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Average customer rating:
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2 of 4(50%)customers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for IX4-300d
Review 1 for IX4-300d
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IValmas

Resubmitting a positive review

Date:June 19, 2014
"My first review was a little hasty. Under Device Identification, you are able to join this device to a domain. Granted, it takes a few tries (for some reason joining it to the domain doesn't work at all and then all of a sudden magically works?) Anyway - I have put shares to access by Symantec Backup... and Exec 2012 works very well with. Well priced... only $1k for 12TB... I have RAID 5 happening so 8TB total... very reasonably priced!"
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Review 2 for IX4-300d
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DisappointedOwner
Owned Product:1-6 months

Incomplete Software Cripples Hardware

Date:March 25, 2014
Cons: Support, Included Software
"I bought this and 4 4TB drives from the recommended list. My first attempt to configure the drives failed. I bought a hard drive enclosure and reformatted the drives with my Windows laptop.
I was only able to give the NAS permission to write on 2 of the drives. The NAS software would not load. So I unplugged 2 drives, finally able to config it as RAID 1. Then, I could add the other drives and reconfigure it as a RAID 5.
Now I can only transfer about 3.5TB of data onto it. It seems that part of the NAS does not realize that I add the other 2 drives.
The NAS software is incomplete. It is difficult, at best, to fix basic problems. For me the question is whether I want to replace it now, or wait until I really get dependant on it."
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Review 3 for IX4-300d
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MackBolan
Owned Product:7-12 months
Processor:Quad Core
Memory:4 GB or more

Priced right, works well, highly recommed

Date:February 10, 2014
Pros: Warranty, Support, Software compatibility, Storage
"I'm a Network Admin who easily set this device up in 15 minutes. I've been using it for 9 months to backup data from my VMware 5.1 datastores. Veeam software backs up and restores data quickly and flawlessly to and from a share on my ix4-300d.
I've also created a datastore which is directly recognized by vCenter as a valid datastore to restore and test VM's.
The price and reliability of this device are better than any other NAS.
If I have a complaint it would be support for 10k or 15k drives. I'm not sure if this device support them."
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Review 4 for IX4-300d
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TeraRam
Owned Product:Less than a week
Operating System:Windows 7 Professional
Processor:Intel Core i7
Memory:4 GB or more

So sorry, 48 hours into trying to configure...

Date:January 5, 2014
"The device is the most difficult and least intuitive device I have ever had the misfortune to purchase. I am a level II Technician with over 25 years of experience, I have spent over 48 hours on this device, following each and every, brief and useless, instruction in the manuals with a still non-working NAS. The unit continuously reports that the "State of the pools" prevents any and all use of the device. Upgrading the firmware and or total factory reset has no effect on this error. I am using exact recommended WD drives."
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