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Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB 500GB external hard drive

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StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB
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Stand-alone magnetic disk, optical disc or solid state drive that plugs into the computer typically via USB, although eSATA and FireWire are also used. Used for storing and retrieving digital information.
external hard drives
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Iomega® StorCenter™ Network Hard Drive Q&A Version 1.0 – April 2006 (0,1MB)
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Long product name Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB 500GB external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB 500GB external hard drive

StorCenter Network Hard Drive 2 x 250GB / 7200 RPM/ 8MB/ Ethernet & USB

Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB 500GB external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB 500GB external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer
The Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive provides a central location for your data giving you the ability protect and share files across your home or small office network. Without adding the cost and complexity of a server, you can now share and store your critical files, photos, music and video from any standard or wireless computer. Designed with ease of use and expandability in mind, StorCenter Drives feature high capacity (up to 500 GB), high performance (Gigabit Ethernet), integrated print server and media server. 500 GB Double drive model includes RAID 1 for data protection and RAID 0 for extra speed.

Key features:

- Plug and Share capability.
- Automatic configuration with Discovery Tool software.
- Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet network interface for maximum performance.
- Works with PC, Mac and Linux systems.
- Additional USB hard drives can be connected for more storage capacity.
- Print Server capability with a USB-attached printer.
- UPnP Media Server capability.
- Password protected user accounts.
- User quota / partition support.

RAID for Superior Performance and Data Protection

The new StorCenter™ Network Hard Drive 500 GB includes built-in support for RAID 0 (data striping) and RAID 1 (mirroring). RAID settings are user-configurable and provide choice between improved performance and advanced data protection.

Software Enhancements

In addition to software features included with the single drive models, the new StorCenter™ Network Hard Drive supports:

- FTP server functionality.
- Direct file transfers from most digital cameras and card readers via host USB ports.
Short summary description Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB 500GB external hard drive:
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Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB, 500 GB, 2.0, 7200 RPM
Long summary description Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB 500GB external hard drive :

Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB. Hard drive capacity: 500 GB. USB version: 2.0. Hard drive speed: 7200 RPM

This is an auto-generated long summary of Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB 500GB external hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.
Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 GB
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
8 MB
Ports & interfaces
USB connectivity *
The product has USB connector.
USB version
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
RAID levels
RAID is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit for the purposes of data redundancy and performance improvement. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways, referred to as RAID levels, depending on the specific level of redundancy and performance required.
0, 1
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
80 mm
The distance from the front to the back of something.
199 mm
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
125 mm
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
2.13 kg
Packaging data
Package dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the packaged product (Width x Depth x Height).
240 x 130 x 270 mm
Other features
The product is built in.
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Minimum system requirements
10/100 Mbps network Ethernet CD / DVD UPnP digital media adapter
Networking features
Gigabit Ethernet 1000/100/10 Mbps
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
PC: Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP; Mac: Mac OS X 10.2.7; Linux: Redhat 9, Mandrake 10, Debian 3.0, Gentoo, FedoraCore 3.0
I/O ports
An interface on a device to which you can connect another device.
2 x USB 2.0
Source Testseek summary Average rating
Testseek has collected 2 expert reviews for Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB and the average expert rating is 65 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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As its name suggests, this is a fast Gigabit Ethernet NAS drive, based on a single SATA II hard drive in capacity choices ranging from 250GB to 750GB. Iomega do actually make a 1TB version of the drive as well, but this includes two hard disks with RAI...
Good Great supplied software, Easy to set up and use, Good server options, Compact...
Bad Can get quite noisy...
Iomegas StorCenter is a single-disk NAS device, but it has a Gigabit instead of a 10/100Mbit/s Ethernet port. Although this helped its performance in reading large files and in both our small files tests, it was slower than the Home Network Hard D...