Pros Inexpensive, Supports variety of protocols for home use to high end corporate use.
Cons Terrible Support, High Failure Rate, Poorly Implemented Software
Summary I am working with about 20 of these units in a corporate environment. I have opened and configured 15 thus far. The configuration is very simple and can be done in about 10 minutes a unit. However, three of the units that I have opened have failing components. I am in the process of RMA'ing the failing components but the Iomega support has been TERRIBLE. The last call I had was the third call on the same issue and ended with an analyst who had no clue where in the process my RMA was.
As if that wasn't enough, some of elements within the software were very poorly implemented. First, the RSYNC backup feature will not work if you specify secured source and destination folders (which totally eliminates the point of using RSYNC to backup). Second, the device sends some alerts via SMTP which it does not send via SNMP (like backup jobs failing).
Pros Good price, hard to find NAS and RAID for a SOHO application at an affordable price. Iomega has good concept in terms of features and setup. I actually like the fact they didn't make it wireless, as that tends to give people a false sense of ease.
Cons Poor implementation, can't power USB hard drives directly, keeps grinding away and won't shut up even after canceling a file transfer to the device, loud as a popcorn maker, some software / firmware redundancies to what is built into Mac OS X.
Summary I really liked the feature set, but given the noise and performance issues I'll be sending this NAS device back. The grinding sound when the unit wasn't supposed to be doing anything was driving me crazy, I had to unplug it stop it.
Pros excellent build quality, 3 year warranty
Cons satisfied with the product so nothing negative to mention
Summary Used the NAS 2TB with windows and I did not find any hassles while setting it up. The web interface is simple and user-friendly. The device was easily recognized by the software. I could take backup from 2 computers simultaneously and at the same time browse the net. The excellent build quality makes it look sturdy and strong. It comes with a 3 year warranty. This is a great buy for the price.
"Great product"on by DelmonFrayne
Pros easy to setup, inexpensive, well-built
Cons wired connection to the router required to use setup assistant
Summary The Iomega StorCenter Pro ix2-200 is a simple, inexpensive, well-built, easy-to-use, network attached storage device. It is easy to set up. But, the setup assistant doesn't work on a wireless network. Your machine has to be wired to the router in order to recognize the storecenter. I use this in my office. It runs quiet and does not turn hot after long hours of usage. The bottom line is that this is a spectacular product from Iomega and, with further upgrades to come, will only get better.
Pros This storage device provides security for my work and I can access the work on all the five computers.It can support up to five Axis IP security cameras. Very easy to start on and get going
Cons The documentation could have been more elaborate because this device has a number of features and not all of them are included.
Summary I have a lot of printing work to do and have about five printers attached to my five computers. When someone told me that the Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 would support three printers at a time, I was thrilled. Checked the specs and found it to be true. Now I have my Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 right here doing the job.
Apart from the print server, this storage device provides security for my work and I can access the work on all the five computers. The RAID configs are suited for data protection and it has a RAID rebuild feature too. If you are keen on surveillance cameras, then the StorCenter is the right choice. It can support up to five Axis IP security cameras. I have one surveil camera in my studio and it works fine. Definitely worth the money spent! Helps me keep an on eye on whatz going on. Audio and video streaming is easy flow, may be because it is tested for quality and is UPnP DLNA certified. It is 2 TB but if I want to add storage space I can do it. Yes, I just had to attach my external USB H drives and therez more space. The documentation could have been more elaborate because this device has a number of features and not all of them are included. Very easy to start on and get going!