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Lenovo / iomega 4 bay NAS enclosure £123.21 delivered @ Ebuyer
Lenovo / iomega 4 bay NAS enclosure £123.21 delivered @ Ebuyer

Lenovo / iomega 4 bay NAS enclosure £123.21 delivered @ Ebuyer

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Lenovo Iomega ix4-300d Diskless 4 Bay Desktop NAS
- respected product from well known manufacturer, cheapest I can find anywhere (go on, prove me wrong!)

Diskless in the sense you supply your own disks, not diskless meaning it contains some other means of providing storage, ie magic!

Says Lenovo through the Ebuyer site;
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Lenovo Iomega ix4-300d Diskless 4 Bay Desktop NAS Product Description
The Lenovo® Iomega® ix4 Network Storage stores, protects and shares all of your important files, locally and remotely with cloud convenience -- perfect for small offices, workgroups or advanced home networks.

Based on enterprise-class LenovoEMC™ storage technology, the ix4-300d provides easy file sharing, iSCSI block access, and multiple RAID configurations for optimized data protection. LenovoEMC™ Personal Cloud technology offers unparalleled simplicity and versatility for data sharing and protection from outside of the office - and is self-owned. Protecting your home or business has never been easier than with built-in Mindtree® SecureMind™ software (1 free camera license included).

Business users will appreciate the robust data protection features such as UPS support, print serving, folder quotas, rsync device-to-device data replication, and user replaceable drives for business continuity and disaster recovery.

The easy-to-use interface provides no-hassle management. Active Directory support and remote access round out the comprehensive business features. Home users benefit from the advanced media features such as the PTP (Picture Transfer Protocol), torrent support.
Key Features

512MB DDR3 Memory
(takes up to) 4 x 3.5" Easy-Swap SATA-II Hard Disk Drives
Desktop, compact, form factor
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Have bought a bunch of disks I was going to put in a Linux machine, but frankly this offers all the bells and whistles and more for around half of what I anticiapted.

Shame it doesn't have the cashback from a couple of months ago, but still remarkable value.

Not everyone's favourite seller, but as I've said before, I've never had any hassle from them in several years custom.

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Heat for the deal - thanks for sharing, but ewww it's eBuyer oO

Nice but looking for one with the OP's mentioned magic storage personally, to replace my 2 bay Linkstation. Hay-ho, maybe in the New Year sales.

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aLV426

Heat for the deal - thanks for sharing, but ewww it's eBuyer oO


whatEver

hmmmm... can anyone offer advice using this with plex and auto downloading? I'm contemplating buy ready made or building

thanks in advance

Thanks for the deal OP. I'm weighing up whether to do this or actually USE my HP Microserver as a NAS. It has sat unused for over 2 years now. Yeah, I know I deserve a slap for leaving it that long - my New Years Resolution is to sort it.

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I'm not English, therefore my language isn't.

come on guys.
let's come back to the deal.
Just ordered one, and cancelled the order of a hard disk docking.
errrrrrrr.... Any grammar or spelling problem?

Thanks for posting the deal. hot! hot!

Can this do plex?

Seriously save a bit more and get a Synology, like chalk and cheese

robo989

Fair comment.To be honest this stemmed from exactly the same place as … Fair comment.To be honest this stemmed from exactly the same place as "this is my first post".It's not a big deal it's just quite hard to mention something like this without sounding like a t****r as another member has kindly labeled me ;)These things can't be changed, shouldn't have posted.



hey, at least you realise it - that's what counts

maybe you did not have enough Christmas spirit eh?

lets call it quits, and carry on.....

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Keep it going people - only another 73 comments before I get a "celebrity level one" badge

Objective one; get a deal past 100 to appear on the front page (done)
Objective two; hope it goes 'toasty' to keep 'heatwave' badge going (done)
Objectve three; throw something into the comments and hope someone picks it up (ongoing)

As far as using another op; yes, guilty as charged, except the op I'd originally found had expired, and was more than a ouple of months old (so it's a 'different' deal)

yes the other one was £30 cheaper with a cashback, and I'd have liked that as well, but I still think this is a good deal

I'll even admit to re-cycling my own ops if they go out of stock & come back a month later.

The point here is; if you're looking for a 4 bay NAS, this is still one of the least expesive you'll find, but only available from one seller and if it isn't, post a comment.

Just hope they didn't send mine "Citylink"

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stuarta

Seriously save a bit more and get a Synology, like chalk and cheese

what will the actual difference be if i do? nothing material

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stuarta

Seriously save a bit more and get a Synology, like chalk and cheese


The cheapest I could find was nearly twice the cost (doubtless the grammar police would have something to say about that!)

