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Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition

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Product Highlights
  • Gigabit Ethernet
  • RAID 1 and JBOD Support
  • USB 2.0 Expansion Ports
  • Internet File Sharing
  • Network Backup Support
  • Remote Data Access
  • Digital Photography Tools
  • UPnP/DLNA Media Server
  • BitTorrent Download Manager
  • Mac, Windows, & Linux Compatibility

The 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition from Iomega is a powerful and versatile network storage device with a plethora of enhanced online connectivity features. The spacious hard drive connects to your home network via a Gigabit Ethernet connector and works to bridge the gap between local and online storage -- which is also known as cloud storage.

The ix2-200 is a dual-drive system, and can be configured as a RAID 1 or JBOD. The RAID 1 configuration mirrors data to both physical disks. This halves the available storage capacity, but ensures that no data will be lost if either disk fails. If you need the full 4TB of storage that this drive is capable of, you should configure it as a JBOD. In this mode, your computer will see each physical disk as a separate volume.

You can configure the drive to automatically upload files stored within specified folders to Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr. Its remote data access feature allows you to access your data when you are away from home -- all you need is an Internet connection. You can also invite friends and family to view specific files or folders stored on the drive -- a great way for you to share family snapshots and vacation photos with relatives who think that Twitter is a little yellow cartoon bird who is constantly harassed by "puddy tats."

When you are at home, you'll be happy to know that the drive can stream multimedia files to UPnP/DLNA devices. This includes game consoles like the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Apple TV owners will be happy to know that the device has a built-in iTunes server. The Home Media drive also has a built-in BitTorrent downloader, which can grab files from the Internet -- even when your computer is off.

If you are in need of a network backup solution, it should comes as no surprise that this Swiss Army knife of a drive does that too. It can backup all of the computers in your network, and is also compatible with online backup services like Mozy Pro and Amazon S3. Mac users will be able to perform network backups to the drive via Time Machine.

Photographers will be able to download photos from a digital camera to the drive via USB. You can also set the drive to downsize and watermark your photos, perfect for those who wish to share their work online -- but don't want to see it stolen and reproduced without permission. The USB port can also be used to connect an external hard drive -- giving you more room to store files -- or to connect a printer -- making it easy to print from any computer in your network. Users who use Axis IP security cameras will be happy to know that the StorCenter ix2 can act as a server for up to five of them.

