Data Storage: Iomega StorCenterPX NAS Devices Stack Up
Network-attached storage devices have to do more than ever before. It's expected that a NAS device intended for the "prosumer" or SMB markets will include a variety of applications as well. Iomega's StorCenter PX line of devices has everything one needs in this class of NAS, and more. The StorCenter PX comes in one of three basic forms. On the desktop side are the px4-300d, a four-disk desktop unit that also has a 12TB capacity, and the px6-300d, supporting up to six disks and 18TB. Iomega's PX series storage devices are offered with solid-state as well as conventional drives; zero-drive configurations are also available. In the case of the px4-300d, prices range from the diskless option's suggested retail price of $799, up to the 12TB HDD configuration at $2,299. Iomega also offers the px4-300r, a four-disk 1U array that supports up to 12TB of raw storage. This model includes redundant power supplies and other features from the company's top-end storage array, the StorCenter ix12-300r.