Reviews and Problems with Iomega STORCENTER PX4-300D
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Great--but read the config info and get good drives
Patrick mcclory, Amazon
19 December 2013
Summary: So this is a basic NAS enclosure and it doesn't have a ton of apps in a marketplace to replicate data to various services (Skydrive would help me at this point), but as far as performance and features for just a NAS, I'm happy with it because it has NFS and iSCSI capabilities, dual NIC's with the ability to bond the interfaces and you can set up multiple mount points and shares.
Fantastic features, would like a little more device support
Sean L. Conley "teknooh", Amazon
29 September 2013
Summary: I've used this device for over a year now and love it. The web-accessible interface is intuitive, making it easy to set up and mirror multiple drives. It boots much more quickly than my other NAS and gives great feedback on the front-facing screen. My only complaint is how few SSD drives are actually supported.
Summary: It's amazing how many people don't verify drive compatibility before making the investment. I purchased this and selected the 4 WD NAS Reds from the approved list and had no problems. This thing is extremely fast with dual NICS, jumbo frame support and disk caching. I was very surprised to find out the plethora of features this device offers. The one I was most excited about was the Media Center. I can now stream content to my XBOX 360 without any problems.
Summary: I'll start off with the device itself... this is a pretty slick and functional little device. With four 2TB drives, I've got roughly 5.5TB of space when using a RAID5 configuration. Performance varies from 60-90MBps on my little gigbit network, depending on the type of files being transferred, which isn't class leading, but is triple the speed of my smaller (and less expensive) Zyxel 2 bay NAS. The dual gigabit ethernet ports give a little extra redundancy.
Summary: Can't beat RAID-5 for protecting digital images in the home. Works well with the Iomega ScreenPlay for video, Documentation and Support are challenging but there is plenty of good advice on the Internet.Hopefully, things will improve with the LenovoEMC joint venture.
cloud does not work. NAS unstable. Software not trustworthy.
J. Kan, Amazon
2 February 2013
Summary: I bought two identical StorCenter PX4-300d with one used for remote backups. I got the cloud to work for backup only once. After that, it always fails with the message "Personal Cloud is not available because the `pcloudd' service is not started." The task manager shows the pcloudd service is running. The task cannot be killed from task manager so one could restart it.
Summary: This device worked flawlessly for a year until I installed the latest firmware. Keeping in mind I am a storage professional for a living. I followed the instructions to the letter but it bricked my unit. After 3 weeks of waiting for this IN WARRANTY work, iomega\lenovo\emc has refused to send me a replacement unit. They demanded that I run an imager which 1. knowgly destroyed my 8 TB of data (I had to agree this was fine) and 2. imaged my device as a 6 bay nas.
Summary: This unit has significant problems and is a piece of junk that does not meet its specifications. A few of the problems I noted: The unit could not even find my C drive, even with special `discovery program' I downloaded from Iomega. This problem occurred in the main copy program. The `Quick Copy" program, that was supplied with the unit, was able to find my C drive without any problems.
Summary: I've seen reviews on this product being slow, and not doing what it's supposed to do? I am not an Iomega fan but can't see to many options on market at this price. I would be really surprised you can find something better at this price. I paid 279 when was in sale. We are using at work ix-4 and I purchased the PX4-300D for a few reasons. I have knowledge how ix4 performs in a work environment.
Summary: Please take this review with some reservations on the results as I just got my NAS yesterday and didn't get a chance to play much with it. I will update this review down the road after a while. I was able to snatch a px4-300d for $199 shipped on another site (B&H), couldn't pass the offer. I'm using non certified hard drives just fine on it. I have 4*640GB WD Black from 3 years ago and they are still under warranty and zero bad sectors, yeah!