RAID Support
Can be configured as a mirrored array (RAID 1) with automatic rebuild, or as a JBOD
Network File Protocols Supported
Supports numerous network transfer protocols, including CIFS, SMB, Rally, NFS, AFP, Bonjour, FTP, TFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, Windows DFS, and SNMP
Gigabit Ethernet
Connects to your network via high-speed 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, complete with support for Jumbo Frames
iSCSI Target
Acts as an iSCSI target, providing block-level access for the most efficient utilization of storage - especially for backup, database, and e-mail application performance. It can be used in parallel with file-level storage access via CIFS or NFS
Ease of Use
  • Simple three step setup -- Simply plug into your router, power on, and install the software CD
  • User friendly web-based management interface
  • Web Interface accessible in 16 supported languages
Simple Content Sharing
  • Access files from any networked Windows, Apple or Linux computer for easy file sharing
  • Easily share content with friends and family outside of your home using the exclusive Iomega Personal Cloud feature. Invited guests will have access to read and write to files and folders on your network drive. No need to e-mail file attachments
  • Built-in photo slide-show sharing feature -- easily select and share your digital pictures on the web
  • File distribution made easy. Drop files into a designated distribution folder, and all of those on the distribution list automatically get an email with either the file itself or a link to download the files
Remote Access
  • Connect securely from any computer in the world and get full access to pictures, videos, files -- everything stored on the network drive -- through a web browser. Remotely access and administer the Iomega Home Media Hard Drive through a personalized web address
  • Upload and share files and folders directly from iPhone, iPad, Android and other mobile devices while on the road
Active Directory Support
Functions as a client member in an Active Directory domain, allowing the StorCenter ix2-200 to utilize the domain users and groups
Replication / Device to Device Copy Jobs
  • One-touch copying via the QuikTransfer button. Easily copy files to and from attached USB drives or any network share -- including Iomega Personal Cloud locations -- using the rsync or CIFS protocol
  • Define your Copy Job to copy/synchronize files to and from connected drives and/or any other shared storage on your network
  • Schedule jobs to run on a predetermined schedule
Expandability
Add storage capacity by connecting external USB Hard Disk Drives. Supports NTFS, HFS+, FAT32, and ext3 formatted hard drives
Data Organization and Access
Windows DFS organizes folders and files on a network, such that they appear to be all in one directory tree on a single Iomega StorCenter system, even if the folders reside on many devices in many different locations. WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) enables viewing, adding, or deleting files on a StorCenter from the web, via HTTP or HTTPS for added security
Power Savings
Automatic hard drive spin-down ensures the most efficient (minimal) power consumption
Print Server
Intelligent print sharing capability for up to 3 USB printers
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Support
UPS support enables unattended system shutdown via the USB port without data loss in the case of power failure
System Status
The System Status console is a consolidated resource that provides information in regards to space utilization, device information, and status. In addition, you can manage controls such as device restart from here
Reporting
E-mail alerts and Event Logging provide up-to-the-minute updates on the status of your device -- even when you are away from your computer. SNMP agent monitoring helps administrators centrally manage the StorCenter ix2-200
Built in Audio Video Media Server
  • UPnP/DLNA Certified server provides the ability to stream photos, audio content and videos to a variety of media devices, such as game consoles (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3), audio bridges, iTunes players, picture frames, Iomega ScreenPlay products and more
  • Create shared iTunes libraries to provide a central location for your music
Social Media Sharing Made Easy
  • Convenient folders that automatically integrate with your social media accounts. Multiple accounts are no problem -- just create another folder for each account
  • Facebook: Files dropped into your Facebook folder are automatically uploaded to your Facebook page
  • Flickr: Files dropped into your Flickr folder are automatically added to the designated Flickr photo album
  • YouTube: Videos dropped into your YouTube folder are automatically uploaded to your YouTube channel
Torrent Download Manager
The Iomega ix2-200 manages peer-to-peer file transfers without the need of a dedicated PC
Security Camera
  • Built in support for up to 5 UPnP (universal plug and play) network cameras by AXIS and Panasonic to capture and store video without the need of a dedicated PC. IP cameras from other manufacturers can record to a Share, but are not automatically discovered. Video is encoded as MPEG-4
  • Embedded Axis Video Hosting Solution (AVHS) for local to hosted cloud video storage and management
Powerful Backup Functionality
  • Backup all the computers on your network simply by downloading and installing the available client backup software. Also compatible with today's most common backup software applications
  • Time Machine Support allows Apple users to easily backup any Mac computers running OS X (10.5 or later) using Time Machine
  • Personal Cloud Backup: Copy data between personal cloud member systems and the Home Media Network Drive
  • Public Cloud Backup: Use one of the integrated third-party cloud-based storage services such as Amazon S3, or Mozy Pro for Network Storage (Beta) to replicate data from your Home Media Network Drive to your public cloud account
  • Cloud Disaster Recovery: Utilize two or more Home Media Network Drives in different locations and the Iomega Personal Cloud function to create your own disaster recovery scheme
Digital Photography Tools
  • Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP): No touch, automatic transfer of photos from digital cameras via the USB port
  • Photo resize: Automatically resize photos any lower resolution
  • Watermark: Automatically add a watermark of your choosing to photos as they are re-sized
Bluetooth Upload
You can add an optional Bluetooth adapter to facilitate the uploading of contacts, photos, and more from a cell phone, pocket PC or BlackBerry phone
Total Data Protection
  • Native security support with robust username and password authorized access. Create additional users and secure their content with password protection
  • User Quotas: Easily manage capacity by setting maximum limits per user
  • RSA BSAFE technology protects installs and upgrades
  • Data Protection Software: Iomega's full suite of data protection software is available for download. The suite includes: Trend Micro Internet Security, Iomega QuikProtect, and MozyHome Online Backup service
Software Compatibility
Compatible with today's most common backup software, web browsers, media devices and computers

