Reviews and Problems with Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d
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Do NOT Buy this JUNK
Punzelda "lcbarnes4", Amazon
10 October 2013
Summary: This awful device lost ALL of my data. Nothing happened, there was no power outage or network issues, it just decided one day to erase everything. I tried chatting with Lenovo support and they didn't help at all. Then I tried calling Lenovo support and they also were no help at all. So, it's a junky product that's unsupported.
Summary: Bogus firmare. In the last 2 years: 1. Got 1 HD broken 2. Got data corrupted, data lost and had to change the unity with a new one (was under warranty). 3. Many, many times I had to rebulid indexes becouse of errors due to faulty firmare. I cannot trust it. I will never buy iomega products again.
Summary: I purchased an ix4-200d for use at home. Nothing heavy duty- just media files, etc. The device was inoperable right out of the box. I set it up on 4/22/12, but was unable to access the storage. I experienced similar frustration to other reviewers, in that their tech support is only available for a limited time of day. Frustrating. Today I decided to work from home so that I could chat with them and hopefully sort out this mess.
Summary: I bought 2 of these drives. One 8TB, and one 12TB. The 12TB drive never worked out of the box. After spending HOURS with technical support we found that drive 3 was bad. They sent a replacement. Put it in and thought... yay I can finally play on this thing! No. Went into the software to do a default reset and the unit crapped out completely. After several more hours troubleshooting they tell me I have to pay $50 for a replacement and wait 3-5 business days.
Summary: I bought this machine for two reasons. 1) My old NAS was failing and 2) it touted its "iTunes server" streaming functionality. As a NAS, it seems to work fine...others can speak better to what it can and can't do. As far as I'm concerned, it stores all my files just fine. The problem for me is that the "iTunes server" is not a server. You still need to have your PC on to have your AppleTV talk to it.
Summary: In 2010, we bought both a StorCenter ix12 (for production use), and a StorCenter ix4 (for mirroring the ix12 as an on-site hot-standby backup). Both are making problems, with the ix12 being even worse (see my review for the Iomega StorCenter IX12-300R 8TB (4x2TB) 12-Bay NAS Rackmount 34657 ). Hardware-wise, I do not have any complaints with the device.
Summary: Updated Aug 24, 2012: 1. The ix4-200d has been working without incident since I wrote this review. 2. The unit has handled firmware upgrades with aplomb. 3. The unit is very resilient to abrupt shutdowns and bounces back in minutes. 4. Iomega's free QuickProtect is a handy utility for automatically mirroring folders to a share (with versioning support). 5. I strongly advise against using RAID5 with this unit especially when storing critical data.
Summary: Originally this was a great product. I used it a lot for time machine backups. Then it stopped backing up. I called customer service. they were not able to trouble shoot. i called apple who said that they would try but they don't support the product so they can't promise. Now i have a very large piece of electronic equipment that no longer does backups. I have spent hours on the phone with both Iomega and Apple.
Summary: Buggy, BUGGY firmware/OS. The OS is embedded on and written to the SATA disks and is not reinstallable. I had the same issues as other users of this unit - the unit would completely freeze up and become unresponsive. The only way to reset the unit is to power cycle by pulling the power cord. Would lose CIFS and iSCSI shares and connectivity for no reason, even though the unit would still respond to pings.
Summary: I fully second the previous review. I own 3 Iomega ix4 - 200d (8 and 12 TB) . The software, accessibility in the network etc. are extremely cumbersome. Above all, it is very unreliable. The device freezes regularly, including the on-off switch, leaving no choice but to unplug the power, which is the last thing you want to do when there is 6 TB of content on it.