Reviews and Problems with Iomega Storcenter PX6-300D
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Pretty good--would've given 3.5, but 3's too low
Craig E. Shea "fourpastmidnight", Amazon
14 June 2014
Summary: This model is a bit outdated now--but when I bought it, it was one of the best ones they had. The nice thing about this machine is that it's got 5 drive bays (newer ones have up to 6) and are hot-swappable (with the right drive). Also, the RAID information is not stored on one of the disks (like some other NAS's--and if that were the case, one drive failure could potentially mean the loss of the entire RAID volume even if using RAID5)--so your data is safe (as long as...
Summary: I bought the Lenovo/EMC PX6-300d because I currently own an Iomega IX4-200d and a Seagate Black Armor 440. The PX6-300d and IX4-200d run circles around the Seagate device and both have a much richer feature set and better performance. The IX4-200d has x4 2TB Seagate drives, in service for 4 years, 24/7 and I’ve replaced two drives, each time drive replacement went off without a hitch.
Summary: I purchased this unit and found it easy to install and the software is fantastic, very intuitive. Now, the bad part. The hardware is junk. I used 6 2 TB drives that are supported by Iomega and I found after two days of running it would no longer backup and gave error messages stating the drives were corrupt. When I entered the software to investigate the drives show no level of corruption. There seems to be a bug in the communication between the NAS and the software.
I Read The Documentation And I Still I Hate This Thing
Lee Sam, Amazon
20 December 2012
Summary: I do photography for fun, and I've quickly outgrown my 2TB RAID 1 array where I've been archiving my digital pictures (thanks 5d Mk2!). I thought this would be a perfect solution - feature-packed, huge storage capacity options, and at the time I bought them, they had a $250 rebate each.
Summary: A solid device that takes care of all my company's network storage needs. Whether I am inside the office or outside on travel all my files are accessible through the Iomega personal cloud. StoreCenter px6 comes with 6 bays along with hot swap drive carriers. Though I had to purchase the SSD drives separately. There are two cooling fans that do not make any noise but allows my NAS machine to remain cool all the time despite the load it pulls.
Summary: Comments about Iomega StorCenter px6-300d Network Storage Server: I was in the market to purchase a NAS and after a lot of research was planning on purchasing the Synology DS1511+, but at the last minute received an e-mail with the Iomega StorCenter px6-300d on sale marked down considerably from the [$] Retail Price Tag. When I did some investigating, several reviews commented on the performance being less than optimal, but mentioned the feature set was quite extensive.
Pros: Attractive Form Factor, Iomega Personal Cloud, Nice GUI, Tech Supt Speaks English, Well Designed Hot-swap
Cons: Freezes or Crashes, Limited Compatability, Limited USB Ports, Not Very Powerful, Only 2x 72k RPM Drives, Print Server has issues, Slow Boot Time, Slow ReadWrite