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Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure

B&H # IOPX4300D0 Mfr # 35098
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 4x 2.5"/3.5" SATA Drive Bays
  • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
  • RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+Hot Spare, JBOD
  • iSCSI Block-Level Access
  • SSD Support
  • Iomega Cloud Technology
  • USB Print Server & DLNA/UPnP Server
  • UPS Communication Support
  • Dedicated Customer Support Phone Line
  • Mac, Windows, & Linux Compatibility

The StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure from Iomega is a network storage enclosure, perfect for use in small offices, workgroups, and home networks. It can house up to (4) 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drives or SSD drives. It connects to your network via dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, and offers advanced features such as iSCSI block access, RAID support, and remote data access. It is compatible with Mac, Windows, and Linux clients.

Business users will be happy with the vast functionality of the device. It can be connected to a UPS monitoring port, act as a print server of Axis IP security camera server, and supports rsync device-to-device data replication. Support for Microsoft's Active Directory, user quotas, and user-replaceable drives round out the server's impressive professional feature set.

Home users will be happy to know that the server features built-in support for the UPnP AV protocol. This allows media files stored on the drive to be streamed to DLNA-certified devices -- whose members include many popular digital media players. It also features a BitTorrent client, which allows you to download files shared on the popular peer-to-peer file sharing network directly to the drive -- making it possible to download files when your computer is powered down!

The enclosure ships without any drives, allowing you to add your own. Each of its four bays can accept a 2.5" or 3.5" SATA hard drive or SSD drive. Drive carriers are included.
For I/O intensive applications, the px4-300d can be fitted with solid state drives to boost performance.
Supports RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, and 5+1 (Hot Spare), all with automatic RAID rebuild and hot swap. JBOD mode is also available.
Supports many popular network file protocols, including CIFS/SMB/Rally (Microsoft), NFS (Linux/UNIX), AFP/Bonjour (Apple), FTP, TFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, Windows DFS, and SNMP.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with high performance embedded architecture.
iSCSI target provides block-level access for the most efficient storage utilization, especially for backup, database and e-mail application performance. It can be used in parallel with file-level storage access via CIFS/NFS. Includes support for SCSI-3 persistent reservations.
High-Performance
  • Support for Solid State Drives
  • Dual-core Intel Atom Processor
  • 2GB memory
  • Dual GbE NICs
Flexible Configurations
  • Diskless configuration -- bring your own drives
  • Storage pools with RAID expansion, migration and hot spares
  • Advanced RAID levels including Hot Spare
The enclosure has been certified for use with VMware vSphere 4.0, Citrix XenServer, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2. It has been tested by the EMC E-Lab.
Features support for Windows Active Directory Trusted Domains, MSCS and Hyper-V Live Migration.
Built-in Iomega Cloud technology makes it possible to centralize, share and protect your data from anywhere.
Advanced Networking Capabilities:
  • NIC bonding for failover and load balancing including 802.3ad link aggregation
  • Jumbo frame support for 4000 and 9000 byte payloads
  • VLAN Tagging capability to IEEE 802.1Q standard
  • iSCSI persistent reservations for clustered Microsoft environments
Data Replication/Device to Device Data 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
Add storage capacity by connecting external USB hard disk drives. Supports read/write on FAT32, NTFS, ext2/ext3, or HFS+ formatted drives.
Third party applications can be installed using the embedded application manager.
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.
Automatic hard drive spin-down assures the most efficient power consumption.
Intelligent print sharing capability for up to 3 USB printers connected to the StorCenter px4-300d.
UPS support enables unattended system shutdown via the USB port without data loss in the case of power failure.
The System Status screen is a consolidated resource on space utilization, device information, and status. In addition, you can manage controls such as device restart from here.
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 px4-300d.
Powerful Backup Functionality
  • Backup all the computers on your network simply by downloading and installing the available client backup software. The enclosure is also compatible with today's most common backup software applications.
  • Allows Apple users to easily backup any Mac computers running OS X (10.5 or later) using Time Machine.
  • Synchronize data between personal cloud member systems and the px4-300d.
  • Use one of the integrated 3rd party cloud-based storage services such as Amazon S3 or MozyConnect to replicate data from your px4-300d to your public cloud account.
  • Utilize two px4-300d devices in different locations and the Iomega Personal Cloud function to create your own disaster recovery scheme.
Total Data Protection:
  • Features robust username and password authorized access. You can create additional users and secure their content with password protection.
  • Easily manage capacity by setting maximum limits per user.
  • RSA BSAFE technology protects installs and upgrades.
  • Iomega's QuikProtect backup software is available for download.
Compatible with today's most common backup software, web browsers, media devices, and computers.

