You can then setup your personal cloud.
Windows Explorer shows you a view of all the available shares on the device, so it’s just a case of opening up whichever share you need to use.
For this review we had the 4TB version.
The ix2-200 is quite small, fairly quiet and looks great (its a brushed metal look) and it looks very professional.
Performing the initial setup and configuration is very easy, and takes around 20 – 30 minutes depending on your level of experience and what changes you want to make.
The default settings are probably going to be suitable for most people though.
The ix2-200 certainly has enough features, it can pretty much do whatever it is you can think of, including torrent downloads, iTunes server, pictures, music, backing up your computers, including Apple Macs via Time Machine, and so much more. In fact just look back at the start of this review to see all the features!
The Cloud functionality is very good too. You can connect to various Cloud services, such as Amazon S3 or even create your own Personal Cloud and give people access to it. And as with the other features on the ix2-200 they are very easy to set up. Just make sure you set up things securely!
There is a front mounted USB port with a copy button, so if you have files on a USB thumb drive or external hard drive you can connect it up and press a button and the copy will be taken care of for you. Again, a nice little touch.
The 4TB version came with RAID 1 enabled, but you can change this if you wish. Changing the RAID setting is very easy – although I recommend doing this before you start using the box!
One of my only negative comments is that sometimes doing the simplest of tasks appears to be complex and will involve you having to jump head first into the manual, but once you have it all configured the way you want it you will be fine.
All in all this is a great little NAS box with a lot of functionality out of the box – the killer feature being the personal cloud service. Certainly worth taking a look at this if you want to share things securely with people but have lots of other capabilities as well.
There are three different versions of the ix2-200 – a 2TB at £298.30, a 4TB at £409.50 and finally a 6TB at £554.80. Although these are the retail prices so look around online for better deals as they are certainly available.Learn more from the Iomega website