Iomega has outed a pair of new network-attached storage (NAS) boxes, the StorCenter px2-300d and ix4-300d, promising high-speed backup and file/media access for demanding users. Both ominous black boxes support paired local and cloud storage for double backup safety, Iomega Personal Cloud for accessing files remotely, USB expansion with external drives, and UPnP/DLNA streaming with the option of auto-upload of content to Facebook, Flickr, and YouTube.
The latter, Iomega suggests, could be handy for small businesses wanting to keep customers up to date with what's going on: drop a handful of files into a preconfigured folder, and they're automatically uploaded to your selected social network. However, it could also be great for home users wanting to quickly upload a holiday's-worth of snapshots to their choice of online gallery.
The StorCenter px2-300d is the cheaper of the two, with two drive bays for up to 6TB of storage. It has front-mounted USB, hot-swappable caddies, and will be sold as either a diskless, empty chassis ($499.99), or with a pair of 1TB ($699.99), 2TB ($999.99), or 3TB ($1,199.99) 7,200rpm enterprise-grade drives installed.
As for the StorCenter ix4-300d, it can handle up to 12TB of storage, and "more than doubles" the performance from the previous-gen model. It comes diskless ($599.99) or in a 4TB configuration for $749.99, 8TB for $949.99, or 12TB for $1,299.99. Iomega is currently working on certifying 4TB drives for expansion.