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Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage Server 2TB

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Store and protect your digital files with Iomega's StorCenter ix2 network storage drive. The 34299 combines reliable performance with proven data security and management software to deliver a powerful, high-performance solution for business and home file storage and sharing. Whether you use Windows, Linux or Mac, you can easily connect, configure and schedule regular, automatic backups. Store your vital data as well as your applications for painless recovery in case of system failures.

Active diagnostics and encryption protect your valuable files even further along with the ability to operate in mirror RAID mode or as a larger, single drive. Share, collaborate and print from the drive or use it as a multi-media hub with its 2 terabyte drive capable of storing thousands of files and hundred of hours of video and music.

The high-performance 400Mhz processor manages the system even when your computers are turned off and the Gigabit Ethernet connectivity delivers files back to your system at broadband speeds. Advanced features, including Bluetooth upload and security camera support make this a vital part of any network.

  • newegg Gigabit Network Connection The Iomega StorCenter ix2 (Model 34299) features a Gigabit Ethernet port for up to 10X the speed of most 100M network connections and excellent usability for office and home networks.
  • newegg Huge 2TB Storage Capacity The Iomega StorCenter ix2 (Model 34299) combines two 1TB hard drives to provide an amazing storage capacity of 2TB for high-performance data storage and backup.
  • newegg Data Protection The Iomega StorCenter ix2 (Model 34299) supports RAID 1 and its disk mirroring functionality for extra data security, and JBOD for enhanced capacity to store more videos, movies and photos.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Support The Iomega StorCenter ix2 (Model 34299) features two USB 2.0 ports for convenient storage expansion with external storage devices. With the built-in print server, easily share a USB printer over the network!
  • newegg Built-in Media Server With built-in media server, the Iomega StorCenter ix2 (Model 34299) streams media files to UPnP or DLNA compatible network media players without the need for a dedicated computer.
  • newegg Powerful Backup Software The bundled powerful backup software EMC Retrospect Express includes full system backup and recovery functions as well as easy scheduling and encryption.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Great NAS

Pros: Overall, I really like this NAS. I'm making sure that is a clear point up front so my other comments do not overshadow the fact that I like this device. If you are looking for something like this, stop right here -- this is the one you want.

* I found it easy to setup once the config software recognized it. I used the Windows software as I will primarily be accessing it from a Windows machine
* It has its own web server to host it's control interface; nice
* Many options for configuration including individual selection of turning on/off CIFS, FTP, SNMP, AFS
* Ability to setup secure logins
* 1TB of storage with RAID-1 makes me feel more secure than a single 1TB drive

Cons: * "Wake on LAN" would be nice given there is a shutdown ability in the UI
* Power button is really small; need to put drive where it is easily accessible if there will be any regular powering off/on
* Connecting to rear USB ports is awkward unless the drive is sitting conveniently on your desktop.
* No power management, so the drives always spin. It is unsuitable for being on constantly
* Installing the software required patience, but it worked; I'm surprised they don't set this up as a more discoverable device on the network so not software install would be required

Overall Review: * MozyHome is an interesting idea, but is a silly free offer: 2GB free for a 1TB (or 2TB) drive? Also, there is no Linux client for it -- Win and Mac only
* It gets a little warm, but you have to expect that for a small case with two HDDs in it
* It is louder than a laptop, but it's two HDDs in a small enclosure with a 60mm fan to keep them ventilated. I expect noise.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
4/ 5
Great bargain!

Pros: We've been using this on our network for a few months with good success. Getting the Active Directory integration running was a bit quirky, but once configured it has worked well. Unlike other reviewers, we have had no problems accessing the unit from our workstations (XP and Vista) nor from our W2K3/W2K8 servers using UNC or other methods. It appears as any other server resource on the network and the fact it is a NAS device is completely transparent to the end-user. For the cost, this is a fantastic bargain!

Cons: The user interface is a bit quirky and slow. The system also seems to have trouble with large, multi-GB file transfers, but we have not ruled out QoS issues on the switch as a possible cause. The documentation is too dumbed down to address high-end, advanced features that network admins are looking for make for a bit of trial and error in configuring advanced features.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
2/ 5
Mozy Home?

Pros: This is really a nifty device. The interface is slick, AD CIFS support works well, and performance is pretty good. It also has the ability to be an NFS server and VMware Esxi can mount to it just fine. Just make sure you are running gigabit.

Cons: Mozy Home? It is written on the box. It is listed on the product information PDF on the website. It even came with a flyer inside the box that that says "Free EMC Mozy Online Backup for you Iomega Drive". BUT, and here is the BIG BUT... Mozy Home DOES NOT work with network drives, which this is. I don't know about everyone else, but if I put my media and other important files on this thing, I want to be able to back it up and store that data off site just in case of fire and/or theft.

I am not exacly interested in the "free" service of Mozy, but instead the $4.95 a month for unlimited back ups. So, in order to back this thing up with Mozy you have to use the Mozy Pro service which costs 50 cents a gigabyte. If I fill this thing up, it would cost $500 a month just to back it up with Mozy!!!

