Like every other website on the planet, SmallNetBuilder uses cookies. Our cookies track login status, but we only allow admins to log in anyway, so those don't apply to you. Any other cookies you pick up during your visit come from advertisers, which we don't control.
If you continue to use the site, you agree to tolerate our use of cookies. Thank you!

Router Charts

Click for Router Charts

Router Ranker

Click for Router Ranker

NAS Charts

Click for NAS Charts

NAS Ranker

Click for NAS Ranker

More Tools

Click for More Tools

NAS Reviews

The ix2 is a refreshed version of Iomega's StorCenter Network Hard Drive running EMC's LifeLine OS and with some new features.

The dual-SATA drive NAS comes in 1 and 2 TB versions and shares the StorCenter Network Hard Drive's compact package and hardware design, which includes Marvell's 88F5182 "Orion" Network Storage Processor. RAM, however, has been increased from 64 to 128 MB. The LAN port is 10/100/1000, but does not support jumbo frames.

Although power draw is a relatively low 22 W, the internal fan became very noticeable when the NAS was under heavy load during performance testing.

Both CIFS/SMB and NFS network file systems are supported, and you can join Microsoft NT domains or Active Directory for user authentication. There are email alerts and simple logging but administration via HTTPS isn't supported.

Media servers are available for UPnP AV and iTunes devices as well as USB print and FTP servers. A Video Surveillance feature allows direct recording from Axis network cameras. Upload from Bluetooth devices is also supported when an optional adapter is attached.

Client backup is supported via unlimited bundled EMC Retrospect licenses. Also bundled is access to EMC's Mozy online storage service.

RAID 1 write performance with a gigabit LAN connection averaged 10.7 MB/s for file sizes between 32 MB and 1 GB, while read performance for the same conditions was significantly better averaging 16.7 MB/s. This ranks the product toward the lower-end of dual-drive NASes for write and in the top third for reads.

Read the full review.

More NAS

Wi-Fi System Tools
Check out our Wi-Fi System Charts, Ranker and Finder!

Featured Sponsors



Support Us!

If you like what we do and want to thank us, just buy something on Amazon. We'll get a small commission on anything you buy. Thanks!

Over In The Forums

I've got a new phone (HTC U12 +) and ran into a very strange problem - very often (not always, more likely after wifi module on the phone goes off and...
Are there any 5 GHz wireless smart home devices out there? I don't run 2.4 GHz wireless any more. My wife bought a device to turn off lights but it w...
Hello.I bought a Blue Cave but I got a problem.I am using two router which are AC1900P and RT68U by AiMesh.And, AC1900P was set by AiMesh Router mode,...
[Moderator: please move this to AC thread if appropriate]Hi SNBers, I am having very weird TCP(HTTP/HTTPS) throttling issues (RT-AC68U, RT-AC86U) for ...
Hi,This is my first post and I’m hoping you guys can help me. I’ve read a lot on here and can’t find a fix to my problem.-1gig down, 250up fiber optic...

Don't Miss These

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3