Data Storage: Iomega StorCenterPX NAS Devices Stack Up

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2011-09-13 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 

Capacity Is Not the Question

The StorCenter PX family includes the px4-300d (left), the px4-600d (right) and the rack-mount px4-300r (below). The four-bay models support up to 12TB of storage, while the six-bay px4-600d can hold up to 18TB.
Capacity Is Not the Question
 
 
 
 
 
P. J. Connolly began writing for IT publications in 1997 and has a lengthy track record in both news and reviews. Since then, he's built two test labs from scratch and earned a reputation as the nicest skeptic you'll ever meet. Before taking up journalism, P. J. was an IT manager and consultant in San Francisco with a knack for networking the Apple Macintosh, and his love for technology is exceeded only by his contempt for the flavor of the month. Speaking of which, you can follow P. J. on Twitter at pjc415, or drop him an email at pjc@eweek.com.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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