"Doesn't Work"on by johnryan8
Pros It was nice when it worked
Cons It very seldomly ever worked
Summary I've bought my last Iomega product. I had the 1TB version, which is exactly the same just with different hard drives. The system didn't work when I received it, I had to send it to Iomega at my expense. The new one worked for a couple weeks, then died. This happened a couple more times until I sent it back and bought another brand. Iomega played this up as the only problem they've ever had with these. I had four in a row not work. Not good odds...
"Buyer Beware"on by ozinlon
Pros Looks good, good capacity
Cons Not Reliable
Summary Unit cannot handle a sudden loss of power, after which it may not re-start without power cycling numberous time or removing drives (with the risk of losing data)
Pros Easy to set up. Easy to use web interface.
Cons Not reliable at all. Been through 2 machines already, both crashing within 6 months of installment.
Summary I am very disappointed with the quality of this machine. It was easy to set up and use, but I have now the second machine lying in pieces on my desk and the support telling me that they will need to send a replacement. And this within 6 months of each other.
Let's just say that my boss is not happy...
Pros A RAID 5 unit which was compact and could integrate with a windows domain.
Cons required too much attention in order to get it work correctly. Never worked properly.
Summary I originally purchased this product as a backup unit for a windows server and for archive purposes. Initially could not join the product to a windows active directory environment as was advertised. A firmware upgrade solve this problem. I created several folders and user accounts. I began storing some ghost images on it as well as file backups and video. I turned the unit off through the UI and left it offline for a couple of weeks. When i turned the unit back on I was shocked to find the unit seemed to be set back to factory defaults. All data seemed to have disappeared and user accounts were gone. When I attempted to add new folders to the unit I could see the old folders I had created however I could not retrieve the data. the unit is now pretty much useless to me as I do not trust loading any data on it.
Pros I sleep better with a hot swappable raid 5 on the job. I ran the discovery software on all machines an had little trouble mapping the drive. We use mostly MACs with OSX as well as a few PCs and everyone can see it.
Cons management interface a bit primitive. Took a little thinking to set up.
Summary Can't beat this NAS for a small office. Cheap, dependable and easy to use