Reviews and Problems with Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d
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Finally Had Enough...
Matthew G. Madison, Amazon
7 February 2015
Summary: I have been wrestling with this unit since I purchased it two years ago. From the moment I received it I had to use customer support to get it to operate with my Macs. The drive would fail repeatedly and have to make new back-ups from scratch that would take days. Customer support was courteous and helpful, but not very Mac savvy. As I paid a lot of money for the unit, I just sucked it up. Reliability was mildly improved about a year and half ago with a firmware update.
Summary: These work well while they last, but we have just had a total data access failure caused by a SINGLE drive failing. This is not what you expect from a RAID system, and therefore I wouldn't recommend this system to anyone.
I lost backup data inside & cloud service has issues
Saad H, Amazon
12 September 2014
Summary: It worked just fine till suddenly the hard drive failed to start & my data all locked inside it & they're not recoverable by normal means. The main purpose for this is to be a safe backup, i don't want to have backup for backup thing. Also I struggled a lot with the cloud service & couldn't operate it. Eventually i learnt that they have declared serious issue for the cloud & iomega has not solved till my drive had collapsed.
I have had this unit for several years now actually ...
John Colquist, Amazon
27 July 2014
Summary: I have had this unit for several years now actually I am on my 2nd unit as the manufacturing sent me a new one after I lost all my data 3 times with the 1st unit. most due to hard drive failures. the 2nd unit recovered ONCE when I lost a drive with no issue but again I am on my 3rd total loss of data on this 2nd unit. I keep a backup on a $120 usb seagate drive that has never failed. I don't know why I just don't use that single drive instead of $700 iomega nas.
Summary: There is no means to by pass the motherboard of the unit. If it quits, all data is lost unless you want to spend thousands to retrieve it. Bad unit, bad company. This is the third item I purchased from Iomega that just quit after the warranty is up. You generally don't buy a hard drive to work one year and then quit with no means to retrieve the data.
Summary: The drives in the iomega storcenter have a high failure rate. If you do decide to buy one of these, be sure you are mirroring as at least one drive will fail within the first year. I have had two drives fail so far. Conclusion - with many other options out there, do not bother with iomega products, otherwise you will be sorry.