back to article Iomega opens sub-$2k box of storage tricks

Iomega has bounded into the SME NAS and iSCSI storage market with a sub-$1,800 box, taking on all other low-end NAS suppliers at their own game, and signifying that unified file and block storage is the way to go. The StorCenter Pro ix4-200r is a 1U rackmount, 4-bay, 4TB (hot-swap SATA drives), gigabit Ethernet product, offering …

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No High Availability?

... Any HA options such as replication, heart beat etc.

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Other choice

The Thecus N5200pro has dual 1G ports (with support for bonding or failover) and iSCSI, FTP, CIFS & NFS, jumbo frames, etc. Works quite well in my experiance.

But what about performance? I see NFS write speeds of 20MB/sec and read at 40MB/sec using RAID-5 over 5*1TB disks with single 1GB port used, can this box do any better?

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What's Your Experience?

I've had two different devices from Iomega - both were poorly designed (or designed to be cheap rather than repairable), and poorly made out of cheap materials in crucial parts. Both were expensive and used expensive media - both failed early in life, and in such a way as to chew up the expensive media.

Never again.

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Wot?

Wot - no snide comment? Oh of course not, that would involve some individual thinking wouldn't it.......

Thanks once again for providing a precis of the press release and not bothering us with any form of useful review.

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Plenty of NAS boxes support iSCSI for well under $1500

You can get a Thecus 5200 with iSCSI and 5Tb+ for around $1200.... And I am sure they there are plenty of others, so this is competitive how? Even Qnap and Synology machines are cheaper (and more capable) than this....

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Buffalo?

We use several of Buffalo's Terastation Pros for our (limited) NAS requirements and I can see almost nothing that this Iomega product does better for the considerable extra cash.

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Plenty of NAS boxes support iSCSI for well under $1500

Are there really other boxes with all what Iomega offers in this package ?

* Rack mountable

* SAN + iSCSI

* RAID 5 & 10

* Backed by EMC or other Enterprise class provider

However it's a pity there is no option for redundancy (e.g. dual NIC).

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