Iomega Personal Cloud

Bridging the Gap
Iomega Personal Cloud is the revolutionary technology that allows you to protect and share your data. Iomega Personal Cloud is a patent-pending, web-based computing architecture that connects your Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive to other individuals and/or devices via the Internet. Unlike public and private cloud applications, Iomega's Personal Cloud technology is completely self-owned -- so the content and accessibility is always under your control
Synchronization
Users around the globe can copy files directly between computers as though they were on a local network
Collaboration
Easily set up a shared workspace so that local and remote users can view and edit documents -- spreadsheets, presentations, and word processing documents, for example -- especially useful for helping geographically dispersed workers collaborate.
Sharing
Sending large files can quickly choke your company's e-mail system. And e-mailing sensitive files can raise security concerns. Iomega Personal Cloud offers functionality that makes it easy to securely copy and transfer large or confidential files
Security
Iomega Personal Cloud allows you to choose who has access to what data by invitation only. And, users can choose from three levels of security when sending data over a public network
Low Maintenance
Once the system is set up there is almost no maintenance. You still have to manage user accounts, but jobs like array maintenance and monitoring the health of your data storage simply go away
Archiving
Archiving older files to a remote StorCenter frees up space on your primary StorCenter device for day-to-day business needs. Less capacity required for primary storage saves you money
Backup
Keeping a second copy of your most valuable data (family pictures, insurance and financial data, for example) in an offsite location ensures it is safe in the event of an unforeseen disaster. Using your Home Media Network Hard Drive and another Iomega Personal Cloud device, you can set up scheduled copy jobs to duplicate data in another site. Jobs run in the background and can be scheduled after hours so your data is being protected while you sleep
Performance
Capacity 4TB (2x2TB)
Drive Types Supported 2x 3.5" SATA II
Drive Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Buffer Not Specified by Manufacturer
Processor 1GHz Marvell 6281
Memory 256MB
Average Seek Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sustained Transfer Rate Not Specified by Manufacturer
Input/Output Connectors
Interface 1x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
Ports 3x USB 2.0 (A)
System Requirements Computer: Windows XP, Vista, 7; Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6; Linux (Redhat 9, Enterprise 4/5, Gentoo, Mandrake 10, Devian 4, FedoraCore 6/5, OpenSUSE 10.3)
Hardware: Optical drive; Ethernet network
Software: IE7, Firefox 3.x, or Safari 3 or newer web browser

Internet connection required for online features; UPnP compatible router or admin rights to enable port forwarding required for media streaming; 2.5Mbps/500Kbps Internet connection recommended

Supported Languages: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Swedish, Polish
General
Mounting Orientation Desktop
Power Requirements AC: 100-240VAC
Consumption: 19W (Max), 5W (Min)
Environmental Requirements Noise: 28dBa maximum
Dimensions (WxHxD) 8 x 3.7 x 5.6" (20.3 x 9.4 x 14.1cm)
Weight 5 lb (2.3kg)
Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Software CD-ROM (StorCenter Manager Software and User Help Documentation)
  • Quick Start Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    Iomega4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition
     
    3.8

    (based on 20 reviews)

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    84%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Compact (12)
    • Easy to set up (9)
    • Easy to use (8)
    • Fast (6)
    • Highly compatible (6)

    Cons

    • Complicated to set up (3)
    • Runs hot (3)
    • Slow (3)

    Best Uses

    • Home (10)
    • Small networks (9)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Power user (10), Casual user (9)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (13), Business (6)
      • Computer Platform:
      • PC (15)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good NAS choice for advanced users

    I use this device to share photos across multiple PCs and mobile devices. Basic setup was easy but additional tweaking was required, e.g. to enable important communications protocols and energy saving settings. The...Read complete review

    I use this device to share photos across multiple PCs and mobile devices. Basic setup was easy but additional tweaking was required, e.g. to enable important communications protocols and energy saving settings. The device would benefit from a more comprehensive step by step setup wizard.
    The features are extensive, this NAS supports every protocol under the sun. I haven't tried cloud features yet.
    Overall the UI and the Iomega website have a more professional IT feel than most consumer oriented devices/sites, which was a plus for me because I'm an advanced user. But it may be a bit overwhelming for a novice user.
    Iomega-provided mobile applications for iOS and Android are mediocre at best but you don't have to use them. There are many applications available both on the Apple App Store and on Google Play Market. It took me a while to find a photo viewer that performs well on the iPad, Remote File Browser is the best I found so far. Still looking for a good performer for Android, for some reason the ones I tried so far are somewhat sluggish on my Motorola Droid 2 Global. NAS itself is very fast, browsing photo libraries from a PC connected via a wired link is indistinguishable from the local hard drive.
    Overall I'm happy with the purchase.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Doesn't work with Apple Routers

    I intended to set up the Iomega NAS to my Apple Airport Extreme router to be used as a remote server, but the two devices don't speak the same internet language. As a local...Read complete review

    I intended to set up the Iomega NAS to my Apple Airport Extreme router to be used as a remote server, but the two devices don't speak the same internet language. As a local wifi server device it works fine, but not as a web server.

    I wish I could return it, but B&H policy does not accept open packaging of electronic devices, so I am hosed.

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    4.0

    Compact AND Feature Rich

    By EsteMike

    from San Diego, CA

    About Me Power user

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact

    Cons

    • Runs Hot

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Small Networks

    Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

    Using for business, to do backups, keep a RAID copy and sync with another device offsite. Small foot print, sits insde our rack.

