NAS Storage Server Review: Iomega StorCenter ix2
July 9, 2012
Running a small business involves keeping track of a lot of financial data — sales, inventory, payroll and confidential records, for example — but when a company needs to monitor the physical as well as the fiscal, a good video surveillance system is essential.
Iomega has released its new StorCenter ix2 network-attached storage (NAS) server designed to share and protect small business data. And in addition to offering the typical fare of NAS server features, the StorCenter ix2 does double duty, also serving as a video surveillance system thanks to its built-in video monitoring and management software and support for a host of third-party networked cameras.
The ix2 is a compact, two-bay device available in four versions, with 2, 4 and 6 TB models priced at $370, $470 and $670 respectively, and for people who prefer to bring their own storage, a diskless model sells for $200. All four versions offer support for Iomega's Personal Cloud feature, a fee-free service that we've seen and appreciated on previous StorCenter devices.
Personal Cloud allows you to remotely access the contents of an ix2 (via a Windows, Mac or Linux computer, or iOS- or Android-based smartphone or tablet) through the use of a special client utility/app without having to host the data on a third-party server. Personal Cloud can also be used to back up the contents of the ix2 to another compatible Iomega NAS device located offsite.
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