Iomega updates StorCenter NAS with ix2-200

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Iomega has updated its range of network-attached storage devices today with a new StorCenter offering aimed at the SMB and home user markets. The ix2-200 NAS is equipped with a pair of 2.5" laptop drive bays and a host of features, including support for Bluetooth, Windows' Active Directory, improved energy savings using slower (user-replaceable) 5900RPM drives, remote access and a one-button backup.

The device is powered by EMC's Linux-based proprietary firmware, and like most network-attached storage solutions can act as a server for iTunes music as well as DLNA and UPnP devices like the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Built-in torrent support for file-sharing without the need for a dedicated PC is also included. Finally, there are three USB 2.0 ports for adding printers or storage capacity through external hard drives, in addition to a gigabit Ethernet slot of course.

The Iomega StorCenter ix2-200 NAS is available now in 1TB and 2TB versions, priced at $270 and $370 respectively, while a 4TB model will come out later this month for a whopping $700.

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