Iomega px2-300d network-attached storage device

By Jon L. Jacobi and Kean Bartelman, Macworld |  Storage, iomega, NAS

Along with this list of features, the px2-300d also offers pretty speedy transfer rates, thanks to its 1.8GHz, dual-core, Intel Atom D525 processor and 2GB of memory. In our series of Macworld Lab tests, the Storcenter read our 10GB folder at 56.4 MBps and wrote it at 29.3 MBps. It wrote our single 10GB test file at 77.2 MBps and read it back at 106.4 MBps. On our PC tests, the Storcenter posted comparable speeds, reading the 10GB mix of files and folders at 44 MBps and writing them at 41.3 MBps. It wrote the single 10GB test file at 79.6 MBps and read it back at 103.5 MBps. Although those aren't the fastest transfer rates we've seen, they're certainly sufficient for backing up files, streaming media and serving a small workgroup.

Bottom line

The Storcenter px2-300d is more than capable of providing a small- to medium-sized business with flexible and speedy network storage. In comparison to similar products, the px2-300d is an impressive device, and shines especially bright in the realms of backup and video surveillance. However, Iomega's inclusion of enterprise-class hard drives pushes the price tag of a populated px2-300d to $1000. If you don't need the 24/7, 100% workload performance that enterprise-class hard drives deliver, you could save $200 to $300 by buying the px2-300d bare ($500) and buying a pair of desktop drives separately.


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