Other Features

Built in Audio Video Media Server is UPnP/DLNA Certified:
  • Stream content to media devices
  • Built-in iTunes server
Integrated Facebook, Flickr and YouTube sharing
Integrated peer-to-peer file transfer management supports BitTorrent downloads
Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP) supports automatic transfer of photos from digital cameras via the USB port. It can also resize and watermark your photos.
Upload contacts, photos, and more from a cell phone, pocket PC or BlackBerry phone via Bluetooth. You just need to connect an optional USB Bluetooth adapter to the enclosure!

Iomega Personal Cloud

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 StorCenter network storage devices 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.
Keeping a backup copy of your data in an offsite location ensures availability in the event of an unforeseen disaster. Remote backups can run in the background after business hours to eliminate network bottlenecks.
Users around the globe can sync files directly between computers as though they were on a local network.
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.
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.
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. At many smaller companies, locally stored files are at risk from theft, fire, software problems, and hardware failure. Cloud storage offers built in redundancy at every level: hard drive, server, and datacenter.
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 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.

Added Guarantee

During the warranty period, Iomega provides with this device a dedicated customer support phone line for handling all problems, troubleshooting, and return inquiries: 1-800-940-6354. Only units found to be defective can be returned, and Iomega will make every effort to resolve any problems over the phone first

Certifications

The Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage has received the following certifications:
  • Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, and 2008 R2 including Microsoft Cluster Server and Hyper-V Live Migration
  • VMware VSphere ESX4 iSCSI and NAS, XenServer 5.5, 5.6 (w/ MPIO), iSCSI & NFS
Capacity None
Bays 4x 2.5"/3.5" SATA II
Processor 1.8GHz Intel Atom Dual-Core
Memory 2GB
RAID RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 5+1 (Hot Spare), JBOD
Ports 2x 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45)
1x USB 3.0 (A)
2x USB 2.0 (A)
iSCSI 256 iSCSI LUNs
Mounting Orientation Desktop
Languages English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Swedish, Polish
Operating System EMC LifeLine (Linux)
System Requirements Computer: 300MHz
Operating System: Windows XP (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), 7 (32/64-bit); Mac OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6; Linux (Redhat Enterprise 4-6, Ubuntu 7.10-10.10, OpenSUSE 10.3-11.3)
Software: Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.x, Safari 3.0, or other modern web browser
Hardware: Optical drive; DHCP-enabled network; Ethernet adapter; Network hub, switch, or router; Internet connection with UPnP router or port forwarding rights required for Cloud and Remote Access (2.5Mbps down/500kbps up recommended)
Agency Certifications Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008, and 2008 R2 including Microsoft Cluster Server and Hyper-V Live Migration; VMware VSphere ESX4 iSCSI and NAS, XenServer 5.5, 5.6 (with MPIO), iSCSI & NFS
Electrical Requirements AC: 100-240VAC
Noise 31dB (Maximum)
Dimensions (WxHxD) 6.9 x 8.75 x 10.1" (17.6 x 22.2 x 25.7cm)
Weight 14.5 lb (6.6kg) with drives
Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Solution CD (StorCenter Manager Software, User Help Documentation)
  • Printed Quick Install Guide
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
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    IomegaStorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure
     
    4.3

    (based on 10 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

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      (1)

    90%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (5)
    • Fast (5)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Small networks (5)
      • High volume (3)
      • Home (3)
      • Sensitive materials (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (6), Casual user (3)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (7), Business (3)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      The Might Box

      First let me start by saying that despite the negative reviews everywhere I couldn't resist the awesome price B&H sold this for, thanks B&H.This NAS has a nice finished...Read complete review

      First let me start by saying that despite the negative reviews everywhere I couldn't resist the awesome price B&H sold this for, thanks B&H.This NAS has a nice finished look to it. The drives were very easy to install and they click into place behind the front door, more secure than what some have made it sound to be. The software was very easy to navigate. I set my NAS to raid 0. The front screen is nice letting you know the current status. The fan is a little loud like an old computer. After spending countless hours relearning networking, I finally found the best settings that work for me. Nic bonding set to Failover, Jumbo Frames set to off on the NAS, the router, and the computers nic card settings. I also tweaked a few settings advised and the results were amazing. I think the biggest mistake that people make is change a setting on this NAS and not think about the affects on the other end, check settings in the whole system so they are all aligned. My burst speeds are in ninety's, my constant download speeds are in the high eighty's, my read speeds are in the high seventy's. These numbers are far better than what I've read in reviews. My movies now stream flawlessly. I use four 3tb Seagate drives and am going to look into increasing the memory in the hardware as it supports one more block and all of this for less than[*]good luck trying to find this in the competition, did I mention a three year warranty.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Promises a lot, delivers little

