Data Storage: Iomega StorCenterPX NAS Devices Stack Up

 
 
By P. J. Connolly  |  Posted 2011-09-13
 
 
 

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

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.

At-a-Glance System Information

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.

Web-Based Management and Setup

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.

Iomega Storage Manager

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.

Run 12TB as JBOD

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.

Use Conventional and Solid-State Drives

No-Frills Connectivity

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.

No-Frills Connectivity

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