Pros WiFi, works okay. Total Package is Not what I expected
Cons Tech Support gave bad info about USB drive support
Summary I inquired about the format of the USB drive support, and was told "NTFS" was supported. Well, that turned out not to be true. And I have a number of external backup drives in NTFS format and USB "cases" for these removable drives.
Except for the WiFi, I see no advantage over their Network Hard Drive, and I had one of those and it's smaller, very quiet, and works great. I returned this product 2 days after it arrived, and purchased another Iomega 160GB Network drive from DELL, and now I have two Iomega 160 network drives.
In the meantime, I read about the Buffalo NAS Terabyte drive, bought one for about 4 times the price of the Iomega drive, with about 6 times the memory, more features, RAID-5 support, Users, Groups, FTP server, 4 USB ports for drives (proprietary format, so again, no NTFS support), printer support, but no WiFi. The Buffalo device exceeded my expectations, despite the 4x price, but it seems far more reliable, and safe, to store on a RAID-5 device, not to mention having all the other features.
I like IOMEGA products, and had high hopes for the NAS 100d, and for some it will be a great solution. For others, a password protected, feature rich (and more expensive) solution might be worth the extra dollars, that was my final opinion.
I use the two Iomega 160 network drives a lot, and backup from one to the other. They are in in constant use, but they have no password protection, etc. Like this product, they are very quiet, reliable (so far) and very useful. The NAS 100d is one step above the IOMEGA Network Drive and a good solution in this price class.Updated
Moving files from one directory to another should involve simply moving the directory entries, not the underlying files. On the other network drives I have, it works as it should. On this one, I moved a large Virtual disk (I use FMware) and the system started COPYING the file rather than moving it. This needs to be fixed for those of us who understand the difference between moving a file, and copying one, on the same drive.
This was the feature that clinched my decision to return the drive and get another Iomega 160 network hard disk. If you rearrange files on a network drive, they should MOVE quickly. Copying is slow, to be expected, but MOVING should be relatively instant. Not on this drive.
Pros Reliable, so far.
Cons Security Lacks.
Summary I bought the 160GB version and it started to get full. So, I upgraded the bios though the Iomega site. Then I pulled the 160 drive and put in a 500GB drive. After the long format, I had 460GB free on the 100d. Now, for the price... it's really worth it.
Pros Very cheap. WAP, Wi-Fi and Eth. Great Customer Support.
Cons User guide not very easy. WPA Support.