- Expandability No comments
- Media support No comments
- Speed No comments
- Noise No comments
- Design and form factor No comments
The Specs sounded really, really good. Especially the integrated Torrent and Media Server and the iSCSI support for multiple volumes.
My first impression, holding the ix2 was of a comparably small, well made device. Switching it on meant discovering the first downpoint in the really noise harddrives. Luckily these switch to idle if there's nothing to do, so as long as you don't use the torrent server it's probably quiet.
The Bundle contains a copy of EMC²'s Retrospect for SoHo users and a code for a free 2GB Mozy online backup. I recommend the latter, since the SoHo version of Retrospec turned out to be almost unusable to create a good backup, since it took 18 hours to save 134GB to an attached USB drive!
But back to the device. These was a bug in the firmware version it came with that reported fan errors at internat case temperature belog 57°C... which turned out to be "normal" since the fan won't switch on until you reach 58°C.
After upgrading to a newer firmware version that was shown to my by the support the torrent server won't start any torrent files and the NTP client reports it can't sync with the default time server. I tried to enter another time server manually, butthe device won't accept any URL, telling me it's not a valid time server address.
At least the storage feature of the ix2 works as advertised and the default setting was already configured to RAID 1, so there are roughly 932 GB of usable storage space.
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