      I bought this for use in a home office as a backup solution for my home and work systems and to host media content (iTunes, photos, etc). I received the product the...Read complete review

      I bought this for use in a home office as a backup solution for my home and work systems and to host media content (iTunes, photos, etc). I received the product the following day after purchase (Thanks B&H!). Despite the promises made, I've found the product and Iomega support to be overwhelmingly disappointing.

      At first, I was pleased that the device seemed easy to setup and the device was averaging about 75 MB/s on sustained transfers over a Gigabit connection. Unfortunately, total throughput dropped to about 30 MB/s when more than one system accessed files on the device. I then tried to configure some of the more advanced settings, and that's when the problems started.

      The product specs indicate that the StorCenter supports NIC bonding for failover and load balancing including 802.3ad link aggregation. "Great," I thought, "I'll try to configure the device for load balancing." To my disappointment, I noticed no improvement in performance; actually, total network throughput decreased. Not willing to give up, I went out and purchased a small business router capable of Link Aggregation (LAG), as this functionality is not typically found on a home wifi router or cheap switch. I proceeded to configure LAG on the switch and setup bonding using LAG on the StorCenter; as with all changes on the device, a reset was required, but it would no longer pick up an IP from the DHCP server on the network. Consulting the support site, the common solution for this behavior is to manually turn off and on the device; unfortunately, the device still refused to pick up an IP after doing this. Concerned I might have a bad network cable, I unplugged one of the cables to switch it out and, immediately, the StorCenter picked up an IP address. I decided to back out the advanced configuration settings and start over, in case I had done something wrong, but I encountered a new problem: both NICs on the StorCenter now had the same MAC address, even though they were not bonded. I could now no longer plug both NICs into the network, as both the DHCP server and switch now viewed both NICs as a single device.

      Thus began my experience with Iomega Support. 3 days after logging a support ticket online, I finally received a response from support recommending a Factory Reset, which should reset the network stack. After taking a backup of the data on the device (it still worked at this point with only a single NIC in use), I performed the Factory Reset, only to discover that the device then failed to pick up an IP address under any circumstance. At this point, I phoned Iomega Support, but the analyst I spoke to was stumped and had no suggestions. Investigating the issue myself, I found steps in the Release Notes of a previous firmware release on how to perform an Administrative reset. The analyst on the phone was unfamiliar with these steps (even though the firmware was released 01/09/2012), but we proceeded through the steps with the same outcome. At this point, the analyst indicated that they would transfer the call to a senior analyst. I then waited another 4 days to receive a response to indicate that they were still researching the issue. The following day, they contacted me to obtain my shipping details and indicated that they would be shipping out a replacement. It's been a week since that call; I received the tracking number yesterday, but UPS still hasn't received the item for shipping. I would hate to have to rely on this level of support if I used this product in a business environment, which is a shame, as Iomega is clearly targeting this to businesses.

      After this whole experience, I found out in the previously mentioned Firmware Release Notes that there's an existing issue/limitation that applies to all StorCenter products where "you may experience a decrease in network performance" "if you bond network interface cards (NICs) on your Iomega StorCenter device and are running the device in a gigabit LAN". As I've had this device for almost 2 months and have already mailed in the rebate request, I can no longer return it. So I would recommend that anyone looking to make use of NIC bonding highly consider another product, unless all you're looking for is failover protection.

      Also, don't get me started with the whole rebate process. Iomega continued to refuse the rebate several times, until I finally sent in every single UPC on the box.

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      4.0

      Great little NAS!

      By Frenchyaz

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backups

        Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

        I'm using this product for backup purpose only. I put 4*640GB Western Digital Caviar inside. Even though they are not in the HDD list provided by Lenovo, I assumed that if the 1TB is certified, this one would work just fine and it does. I have created a RAID 5, which gives me about 1.7TB of storage space. I set up email alerts to get notified if something would go wrong and it worked first time. The R/W on this device is snappy, between 60MB to 80MB/s, more than enough for backups.