If it was only marginally more expensive I’d have given it more serious consideration.

As it was, a third party site was publishing ‘money off’ codes for eBuyer, with the promise that it if it didn’t work, they’d give me a £20 voucher for pizza – which I thought ‘fair enough’.

Even better – when it didn’t work and I drew this to their attention, they replied the pizza vouchers had all gone, would I accept Amazon instead? I just about bit their arm off.

Doublepluspleased.

Certainly makes up for missing out on cashback – or should that be CashBack?

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msharif911

Thanks for the deal OP. I'm weighing up whether to do this or actually … Thanks for the deal OP. I'm weighing up whether to do this or actually USE my HP Microserver as a NAS. It has sat unused for over 2 years now. Yeah, I know I deserve a slap for leaving it that long - my New Years Resolution is to sort it.


Slaps not required - seriously considered that as an option, but finances couldn't quite rise to the occasion - if i had a "spare" microserver I would have given Linux serious consideration, seems you can get pretty much all the extra functionality that the cut-down Mcrosoft products lack, and all for free.

ukhotdeals1

Slaps not required - seriously considered that as an option, but finances … Slaps not required - seriously considered that as an option, but finances couldn't quite rise to the occasion - if i had a "spare" microserver I would have given Linux serious consideration, seems you can get pretty much all the extra functionality that the cut-down Mcrosoft products lack, and all for free.



What I really wanted was to run ESXi on it. I got it all loaded up made a whole load of VMs and did a bit of work then the licence ran out and there wasnt anyone at work who could give me a spare.

Then I went and got a TechNet subscription and tried Hyper V only to really struggle to understand it and just turned the thing off for over a year. TechNet have now stopped doing individual Subscriptions so I'm really up a creek without a paddle.

Really what I need is an Open Source Virtualisation Software so off to Google I go.

PS If the above makes no sense to you, I apologise. I'm an IT bloke.

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msharif911

PS If the above makes no sense to you, I apologise. I'm an IT bloke.


- would never have guessed it (30+ years in the industry myself)

Totally new to NAS. If all I wanted was a device to (locally) backup all my stuff from all devices and then backup the collective data to a cloud storage service (all done automagically of course), is this a suitable solution?

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m0nkeyballz

Totally new to NAS. If all I wanted was a device to (locally) backup all … Totally new to NAS. If all I wanted was a device to (locally) backup all my stuff from all devices and then backup the collective data to a cloud storage service (all done automagically of course), is this a suitable solution?



Seemingly it can, details in the manual

content.etilize.com/Use…pdf

(note that saving large volumes of data with third parties will almost certainly incurr an ongoing charge, and you are, to an extent, taking a risk that the company will remain in business and keep thir prices stable as long as you need them)

Edited by: "ukhotdeals1" 30th Dec 2015

ukhotdeals1

- would never have guessed it (30+ years in the industry myself)



I'm about 25 years. Done nothing else since graduating.

ukhotdeals1

(note that saving large volumes of data with third parties will almost … (note that saving large volumes of data with third parties will almost certainly incurr an ongoing charge, and you are, to an extent, taking a risk that the company will remain in business and keep thir prices stable as long as you need them)



I see it more as an insurance policy in case my house burns down.

m0nkeyballz

I see it more as an insurance policy in case my house burns down.



I cant agree more. If my house caught fire, after I've got the family out, the next thing I'm going back in there for is my NAS. Just dont drop it on the way out.

msharif911

USE my HP Microserver as a NAS.



I converted my HP N36L as a NAS using XPENLOGY. It gives me 99% of excellent SYNOLOGY features (including Mobile software), with better and cheaper hardware. All I have done is to upgrade both fans as stock fans are too noisy for 24x7 usage.

xpenlogy.nl has the software you need xpenology.com has a forum. The guides refer to N54L model but the same instructions worked for N36L/N40L models

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Noticed it can ruin MySQL and PHP - in theory at least could do Squirrelmail and Wordpress, but with 512Mb of memory isn't going to be fast!

I'd go along with the suggestions of a HP Gen8 microserver (a very quick look shows that with the current £35 cashback you would pay . £155 for a machine with at least the same drive capacity but also the ability to run multiple Virtual machines including Xpenology) giving you the facilities of Synology devices. If you look at Plex downloads there doesn't seem to be anything for Iomega but Synology is fully supported. At the same time you could be running a minecraft server, a web server etc.
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