Reviews and Problems with Iomega StorCenter ix2-200
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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: 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.
Summary: The Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 arrived on time and with safe and well designed packaging. This unit was purchased as a replacement for a failed 3 year old Lacie NAS unit on a home network serving 4 devices: a Win 7-64 desktop, a laptop with a win 8 preview OS, a win 7 theatre PC, and an Android tablet. Based upon online reviews, the ix2 won my purchase on a conservative budget.
Summary: We didn't have a problem setting up and using the Iomega StorCenter with our Mac computers. We have several and connected them all to the system. The unit itself is a bit large and so finding a place to keep it is difficult in a small house, but haven't had any problems with its functionality. It does the job, so only problem is its bulkiness.
Summary: Iomega relented and upgraded the unit to work with Apple Time-Machine. Initially Iomega reported that they would not update. Now I will consider Iomega in the future. Below is my original post. Have the ix2-200 non-cloud edition. Iomega WILL NOT update the non cloud edition I purchased just a few months ago. Iomega routinely fails to support their products when new operating systems appear.
Good value for price but needs better backup software
Cheryl Stout "broiderqueen - army mama", Amazon
15 June 2011
Summary: I am sitting here writing this review with my husband, who is the tech person in our family and was the one who installed this storage center/backup drive for our home network. It is probably capacity overkill for our smaller system but better too much storage than not enough. PROS: 1. Unit was packed very well and packaging was easy to open. 2. Unit appears to be sturdily built out of aluminum and plastic. Arrived intact and ready to use. 3.