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Home Network Hard Drive 320Gb with Eithernet port

by Iomega

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BrandIomega
Item Weight2 Kg
Item model number33814
Number of USB 2.0 Ports1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000XSR50W
Best Sellers Rank 480,967 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2 Kg
Date First Available25 Oct 2007
  
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The Iomega Home Network Storage Server 320GB offers an easy way to share files over your home network (up to 4 users). Share photos, music and video while increasing your storage capacity. The Discovery Tool Home utility (PC) makes set-up a snap and autom

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Blue Moon on 29 Feb 2008
My 320Gb Iomega Hard Drive is proving to be a good value and relatively simple solution to back up important files on the two computers in my home network (Win XP desktop and Win Vista laptop attached via WiFi g to a Netgear modem/router).

The unit itself is finished in smart silver and, being quite weighty, feels solid and well built. It connects via Ethernet cable to the router with a maximum theoretical file transfer speed of 100Mbs (in reality, because of WiFi adapter/card limitations, the actual speed is slower but no problem for me as a home user). Initial set up (required on all the computers in the network) from the supplied CD was quick and easy despite the very terse instructions given in the quick start guide (a full manual is on the CD itself). The discovery tool software provided located the drive straight away and allows for various settings to be configured, including security options. Do not delete the PUBLIC folder on the drive and make sure it is set to SHARE so that all the network computers can access and write to it. I also recommend making use of the SLEEP function to power down the drive (although not off) when not is use. Some family members think the drive a little noisy in action but it is no more so than any other hard disc.

The only doubt about the whole package is the back up software included, Retrospect. It is very simple but somewhat basic and inflexible. You may well prefer to use other, more sophisticated back up software instead but, this will do a job if your back up needs are simple. Whilst Retrospect is not brilliant at backing up functionality, one good thing it does allow is the backing up of an entire system, complete with restore points which could provide a level of reassurance additional to that provided by Windows.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By R. Hewlett on 30 May 2008
I think that people considering buying this product need to be aware of the following issues:

1) Backup to the drive over my network is INCREDIBLY slow - over 5 hours for 30 GBytes!! Connecting the drive to the computer via USB completed the backup in under 1 hour. The problem may be my BT Voyager 2100 Wireless ADSL which has four network ports. I have not been able to check the backup speed using another model of network switch as I do not have one. I have also not tried to connect the drive to the computer via a cross over network lead to see if that speeds up the file transfer.

2) The hard disk is formatted FAT32 and MUST remain so if you wish to connect to the hard disk over the network. The disk CAN be formatted NTFS, but then you can only connect to it via USB. Note - FAT32 format limits the maximum file size to just under 4GBytes. The result is that if you try to do a backup of your hard disk using Windows Backup, then this will fail if to the file size is greater than 4GBytes. The backup software supplied (EMC Retrospect Express) is not affected by this limitation of FAT32.

3) The backup software (EMC Retrospective Express) is only licensed for one computer. I have not yet found out how to license more than one computer - probably buying multiple copies of the software.
4) The network drive will only be displayed in My Computer or Windows Explorer once it has been found using the supplied Iomega Discovery software and then mounted. This works fine, but I feel that Iomega should have made this sofware far easier to use. A wizard to guide the user through each step in the process and then to finish is essential.
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