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: I took this unit out of the packaging and followed the setup directions. It was simple to configure and is now being used by PCs and MACs without a hitch. Apple's backup spotted it and made it easy to configure, and the PC configuration tool has made folder management (creating, moving, adding content, moving content) a breeze. Definitely recommended.
Summary: I've had this NAS for over 2 years now and it works great. I have it streaming media, filesharing via torrents and I even hooked it up to my IP cam for recording. Easy to set up if you have a basic knowledge of IP addressing.
Summary: Got this item when it was sale for under $300. Lots of storage and features. I had some problems with the setup to allow the Personal Cloud access through my dsl router/fw and internal router/fw. I eventually found the solution on the NAS Community site for the product. The only issue I have so far is that copy operations to the device is very slow. I tried to upload files from my computer (wired and wireless) to the device (wired) but it too so long that it timed out.
Summary: So far so good. Use it for Picture, video, Movie, music storage for Windows Media Center. Easy to set up I can easily stream 2 movies off the device at the same time, with no issues. Have not tried a lot of the Bells and whistles yet. Does what i bought it for, the only issue is that Windows Media Center can't record Live TV to a network drive. Sounds like that is a Windows issue not an Iomega issue.
Summary: The device is more than necessary for my simple needs of allowing the computers in my network to backup their daily changes. Nonetheless, it offers many sophisticated capabilities that a SMB would appreciate. When I received my unit, I turned off the device parity (RAID) arrangement to avail myself the use of the full 2 TB of space since I am making a duplicate of data/photos/music/video from the source computers.