IOMEGA Home Media 2TB Network Hard Drive - £79.99 @ PC World
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IOMEGA Home Media 2TB Network Hard Drive - £79.99 @ PC World

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Found 31st Aug 2012Made hot 31st Aug 2012
Wow! 2TB NAS for less than a basic 2TB desktop!

Enjoy reliable home networking and storage with the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive which has a capacious 2TB storage capacity.

Store and share!

This Cloud Edition features Iomega Personal Cloud technology that allows you to securely share your data via Internet, useful for dispersed work-groups, allowing remote collaboration, syncing, archiving, remote back-up and much more.

Powerful, fast and offering a simple three-step set-up, the Home Media Network Hard Drive lets you easily share files, photos, music, movies and more. It offers a built-in UPnP AV Media Server (DLNA certified) and iTunes Server so content can easily be shared between computers and any other digital media adapters such as game consoles, digital picture frames or networked TVs. As well it lets you seamlessly post files to your social network sites, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Flickr.

Share your data locally or globally with the feature-rich Home Media Network Hard Drive from Iomega.

General Information
Capacity 2TB
Interface 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000Mbps (GbE) Ethernet port; LAN standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u
2 x USB 2.0 ports (to connect external HDD, printers)
Size 213mm × 125mm × 40mm
Weight 1.11kg
Required Configuration PC Users:
Microsoft® Windows® XP / Windows Vista™ / Windows 7™
Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 7.0, Firefox® 3.x, Safari 3 or later required to view user''''''''s manual
Available 10/100/1000 Mbps network Ethernet port (required)
Internet connection for remote access or cloud feature
CD or DVD drive to install software

Mac® Users:
Mac OS X 10.5x or higher
Apple Safari 3 browser or higher to view user manual
Internet connection for remote access or cloud feature
CD or DVD drive to install software

Linux® Users:
Linux: Redhat 9, Enterprise 4/5, Gentoo, Mandrake 10, Devian 4, FedoraCore 6/5, OpenSUSE 10.3
Internet connection for remote access or cloud feature
CD or DVD drive to install software
Content Iomega® Home Media Network Hard Drive -Cloud Edition
One Ethernet Cable
External Power Supply
Quick Install Guide
One Solution CD

160 Comments

How is this different to other external hard drives please

hot! heat added

Is this a NAS or just a hard drive? If its a NAS will snap it up!

Heat Added..

liverpoolla

How is this different to other external hard drives please


Not indepth, and I'm sure someone could give you more information. But..You can access the drive over the internet + other features.

This Cloud Edition features Iomega Personal Cloud technology that allows you to securely share your data via Internet, useful for dispersed work-groups, allowing remote collaboration, syncing, archiving, remote back-up and much more.

Forgottenshopper

Not indepth, and I'm sure someone could give you more information. … Not indepth, and I'm sure someone could give you more information. But..You can access the drive over the internet + other features.This Cloud Edition features Iomega Personal Cloud technology that allows you to securely share your data via Internet, useful for dispersed work-groups, allowing remote collaboration, syncing, archiving, remote back-up and much more.



Wow thanks for the info.. In that case its seems a really good deal. Hope its not a misprice.

It's a NAS but quite slow and only USB2.0.

Tempted by this. Heat added

could someone that knows explain on this one please

do you just plug it into your router? or does it have its own wifi or what? etc......

Original Poster

dwl99

It's a NAS but quite slow and only USB2.0.



The USB port is just for connecting other external storage like flash drives. It connects to your router by gigabit ethernet.

hugobosslives

could someone that knows explain on this one please :Ddo you just plug it … could someone that knows explain on this one please :Ddo you just plug it into your router? or does it have its own wifi or what? etc......



Yes direct into your router....You-Tube has some great links regarding NAS, including how to set-up this type of device.

B
Edited by: "bomberman" 31st Aug 2012

1Gb network speed .......

Got to have one

Heat added

Anyone got any idea of the write speed of this?

I am guessing it is totally dependent on your internet connection.

So most likely slower than a normal usb 2.0 external harddrive.

