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Staying true to its heritage of releasing innovative external dedicated storage devices, Iomega is now shipping the $349 StorCenter Network Hard Drive: a storage device attached to a gigabit Ethernet network that in addition to providing 1 terabyte of JBOD, RAID 0 or RAID 1 configured storage, is also a print server.
Check out the LaCie 2Big NAS device, similar size, all the same features except it is cheaper, and you can swap the drives yourself and let it rebuild the array for you. still has the raid 1 or 0 capability as well as the USB 2.0 expandability and the Gigabit LAN as well.
I was ready to go buy one until he said it had to be sent back to the factory to replace a failed drive .... no-like that worth a !@#$@%. Was an explanation given?
I am glad to see Iomega getting exposure on Techrepublic. They are truly innovative and, in my opinion, undervalued.
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.
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.
...more ;-) Iomega always sets the alarm bells ringing for me. Too many bad experiences with quality to mention.
Well don't make this a mission critical device. They get real hot under heavy use and drives go nuts.
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