    However, one CON is that it gets a bit HOT. It feels hotter than what you'd expect it to be at.

    Thinking of getting one for personal use for the itunes server ability and torrent downloading.

    I recommend it.

    • Primary use:
    • Business
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    1.0

    Piece of crud....!!!! stay away...not worth

    By Thomas

    from Wallingford, CT

    About Me Power user

    Pros

      Cons

      • Insecure
      • Runs Hot
      • Slow

      Best Uses

        Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

        Piece of crow bait....!!!! stay away...not worth even $, extremely slow, every time I hear the hard drives, I'm afraid that the whole thing will crash in a second....

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        4.0

        Good NAS choice for advanced users

        By Mike from Georgia

        from GA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Highly Compatible

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Advanced Users
          • Home

          Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

          I use this device to share photos across multiple PCs and mobile devices. Basic setup was easy but additional tweaking was required, e.g. to enable important communications protocols and energy saving settings. The device would benefit from a more comprehensive step by step setup wizard.
          The features are extensive, this NAS supports every protocol under the sun. I haven't tried cloud features yet.
          Overall the UI and the Iomega website have a more professional IT feel than most consumer oriented devices/sites, which was a plus for me because I'm an advanced user. But it may be a bit overwhelming for a novice user.
          Iomega-provided mobile applications for iOS and Android are mediocre at best but you don't have to use them. There are many applications available both on the Apple App Store and on Google Play Market. It took me a while to find a photo viewer that performs well on the iPad, Remote File Browser is the best I found so far. Still looking for a good performer for Android, for some reason the ones I tried so far are somewhat sluggish on my Motorola Droid 2 Global. NAS itself is very fast, browsing photo libraries from a PC connected via a wired link is indistinguishable from the local hard drive.
          Overall I'm happy with the purchase.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          2.0

          SLOW NOISE

          By Main d'Or

          from Paris, France

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact

          Cons

          • Slow

          Best Uses

          • Small Networks

          Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

          Good concept, but too noisy to keep on a desk, and slow transfer rates over wifi.

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • Mac

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          5.0

          B & H chat helped me find this.

          By Renee in FL

          from Florida

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Highly Compatible
          • Raid 1
          • Wireless

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Photo Backups

          Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

          So far so it is easy to use, and I'm happy with purchase.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Excellent Product - Very Happy with it

          By Steve

          from Orange, CA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Manage

          Cons

          • Runs Hot

          Best Uses

          • High Volume
          • Home
          • Small Networks

          Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

          I use the StorCenter to off load all my video, photographs, and music files from my PC hard drive. Plus with the RAID configuration they are automatically backed up. We have had several packages taken recently, so my next step is to set up the sceurity camera function...

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          4.0

          Good Value for money

          By Ofir

          from Israel

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Small Networks

            Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

            I use the product for home use and find it very suitable for my needs. easy installation.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            4.0

            Good back up NAS

            By doug

            from north GA

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

            • Complicated To Set Up

            Best Uses

            • Small Networks

            Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

            Not the easiest thing to get set up still not able to get the personal cloud/router issues but it works. Put all my music on it as well and can now listen to any of it from my Yamaha receiver

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Quick and secure.

            By Brian B.

            from Richmond, VA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy To Manage
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sensitive Materials
              • Small Networks

              Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

              We store all of our company files on it in mirror mode. Backups are much easier & faster now with all files in one place, rather than scattered over five computers. I no longer have to worry about one system crashing and causing major poblems getting us up and running. The secure setup is much easier and faster than any other file server or for that matter simple computer I've worked on. The only thing I've come across that I would change is that the backup software it comes with is for third party cloud companies. I just need simple backup operations to another computer / hard drive etc..
              I plan on buying another one for my home to help with backing up all of my family photos.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • PC

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              2.0

              Doesn't work with Apple Routers

              By Designhead

              from Atlanta, GA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact

              Cons

              • Not compatible with Apple

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

              I intended to set up the Iomega NAS to my Apple Airport Extreme router to be used as a remote server, but the two devices don't speak the same internet language. As a local wifi server device it works fine, but not as a web server.

              I wish I could return it, but B&H policy does not accept open packaging of electronic devices, so I am hosed.

              • Primary use:
              • Business
              • Computer Platform:
              • Mac

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              5.0

              Excellent NAS for home and home office

              By Sysus4

              from Old Bridge, NJ

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Manage
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Fast

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Sensitive Materials
                • Small Networks

                Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                Great product to store and back up your data. Easy to setup and share by giving access to others

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

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                4.0

                Great product!