JoeBoy88

Anyone got any idea of the write speed of this?I am guessing it is … Anyone got any idea of the write speed of this?I am guessing it is totally dependent on your internet connection.So most likely slower than a normal usb 2.0 external harddrive.



Over Gigabit Ethernet, we saw sequential write rates of 33MB/sec and read speeds of 50MB/sec – fast enough to copy a 1GB video file to the drive in around 30 seconds. FROM PC PRO

Ordered and heated, hope it comes through...

anyone got one of these, streaming over a 8gb mkv file over lan?..

zerowing

anyone got one of these, streaming over a 8gb mkv file over lan?..



No problems whatsoever I've got the 1Tb version of this, but thinking of getting one of these as well.
Edited by: "JrB" 31st Aug 2012

Hope its better than the Seagate Home Media version, i was getting 6mbps write speeds on it, it was attached to my Gigabit router. Gave up and bought a USB 3.0 adapter kit for it and attached it direct to my computer.

Brilliant, ordered! Thanks alot, that'll save me alot of faffing around! Cheers

Ordered one. Delivery date quoted as 07/09. Hopefully 1.5% Quidco will track...

If you have a gigabit switch between this and your PC file transfers should be faster between them then connecting it to your PC via USB2. According to the PC Pro review it has sequential write rates of 33MB/sec and read speeds of 50MB/sec over a gigabit lan. Max actual USB2 speed (read AND write) is about 30MB/sec.

Wireless or 100/10 transfers will be a lot slower than USB2 though.
Edited by: "Slateman" 31st Aug 2012

One ordered.. thanks OP, nice find.

Super HOT Ordered

Is this compatible with a BT Homehub?

Ordered, unless I'm mistaken, the pre-order price of this on Scan is £200+!

Chick21

Is this compatible with a BT Homehub?



It will be but the HH3 only has 1 GB port so transfers from another wired device would be limited to roughly 10MB/s i think.

The item you are about to order is not currently in stock. We will order it directly from the manufacturer. As soon as we receive your item, we will will be in touch to arrange a convenient delivery date.

ordered thanks!

I have a little sumvision cyclone media player, could I plug this into the media player and conntect it to my network. Would make copying files to the media player much easier

i only want a 1TB hard drive but for some reason this is seriously tempting

How does this compare to a WD live?.... I'm trying to persuade a mate that this will survice for his needs but he's adamant on the WD live.

JamalFatty

Ordered, unless I'm mistaken, the pre-order price of this on Scan is … Ordered, unless I'm mistaken, the pre-order price of this on Scan is £200+!



Is this different to the model reviewed on PC Pro then? That was over a year ago, with a price of £140?

Good Price for 2 TB Nas and voting hot. Just beware if anything goes wrong with the unit the company has got the worst customer service I have ever dealt with. Took almost 2 months to get a replacement drive for one of their store center nas's (on 2 separate occasions). Very unhelpful and rude.

Just ordered, Said it was not in stock and they would get stock from the manufacturer.

Will see what happens.

Is there any way of using it direct without connecting via wifi?
Edited by: "JoeBoy88" 31st Aug 2012

Order and voted hot

JoeBoy88

...Is there any way of using it direct without connecting via wifi?...


Wifi ?
Interface 1 x RJ45 10/100/1000Mbps (GbE) Ethernet port; LAN standards: IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u

Holy cow, this deal is smokin! Very tempted.

Ordered!

Odd thing is the 1TB version is £110 :- pcworld.co.uk/gbu…tml?intcmpid=display~RR~~09531068

And I can't seem to actually find the 2TB version through the pc world site, but here's to hoping they honour it!

MrWani

How does this compare to a WD live?.... I'm trying to persuade a mate … How does this compare to a WD live?.... I'm trying to persuade a mate that this will survice for his needs but he's adamant on the WD live.



I used ta have a BUNCH of iomega storage solutions, remember click of death ZIPs and JAZ's etc?
when good, they're great, when bad, well, they ain't leaders anymore.

WD seem to be more solid, reliable, consistent, damn, don't they actually MAKE the drives?
i also think there is a better forum for hacking WD's than Io's
i'm with yer mate, WD over this'n

This any good for squeezecentre?
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