Reviews and Problems with Iomega STORCENTER PX4-300D
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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 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: 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: Despite the promised specs, the product and Iomega support have been overwhelmingly disappointing. Initially, the device was easy to setup and average throughput for a single sustained transfer was 75MB/s over Gigabit LAN. Unfortunately, total throughput dropped to ~30MB/s with more than one network connected (i.e. two laptops). I tried configuring NIC bonding using load balancing, but performance actually decreased.