It seems that the line up of NAS Drives is really improving with their new Iomega ix2. This drive was announced with a price of $400 for 1TB. It features “apps” which make it look smarter than just a storage device.
Installing Iomega ix2 NAS drive is evidently easy to install and run. The drive is equipped with 256MB of RAM built-in. It also has a Marvell Kirkwood processor running at 1.6 GHz which is about as much as an average mobile phone. This new drive has app centric interface. Using the icon-based UI, you can almost control the entire system. RAID 0 and 1 are supported by this drive. It features USB printer sharing and storage expansion through USB. This NAS drives also supports Windows DFS, FTP/SFTP, WebDAV, Active Directory, and Time Machine support. More features include streaming audio and video and appears as a UPnP/DLNA server. It can also make back up your computers through the cloud. The settings pages were fascinating. For instance, there is screen that will allow you to enable and disable various protocols.
Iomega ix2 NAS drive also supports remote access over the Internet. Moreover the device is compatible with Iomega’s iOS app.
Another exceptional feature of Iomega ix2 is that it has a built-in surveillance camera support. With this, the drive is enabled to connect to up to five wireless cameras comprising those devices from Axis and Bosch. This storage drive also features a SecureMind, a program which will allow you to view and record live video directly to the drive. A storage device with this exceptional feature is a perfect choice for small businesses and offices. The drive allows making back ups, streaming, recording and playback with just a single device. The device is more like having an all-in-one system.
It may not be easy to love the new NAS drive but if you will look to its fascinating features, it is quite convincing to use today especially to those who have a small office or business rather than sticking to the old and plain storage devices.