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Iomega StorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage

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Product Highlights
  • Marvell 1.6GHz 3282 CPU
  • 256MB DDR3 RAM
  • 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000Mbps Ethernet Port
  • 1 x USB 2.0 Port
  • PC, Mac, Linux Compatible
  • Active Directory Support
  • Application Manager
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply

The StorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage from Iomega is a versatile 2 bay network storage drive good for small businesses, home office, or advanced home networks. With features like simple content sharing, active directory support, expandability, an integrated application manager, and data organization access you can monitor and maintain all of the data going through your drive.

With content sharing you can access files from any networked Windows, Apple or Linux computer making it simple to access your important files from virtually anywhere. Iomega's Personal Cloud Feature helps to streamline the sharing process by allowing you to create guest lists giving your guests access to read and write files and folders to the network drive. Active Directory Support makes it possible to use the StorCenter ix2 to control domain users and groups in a client member setup. Add storage capacity via the integrated USB port making it simple to connect USB drives directly to the StorCenter ix2. If the preinstalled software isn't sufficient, you can install third party applications via the application manager.

With the StorCenter ix2, data organization is easy; you can organize folders and files to appear in one directory tree on a single Iomega StorCenter System.

Ease of Use
Easy three step setup - Simply plug into your router, power on, and download the integrated Iomega Storage Manager and QuikProtect backup software.
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 email file attachments.
Iomega Link iOS application- Iomega Link gives you a direct link to your StorCenter device via your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. You have the ability to upload, download, browse and stream content on your Iomega network storage devices using Iomega Link mobile app. (download app from iTunes)
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 files attached, or a link to download the files.
Active Directory Support
Functions as a client member in an Active Directory domain allowing the StorCenter ix2 to utilize the domain users and groups.
Data Replication/Device to Device Data Copy Jobs
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 read/write on Fat32, NTFS, ext2/ext3, or HFS+ formatted drives.
Application Manager
Third party applications can be installed using the embedded application manager.
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 assures the most efficient (minimal) power consumption.
Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Support
Enables unattended system shutdown via the USB port without data loss in the case of power failure.
System Status
Consolidated resource on space utilization, device information, and status. In addition, you can manage controls such as device restart from here.
SMART Hard Drive Monitor
Continually monitors and reports on the health of all drives in the Iomega StorCenter system
Reporting
Email 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.
Data Protection Software
Iomega's QuikProtect backup software is available for download.Iomega Personal Cloud- Iomega Personal Cloud is a patent-pending, web-based computing architecture that connects your Iomega StorCenter Network Storage Array devices to other individuals and/or devices via the Internet
Software Compatibility
Compatible with today's most common backup software, web browsers, media devices and computers.
Benefits
Video Surveillance Camera:
Built in support for up to 5 UPnP (universal plug and play) network cameras by Axis, Bosch, and Panasonic to capture and store video without the need of a dedicated PC support for high-definition and configurable resolution and frame rate settings.
Downloadable Axis Video Hosting Solution (AVHS) for local to hosted cloud video storage and management.
Downloadable MindTree SecureMind VSMS software. One camera license included, additional licenses available for purchase.
Multimedia:
Built in Audio Video Media Server - UPnP DLNA Certified-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.
Torrent Download Manager- The Iomega ix2-200 manages peer-to-peer file transfers without the need of a dedicated PC.
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 to a specified resolution
Watermark- Automatically add a watermark of your choosing to photos as they are re-sized
Powerful Backup Functionality:
Full system backup with Iomega QuikProtect for PC or Time Machine for Mac
Time Machine Support- Allows Apple users to easily backup any Mac computers running OS X (10.5 or later) using Time Machine.
Iomega Personal Cloud Backup- Synchronize data between personal cloud member systems and the ix2.
Public Cloud Backup- Use one of the integrated 3rd party cloud-based storage services such as Amazon S3 or MozyConnect Beta to replicate data from your ix2-200 to your public cloud account.
Cloud Disaster Recovery- Utilize two ix2 devices in different locations and the Iomega Personal Cloud function to create your own disaster recovery scheme.
EMC Atmos Cloud Connector- The Atmos Connector software lets a user backup and share data using Iomega devices as the source and Atmos cloud technology as the target. Enabled by Iomega's integrated copy job utility, customers can set up cloud folders and configure jobs to automatically copy data to any Atmos cloud
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.
Virtualization:
Iomega StorCenter devices are certified for Citrix XenServer 5.6, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2, VMware vSphere 5.0 which makes them the most cost-effective solution for server virtualization
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.
•Synchronization: Users around the globe can sync 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 email 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. 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.
•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 redundant 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.
Processor Marvell 3282 CPU at 1.6GHz
RAM 256MB DDR3 DRAM
HDD 2 x 3.5" Easy-Swap SATA-II Hard Disk Drives
LAN 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000Mbps (GbE) Ethernet port
LAN standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
USB 1 x USB 2.0 port (to connect external HDD, printers, UPS, Bluetooth dongle)
Power Requirements AC Voltage 100-240 VAC
Power consumption - 5 Watts (min) - 19 Watts (max)
Acoustic Noise 28 dB maximum
User Interface User interface localized for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Swedish, Polish.
Qualified Hard Drives Seagate 7200 Grenada 1TB, Model ST1000DM003
Seagate 7200 Grenada 2TB, Model ST2000DM001
Seagate 7200 Grenada 3TB, Model ST3000DM001
Hitachi 5400rpm CoolSpin (Jupiter) 1TB, ModelHDS5C1010CLA382
Hitachi 5400rpm CoolSpin (Mariner) 2TB, Model HDS5C3020ALA632
Hitachi 5400rpm CoolSpin (Mars-K) 3TB, Model HDS5C3030ALA630
Operating System EMC LifeLine - A fully-developed Linux operating environment and suite of applications
System Requirements PC Users
Pentium 300MHz processor or higher
Must meet minimum RAM requirements for your operating system
Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7 (all versions - exclusive of XP 64 bit for Personal Cloud)
Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0, Firefox 3.x
CD or DVD drive to install software
Available 10/100/1000 Mbps network Ethernet port (required)
DHCP-configured network (recommended)
Network hub, switch, or router (recommended)
Mac Users
Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.7
Apple Safari 3.0 browser or higher
CD or DVD drive to install software
Must meet minimum RAM requirements for your operating system
Available 10/100/1000 Mbps network Ethernet port (required)
DHCP-configured network (recommended)
Network hub, switch, or router (recommended)
Linux Users
Supported Linux distributions: Redhat Enterprise Linux 4/5 Desktop/Workstation, Ubuntu 7.10-10.10, Fedora 7/8, FedoraCore 5/6, OpenSUSE 10.3-11.3, Debian 4
Network adapter 10/100/1000 Ethernet
DHCP-configured Network (recommended)
Network hub, switch, or router (recommended)
Personal Cloud and Remote Access Requirements
Internet connection
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) compatible router or administrative rights to port forward
To implement Personal Cloud, the user must have the ability to expose a specific port to the internet
Recommended minimum sustained connection speeds for a good Personal Cloud experience
•Download: 2.5 Mbit/s
•Upload: 500Kbit/s
Personal Cloud is not compatible with Active Directory
Personal Cloud is not compatible with XP 64 bit
Dimensions (W x L x H) 3.91 x 7.94 x 5.85" (14.86 x 20.16 x 14.86 cm)
Weight 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
Iomega StorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Printed Quick Install Guide
  • Solution CD
  • Limited 3-Year Warranty
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    IomegaStorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage
     
