Pros

  • Extremely solid case
  • Two USB ports

Cons

  • No on-board backup for the box itself
  • Must open the box to replace drives

At A Glance

Iomega's StorCenter ix2 is an affordable, well-designed, and feature-packed two-bay network-attached drive.

Manufacturer’s Description

Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage offers content sharing with advanced security, and is ideal for small office, remote office or home networks. Based on enterprise class EMC storage technology, the ix2 provides fast data throughput; easy file sharing; and RAID 1 or JBOD configurations for additional data protection. The StorCenter ix2 includes an easy-to-use interface with robust features, including print and media server, remote access, torrent download, folder quotas, IP security camera support, and Bluetooth upload options. Support for Windows Active Directory and Apple File Protocol are also included. Award winning EMC Retrospect backup software and RSA BSAFE encryption for protected installs and upgrades are included for advanced backup and security. It is supporting PC, Mac and Linux clients, and is also VMware certified for NFS on ESX server.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.iomega.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number 34299
Inventory Number 43072
Storage
Drive size 2000.0 GB
Hard Drive Speed 7200.0 RPM
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Gigabit ethernet
  • USB 2.0
USB 2.0 Yes
Included Software
Included Software EMC Retrospect Express BackupDisaster Recovery
General
Buffer Size 32.0 MB
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware
  • Ethernet Cable
  • External Power Supplydrive

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested Gigabit ethernet
Performance
Primary Volume - Virus Scan 294.09
External Read - Files and Folders 273.38
External Read - Large File 177.7
Primary Volume - Windows File Search 299.19
External Write - Files and Folders 452.79
External Write - Large File 443.89
Test Version 2.0