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Lenovo 70A69003NA Diskless System Iomega ix2 Network Storage 2-bay

  • Diskless System
  • 1 x 10/100/1000M
  • 1 x USB2.0
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Hudson S.
  • 3/29/2015 12:31:17 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOK, after modifications

Pros: Good price. Case is decent quality. After modification it seems to be running fine.

Cons: After using it for awhile with two 2tb drives, I put two 3tb drives in it. The fan did not sufficiently cool the drives and the case was quite warm to touch. The NAS gave a warning that one drive went bad and was unreadable. I took the drive out and put it in a computer and found that the drive was not bad, but the data was lost. I formatted the drive and used in in a PC for awhile with no problems.

Then I decided to modify the case and add a second fan. Not easy as the case is small, but I put a fan in it. Now the case is always cool to touch. And then I put the "failed" 3tb drive back in and has been working fine.

One more thing, and this bothers me the most: If the hardware fails, I coulnd not figure out any way to read the data on the drives. When I took the two mirrored 2tb drives out, I tried to read them with a Windows 7 computer and with a Linux computer. The drive configuration seems only readable by the Lenovo hardware and nothing else. I'm still wondering what a person would do if the board went out but the drives were still OK.

Other Thoughts: Wish I knew why the hard disk drives that were in the NAS can't be read by other operating systems.

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  • Ronald W.
  • 3/19/2015 7:37:07 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsLenovo 70A69003NA Diskless System Iomega ix2 Network Storage 2-bay

Pros: Installed a HD that is on the approved list. Set up the drive in 15 minutes. Seamless. Nice and easy setup for the novice installer, and a snap for network heavy and VMWare experts.
Saw the drive right away & is ready for use.

Cons: None as of yet. Will go in and write more if needed due to failures, freezups, or glitches on this NAS.

Other Thoughts: A need to know how to navigate through the dashboard is recommended. Its like using a domain console to set custom configurations. I really like this interface.

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/8/2015 3:53:06 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood basic NAS

Pros: Quiet, doesn't draw much power (Power Adapter is rated for 36 Watts max) and the speeds are reasonably good considering the featureset and how much you'd pay for this NAS Enclosure.

Despite using blue LEDs for hard drive activity, the LEDs are not bright at all. Good for light sensitive sleepers such as myself.

Software download not required on host PC to set up this NAS. Can simply point web browser at the IP given to the NAS to configure everything.

Cons: Documentation that comes with the hardware is next to useless. Be prepared to have to download online PDFs and look through their help guides. Case in point, there is ZERO information on how to install drives included with the NAS. (Lift front cover panel straight up from the bottom to remove. Something I was afraid to try before I saw how to do it because I didn't want to break any plastic by forcing something.)

The firmware does have some usability quirks.

If you insert drives that aren't blank, you may have to do a "factory reset" within the Web interface (even after once going through setup) before the drives will be reformatted in the default Raid 1 mode. (Mirrored)

Anyone who buys this NAS expecting that they can pop in drives with content already on them clearly has never dealt with Raid systems. NEVER put anything in a Raiding system unless you are prepared to format.

Samba/Windows File Shares weren't recognized by my computer until I toggled the protocol off and then on again within the web interface. Once I did that, everything worked great.

Other Thoughts: I just wanted something simple, quiet and usable. This NAS, once I got past the quirks and copied everything over from backups, does the trick. I get a very consistent 22-25MB/sec write speed over Gigabit Ethernet in Raid 1 mode. Getting network mapped drives set up in Windows and Linux was a piece of cake. No strange delays or phantom disconnects with this NAS... which I did occasionally get with the one this one replaced.

I consider it a very solid 4 eggs considering how cheaply you can get one of these for and what you're able to get out of it.

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  • Doug B.
  • 3/5/2015 6:48:28 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBest bang for your buck

Pros: If you’re looking for a good network storage system this is one you should look at. I’ve been using these drives for years.

Cons: nil

Other Thoughts: I don’t generally do reviews …..

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  • Anonymous
  • 3/5/2015 6:37:16 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsterrible. ruined hard drive

Pros: streamed movies for two days

Cons: ruined hard drive in just 3 weeks. never had a problem until this nas.

Other Thoughts: run away from this nas

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  • Anonymous
  • 2/24/2015 3:47:51 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

1 out of 5 eggsSTOP! RUINED HARD DISK IN TWO WEEKS

Pros: streamed movies well.

Cons: RUINED HARD DRIVE IN TWO WEEKS. SLOW, SLOW, SLOW! spent more time trying set up and then fix than i did watch movies. watched movies for two days and spent rest of month trying to get it to work. warranty is HARD to get. they want to download imager to replace software onboard. copy pasted in notepad, then signed, then scanned, then replied to email. it took five calls and five tries! still havent got imager. hard drive clicks three times and nothing more, cant access it. ran well in xp and windowsn 7 before i put in NAS!

Other Thoughts: if you buy this you are wasting your time and money. will not work

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  • Charles W.
  • 1/22/2015 8:06:00 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggsWATCH OUT, it will erase your drives!

Pros: For a basic NAS/CLOUD storage system, it is a very decent device for no more money than it costs!

It has many features to choose from and even some plug-ins. If you are looking for a starter NAS, this unit is pretty decent.

There is a significant amount of information on the web on this unit. If you have any questions, you can easily find the answer.

This device also tracks the health of the drive and can even email you notifications. Very cool feature.

Cons: I took the drive out of a USB storage and put in in this unit. When I booted, it showed a message that said I needed to enable data overwrite before I could use the NAS. Since it was the only option, I clicked OK,

IT ERASED ALL MY DATA, PARTITIONED AND FORMATTED THE DRIVE!

I spent the next 3 days working to recover 1/5 terabytes of lost data. The message should have stated it WILL ERASE all your data and maybe a second message asking if you are sure!

The drive seems fairly fast and robust but at times, it seems to be really slow... Not sure what the cause is... If it is the drive or something in my network.

Other Thoughts: There is a lot of community support for this device. It doesn't use FAT or NTFS file system so you will have to backup your data if using an existing drive before inserting it, then copy the files back.

Aside from the issue with overwriting, this has been a good device and would recommend it to others.

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  • Michael W.
  • 1/10/2015 9:16:32 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggsI like it

Pros: Easy Web Setup
Easy hardware install

Cons: Instructions that come with it SUCK
I could only upload firmware upgrade with IE 11
FTP does not connect

Other Thoughts: I feel if you are not very tech savvy, you will have issues setting this up.. Of course, that is just me.. Installed 2 of these, one in my Shop and another on my Personal PC...

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  • Matt R.
  • 12/17/2014 5:14:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsRun away

Pros: Many features, an actual support phone number that gets answered

Cons: Failures. It has lost my data twice in about a year and a half. Performance was slow. Support was OK however they are very picky about registration (they lost my registration) and were unwilling to uphold the warranty.

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  • Alexander K.
  • 11/17/2014 5:17:22 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsOne year later

Pros: It works. Great set of features. DLNA Media Center, share files across different platforms (Apple, Windows, Android, Linux), email notifications of status etc. etc. All at an amazing price point. Setup was very easy if you are NAS literate or willing to read.

Cons: A bit slow with large file transfer, however it will stream media (Music, videos) without issue.

Other Thoughts: After a year I love this thing. It does exactly what I need sharing across multiple platforms. I bricked the thing about a week ago when I botched a firmware upgrade. Lenovo support sent me a file, I booted off of a USB drive, and I was back in business with the latest firmware. Good product, good support, great price point.

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