Pros Set-up was simple.
Cons Insists on Windows FAT naming conventions
Summary Despite the company's claims, this drive is NOT mac compatible since it will not accept files with typical Mac characters. All file names must comply with FAT-32 conventions if you want to make use of the networking features. Granted, you can reformat from the USB port, but then the networking doesn't work.
"hangs repeatedly"on by gatkins
Pros low price.
Cons very poor service
Summary I expect to be returning mine under warranty
Pros Easy to configure - Cheap compared to snap server
Cons Not reliable - Hangs at least a couple times per day.
Summary My opinion of the Iomega StorCenter has gone down hill fast. It started out as a nice product. Lots of space - easy to configure through a web interface. Didn't cost much. I've had it for about 4 months. My intention was to replace an old 40GB SNAP server that I use as a shared drive for all my data files, accessed by 3 computers. The SurStore hung while I copied data to it. And continues to hang at least a couple times per day. I have the current firmware so nowhere to go there. I guess I'll try warranty replacement. Not much use as a NAS drive if it hangs when you try to save your Excel spreadsheet.
Pros Easy setup, user shares
Cons Noisy, can't print large files, flaky
Summary I do enjoy the drive, basically because I need it. What I don't enjoy is for one the noise, you don't want it sitting on the same floor you work on. It's the fan that blows very loudly. Another negative is the printing side. If you choose to print let's say 10 pages that is already too much for it to handle. Then you have to reset the drive since it actually hangs. Today I found that all of a sudden my settings were gone, IP, users security settings etc. Since those are gone, I might as well go for a firmware update, maybe it helps some. The network access is not too shabby either. It's slow. It's that I purchased it 6 months ago otherwise I would exchange it in a heartbeat.