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Iomega 1 TB EZ Media & Backup Center (35538)

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  • Ease of use; Simple setup, user friendly web based management
  • Simple Content sharing; Access files from many networked devices, personal Cloud and file distribution
  • Backup all the computers on your network simply. Includes system, Time Machine, personal and public cloud utilization
  • Access anywhere, web browser via Iomega personal cloud, Stream from iPhone, Android and mobile device.
  • Social Media Sharing Made Easy, Facebook, Flicker and You Tube
  • Torrent Download manager
  • Email alerts
  • Replications for offsite and Disaster Recovery
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Product Description

Size: 1 TB

Product Description

Backup, share and access files on your home network with the Iomega EZ Media & Backup Center. Easily share your music library, photo slideshows and other files with friends and family. With greater performance, an easy to use interface, and tons of new features, it's the perfect solution for any home network.

From the Manufacturer

EZ Media & Backup Center

Up to 250,000* Songs (MP3s)

Up to 400,000* Digital Photos

Up to 385* hours of DVD Video

Up to 120* hours of HD Video

Centralize everything! Storage and backup for your entire home

Great performance, easy menus and tons of features

The perfect solution for any home network. So simple to use that even those who have never used network storage before will love it.

Get high-capacity, reliable home network storage with the Iomega® EZ Media & Backup Center. Easily share and access files, photos, videos, and music between all your computers and with friends and family with Personal Cloud and Iomega Link mobile app features. It's powerful and fast, plus the three-step set-up is very simple, even if you've never used a network drive before.

This feature-rich drive has a built in UPnP™ AV Media Server (DLNA certified) and iTunes™ Server so content can easily be shared between computers and any other digital media adapters such as game consoles, digital picture frames or networked TVs. Plus, automatically post files to your Facebook®, YouTube® and Flickr® accounts and use Active Folders to create personalized slideshows and distribute emails. Time Machine® and torrent support provided. Available in 1TB, 2TB and 3TB capacities.

  • Easily store and backup photos, music, videos and documents in a central location
  • Simple setup has you up and running in minutes
  • Central access to all your files make it perfect for organizing and sharing
  • Fast transfer speeds
  • Access files from any web browser via Iomega Personal Cloud technology
  • Stream media to your mobile device with the Iomega Link remote app
  • Easily stream and consolidate all the media files on all your computers to a single location
  • Stream multiple HD movies at the same time
  • Automatically post files to your Facebook, YouTube & Flickr accounts using Active Folders
  • Built-in iTunes® server for easy playback
  • DLNA Certified®— Stream photos, audio content and videos to a variety of media devices like game consoles (XBOX® 360, PlayStation® 3), audio bridges, iTunes™ players, picture frames, networked TVs, etc.
  • Torrent and Time Machine support
 EZ media usage illustration
Retain complete control over your own cloud —
no subscription fees or contract concerns

Easy to Use and Set Up
  • Simple online setup. No CD required.
  • Easy menus and settings (user interface) makes it simple for all family members to use
  • Iomega QuikProtect backup software setup integrated into Iomega Store Manager
Secure & Reliable
  • Automatic or scheduled file and system backups in case of a disaster with Iomega QuikProtect software
  • Based on EMC, the world leader in storage and security, EMC LifeLine™ operating system and application suite included
  • Three year warranty with product registration
Connect with Friends and Family Automatically using Active Folders
  • Easily resize photo files to the right size and dimensions you need, while keeping your originals intact, by dragging them to a resize folder. By far the easiest way to batch-resize multiple photo files! Add a watermark as they are resized to protect your digital content rights
  • Keep friends and family up to date with Active Folders that automatically post media files to your Facebook, YouTube and Flickr accounts
  • Email content (pictures, videos, documents, etc.) to your friends and family simply by adding files to an email Active Folder
  • Create a photo slideshow that can be seen by anyone with web access. It's as simple as adding picture files to the slideshow Active Folder
Stream Media to Your Mobile Device with the Iomega Link ™
Remote App
iomega link logo

The Iomega Link App lets you upload all your contacts and photos that are present in your iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad by a single tap. Iomega Link provides connectivity to your NAS device from anywhere in the globe through WiFi or 3G network. You can also browse and stream the Music, Movies, Documents and Shares folders through the Iomega Link App.

