Reviews and Problems with Iomega StorCenter ix2-200
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OK, but noisy
Mark W. Wilson, Amazon
29 June 2012
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. My wife keeps asking what is so noisy in the other room. Maybe one day I will replace the drives with solid state ones.
Makes a lot of noise and I can't backup all my computers to it
Citizen John, Amazon
1 October 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 energy-saving devices. The data transfer speeds are low, which hasn't become a problem for me yet.
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. Much noisier than any other drive in the house. I'm not sure if this is a function of the size of the drives, but you would definitely have to think about where you put the Storcenter.