- Brand Name: Iomega
- Model Number: 35436
- Hard Disk Size: 4.0 TB
- Manufacturer Warranty Description: 3 years with product registration
- Hardware Platform: PC
Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d 4TB (4 x 1TB) Network Storage Cloud Edition - 35436
- RAID Support: RAID 5 and RAID 10 - all with automatic RAID rebuild. JBOD mode also available.
- Iomega Personal Cloud: Easily share content with friends and family outside of your home using the Iomega Personal Cloud feature.
- Ease of use: Simple three step setup - Simply plug into your router, power on, and install the software CD
- Remote Access: Connect securely from anywhere in the world and get full access to pictures, videos, files
- Device-to-Device Data Replication: One-touch copying via the QuikTransfer button.
- Invited guests will have access to read and write to files and folders on your network drive.
- Easily copy files to and from attached USB drives or any network share - including Iomega Personal Cloud locations
- Connect securely from anywhere in the world and get full administration of the StorCenter ix2-200 through a personalized web address.
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From the Manufacturer
Iomega® Personal Cloud — the Ultimate Data Protection and Remote Access Solution for Small- and Medium-sized Businesses
The Iomega StorCenter™ ix4-200d Network Storage, Cloud Edition offers content sharing with advanced security, and is ideal for small and remote offices, workgroups or home networks. (Available in 4TB, 8TB and 12TB capacities.)
The Iomega Personal Cloud offers unparalleled simplicity and versatility for data sharing and protection. Based on enterprise-class EMC® storage technology, the StorCenter ix4-200d provides easy file sharing, iSCSI block access, dual GbE connections and multiple RAID configurations.
Home users benefit from the advanced media features such as the DLNA® certified UPnP® AV Media Server, PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol), torrent download compatibility, and Bluetooth® upload. Award-winning backup software is included along with RSA® BSAFE® encryption for protected installs and upgrades. Supports PC, Mac® and Linux® clients and is VMware® certified for NFS and iSCSI.
Business users will appreciate the robust data protection features such as UPS support, print serving, user quotas, rsync device-to-device data replication, and user replaceable drives for business continuity and disaster recovery. The easy-to-use interface provides no-hassle management. Active Directory support and remote access round out the comprehensive business features. The StorCenter ix4-200d supports up to six Axis® IP security cameras for basic video surveillance.
- Easy set-up in just three steps!
- Robust data management powered by enterprise-class EMC LifeLine software
- Advanced RAID technology and UPS support offer the highest performance and protection
- Supports PC, Mac & Linux clients and is VMware and XenServer certified
- User-replaceable hard drives, print sharing, folder quotas, Windows Active Directory support, and device to-device data replication
Powerful Media Server with Anywhere Access via Your Own Personal Cloud Extensive Content Sharing
Unlike public and private cloud applications, Iomega's Personal Cloud technology is completely self-owned — so the content and accessibility is always under your control. Best of all, there are never any usage fees or subscription charges, therefore delivering the best value for cloud access and protection.
- Remote Access: secure, web-based remote access lets you connect from anywhere
- iSCSI Drives: create a new SAN from your existing infrastructure, add and manage multiple iSCSI LUNs, run iSCSI and NAS files sharing modes simultaneously
- RAID Options: RAID 10, RAID 5 (pre-configured), and JBOD with automatic RAID rebuild and user replaceable drives
- Virtual Environment Support: VMware™ and XenServer™ certified for NFS & iSCSI
- User Quotas: manage capacity by setting limits
- UPS Support: enables unattended system shutdown via the USB port without data loss in case of power failure
- Device-to-Device Data Replication: replicate your data from device to device
- Power Savings: idle drive spin-down and variable speed fan help reduce power consumption
- Email Alerts: sends email notification if the system detects a problem
- Video Surveillance: connect up to 6 networked cameras, captures and stores video, monitor live video with web browser
- Print Server: supports up to three USB printers
- Expandability: add capacity with external USB Hard drives; read and write on Fat32, NTFS, HFS+, or ext2/ext3 formatted hard disks
- Iomega QuikTransfer: one-touch replication
- Windows Active Directory Support: functions as client member allowing device to utilize domain users and groups
- Available 10/100/1000 Mbps network Ethernet port (required).
- Internet Explorer 7, Firefox® 3.x, Safari 3 or later browser.
- CD or DVD drive to install software.
- Personal cloud and remote access specific requirements:
- Internet connection
- Universal Plug and Play (UPnP™) compatible router, or administrative rights to port forward.