  • Upload & Download — Upload your contacts and photos to the NAS device; download them to a new iPhone if your phone is lost, stolen, or destroyed; backups are saved in separate folder if you are using multiple devices with the NAS device.
  • Easy-to-Use — The Application has a very user friendly UI which allows you to upload & download in a single touch.
  • Convenient — An activity indicator lets you know the status of your upload/download process; It also allows you to quickly access the contents present in the NAS device; The user can easily find his files using the search bar provided in the App.
  • Streaming — You can also stream audio and video files from the NAS device and also can preview the documents present in the NAS device.
  • Desktop, compact form factor
  • Dual core CPU at 1.3GHz with 128MB DDR3
  • 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000Mbps (GbE) Ethernet port
  • LAN standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
  • 1 x USB 2.0 port (to connect external USB drives)
  • Client computers for file system access
  • Windows PC, Mac OS, Linux
  • AC Voltage 100-240 VAC
  • Power: 9 Watts (max), 3 Watts (min)
  • Languages: User interface localized for English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Arabic, Hebrew, Turkish, Swedish, and Polish
System Requirements
  • Available 10/100/1000 Mbps network Ethernet port (required)
  • Internet Explorer 7, Firefox® 3.x, Safari 3 or later browser
  • Internet connection for setup, remote access or cloud feature
  • Personal Cloud
    • Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) compatible router, or administrative rights to port forward
    • To implement Personal Cloud, the user must have the ability to expose a specific port to the Internet
    • Recommended minimum sustained connection speeds for a good Personal Cloud experience
    • Download: 2.5 Mbit/s
    • Upload: 500 Kbit/s
    • Personal Cloud is not compatible with Active Directory or XP 64 bit
  • PC Users:
    Microsoft® Windows® XP or newer (exclusive of XP 64 bit for Personal Cloud)
  • Mac® Users:
    Mac OS X 10.5-10.7
  • Linux® Users:
    Linux: Redhat 9, Enterprise 4/5, Gentoo, Mandrake 10, Debian 4, FedoraCore 6/5, OpenSUSE 10.3
Iomega Protection Suite is a free download with purchase
via download
Iomega offers a 3-year limited warranty with registration
with registration
Package Contents
  • Iomega EZ Media & Backup Center
  • Power supply
  • Ethernet Cable
  • Quick Install Guide
  • Software via download: Iomega Protection Suite
  • 3-year limited warranty

* Contents refers to number of songs, photos, or hours of video saved on a hard drive. Contents are calculated as follows—Songs (MP3): 128 kbps bit rate using 11:1 compression ratio, 4 min/song; Digital Photos: 2.5MB per JPG photo using a 6 mega pixel camera; DVD Video: 5.5 Mb/s (2.597 GB/hr) data rate. One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes. One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. These examples are for illustrative purposes only.

Product Information

Size:1 TB

Technical Details

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Summary : Screen Size, Screen Resolution, Graphics Coprocessor, Graphics Card RAM
Hard Drive 1 TB Desktop
Brand Name Iomega
Item model number 35538
Item Weight 2.8 pounds
Product Dimensions 7.8 x 1.8 x 5 inches
Item Dimensions L x W x H 7.8 x 1.84 x 5.04 inches
Color Black

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.1 out of 5 stars 122 customer reviews

3.1 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #206 in Computers & Accessories > Data Storage > Network Attached Storage
#6,235 in Computers & Accessories > Networking Products
Shipping Weight 3.9 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
Date First Available March 1, 2012

Warranty & Support

Amazon.com Return Policy:You may return any new computer purchased from Amazon.com that is "dead on arrival," arrives in damaged condition, or is still in unopened boxes, for a full refund within 30 days of purchase. Amazon.com reserves the right to test "dead on arrival" returns and impose a customer fee equal to 15 percent of the product sales price if the customer misrepresents the condition of the product. Any returned computer that is damaged through customer misuse, is missing parts, or is in unsellable condition due to customer tampering will result in the customer being charged a higher restocking fee based on the condition of the product. Amazon.com will not accept returns of any desktop or notebook computer more than 30 days after you receive the shipment. New, used, and refurbished products purchased from Marketplace vendors are subject to the returns policy of the individual vendor.
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Size: 2 TB
After flashing the firmware with an update from Iomega's own website, and following their instructions exactly, it bricked the device, and now it's completely useless. Iomega refuse to replace the device, even though it was their own update that broke it. I will never buy another Iomega product again, and hope to spare anybody else the same experience.
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By SloHe on October 23, 2012
Size: 2 TB
I bought this EZ 3 weeks ago since it was supposed to be simple and easy to set up.