Overall Review: Something needs to be done about this. I bought this product because it is EMC, Iomega, and Mozy all together but that isn't what I got. I got a lonely island of 1 TB Mirrored space. Even though it has mirrored drives, I don't feel safe putting all my pictures, home movies, and music on this thing without a good offsite backup.

Also, The box says 1 yr warranty but the manual says 3 year warranty. Which is it?

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
5/ 5
So far, so good

Pros: After reading the reviews, I was hesitant to purchase this device. I was looking for a NAS that was compatible with Windows Server 2008 64bit. I spoke online with a representative and they suggested this model and so far so good. I did a firmware update the minute I got this device. Share permission works great and can be access via WAN.

Cons: It does get hot. I suggest you leave it in the server room, hopefully iyour server is kept cool like mine.

Overall Review: I had the model before the X2 for my active directory 2003 domain and it worked great. Unfortunately, there wasn't a firmware upgrade to make it compatible with server 2008 64bit. So, I upgraded to the X2 and it works great with Active directory 64bit. It's a good device, but firmware update is necessary.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Superb Paperweight

Pros: There are no pros to this device.

Cons: Device Number 1: Arrives. Sets up easily. Up and running in minutes, copying over data. 2 hours later emits the first crunchy hard drive noise and by the Fourth hour dies completely.

Create RMA. Pay additional cost to ship back. RMA process requires the device to be mailed to California before new item is shipped back via ground from California.

Device Number 2: Plugs in. Turns on. Due to other review ensure the fan is spinning. Load up software, can not find device. Log into router and find its not on the network, although the port does show as connected. Attach to multiple connectivity devices in an effort but to no avail. Now RMAing the second device.

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Worthless to me

Pros: Works great with Windows XP

If you are a home user, you will be very happy with this device. If you are a business, DO NOT EVEN ENTERTAIN THE THOUGHT OF USING THIS DEVICE.

Overall Review: I purchased this device to make full server image backups. I setup and installed in minutes and all of my XP workstation in my domain could see and connect to the device. My 2 Windows Server 2003 Machines could not. They could see the web interface, and the ftp, they could even see the device was part of the domain- put they could not UNC to it. I contacted Iomega support 4 times with no luck.

One of their techs (Christopher) would simply insist over and over that it was my server without EVER asking me what error was I was getting or if I could ping the device. He did not troubleshooting at all and just repeated that the issue was in my server (both of them go figure). He was the most worthless tech I’ve ever spoken with, whatever Iomega are paying him, he’s robbing them.

The issue is in the device, in Samba, but they have it locked down and it’s not worth the time and effort to try to get past their security.

I am RMA'ing this device NOW.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
4/ 5
Not bad so far...

Pros: Now that this is hovering at about the $300 range (and hopefully at the Egg at that price soon..) I finally picked one up and started putting it through its paces. It shipped as RAID 0, so out of the box its capacity is 1 TB. You need to log onto its control panel and break the RAID to get to 2 TB (in which case you won't have redundancy, of course...) But as long as this isn't the ONLY place you have your precious files stored, it makes a great network device in which to let all your PCs and game consoles to get to them. Supports iTunes, BitTorrent, FTP, Bluetooth, and now (after a firmware update) does indeed have Remote Access capability. The web interface absolutely rocks, and you'll see plenty of reviews applauding it. The easiest to set-up NAS ever. Also supports 2 USB printers as a server, so I am able to keep several PCs off at home as a result of bringing this box in. EMC bought iOmega, so this now encompasses Retrospect backup, which should be good news. Gigabit Net!

Cons: "Does this thing feel warm to you?" After returning to the drive the morning after setting it up, it was well toasty. (All aluminum case..) So, the 1-inch cheap china exhaust fan was not spinning at all after taking it out of the box. It's only 4 small screws to open the back (don't think iOmega warranty team would know, I can't see any sort of break-the-seal screws/paint or anything), so I popped the back open and spun it up with my finger, and it started doing its job just fine. Brought the temps right down, and I feel much better about storing my stuff there. Had a little hiccup when updating the firmware (drive was seemingly unreachable via the console after upgrading it, but when I hit it with a different PC/browser, it was actually just fine.

Overall Review: Going to dig into the DLNA server (for PS3) and the iTunes server functionality tonight. All in all, this is shaping up to be a great little NAS for the price. Note that besides printers, you can also attach external USB storage to the back of this, and see it through the console. Let's see how it lasts. If my opinion changes, I'll be back here to explain why. (Once we get to 1 TB 2.5" hard drives, that will be an awesome way to go with NAS boxes, too!)

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
pure awesome

Pros: easy to setup and use. pluged it in and bam it worked without the install disk. it came preconfigured in riad o mode, and was easy to convert into the full 2 tb. i have 7 computers networked to this, and they can all access it with ease. and as a parent i can setup passwords to block content. with a 1gb lan, the transfer speed is amazing. especially when watching movies. never any lag.

Cons: price. is steep. but once you get one and plug it in. you will be glad you got it.

Overall Review: worth every cent i paid for it.

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