Data Storage: Iomega StorCenterPX NAS Devices Stack Up
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.
At-a-Glance System Information
Although most device provisioning is performed through the Web-based management interface, some basic features are accessible through the front panel, including a measurement of used space.
Web-Based Management and Setup
The StorCenter PX Series, like Iomega's other NAS devices, offers browser-based configuration and management of system features and applications.
Iomega Storage Manager
The Iomega Storage Manager is a utility for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows that provides a quick view of available file shares on an Iomega NAS device and links to the device's management pages.
Run 12TB as JBOD
The four-drive bays of the px4-300d can be populated with a total of 12TB of JBOD storage; available RAID levels range from RAID 0 to RAID 5+1.
Use Conventional and Solid-State Drives
The px4-300d can be used with 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch Serial ATA drives; conventional hard disks or solid-state drives are available from Iomega or can be purchased separately.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports on the px4-300d allow the device to be connected to separate networks; these ports can be bonded together for additional throughput.