Iomega announced today that it's shipping an upgraded version of its
The new Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 has the same name and physical look as the existing one. To make it less confusing, the company added "Cloud Edition" to the product's name.
The new dual-bay NAS server comes in 2TB, 4TB, and 6TB capacities (the previous model caps at 4TB). It supports RAID 1, JOBD, and iSCSI, an advanced network storage feature that lets a computer manipulate the NAS server's storage as its local hard drive.
Following in the footsteps of the
Other than that, the product comes with the features shared by new NAS servers from Iomega, including faster speeds, enhanced firmware, media streaming for both UPnP- and DLNA-compliant players, Time Machine support, and device-to-device replication.
The server comes with three USB ports to host extra storage via an external hard drive. It can handle drives formatted for Linux, Mac, and Windows platforms.
The Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 Cloud Edition will be available later this month. The 2TB version is slated to cost $320 and the 4TB version $500, but it's still unclear what the price of the 6TB will be.