Reviews and Problems with Iomega Storcenter PX6-300D
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I wouldn't want this thing if it were free!
Matthew Greidanus, Amazon
11 November 2014
Summary: When this NAS is recognizing the authorized drives (not often) or when the cloud service/access is working (almost never)...this NAS is great! It is especially fun to ship it back to iomega (now lenovo) and to be scolded at by their customer service. I don't know if there are better NAS's out there but try a different model...nothing but trouble! I am glad I spent so much money filling it up with 4 TB drives!
Summary: We want a storage device that would allow for raid 5 and this device did, speed was not that important just storage. We have had it less then a year and it has failed and lost our data 3 times. It is a joke, you can trust it with anything important. Don't buy it you will be sorry.
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: 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.
cloud does not work. NAS unstable. Software not trustworthy.
J. Kan, Amazon
7 January 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.
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 $250 rebate each.
Summary: I was happy to receive the product and installed 3 2TB drives. The system came right up and I loaded up their software. My windows 7 software crashed due to their security software and was nasty trying to unravel the mess. I was able to get the system back up and running. Personal cloud has never worked and when I called tech support they sent me some lame documents from the web. I got "hey it works for me" attitude and no solution at all.
Summary: Despite the promised specs, the product and Iomega support have been overwhelmingly disappointing. Initially, the device was easy to setup and average throughput for a single sustained transfer was 75MB/s over Gigabit LAN. Unfortunately, total throughput dropped to ~30MB/s with more than one network connected (i.e. two laptops). I tried configuring NIC bonding using load balancing, but performance actually decreased.
Summary: Comments about Iomega StorCenter px6-300d Network Storage Server: I was in the market to purchase a NAS and after a lot of research was planning on purchasing the Synology DS1511+, but at the last minute received an e-mail with the Iomega StorCenter px6-300d on sale marked down considerably from the [$] 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