techs that didn't know when the fans were supposed to turn on.
Pros: works as advertised. has a bunch of features, nice control panel, fairly easy setup.
Cons: it gave fan errors after only a week (through the nice email feature). I should have returned it but, I upgraded the firmware as per t/s and waited until it happened again...another 25 days. Iomega replaced it asap (I am a reseller and the unit is a major backup) for 50$. I should have returned i...
Reasonably good performance, but poor included software
8 November 2011
Summary: We purchased this NAS for backing up 6 desktops units and a laptop in a small office with a P2P network. We also had a partition set up for accessing files through the network. We do not have tech support staff.
Summary: I would prefer the LDAP integration be via pass-through rather that by sychronizing accounts, but it's a small nitpick and seems to work fine once set up, so I don't feel justified in listing it as a 'con'. Device seems like it would work great as a NAS if performance is not an issue.
Pros: Lots of features for a low cost.
Cons: iSCSI is slow. We had an OpenNAS built out of a Dell Precision 370 set up for iSCSI that was connected to a server running a scheduled ntbackup of about ~70GB. It worked great, but was bulky. We purhased the ix2-200 to replace it, also using iSCSI. Connected identically to the server as the OpenN...
Summary: Seems like a great product. If only the software/setup was more linear (step by step). There are problems with running backup features from the device softare (downloading backups to the device); and also problems pushing the backup to the device from my PC.
Summary: I have been quite pleased with this item - it works as advertised, except I haven't yet been able to set it up for remote access (though this may be something to do with my PC setup). One cirticism is that the disc drives are very noisy when reading/writing.
Makes a lot of noise and I can't backup all my computers to it
6 June 2011
Summary: I wasn't prepared for this sleek-looking external RAID 1 drive to make as much noise as it does. No other computing equipment that I have makes such noise - or gets as hot. It bothers me not just because I don't like too much white noise, but also because I've made a conscious effort to go with...
Summary: Good product, but was running real slow...it is working correctly and quick now after 2 different calls to Iomega...according to them it comes with a bunch of junk that has to be turned off for it too run quickly.
Summary: This Network Attached storage works well, but I have not tried out many of its advanced features. I have it setup for RAID 1 (disk duplication) which is the default. My only complaint is that it is very noisy. Sounds like a bunch of marbles rattling around in a tin can.