Reviews and Problems with Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d
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Doesn't do what it promises
3 April 2012
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: I have Ix4-200d for 5 month. the bad things: 1. Very Very slow - 100Kbytes/sec read Update 2011: I replace the switch to Cisco, now speed is OK. 2. No ability to replace hard disk (HD) to diffrent kind , you need iomega selected hd, since the SW use the HD as part of the system. This prodact suppose to be long term storage , and I can not depend in iomega for HD.
Summary: If you have a similar profile as mine, this review is for you. But first, a note about 64 bit systems. After much frustration, I discovered (EMC/Iomega sure didn't tell me) that the Retrospect Express HD software included in this package does not work well with a 64 bit system. They ended up giving me a free download for Retrospect Express 7.6, which solved the problem.
Summary: This NAS is targeted towards small business and home offices. This review will only focus a couple of key In general it's a all around decent drive with only one issue I found. I couldn't measure the drives read performance using the free utility LAN Speed Test. For whatever reason the program would hang as it was trying to erase the 100MB test file it created when it performed the write test.