Amazon has is one that Google has, Microsoft has one, and now Apple has one thing: We're talking about the cloud in general, the term is cloud just very often, service providers now offer all kinds of storage on the Internet, accessible from anywhere. But as it would with its own cloud at home this is exactly where on the iomega ix2-200 a nas the stored data not only on the local network, but also via the Internet from almost is available everywhere.
In the local network, the ix2-200 behaves like any other NAS too, users can easily back up to various approvals and share their data, which goes via Samba with both Linux, Windows and Mac OS. Besides the normal releases, there are all kinds of multimedia features such as DLNA and iTunes server, with the latest firmware running the ix2-200 again as a Time Machine device.
The situation is different when accessing from outside, where most other devices offer if any access via a browser trumped iomega here with a piece of software, which provides direct access to all data whether and how well this works, we clarify the course of the test. Iomega cloud service is limited to forwarding to the NAS, the data is stored are so exclusively on the NAS, iomega regulates only access from a distance, whoever does not fast Internet connection is called his own, must wait for his data probably a little bit.
The ix2-200 is available in three versions: with two, four and six terabytes, the packaging of our ix2-200 is the way Capacity: 4 TB, that's true as far as it has been installed two 2 TB drives. The device works but as standard in RAID 1, which remain two of the four TB sure, one could come in four TB in which one converts to a RAID 0 - but who is already a risk of losing all data on a single disk failure?