Iomega Storcenter ix4-300d review: affordable network storage

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Specifications and performance

The specifications and performance of the Iomega StorCenter ix4-300d.

General
 
BrandIomegaIomega
Product nameStorCenter ix4-300dStorCenter ix4-300d 4TB
Product code3604335568
DetailsProduct infoProduct info
Bays / Hard disks
Maximum amount of internal hard disks4 bay(s)4 bay(s)
Number of pre-installed hard drives04
Total capacity included hard drives0 GB4000 GB
Disk 1 - InterfaceSerial ATASerial ATA
Hard drives size3.5 inch3.5 inch
Disk 1 - Bundled HDD (Type)Seagate ST1000DM003
Disk 1 - Bundled HDD (Capacity)1000 GB
Disk 2 - Bundled HDD (Type)Seagate ST1000DM003
Disk 2 - Bundled HDD (Capacity)1000 GB
Disk 3 - Bundled HDD (Capacity)1000 GB
Disk 4 - Bundled HDD (Capacity)1000 GB
CPU / memory
Processor clock speed1.3 GHz1.3 GHz
Processor cores2 cores2 cores
Memory512 MB512 MB
Connections
USB interface for peripherals22
LAN 11000 Mbit/s1000 Mbit/s
LAN 21000 Mbit/s1000 Mbit/s
eSATA connector00
Wireless LAN
USB 2.0 ports (total)22
USB 3.0 ports (total)11
USB ports front (total)11
USB ports back (total)22
USB 3.0 front11
USB 3.0 back00
RAID
RAID 0
RAID 1
RAID 5
RAID 6
RAID 10
JBOD
Hot Spare functionality
Buttons
Reset
USB sync
USB eject
Power
Fan
LEDs / Display
Power
Status
Error
Capacity
USB activity
LAN activity
HDD activity
Specifications
Depth20.64 cm20.64 cm
Width19.6 cm19.6 cm
Height16.78 cm16.78 cm
Kensington lock
Print server
Web admin
User authentication
User groups authentication
Share password authetication
Read-only access
FTP server
FTP server with anonymous login
Seperate users for FTP
UPnP compatible
HTTP folders
DHCP server
Active Directory Support
Apple file server
iTunes server
uPnP AV (DLNA) server
NDAS / Zetera (direct disk access)
Mionet
Multimedia Server
FTP/HTTP Download
Torrent Client
iSCSI support
Stated Power consumption19 W19 W
Active cooling (fan)
2011-2012 Benchmarks - Gigabit LAN
Intel NASPT - HD Video Playback - 1-disk68 MB/s65.4 MB/s
Intel NASPT - 2x HD Playback - 1-disk73.1 MB/s62.2 MB/s
Intel NASPT - 4x HD Playback - 1-disk67.7 MB/s55 MB/s
Intel NASPT - HD Video Record - 1-disk91.7 MB/s92.3 MB/s
Intel NASPT - HD Playback and Record - 1-disk54.3 MB/s53.8 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Content Creation - 1-disk5.8 MB/s5.9 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Office Productivity - 1-disk41.8 MB/s42.3 MB/s
Intel NASPT - File copy to NAS - 1-disk96.6 MB/s103 MB/s
Intel NASPT - File copy from NAS - 1-disk70.4 MB/s60.2 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Dir copy to NAS - 1-disk12.1 MB/s11.6 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Dir copy from NAS - 1-disk16.5 MB/s16.4 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Photo Album - 1-disk11.3 MB/s9.8 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Average throughput - 1-disk68.08 MB/s65.469 MB/s
Intel NASPT - HD Video Playback - 4-disk RAID 580.8 MB/s83.7 MB/s
Intel NASPT - 2x HD Playback - 4-disk RAID 580 MB/s100.8 MB/s
Intel NASPT - 4x HD Playback - 4-disk RAID 573.9 MB/s106.3 MB/s
Intel NASPT - HD Video Record - 4-disk RAID 594.9 MB/s77.6 MB/s
Intel NASPT - HD Playback and Record - 4-disk RAID 559.9 MB/s68.1 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Content Creation - 4-disk RAID 56.7 MB/s5.9 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Office Productivity - 4-disk RAID 547.6 MB/s44.8 MB/s
Intel NASPT - File copy to NAS - 4-disk RAID 599.1 MB/s82.8 MB/s
Intel NASPT - File copy from NAS - 4-disk RAID 582.9 MB/s82.3 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Dir copy to NAS - 4-disk RAID 511.7 MB/s11.4 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Dir copy from NAS - 4-disk RAID 521.6 MB/s21.1 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Photo Album - 4-disk RAID 511.5 MB/s11.1 MB/s
Intel NASPT - Average throughput - 4-disk RAID 580.83 MB/s83.79 MB/s
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 1-disk write62.31 MB69.09 MB
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 1-disk read98.99 MB/s102.09 MB/s
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 4-disk RAID 5 write63.67 MB/s57.95 MB/s
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 4-disk RAID 5 read103.03 MB/s108.13 MB/s
2011-2012 Benchmarks - 2x Gigabit LAN
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 4-disk RAID 5 LAN 1 write29.8 MB/s30.21 MB/s
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 4-disk RAID 5 LAN 2 write29.7 MB/s30.89 MB/s
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 4-disk RAID 5 LAN 1 read62.1 MB/s63.88 MB/s
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 4-disk RAID 5 LAN 2 read63.1 MB/s64.78 MB/s
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 4-disk RAID 5 total write59.5 MB/s61.1 MB/s
NAS Perf. Tester 1.2 - 4-disk RAID 5 total read125.2 MB/s128.66 MB/s
Power consumption
Power consumption - Idle (disks spinning) 4x WD5000AAKX (RAI31.1 W38 W
Power Consumption - Active 4x WD5000AAKX (RAID 5)38.9 W44 W
Power Consumption - Idle (disk spinning) 1x bundled disk15.8 W16 W
Power Consumption - Active 1x bundled disk19.820.2


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