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.
Excerpt: One of the best things about the Iomega ix4-300d is that it works as soon as you plug it in, immediately appearing in your PC's index of network devices. From there, you can easily access its web-based configuration interface. The first time you connect to it using your browser, you'll be asked to configure an email address and SMTP server so that the ix4-300d can notify you in case of emergencies.