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iomega 34563 4 x 2TB StorCenter ix4-200d NAS Server

  • Desktop
  • 4 x 2TB
  • Marvell 6281 CPU at 1.2GHz Processor
  • 2 x 10/100/1000M
  • 3 x USB2.0
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If you've been looking for a convenient way to add more storage options to your home or business network and wanted an easy way to share media, then the Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d NAS Server is your answer.

This Iomega NAS Server offers several premium features, like dual GbE connections, easy file sharing, iSCSI block access, and multiple RAID configurations for optimized data protection. UPS support gives you peace of mind knowing that your data is protected if your system suddenly loses power. The NAS Server even supports up to five Axis IP surveillance cameras for simple security around your location.

Media features include torrent download compatibility, Bluetooth upload and Cooliris slideshow plug-in. Adding more storage with easy-to-use features has never been more convenient. Own the Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d NAS Server today!

  • newegg Gigabit Network Connection The Iomega StorCenter ix4 (Model 34563) features dual Gigabit Ethernet ports for up to 10X the speed of most 100M network connections and excellent usability for office and home networks.
  • newegg Huge 8TB Storage Capacity The Iomega StorCenter ix4 (Model 34563) combines four 2TB hard drives to provide an amazing storage capacity of 8TB for high-performance data storage and backup.
  • newegg Data Protection The Iomega StorCenter ix4 (Model 34563) supports RAID 5 and RAID 10, and JBOD for enhanced capacity to store more videos, movies and photos.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Support The Iomega StorCenter ix4 (Model 34563) features 3 USB 2.0 ports for convenient storage expansion with external storage devices. With the built-in print server, easily share up to 3 USB printers over the network!
  • newegg Built-in Media Server With built-in media server, the Iomega StorCenter ix4 (Model 34563) streams media files to UPnP or DLNA compatible network media players without the need for a dedicated computer.

Learn more about the Iomega Corp 34563

General

Brand
iomega
Model
34563
Standards
IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u

Interfaces

Port RJ-45
2 x 10/100/1000M
Port USB
3 x USB2.0
HDD Interface
4 x SATA (4 x Bay)

Configuration

Form Factor
Desktop
Operating System
Windows PC, Mac OS, Linux
Processor
Marvell 6281 CPU at 1.2GHz
Default/ Max. Memory
512MB RAM

Hard Drive Performance

Included HDD Capacity
4 x 2TB
RAID
RAID 5, RAID 10, JBOD

Conveniences

Supported Protocols
Microsoft (CIFS/SMB/Rally)
Linux/UNIX (NFS)
Apple File Protocal (AFP) and Bonjour support
FTP
HTTP
HTTPS
SNMP

Power

Power
AC Voltage 100-240 VAC
Power consumption – 45 Watts maximum

Features

Features
Easy file sharing, data backup and print serving from any networked Windows PC, Mac or Linux workstation.

Dual Gigabit Ethernet—Connectivity with Jumbo frame support and high performance embedded architecture.

iSCSI Target—Provides block-level access for the most efficient storage utilization, especially for database and email application performance. It can be used in parallel with file-level storage access via CIFS/NFS.

LCD Screen—A small front panel display provides quick information on the status of the StorCenter ix4-200d.

Remote Access—Connect securely from anywhere in the world and get full access to the pictures, videos, files and administration of the StorCenter ix4-200d through a personalized web address.

Active Directory Support—Functions as a client member in an Active Directory domain allowing the StorCenter ix4-200d to utilize the domain users and groups.

Replication / Device to Device Copy Jobs

Folder Quotas—Easily manage capacity by setting maximum limits per user folder.

VMWare Certified—HCL certified NAS (NFS) and iSCSI storage for VMware.

Time Machine—Support lets Apple users easily backup any Mac computers running OS X (10.5 or later) using Time Machine.

Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) Support

UPnP DLNA Certified AV Media Server—Able to stream photos, audio content and videos to a variety of media devices like game consoles (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3), audio bridges, iTunes players, picture frames, etc.

Torrent Download Manager

Bluetooth Upload—Upload contacts, photos, and more from a cell phone, pocket PC or BlackBerry phone (Bluetooth USB adapter required, sold separately)

Software Compatibility—Compatible with today's most common backup software titles, web browsers, media devices and computers

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions
7.9" x 7.7" x 6.6"
Weight
12.8 lbs.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


Customer Reviews of the Iomega Corp 34563

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  • Shawn B.
  • 1/26/2011 12:14:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsGood Home Network Experience

Pros: 1-Ease of set up and configuration
2-Small foot print
3-Expand capacity- add/change HD over time
4-Raid Compatible
5-Mixed Network compatible (PC / MAC)
6-Can be used for print server
7-Can add up to two external USB HD
8-Fast Boot time

I've had this unit in service for more than a year. From the start I changed out the hard drives supplied (500 GB per in my case) for four 2TB Western Digital Caviar drives. I used the original drives in other applications without issue and they are still in service today.

