Pros Easy to setup.
Two USB port for easy direct loading of external devices like hard drives.
Cons Loading speed is too slow.
Have to get a domain name to work the IP-based address.
Web-based access is very slow.
User manual is not easy to follow or understand.
Summary I purchased the drive and had to returned it after a week. It took forever to load files to the drive. Since my work block the IP-based address, I had to applied a domain name with TZO. Also if you don't have UpnP router, you will encounter problem with it. I had ATT U-Verse and the router they provided is not UPnP. For those who like to stream media and document for Android devices like what I intended, this doesn't work too well. As I returned this drive, I did a factory reset to reset to origiinal factory settings. It took 3 days and still not finished with the reset. I later found out the drive was defective. How can that be? It's brand new. In theory it sounds good what was described and marketed. For someone like me, it didn't work for me.
Pros Small footprint
Cons Iomega icloud edition does not work at all, it's a painful experience trying setup with the routers, I have tried three different computer system at various location with different ISP, imac, macbook pro etc. I have wasted three months tested all methods
Summary Do be be fool by their commercials, it's really not easy at all, totally a waste of time & money.
Pros None what so ever
Cons failed after 14 month Iomega doesn t want to know about it unless I pay 50 % for an answer to my question not knowing if they actually have a solution.
Summary Very bad product after sale service ever experienced. Bougth the drive 14 month ago, now it has failed. Iomega support tells me as the guarantee is void they will charge 50 $ just to answer a question !!! Had problems in the past with their ZIP drives, s... quality -- nothing has changed, I won t touch an Iomega product in a lifetime any more -- they only want to make money out of the fact that their products are not lasting longer than guarantee time.
Pros Would be cheap if it did what it claims on the box. The on-line file/user/permissions management works OK, although see Cons.
Cons Dangerously unreliable - took ages to copy folders, then I'd find that some or all of the files inside were missing. Also totally erratic file transfer speeds.
Summary I'm an old lag at networking Macs, so unlike some unlucky users, I didn't spend months thinking 'it must be me'. I took it back the next day for a refund. If you want to store your files 'in the cloud', you might as well sign up for a service that does that. If you're looking for a whole house/SoHo media server solution, this so isn't it! Iomega seems to have fallen into the trap of bolting on all the latest 'bells and whistles', while forgetting the 'killer app' is storage you can trust. This has been a massive disappointment.
"Terrible on a Mac"on by mattlth
Pros Price, storage space, alleged features.
Cons Must run without security to operate on a Mac.
Summary If you have a Mac, I would strongly advise that you don't use this product. I've tried to use a 2TB model for almost 8 months and it's been one of the most perplexing and infuriating devices I've ever had the misfortune of owning. If you run the device without any security, everything works fine. But the minute you add users and shares, it becomes impossible to use. After logging in with the correct credentials, accessing the drive will work for only a few minutes before it disconnects from the network, requiring you to retype your login and password and even that doesn't work consistently. This unacceptable behavior persists whether I have it connected to my Linksys router or connected directly to the Ethernet port of a Mac. (I've tried 8 different machines with different version of OS X to no avail.) I've chatted with iOmega and they've assured me that I have everything connected and configured properly and are just as perplexed as I am. I'm unwilling to run it without any security as this drive would contain sensitive financial documents. It's running the most current firmware and software, and I've reset it many times with the exact same results. Perhaps Windows-users will get better results, but Mac-users should research other alternatives with a proven track record.