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Iomega launches green NAS product

Posted at 20 October 2009 04:18 CEST by Randomus

Iomega recently introduced the latest version of its StorCenter ix2 NAS server, offering consumers an environmentally friendly dual-bay NAS solution.

The Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 comes in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB models that are available immediately.  The new model consumes less power — at a time when home consumers and companies alike look for green technology — and includes an Energy Star-certified power supply unit.

In addition, its HDD spins down when it enters into idle mode, and it includes an Ethernet port as well as three USB 2.0 ports for additional storage.  The device has been designed to run in conjunction with Microsoft Windows, Linux and Mac environments — a nice touch considering similar products often lack Mac and Linux support.

iomega-storcenterOwners can even set it up using a RAID 1 configuration, ensuring that their data is safe-guarded across multiple disks. The NAS device even includes support for Bluetooth connectivity.  Using EMC Linux-based proprietary firmware, there are numerous network storage features available for use, including remote Internet access, torrent support, and QuikTransfer support for better file transfers.

Iomega’s StorCenter ix2-200 is available for $269.99 for the 1TB model and $369.99 for the 2TB model.  The 4TB model will be available later this month with an MSRP of $669.99.

Specifically, Iomega hopes the StorCenter ix2-200 is the easiest NAS product the company has to offer, so consumers and business users alike are able to use it.  However, there is no simple way to replace an HDD in the unit, as it lacks the ability to hot-swap new drives.

Network-attached storage (NAS) is becoming a popular technology, especially as the cost of HDD-based storage devices drops. The focus on “green” technology is a nice touch.

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jdub
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Posted on: 20 Oct 09 18:37
    Why does everyone continuously interchange MB GB and more recently TB? If you publish something, even on the web, you should care enough to ask someone else tech savy to read it over or something.

    As for the product itself I'm all for more competition - as long as the prices of these things start getting reasonable for the hardware included.

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