Installing the NAS is a relatively simple feat, and there is the display to assist you with information. The fan inside the Iomega StorCenter ix4-300d is very loud, however. It's not extreme, but we probably wouldn't recommend putting it in your immediate work environment.
We also were not able to create more than one storage volume, so you have to combine them. The StorCenter ix4-300d runs on a dual-core Marvell ARM processor at 1.3 GHz and has 512 MB DDR3 of RAM. To open the chassis you unscrew the thumbscrews, and then it's easy to access the hard disks.
The firmware is the same Iomega has used before in its NAS devices, and it's pretty well-organized and user-friendly. Password protection is not enabled by default, so you can access all of the settings directly. Practical features include the Active Folders, anything you place there is resized and uploaded automatically to Facebook, YouTube and Flickr. The Iomega StorCenter ix4-300d also has iSCSI, support for Active Directory, Mindtree and video hosting from Axis.
The StorCenter ix4-300d NAS can be used in combination with Iomega's Personal Cloud, which allows you and others to access this and other Iomega NAS devices from the internet. The ix4 supports apps, but there aren't a lot of them available. For a more in-depth look at the firmware, you can read our previous Iomega NAS review here.