                By Thomas

                from Wallingford, CT

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Manage
                • Easy To Set Up

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                  Great product, still has some issues with the USB printers connected to the device,

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  5.0

                  A breeze to install and operate

                  By TT

                  from San Jose, CA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Manage
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast
                  • Highly Compatible

                  Cons

                  • No wireless

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                  If it is not easy i will not do it. Period. Having said that - i'm quite happy to have purchased this unit. It can be configured through any web interface in the local network, and can be operated just like a regular shared resource from any computer. Has to reside near the wired router (no wireless) - which is the only complaint i could find.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Other

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                  4.0

                  Performs as promised

                  By AspenPyro

                  from Robins, IA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Manage
                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Fast

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Small Networks

                    Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                    Arrived on date promised, was easy to attach to my home network. Didn't like the preset folders - was simple to change to what I wanted. Set as RAID 1 to store music, photos and produced video. Haven't tried the Cloud features yet but instructions appear clear. Some noise from drives but not offensive. Fan ON indicator was erratic at first - kept getting e-mail notifications. Now seems to be working properly without any tweaking by me. Drives can be removed quickly. I like the metal case which helps to dissipate heat. Performance on the network has been fine for all the video files - no pauses.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Computer Platform:
                    • PC

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                    4.0

                    Great Device

                    By Jon

                    from MI

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Manage
                    • Easy To Set Up

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                        I purchased for a backup of all my home data & computers. We have experienced data loss on a few occasions over the past few years. I can't loose family pictures & videos anymore though and hope to create my redundant backup's.

                        So far I have been impressed with the features and the value of the product. I like the ability to sync or mirror drives over the internet which allows me to store one at a friends or relatives and keep my local to ensure my treasured memories aren't lost.

                        Obviously time will tell as to the reliability, but for now I am definitely pleased.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        4.0

                        a bit more complicated than advertised

                        By blademan

                        from minnesota

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Highly Compatible

                        Cons

                        • Complicated To Set Up
                        • Poorly written manual

                        Best Uses

                        • Backup

                        Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                        I use this device to backup my home network.

                        Pros: small size, inexpensive, cloud capabilities, friendly USA based tech support

                        Cons: 1) setup more complicated than advertised. After 4 days, I have yet to complete the setup of all features. It requires knowledge about technical aspects of your router, port forwarding and settings, opening ports, etc. Help is only available from your router's manufacturer, not from Iomega who declines to provide assistance on another company's router. If you're beyond the warrantly or tech support period for your router, you are on your own so good luck. Although I'm not a computer engineer, I'm not a novice either and have had PC's for 20 years, maintain my home network, provide tech support for my parents via remote control, and have doctoral degree in a scientific field.
                        2) the poorly written manual assumes you have knowledge about the field and NAS storage terms that lay public will not know. It's difficult to follow the directions if you do not understand them.
                        3) no sync program is included. no backup software program is included either but one must download one from the Iomega website.

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • PC

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                        4.0

                        Works Great

                        By Paul

                        from Gatineau, QC

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home

                            Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                            Easy to setup and works fine over wi-fi network.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            4.0

                            A little complicated, but works great

                            By Blue Jaguar Group

                            from Oakland, CA

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Complicated To Set Up

                              Best Uses

                              • Small Networks

                              Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                              A great backup solution for the money. very powerful with plenty of features and functionality. It's a little complicated to figure out but Iomega's tech support is very helpful.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Extremely pleased!

                              By Bim

                              from Boston, MA

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Completely as advertised
                              • Easy To Manage
                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Fast

                              Cons

                              • Have not found any Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • High Volume
                              • Home-office network

                              Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                              I use the drive for several functions: (1) as a standard NAS backup device on my home office network, (2) remote file access using the free URL service that comes with the product, and (3) syncing with another Iomega Cloud drive in a different city

                              • Primary use:
                              • Business
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              2.0

                              Ok but waiting on the iPhone app

                              By Maui

                              from Maui, Hawaii

                              About Me Quality Oriented

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Slow

                                Best Uses

                                • Network

                                Comments about Iomega 4TB (2x2TB) StorCenter ix2-200 Network Storage, Cloud Edition:

                                Using it for backup now. I thought that I might be able to use it with my iPhone better than I'm able to at the present. I would give that a one star.
                                The iphone developers need to hurry up. Aslo I have some jpeg's that are about 12 mb and the cloud will not display them.
                                Instruction guide is good for setting up be if you want some additional help (discussion group), you are hosed.

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