Iomega packs 1TB into tiny NAS device

September 27, 2007, 3:00 AM PST | Length: 254


Staying true to its heritage of releasing innovative external dedicated storage devices, Iomega is now shipping the $349 StorCenter Network Hard Drive: a storage device attached to a gigabit Ethernet network that in addition to providing 1 terabyte of JBOD, RAID 0 or RAID 1 configured storage, is also a print server.

12 comments
nikkel.joey
nikkel.joey

Check out the LaCie 2Big NAS device, similar size, all the same features except it is cheaper, and you can swap the drives yourself and let it rebuild the array for you. still has the raid 1 or 0 capability as well as the USB 2.0 expandability and the Gigabit LAN as well.

CorporateLackie
CorporateLackie

Thanks! That sucker looks pretty nice with decent reviews so far.... I'm going to see if I can figure out how it stacks up to the: Buffalo TeraStation Home Server NAS HP Media Vault mv2020 and Western Digital MyBook World Edition NAS Jim

CorporateLackie
CorporateLackie

I was ready to go buy one until he said it had to be sent back to the factory to replace a failed drive .... no-like that worth a !@#$@%. Was an explanation given?

shp42
shp42

I am glad to see Iomega getting exposure on Techrepublic. They are truly innovative and, in my opinion, undervalued.

doug
doug

Iomega truly does innovate but the reliability of their devices leave a lot to be desired. Don't get me started on the Iomega REV drive, JAZZ drive, ZIP drive... Customer Service is not up to snuff either.

Forum Surfer
Forum Surfer

Not an acceptable solution at all, unless it is for home use. Those old zip drives were awful. I ran across I don't know how many small businesses using those things as backups. It was a 50/50 chance that the data was actually backed up since the drives failed as often as the disks. You'd be better off putting together a pc with a gigabit nic card. Could be done with the same amount of storage for less money. You could even run your choice of Linux with the latest version of Samba and it'd be Vista compatible for file sharing.

A_Selby
A_Selby

...more ;-) Iomega always sets the alarm bells ringing for me. Too many bad experiences with quality to mention.

oscar_hendrix
oscar_hendrix

very practical an easy to use device. what about the cartridges. thanks good luck

mstoumba
mstoumba

Well don't make this a mission critical device. They get real hot under heavy use and drives go nuts.

crisnupra
crisnupra

i guess you can make it by yourself if you know how to configure the raid and use those custom drive boxes for 200 euro. but who knows perhaps the software is preatty neat.

unhappyuser
unhappyuser

Certain hard drive prices have stuck in my head (not sure why). $1000 for a 1 Gig. $500 for a 100M. $250 for a 40M (only a little over $6 a Meg!). I wonder how long it will be before we start buying 1 Petabyte drives for $400? Anyone care to guess? My guess would be sometime in 2012. EMD

Wyrmlord
Wyrmlord

stuck in your head? Woof! $250 for a 40M drive is... what, late '80s? Some long-term memory you have :-) As for PB drives... yes, 2012 seems reasonable.