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Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Eco-friendly four-bay Nas?

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Business security measures using SSL

FTP transfers were, as usual, faster than SMB transfers, with read speeds hitting an impressive 69.3MB/sec using this method. FTP encryption, which businesses may like the look of, is missing though, which the Terastation III does handily.

Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Shining example: one of the biggest and brightest LCDs we’ve seen on a Nas

Power consumption is superb, thrashing the 4-drive TeraStation III and the 2-drive (4-bay) Promise SmartStor NS4600. Noise levels are accordingly low, with no noticeable hard drive rattle. The ix4-200d has no scheduled on/off capability, so the ix4-200d may end up drawing more energy than its competitors, just not Buffalo’s energy hog the Terastation III – the ix4-200d’s idle power consumption is as low as the Terastation’s hibernate mode.

The ix4-200d isn’t a webserver like Qnap and Synology models (it won’t render php files) and it’s missing a hibernate function and Raid 0 capabilities, so it’s not the most functional Nas server. It’s underlying performance and features are good though and a two year warranty for European punters will give a bit of extra comfort to business users. Let’s not forget VMware users, who will struggle to get more peace of mind than this.

Verdict

The Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d doesn’t as many tricks as Synology or Qnap boxes, but its operating system is responsive and stable. If you need a Nas for VMware use, then the ix4-200d is a logical choice. ®

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Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

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Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d

Very impressive power consumption, with decent acoustics and design aesthetics.
Price: 2TB £620.00, 4TB £920.00, 8TB £1,540.00 RRP

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