Cons: I purchased 3 of these units in 2011. Within about a year all 3 had drives failing. I tried swapping 'known' good drives from other units and rebuilding but they just never worked again. It was as if the raid card, or some controller card had blown in all three units. I couldn't use parts from al...
Summary: Had to flash Linksys router to use Tomato in order to use 9k Jumbo Frames to increase performance. If more than 2 HD's fail out at one time the whole RAID is dead. Wanted a cheap alt to my 4 TB (2.9tb RAID 5) WD 1tb x4 soft raid (tler).
Pros: Paid $650 last year before the floods... 5 gigs after RAID 5 Uses 9k jumbo frames
Cons: Uses Hitachi 2TB Hard Drives x 4 Slow performance Apps don't work correctly, even with updates
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.
Summary: I bought this NAS, the 4TB version as a back-up box. I have had nothing but problems. I lost one drive with in a month. The loops required to get it covered under warranty was going to take too much time, I needed the drive. It was easier to purchase another identical replacement drive.
Pros: A lot of network-enabled storage for a good price.
Cons: It is slow. Even though it comes with gigabit ports, I have not been able to get speeds anywhere close to the port speed. Direct Transfers are slow as well. The interface has much to be desired, you can't just move files on the device itself, and trying to do it via a network share will take you ...
A Huge Amount of Storage. Best for Experienced Techies
D. Buxman "A Seeker of Truth", Amazon
23 August 2011
Summary: I got the Iomega StorCenter primarily as a home back up for extensive photo and video files and it is working as advertised. However, while I'm not a complete Tech Idiot, I did need some help from our IT person to install and configure this 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.
Summary: I've switched to QNAP and it seems OK, although I had to RMA one of two units due to a failed firmware update. I can't understand why no one can make a decent small-business SAN that's not $20K.
Pros: Nice looking little unit with a handy display, compact size, and feature list that's great. Used this as an iSCSI host for ESXi for a bit (before it started having problems) and performance was better than raw read/write times would indicate. Backed by very helpful support and a big name in the s...
Cons: I had one of these "die" after about 4 months. I changed some options in the web interface, and then was no longer able to use the device (the web interface would cycle endlessly through the initial setup, but never actually complete it). Only option was an RMA, which Iomega handled flawlessly. T...