    3.8

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home (5)
      • Small networks (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (6)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (3)

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      2.0

      Unreliable RAID

      By M

      from Vancouver, Canada

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up

      Cons

      • Noisy
      • Raid Fails
      • Runs Hot

      Best Uses

      • Home

      Comments about Iomega StorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage:

      Well, I bought two of these, mostly because they were on huge (rebranding to Lenovo) sale and I was looking for a (reasonably priced) NAS. While they work as you expect when they work (I could get 30-36 MB/s constantly), it is quite usual for these to fail when modifying the configuration, or when under load (maybe due to poor cooling). Altogether, it happened to me 5 or 6 times during the first couple of days, so I decided to return them.

      By the way, the support from Lenovo was great, although they couldn't manage to find the problem! Fast and accurate online and telephone responses from knowledgeable staff.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

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      4.0

      I would buy this product again

      By Jay

      from NY

      About Me Power user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy To Set Up
      • Fast

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Small Networks

        Comments about Iomega StorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage:

        quick access between cpu and the StorCenter

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

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        4.0

        Reasonable NAS storage

        By don

        from san jose, CA

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Manage
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Materials
          • Small Networks

          Comments about Iomega StorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage:

          Easy setup. I use it for storing my photo database (as well as another backup drive). It performs as expected and the RAID protection (along with the backup behind it) help me feel comfortable that my data is safe.

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

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          5.0

          Good Network (NAS) Storage

          By MartSoCal

          from North San Diego County, CA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Manage
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

          • Has A Slight Running Soun

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Small Networks

          Comments about Iomega StorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage:

          Setup was very easy. Plugged it into the WiFi router where the desktop also is connected via an Ethernet jack. Network discovered it as per directions.

          Was able to easily access the shared folders once the Lenovo Storage Manager App was downloaded from their iomega web site and then run. Also did the same from a laptop.

          Owners manual lists many additional features that are later to be setup and used.

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

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          3.0

          Good RAID 1 general storage and backup.

          By Revyman

          from North Carolina

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Manage
          • Easy To Set Up
          • Ui Good And Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Runs Hot
          • Slow

          Best Uses

          • Home

          Comments about Iomega StorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage:

          I purchased this unit and drive size primarily for time machine backups for all of my Mac computers and to have a place to store files when my Macbook Air starts getting full. In that capacity this NAS works perfectly. I tried the personal cloud and web access but that was not so wonderful. Nor was the iPhone app. that I also tried. Fan very quit but would not recommend using Seagate drives which are noisy and run hot. Construction, fit and finish good. However when I received the unit the front faceplate was superficially scratched. Overall not a bad unit.

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

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          5.0

          Easy setup

          By AspenPyro

          from Robins, IA

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Small Networks

            Comments about Iomega StorCenter ix2 4TB Network Storage:

            Shared use for photos and video. Had an earlier version of the iX2-200 - this model even easier to set up and use. Access to hard drives much simpler.

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

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