        What I like:
        Easy to use, speed, price (thanks B&H for this terrific deal!), access through a web browser or proprietary software, plenty of features including iSCSI, runs on Atom 1.8GHz so fast access to and from the box, dual nics for VLAN or link aggregation, you name it!

        Not so great:
        Support is a bit incompetent, extension for memory and PCIe x4 are present but no official hardware upgrade can be set (really?), HDD list is poor.

        All in all for the price, you really can't beat the features/speed hence a great choice for your home or small business! Recommended.

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

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        5.0

        Multimedia NAS

        By copyexpo

        from New Jersey

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Fast

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Networks

          Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

          Great Poduct, I have already 4TB, with music and movies connect to my network, I'm able to play file in PC'S, PS3, and PVP.

          Better than HP, and LG NAS, I have those before and this one is a lot better,

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

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          4.0

          The Might Box

          By dejiniro

          from Federal Way, WA

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Fast
          • Great Design
          • Highly Compatible

          Cons

          • Loud Fan
          • Software Buggy

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Media Server
          • Small Networks

          Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

          First let me start by saying that despite the negative reviews everywhere I couldn't resist the awesome price B&H sold this for, thanks B&H.This NAS has a nice finished look to it. The drives were very easy to install and they click into place behind the front door, more secure than what some have made it sound to be. The software was very easy to navigate. I set my NAS to raid 0. The front screen is nice letting you know the current status. The fan is a little loud like an old computer. After spending countless hours relearning networking, I finally found the best settings that work for me. Nic bonding set to Failover, Jumbo Frames set to off on the NAS, the router, and the computers nic card settings. I also tweaked a few settings advised and the results were amazing. I think the biggest mistake that people make is change a setting on this NAS and not think about the affects on the other end, check settings in the whole system so they are all aligned. My burst speeds are in ninety's, my constant download speeds are in the high eighty's, my read speeds are in the high seventy's. These numbers are far better than what I've read in reviews. My movies now stream flawlessly. I use four 3tb Seagate drives and am going to look into increasing the memory in the hardware as it supports one more block and all of this for less than[*]good luck trying to find this in the competition, did I mention a three year warranty.

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

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          5.0

          I Like It

          By Storage Man

          from Los Altos, CA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

              I'm using this as storage backup solution for the family, and as a media server. It was easy to setup. We have a mix of Mac and Windows machines in the house and they all were easy to setup and they are all successfully using the machine.

              I also like the fact that Iomega is an EMC company and that the firmware running the device has EMC genetics.

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

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              5.0

              i would this product again

              By rasha

              from arlington, va

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Excellent With Enterprize

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • High Volume

                Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

                easy and simple to install

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

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                5.0

                SMB Grade, Can handle any consumer task

                By John from Santa Monica

                from Santa Monica, CA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easy To Manage
                • Fast

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High Volume
                  • Home
                  • Sensitive Materials
                  • Small Networks

                  Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

                  - iomega personal cloud alone makes this a great value
                  - easy to set up and what isn't can be easily answered by iomega professional staff
                  - Great design and interface, make the NAS almost fun to use

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

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                  1.0

                  Promises a lot, delivers little

                  By avgjoe79

                  from Boston, MA

                  About Me Power user

                  Pros

                  • Compact
                  • Easy To Set Up

                  Cons

                  • Slow
                  • Unreliable

                  Best Uses

                  • Home

                  Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

                  I bought this for use in a home office as a backup solution for my home and work systems and to host media content (iTunes, photos, etc). I received the product the following day after purchase (Thanks B&H!). Despite the promises made, I've found the product and Iomega support to be overwhelmingly disappointing.

                  At first, I was pleased that the device seemed easy to setup and the device was averaging about 75 MB/s on sustained transfers over a Gigabit connection. Unfortunately, total throughput dropped to about 30 MB/s when more than one system accessed files on the device. I then tried to configure some of the more advanced settings, and that's when the problems started.

