Iomega 2TB (2x1TB) StorCenter ix2 2-Bay NAS

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Centrally store and backup your digital files

The Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage, 2-bay is a compact desktop network storage device that is perfect for small businesses, home offices or advanced home networks, offering content sharing, data protection and basic video surveillance capabilities

Key Features:

  • Desktop, compact, form factor
  • Marvell 6282 CPU at 1.6GHz with 256MB DDR3 DRAM
  • 2 x 3.5" Easy-Swap SATA-II Hard Disk Drives
  • RAID 1, JBOD
  • 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000Mbps (GbE) Ethernet port


  • Capacity: Up to 6TB
  • Configurations: Diskless (ix2-dl, 0 HDD), Partially Populated (1 HDD) or Fully Populated (2 HDD).
  • Drive Capacities and Type: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB (SATA II)
  • RAID Support: RAID 1 (mirror) with automatic RAID rebuild. JBOD mode also available.
  • Network File Protocols Supported :CIFS/SMB/Rally (Microsoft), NFS (Linux/UNIX), AFP/Bonjour (Apple), FTP, SFTP, TFTP, HTTP, HTTPS, WebDAV, Windows DFS, SNMP.
  • Gigabit Ethernet connectivity with Jumbo frame support and high performance embedded architecture.
  • iSCSI target: Provides block-level access for the most efficient storage utilization, especially for backup, database and email application performance. It can be used in parallel with file-level storage access via CIFS/NFS.
  • Ease of use:
    • Easy three step setup - Simply plug into your router, power on, and download the integrated Iomega Storage Manager and QuikProtect backup software
    • User friendly web-based management interface
    • Web Interface accessible in 16 supported languages
  • Simple Content Sharing:
    • Access files from any networked Windows, Apple or Linux computer for easy file sharing
    • Easily share content with friends and family outside of your home using the exclusive Iomega Personal Cloud feature. Invited guests will have access to read and write to files and folders on your network drive. No need to email file attachments
  • Iomega Link iOS application:
    • Iomega Link gives you a direct link to your StorCenter device via your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad. You have the ability to upload, download, browse and stream content on your Iomega network storage devices using Iomega Link mobile app. (download app from iTunes).
    • Built-in photo slide-show sharing feature - easily select and share your digital pictures on the web.
    • File distribution made easy. Drop files into a designated distribution folder, and all of those on the distribution list automatically get an email with either the files attached, or a link to download the files.
  • Active Directory Support: Functions as a client member in an Active Directory domain allowing the StorCenter ix2 to utilize the domain users and groups
  • Data Replication/Device to Device Data Copy Jobs:
    • Easily copy files to and from attached USB drives or any network share - including Iomega Personal Cloud locations - using the rsync or CIFS protocol
    • Define your Copy Job to copy/synchronize files to and from connected drives and/or any other shared storage on your network
    • Schedule jobs to run on a predetermined schedule
  • Expandability: Add storage capacity by connecting external USB hard disk drives. Supports read/ write on Fat32, NTFS, ext2/ext3, or HFS+ formatted drives
  • Application Manager: Third party applications can be installed using the embedded application manager.
  • Data Organization and Access: Windows DFS organizes folders and files on a network, such that they appear to be all in one directory tree on a single Iomega StorCenter system, even if the folders reside on many devices in many different locations. WebDAV (Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) enables viewing, adding, or deleting files on a StorCenter from the web, via HTTP or HTTPS for added security.
  • Power Savings: Automatic hard drive spin-down assure the most efficient (minimal) power consumption.
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Support: Enables unattended system shutdown via the USB port without data loss in the case of power failure.
  • Configuration Backup and Restore: allows you to back up and restore system configuration information. Backing up a configuration saves various system properties, including users, groups, device identification, and Share names and permissions.
  • System Status: Consolidated resource on space utilization, device information, and status. In addition, you can manage controls such as device restart from here.
  • SMART Hard Drive Monitor: Continually monitors and reports on the health of all drives in the Iomega StorCenter system.
  • Reporting: Email alerts and Event Logging provide up-to-the minute updates on the status of your device even when you are away from your computer. SNMP agent monitoring helps administrators centrally manage the StorCenter ix2.
  • Data Protection Software: Iomegas QuikProtect backup software is available for download.
  • Iomega Personal Cloud: Iomega Personal Cloud is a patent-pending, web-based computing architecture that connects your Iomega StorCenter Network Storage Array devices to other individuals and/or devices via the Internet.
  • Software Compatibility: Compatible with todays most common backup software, web browsers, media devices and computers.
  • Warranty: 3 year limited warranty (with product registration)


