Excerpt: Today we are taking a closer look at the affordable Iomega StorCenter ix4-300d network storage device. Iomega is jointly owned by EMC and Lenovo, and the StorCenter carries the logos of both Iomega and EMC. EMC is known for its large business-oriented storage solutions, but the StorCenter ix4-300d is available without disks for a very affordable £229 or 280 euro.
Excerpt: Iomega made its name with the hugely popular Zip drive but, sadly, it is now withdrawing from the consumer market, having been absorbed by PC manufacturer Lenovo during 2012. It’s abandoning DAS altogether – that’s ‘direct attached storage ’, or ‘ordinary hard disks’ in plain English – and is now focusing on NAS systems for business users instead. See also Group test: what's the best NAS device?