I was impressed with the setup and configuration which initially took about 20 minutes. Each additional machine took about 10 minutes to add to the network. My network has 4 PC desktops, 2 PC laptops, 2 PC netbooks, and 2 Macbooks. The file shares are compatible and in my opinion ideal for home networking with audio, video and photos. The NAS is also used for backups of all network equip. The unit is quiet. Currently I am using the full raid configuration.

Cons: 1-File Deletion Slow
2-File Additions Moderate
3-Moving Files once placed

When deleting files it takes a while as others have noted. After installing the latest update, I did notice an improvement, but still slower than an enterprise network.

When I first configured and migrated data from all my external HD and computers, the files were placed into a tempory folder on the NAS and then sorted to move to their final working locations. At times I'd select a group of folders with a common target to move to and start that process. While this was working I'd select another group of folders with a different target location to get those transfers moving. When you try to process more than 3 or 4 of these groups simultaneously, go grab a cup of coffee because it takes a while (overnight for 1TB of data transfer in my case).

Changing the RAID configuration after the data is installed is also a challenge.

Other Thoughts: I have had no software or firmware issues, but I check for updates monthly. Since I don't use this in a business environment my requirements may be more lenient than others.

My family enjoys streaming video content from this NAS to multiple computers simultaneously.

I have not figured out yet how to configure RAID to define which content is critical enough to warrant RAID versus everyday content. So we fell to the safe side and RAID everything, leaving us with a total of 4TB. This configuration abilty would be nice- if exists today, then the issue is between the keyboard and my chair.

Overall I would recommend this to others with similar situations as mine. The cost may appear high, but I reasoned that my photo archive (1 TB) is priceless. (Yes I do have an additional archive of photo content stored offsite in addition to this NAS, but I'm a nerd that way.) Besides prior to this my sneaker net was wearing out....

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  • Larry M.
  • 8/30/2010 12:00:38 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsGood idea but slowwww

Pros: Easy install and management.

Cons: Slow copying files to this unit, and deleting files will kill your PC for hours. We have tried these procedures on 3 new high-end dell pcs on a fast network. Just wish I knew how a gig enet connection on these devices could be so slow. Either the built-in controolers or the drives themselves are faulty? Deleting 500gis on this takes about 2-3 hours.....

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/29/2010 2:38:53 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsShort lifespan

Pros: Pretty small box.

Cons: I updated the firmware and began confguring/enable shares, iSCSI and NFS etc. All seemed to be going well. The disks were initiating parity for the RAID 5 configuration (slow) The next morning parity was completed. I created my first iSCSI target during the configuration of the 2TB target the second hard drive failed. Glad I never put any data on the system. The system has 4x 2TB Seagate LP drives. I gues this is why Seagate drives have a poor review also.

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  • DANIEL S.
  • 3/20/2010 8:34:37 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDo Not Use This Unit In Production

Pros: Conceptually, the unit would be great. Who wouldn't want an all-in-one, affordable NAS that supports CIFS, iSCSI, NFS, AFP, and so much more? The list of features at this price point is impressive.

Cons: Buggy, BUGGY firmware/OS. The OS is embedded on and written to the SATA disks and is not reinstallable. I had the same issues as other users of this unit - the unit would completely freeze up and become unresponsive. The only way to reset the unit is to power cycle by pulling the power cord. Would lose CIFS and iSCSI shares and connectivity for no reason, even though the unit would still respond to pings. Their tech support was good and agreed to replace the unit, but that does NOTHING for the production data that was running on my unit...it won't stay up long enough to copy the data off the drives. Yes, I'm running the latest "stable" firmware from the Iomega site. Be advised, Iomega will quickly admit their firmware/OS is causing the problem and will send you a new box, but they will do nothing to help you get your production data off the unit as a result of their defective product. You'll end up spending major $ on data recovery. My advice, save your money & don't buy it.

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2 out of 5 eggsRich with features but has some bugs

Pros: Good features: Loaded with 4 Seagate 1tb drives, dual 1gb ethernet that can be load balanced, front panel LCD, decent gui and access response time, Simple configuration Web Interface, quiet, allows data access during raid rebuild which only takes about 9 hrs, iomega helpline was professional and 24/7.

Cons: Returned it because 1. it would lock up when I tried to xfer large amounts of data to the shares: Clock on LCD Display would stop ascending, no reponse to front panel keys, and shares were not available but could ping it. 2. Couldn't get it to join my domain because the domain name had a "." in xxxx.com. Power cycle would bring it back online. 3. Couldn't share sub directories for separate drive mappings. 4. would not support simultaneoud raid 5 and standard drive groupings.

Other Thoughts: I Would repurchase if they come out with a firmware upgrade to resolve issues 1 & 2. Didn't try disabling NTP queries, might fix issue 1. Issue 2 would be moot in a peer to peer configuration, for example connected to a port on a wireless hub/router.

Manufacturer Response:

Thank you for your review. We apologize for the issues you experienced while using this device.

Though I am currently are unaware of the situation that may have caused the issues with the LCD panel, we have corrected the issues with a period in the domain name. Our latest firmware updates this issue.

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