  • Video Surveillance Camera:
    • Built in support for up to 5 UPnP (universal plug and play) network cameras by Axis, Bosch, and Panasonic to capture and store video without the need of a dedicated PC. Support for high-definition and configurable resolution and frame rate settings
    • Downloadable Axis Video Hosting Solution (AVHS) for local to hosted cloud video storage and management.
    • Downloadable MindTree SecureMind VSMS software. One camera license included, additional licenses available for purchase
  • Multimedia:
    • Built in Audio Video Media Server - UPnP DLNA Certified provides the ability to stream photos, audio content and videos to a variety of media devices, such as game consoles (Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 3), audio bridges, iTunes players, picture frames, Iomega ScreenPlay products and more.
    • Create shared iTunes libraries to provide a central location for your music
    • Social Media Sharing made easy: Convenient folders that automatically integrate with your social media accounts. Multiple accounts are no problem - just create another folder for each account.
      • Facebook: Files dropped into your Facebook folder are automatically uploaded to your Facebook page.
      • Flickr: Files dropped into your Flickr folder are automatically added to the designated Flickr photo album.
      • YouTube: Videos dropped into your YouTube folder are automatically uploaded to your YouTube channel
    • Torrent Download Manager: the Iomega ix2 manages peer-to-peer file transfers without the need of a dedicated PC.
  • Digital Photography Tools
    • Picture Transfer Protocol (PTP): No touch, automatic transfer of photos from digital cameras via the USB port.
    • Photo resize: Automatically resize photos to a specified resolution
    • Powerful Backup Functionality
      • Full system backup with Iomega QuikProtect for PC or Time Machine for Mac.
      • Time Machine Support: allows Apple users to easily backup any Mac computers running OS X (10.5 or later) using Time Machine.
      • Iomega Personal Cloud Backup: Synchronize data between personal cloud member systems and the ix2.
      • Public Cloud Backup: Use one of the integrated 3rd party cloud-based storage services such as Amazon S3 or MozyConnect to replicate data from your ix2 to your public cloud account.
      • Cloud Disaster Recovery: Utilize two ix2 devices in different locations and the Iomega Personal Cloud function to create your own disaster recovery scheme.
      • EMC Atmos Cloud Connector: The Atmos Connector software lets a user backup and share data using Iomega devices as the source and Atmos cloud technology as the target. Enabled by Iomegas integrated copyjob utility, customers can set up cloud folders and configure jobs to automatically copy data to any Atmos cloud.
    • Total Data Protection
      • Native security support with robust username and password authorized access.  Create additional users and secure their content with password protection.
      • User Quotas: Easily manage capacity by setting maximum limits per user.
      • RSA BSAFE technology protects installs and upgrades.
    • Virtualization
      • Iomega StorCenter devices are certified for Citrix XenServer 5.6, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, and Windows Server 2008 R2, VMware vSphere 5.0 which makes them the most cost-effective solution for server virtualization.
      • Full system backup with Iomega QuikProtect for PC or Time Machine for Mac.
      • Time Machine Support:allows Apple users to easily backup any Mac computers running OS X (10.5 or later) using Time Machine.


      The Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage has received the following certifications:
      • Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 R2
      • VMware VSphere ESX5 iSCSI and NAS, XenServer, 5.5, 5.6 (w/ MPIO), iSCSI NFS.


