I reviewed the Iomega Home Media Network Drive awhile ago and found it to be a very good NAS server for home users. Iomega announced an upgraded version of this product today, and it seems even better.
The new Home Media Network Drive shares the same physical design as the previous model. It comes with two USB ports (front and back) and one Gigabit network port. Iomega, however, says that it's now equipped with improved internal hardware based on a dual-core processor that allows for much faster performance.
Most significantly, however, is the fact that it's one of the first products from Iomega that incorporates the company's new Personal Cloud approach that allows for convenient remote data access from anywhere via the Internet, as well as over-the-Internet off-site backup.
The new NAS now also has tighter integration with social-networking sites including Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr. Users can also access it via mobile devices including the iPhone, iPad, and Android-based smartphones.
Other than that, the new Home Media Network drive supports the same set of network storage features, such as BitTorrent downloads, media streaming, and support for USB printers.
The new Iomega Home Media Network Drive is available this month and comes in two capacities of 1TB and 2TB that cost $160 and $200, respectively. Both carry a three-year warranty.