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.
Conclusion: With the ix4-300d, Iomega has successfully raised performance expectations for its mid-range network-attached storage solutions. Powered by a 1.3GHz Marvell Armada XP processor, this is an efficient box of tricks that offers capable performance at a competitive price. NAS solutions powered by Intel Atom CPUs will still have the edge in terms of overall speed, but Iomega has managed to close that gap while maintaining a gulf in price.