- Recommended minimum sustained connection speeds for a good Personal Cloud experience:
- Download: 2.5 Mbit/s
- Upload: 500Kbit/s
- PC Users: Microsoft® Windows® XP or newer
- Mac® Users: Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
- Linux® Users: Redhat 9, Enterprise 4/5, Gentoo, Mandrake 10, Devian 4, FedoraCore 6/5, OpenSUSE 10.3
- Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d device
- Ethernet cable
- Power cable
- Printed Quick Start Guide
- Solutions CD with system administration software and user manual
- 3-year limited warranty with registration
* 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.
Iomega StorCenter Network Storage Family Comparison
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|Models||34779|| 34763 (1TB) |
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Top Customer Reviews
1. The ix4-200d has been working without incident since I wrote this review.
2. The unit has handled firmware upgrades with aplomb.
3. The unit is very resilient to abrupt shutdowns and bounces back in minutes.
4. Iomega's free QuickProtect is a handy utility for automatically mirroring folders to a share (with versioning support).
5. I strongly advise against using RAID5 with this unit especially when storing critical data.
The allure of RAID5 is the ability to use 3TB out of 4TB, rather than the 2TB you get with RAID 10. Of course, this assumes that RAID5 protects your data as well as RAID10 does. I.e., when a disk fails and is replaced, the entire array will be rebuilt and any lost data will be recovered.
Unfortunately, with the non-enterprise grade drives used in this unit, you run a 25% chance that your 3TB rebuild will fail with complete data loss. On a 6 TB rebuild (with the 8TB version), this risk rises to 50%. This is because the drives used in this unit have an unrecoverable error rate of once every 12 TB (10 to the power 14 bits). Not very good odds to play. If you must use RAID 5, please consider using enterprise grade hard drives. The downside? They cost roughly thrice as much. But what price be memories?
Also do note that no matter what RAID level you pick - if you are backing up once in a lifetime documents or photos - you should also be considering backup either in the cloud or some other off site location. At best, a RAID protects you against disk drive loss. It won't protect you from bad decisions (like when I accidentally formatted my disk) or from data corruption.Read more ›
Support told me it was a known issue with a whole batch of these units and warned me if I returned it to who I bought it from they would only give me another bad one in exchange. Support said the only option for getting a working unit was to return the bad one to them for an exchange. I didn't like the attitude of any of the support guys I dealt with, and I didn't like the idea of waiting two weeks for Iomega to send me a new one. Since of course they had to wait for my bad one to arrive, verify that it was bad and then ship me out a new one.
Iomega, that is no way to treat your customers. Especially customers that just bought a $900 piece of equipment that was broken right out of the box due to your manufacturer error.
The second drive did work. But TimeMahine with Lion does not function. RAID 10? DOES NOT WORK. Which is the entire reason I bought this specific drive because RAID 10 is supposed to work.
These drives would be great if they worked as they should and all the features they advertise work. Unfortunately they don't, nor do they take the necessary steps to replace broken drives in a timely manner.
UPDATE: Had to send the entire drive back which was BRAND NEW. Then they have the nerve to send me a refurbished one without a power cord. Now I am waiting for a power cord. I understand that sometimes gear like this is broken right from the get-go, however they need to do what is right to get a NEW drive to the customer in a timely manner.
Hardware-wise, I do not have any complaints with the device. Other reviewers indicate that the disks may fail early, but, as of now, after some two years of operation, there is no indication that this may happen with our device - though our experiences probably cannot be generalized, since our device is placed in an air-conditioned server room. Things may be different at normal room temperature.
*My* complaints are completely software-wise (and, in turn, support-wise).
With the ix4, you can set access permissions on share level only. This may suffice for home use, and, with clever organization, even some SOHOs, or smaller offices, may live with this restriction. But it is a big "no-go" for professional use, and, what's more, it is so useless a restriction: Compare this with Synology (that's the other NAS manufacturer with whose devices I am familiar) - their operating system allows setting permissions directory, and file, level, too - just like any decent file server, or NAS, would do.
While this is an annoyance one may be able to live with, we are having big trouble with the very functionality we have bought the device for: Copy jobs. In theory, they allow copying data to and fro the device, either using rsync, or CIFS. We wanted to use this to periodically mirror the data from our ix12 to our ix4 - remember, both are *Iomega* devices!Read more ›
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Great NAS. Used it for bout 4 years and then gave away. Very Solid. Pitty Iomega sold out. Upgraded to different brand.Published 3 months ago by craig
Just awful. The software was clunky and poorly written. Backup services, when it worked, were slow and often failed mid-stream. Read morePublished 4 months ago by IlPrimitivo
It worked for 1 yr and then I lost the ability to manage it. Remote access not functioning - I have not been able to resolve this issuePublished 8 months ago by K Norwood
Do not waste your money and time on this.
This is utter junk!
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Worked for a few weeks then nothing but problems
turned out to be a big waste of a lot of money