    • Iomega StorCenter ix2 Network Storage, 2-bay
    • Ethernet cable
    • Power supply
    • Printed Quick Start Guide
    • Software Download (with):
      • StorCenter Manager software
      • Iomega QuikProtect backup software
      • User Help Documentation



Product Description
Lenovo Iomega ix2 Network Storage - NAS server - 2 TB
Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
USB 2.0 / Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
2 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
2 (installed) / 2 (max)
Dimensions (WxDxH)
14.86 cm x 9.93 cm x 20.16 cm
2.49 kg
Marvell 1.6 GHz
Storage Controller
Hard Drive
2 x 1 TB SATA 3Gb/s
Network adapter 10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE, USB 2.0
AC 120/230 V
System Requirements
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Red Hat Fedora Core 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Fedora Core 6, openSUSE 10.3, Red Hat Fedora Core 7, Debian Linux 4.0, Red Hat Fedora Core 8, Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 11.3, Apple MacOS X 10.5 - 10.7, Ubuntu 10.10



Device Type
NAS server
Host Connectivity
USB 2.0 / Gigabit Ethernet
Total Storage Capacity
2 TB
Installed Devices / Modules Qty
2 (installed) / 2 (max)
14.86 cm
9.93 cm
20.16 cm
2.49 kg

Processor / Memory

Processors Installed
Marvell 1.6 GHz
RAM Installed
256 MB DDR3

Storage Controller

SATA - internal
Interface Type
SATA 3Gb/s
Data Transfer Rate
300 MBps
Max Storage Devices Qty
RAID Level

Hard Drive

HDD - 3.5"
2 x 1 TB
Interface Type
SATA 3Gb/s


Network adapter
Data Link Protocol
10Mb LAN, 100Mb LAN, GigE, USB 2.0
Network / Transport Protocol
FTP, Bonjour, SMB
Remote Management Protocol
Network Services Compatibility
DFS, Microsoft CIFS, Network File System (NFS), Apple File Protocol (AFP)
UPnP Media Server, Apple Time Machine compatible, WebDAV server
Compliant Standards

Security DVR


Expansion / Connectivity

Expansion Bays
2 (total) / 0 (free) x internal - 3.5"
1 x Ethernet 1000Base-T - RJ-45 , 1 x USB 2.0 - Type A


UPS support, device-to-device data replication


Power Device
X internal power supply
Voltage Required
AC 120/230 V

Software / System Requirements

Software Included
MindTree SecureMind Video Surveillance Manager
OS Required
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, Microsoft Windows Vista / XP / 7, Red Hat Fedora Core 5, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, Red Hat Fedora Core 6, openSUSE 10.3, Red Hat Fedora Core 7, Debian Linux 4.0, Red Hat Fedora Core 8, Ubuntu 7.10, openSUSE 11.3, Apple MacOS X 10.5 - 10.7, Ubuntu 10.10


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Customer reviews

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5* Iomega 2TB (2 x 1TB) StorCenter ix2 NAS
Reviewed by Andrew G on 31/05/2013
at this price - its a crime not to buy one (or 2)..

Soooo easy to use and the knowledge that your data will be backed up twice !! as the device is mirrored and spreads your info over both drives.

External access is a breeze even for the novice.. your own personal cloud !!

Buy one now or buy a plastic sheet to stop your tears flooding your laptop - when you miss out !!!
4* Easy to set up and use.
Reviewed by Bob on 25/09/2013
I bought this for my home network. I work from home and I run two laptops and a desktop using the Iomega ix2 as a file server. Set up easily, good online support and manuals. Initially I had the Iomega connected to the back of the router, worked fine. I have set it up with a desktop network switch and network cables to increase the speed of file transfer as I deal with a lot of photos and large files. Great range of features including scheduled back up to cloud storage. User interface simple and easy to use. Great price for two 1TB disks and a Raid set up.
2* Shocking Support
Reviewed by Peter Boyden on 02/07/2013
This product is very difficult to set up and I'm far from being a novice.
The software for backup (QuiqProtect) installs but doesn't work and when I did finally get to speak to a representative in USA, he told me that they didn't use this product any more and don't support it now.
He kindly suggested that I buy some backup software !!
I'm a very patient person but trying to get any assistance from them is useless.
I'm going to send this back unless it gets resolved very soon.
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