Iomega Boosts NAS Capacity
Iomega's latest P415 series, released late last year, has the highest-capacity NAS devices Iomega offers.Iomegas latest P415 series, released late last year, has the highest-capacity NAS devices Iomega offers. I tested the $6,000 Windows-powered P415m, which comes with 720GB of storage in a 1U (1.75-inch) rack-mount form factor with four 180GB Fast Ultra ATA-100 hard drives. (The P415 devices run on Microsofts Server Appliance Kit or Unix.) The unit comes with a built-in Gigabit NIC. Iomega offers a Unix-based 415u NAS with similar hardware for $5,500.
The P415m is easy to set up. I used the NAS discovery Utility CD to quickly configure the initial IP settings. Once I gave the unit a static IP address (it also supports DHCP for faster configuration), we used Internet Explorer to log in to the Web administration user interface.