Pros: The device was easy to set up and I could generally access it on both PC and mac. But that's not saying much. The copy tool was nice for copying lots of files from a friend's external hooked in directly to the NAS. Also, the NAS is theoretically faster than USB 3.0, but you'll need a 10/100/1000 router.
Cons: Right off the bat I would get blue screens when connected directly to it from my PC, and at random times when I was transferring files to the NAS or copying from. This negated any advantage I got from faster transfer speeds. I was also not impressed with the user interface, but I could have lived with that. The real downside was that it stopped working on the network and then crashed altogether. The NAS formats the drive in a Linux partition that I could NOT read, and...
Pros: i have owned several different types of network storage and such this one was the easiest setup and use was was the fastest to get up and running normally for something like this for me it is about an hour this one i took it out of the box put in my 2tb x2 drives skimmed the owners manual plugged it in and i was like wow it is done all in about 15 minutes i would say if you are looking for a network storage/cloud buy this you will not regret it
Pros: Ignore review below from user who blames the device for data loss! It is not Lenovo's fault that he did not plug it into a UPS. Get real. Anybody should know better. Any storage device not plugged into a battery backup would have lost his data after several brownouts.
Cons: It is only made for full size desktop drives. If you buy SSD's you will need adapter's and those adapter's have to be carefully designed so that all of the alignment mimmicks a full size drive. Will need to do your research if you want to put in SSD's
Summary: In addition to the poor handling my only other complaint is the transfer speed of the unit. writing data to the NAS maxes out at about 35MB/s (45 with jumbo frames enabled) with the NAS CPU pegged at 100%. This means that the NAS box has far to slow of a CPU to be able to provide the speeds I was hoping for. I was able to read data off the drive significantly faster however with the read speed being 75MB/s which isn't stunning but is a respectable number.
Pros: This is a nice solid NAS box that seems to be very reliable and just sits next to my desk and chugs away nicely. I have yet to have any glitches or hiccups in it's functionality.
Cons: When setting it up I found two things that annoyed me about this NAS. The first is how it handles failed drives. When I first set this up one of my HDD's that I ordered with it was DOA when I went to install them in the NAS the NAS just operated really slow and didn't give me any indication that the HDD was bad. How I finally ended up determining that the HDD was bad was by removing it from the NAS and installing it in my PC and testing it in windows. Once I got the r...
Pros: Easy out of the box setup, had good reviews already and was on sale. Simple HDD install, loaded the software and within a few hours have it setup for a backup of all files. Great "Copy Jobs" feature, I have it setup to backup all my files each night. Quiet & Energy saving modes. Great item for the money!
Cons: No directions on drive installation, but front cover slides straight up and drives slide in on the rails provided.
Pros: I bought this product with little reviews out there on it so I took a chance. I can tell you that I got it, popped my own desktop HDD inside and fired it right up. I'm a little confused as to why there were some configurations by other users. This was literally a plug and play and was already set to RAID 1 so that my data was auto mirrored on the other drive. Also, there's a GREAT copy utility on this product that copies all your data over with outsanding speed. I hoo...
Cons: So far none. I'll report back after I've had some time to use it.
Pros: Lenovo/EMC/iomega packed a ton of features into this NAS. Yes, its branded as Lenovo, has iomega StorCenter guts, and EMC client software. It ends up being a perfect mix for home or small business use. Supports many popular cloud providers for off-site storage should you need additional data protection.
Cons: Automatic Media Scanning has been a bit spotty. If newly added shared media does not appear in my remote media players (Xbox 360, PlayStation 3), I have found that disabling and re-enabling Media Sharing on the ix2 does the trick. A minor annoyance depending on how often you add new media to your collection.
Pros: Purchased for $60.00 shipped from a “website named for a striped animal that growls”. Added 2 3TB Seagate barracudas (external usb 3.0 – removed the disks, they were on sale for 99.00 each). Upgraded firmware and then started the copy process.