                  The product specs indicate that the StorCenter supports NIC bonding for failover and load balancing including 802.3ad link aggregation. "Great," I thought, "I'll try to configure the device for load balancing." To my disappointment, I noticed no improvement in performance; actually, total network throughput decreased. Not willing to give up, I went out and purchased a small business router capable of Link Aggregation (LAG), as this functionality is not typically found on a home wifi router or cheap switch. I proceeded to configure LAG on the switch and setup bonding using LAG on the StorCenter; as with all changes on the device, a reset was required, but it would no longer pick up an IP from the DHCP server on the network. Consulting the support site, the common solution for this behavior is to manually turn off and on the device; unfortunately, the device still refused to pick up an IP after doing this. Concerned I might have a bad network cable, I unplugged one of the cables to switch it out and, immediately, the StorCenter picked up an IP address. I decided to back out the advanced configuration settings and start over, in case I had done something wrong, but I encountered a new problem: both NICs on the StorCenter now had the same MAC address, even though they were not bonded. I could now no longer plug both NICs into the network, as both the DHCP server and switch now viewed both NICs as a single device.

                  Thus began my experience with Iomega Support. 3 days after logging a support ticket online, I finally received a response from support recommending a Factory Reset, which should reset the network stack. After taking a backup of the data on the device (it still worked at this point with only a single NIC in use), I performed the Factory Reset, only to discover that the device then failed to pick up an IP address under any circumstance. At this point, I phoned Iomega Support, but the analyst I spoke to was stumped and had no suggestions. Investigating the issue myself, I found steps in the Release Notes of a previous firmware release on how to perform an Administrative reset. The analyst on the phone was unfamiliar with these steps (even though the firmware was released 01/09/2012), but we proceeded through the steps with the same outcome. At this point, the analyst indicated that they would transfer the call to a senior analyst. I then waited another 4 days to receive a response to indicate that they were still researching the issue. The following day, they contacted me to obtain my shipping details and indicated that they would be shipping out a replacement. It's been a week since that call; I received the tracking number yesterday, but UPS still hasn't received the item for shipping. I would hate to have to rely on this level of support if I used this product in a business environment, which is a shame, as Iomega is clearly targeting this to businesses.

                  After this whole experience, I found out in the previously mentioned Firmware Release Notes that there's an existing issue/limitation that applies to all StorCenter products where "you may experience a decrease in network performance" "if you bond network interface cards (NICs) on your Iomega StorCenter device and are running the device in a gigabit LAN". As I've had this device for almost 2 months and have already mailed in the rebate request, I can no longer return it. So I would recommend that anyone looking to make use of NIC bonding highly consider another product, unless all you're looking for is failover protection.

                  Also, don't get me started with the whole rebate process. Iomega continued to refuse the rebate several times, until I finally sent in every single UPC on the box.

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

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                  4.0

                  Great support!

                  By Billy B

                  from Waco, GA

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Quiet
                  • Secure
                  • Tech Support

                  Cons

                  • Complicated To Set Up

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • High Volume
                  • Sensitive Materials
                  • Small Networks

                  Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

                  I use this product as a Raid mirror backup of all my important documents, videos, and audio. The product came with a few updates that were needed as well as some things that weren't totally in line (the unit showed that there was occupied space on a drive even though the drives were new out of the box).

                  Initial setup is not as simple as a regular USB or Firewire external hard drive, but the tech support was excellent in answering all my questions. The capabilities of this drive are many and there is much that I will probably never explore.

                  The Raid setup is sort of confusing to a new user, but again, tech support was there to assist no problem.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • Mac
                  • Similar:
                  • G Safe Raid 2TB

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                  5.0

                  Easy Product to Configure

                  By RDE

                  from Portland, Or

                  About Me Casual User

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Slow

                  Best Uses

                  • Sensitive Materials
                  • Small Networks

                  Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

                  Product installed quickly and works well. Two issues we did have is the time required to expand or add drives into the RAID 5 striping and second make sure the drives when you install properly seat. Otherwise a great product.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  5.0

                  Adds Significant Storage Space

                  By NoNickName

                  from Gaithersburg, MD

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Iomega StorCenter px4-300d Network Storage Enclosure:

                        1. The user mounts disk drives into the provided carriers, then slides the disk into this enclosure and closes the latch. This is all done very easily.
                        2. I had great difficulty getting the default IPR changed to suit my network, but now that it is correct, using the browser interface to setup access to the unit is what you'd expect, both for writing and reading. (I haven't tried multiple users or various limited access settings - but single-user full-access works great).
                        3. I haven't tried the cloud capability yet either. However, it's frightening to note the user-directions seem to be only a pick-list of obscure options the user may try rather than specific instructions, along with some comments explaining why it may not work at all on some networks. Apparently people with a LAN whose router/switch is connected to a cable/telephone company's modem/router (a fairly common arrangement) may have the greatest difficulty getting its cloud feature to work. But remember, I haven't actually tried this setup yet.

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

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