It is NOT!

I spend several nights to get it to work on my MAC and failed. After a number of factory resets of the EZ and messed up permission rights on my MAC, I contacted the Iomega technical support via the forum. But they only advised to contact their telephone support ($25 per call).
I tried to solve the issue via the ONE to ONE chat but they could not help me either. After about one hour they advised to contact their telephone support ($25 per call!).

I decided to give up and use it just as an external HD, but every attempt to copy something with subfolders ends in an error.

On a positive note: I got the cloud function to work and when eventually (IF) I find a way to store something onto the device I will have access to it via internet.

Iomega advised that I cannot return it....!
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Size: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I'll be quick. The device is marketed as compatible with Linux clients. It isn't. It
won't work. The only two network protocols available are CIFS (Windows File Sharing) and
rsync. And rsync doesn't work. Once you finally get the 32-bit storage manager program
installed (tough to do on a 64-bit machine (x86_64) like mine), you will learn that there
is no way to transfer files from your Linux machine to the NAS device.

Here's the email received from IOMega technical support department following my telephone

"Thank you for using Iomega's Online Support Services. I sincerely apologize for any
inconvenience you may have experienced using your Iomega product.

Thanks for sending the dump file. I spoke to one of our advanced support group about the
problems you are having and he confirmed that the EZ Media is really not the right tool (no
NFS and an extremely limited rsync.) Check out the new IX2 (or for that matter one of the
earlier ix series devices.) They all have NFS and full rsync capabilities."

There you have it. They sold me a device advertised as supporting Linux and acknowledged,
after purchase, that it doesn't - but that the fix is to buy another device costing nearly
twice as much.

Chance are thin that we'll be purchasing any more IOmega products.
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Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
I've had this NAS for some time now. Upgraded to latest firmware and software whenever the case (a painfully slow process), but still have lots of problems with this drive.
It's attached to a 1Gb network with extremely light traffic. However, it seems to be busy all the time, even when all computers are down. I never used the personal cloud features, and, in retrospect, it's a good thing, as there's a "Security Risk Alert for Iomega network devices" notice on Iomega's site since Dec. 4. So much for personal clouds...
About the drive:

The Good: it looks good, it's quiet (except for the hard drive, which seems to be on almost all the time).

The bad:
Backup software (QuickProtect) sucks: It pops a large window asking for configuration each time I reboot the computer. Not too many config options.
The drive's built-in web interface is a complete disaster: extremely unresponsive (windows/frames sometimes take a minute to update).
Not much info on Iomega's website, to try to debug all these issues.

The ugly:
The drive is slow, at least with Windows 7. I am deleting 120,000 files as I write this review (240GB) and Windows predicts about 23 hours remaining. On a positive note, it took less to copy the data over to disk in the first place.

Conclusion: Find an uglier and noisier NAS, but which gets the job done properly.
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Size: 2 TB Verified Purchase
GOOD: plug and play for normal access in mac and windows, solid metal case, quiet no fan. And if you have fast internet upload speed, you would enjoy that free personal cloud service.
BAD: not so easy setup for personal cloud. if you still can't make it works, go check youtube.

There are many bad reviews but $110 at amazon,I had to give this EZ 2TB a try.
For normal access in Mac and windows, it is just plug and play. No issues. But I did upgrade it to the latest firmware before I did any further setup. The write and read speed is good and stable in my gigabit network. Using H2testw in Window 7 to test the performance, Write speed is 30MByte/s and read is at 43MByte. For Mac 10.8 , I used Disk Speed Test to test, Write speed is about 30MByte/s and read is up to 95MByte/s.
Before setting timing machine for Mac, create an account on EZ and login EZ in Finder. I have no problem to use this EZ as time machine for my macbook retina.
This 2T NAS has fully metal body. It looks good and feels very solid.

My main issue is the setup for personal cloud.It took me a while to setup correct user account and correct port forwarding.
But the upload at My DSL is very slow, so accessing big files like video and photos outside home network is very painful. But it's not iomega's fault. (Also I still can't make it work if it locates behind two routers. still struggling with two level port forwarding.)

I do recommend this iomega 2t NAS. Actually I bought another one. Now I can back up data, stream HD video wirelessly through all my deivces: PC, Mac and even Andriod phone(with ex file explor). I did upload the picture showing the speed test result but somehow amazone doesn't show those pictures.
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