Three Wise NASes


Iomega StorCenter

Few products are easier to set up and manage than Iomega's StorCenter high-end px series and ix series network-attached storage devices, which got a refresh in October. For the small business or department, NAS is often the most cost-effective method of providing shared storage to workgroups using off-the-shelf 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch spinning or solid-state drives. Iomega's solutions can be set up in minutes and administered by office staff or a service-provider reseller with a super-easy, two-paned browser interface.

When the px series was introduced in 2011, the Test Center performed a review of the px6-300d, and found a great-looking NAS with six hot-swap drives and lots of high-end features injected by parent company EMC. In the two years since, the company has been busy bestowing its offspring with yet more enterprise wisdom to help improve versatility and uptime. These versatile devices support basic RAID, all major sharing protocols, including Apple Time Machine, and virtualization environments from Citrix, Microsoft and VMware. Both run EMC's Linux-based LifeLine OS.



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