Pros Would be nice if it worked as advertised
Cons Doesn't work as advertised
Summary Lot and lots of problems getting this NAS to connect in my house. I haven't even tapped into the extensive feature list, but when I went up to Iomega's support site I saw all the other frustrated users. Don't try to call phone support, they don't offer it. Really too bad. I bought this over a month ago and have been trying to get it to work, now my return policy is up.
Pros easy to set up, easy to use; good speed; media server works great to my PS3
Cons drive not end-user serviceable
Summary I've read a lot of the other complaints about this drive, and i guess i've been lucky; it's worked as advertised out of the box since i got it a little less than a year ago. recently upgraded the firmware, then plugged an NTFS-formatted 750GB USB drive into it's USB port and it works great. i have both PCs (XP. Vista, Win7) and a MacBook Pro (OS X 10.6), and all can see the drive. had some spotty problems with the Home Storage Manager on the Mac, but I just use the Mac Finder - no problems there. don't use the included backup software. haven't tried the new Time Machine support yet.
"this is junk"on by joey219
Pros easy to install
Cons restrospect backup software doesn't work; poor/frustrating customer support;all of a sudden the folders you create are inaccessible
Summary Don't waste your money.
The advertised features don't work and the customer support is poor. For no apparent reason I cant access any of the shared folders on the drive even though the computer can see them. (visit the user forum and see how many people have this problem!)
Imagine tech support suggested that I "try formatting the drive" -to lose all my data!....obviously clueless.
the Print server feature never worked....neither did the backup software that came with it now I have apparently lost my data. Do your own research into problems with this product before you even consider using it.
Youve been warned
Pros Easy ans fast installation. Cool iTunes server. NAS works flawlessly.
Price is sweet.
Cons EMC Retrospec HD 2.5 software crashes continuously and make the whole computer crash ...
Summary I chose this model because it came with a backup software and this is the first use of this NAS, to backup my home computers (4 laptops and 2 desktops) daily and automatically. But this feature does not work. There's a bug in the EMC Retrospec HD2.5 software that is known by EMC since but no fix available.
EMC Retrospec Express HD is just a teaser.
So buy something else if like me you need a NAS to perform automatic home network backup.
Pros Inexpensive, $135.00 on sale at Frys, Easy to use, Streams to XBOX360
Cons Does not stream WMA lossless files, Will not work with NTFS USB hard drives
Summary I like this unit. It allows me to stream music, video and pictures to my XBOX360 without turning on a PC.
I am disappointed in the fact that the packaging and specs say it supports NTFS USB hard drives but it does not. I am also disappointed in the fact that iOmega says it supports WMA but it only supports compressed WMA not lossless. Still, I will keep mine until I can justify something more expensive.