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Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive, Cloud Edition 1TB review

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Price when reviewed : £105
inc VAT

It's not perfect, but Iomega's latest NAS is quick and has some useful features, all at a reasonable price.


1 disk bays, 1TB storage supplied, 1x 10/100/1000Mbit/s Ethernet ports

There’s also the ability to access your files from any web-connected computer. DynamicDNS is supported to help make configuring this easier, but you may still need to adjust your router’s settings. The remote access web interface resembles Windows Explorer, but sadly, files must be uploaded one at a time, which can become tedious.

There’s a separate Personal Cloud service that does much the same thing, but requires a file browser app to be installed on the remote computer first. One advantage it has over the remote access feature is that it can share files with remote users rather than just local users on the network with pre-existing user accounts.

Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive, Cloud Edition 1TB back

Other extra features include an iTunes server, a USB printer server and the ability to share the contents of a USB disk, all of which worked flawlessly. There’s also the ability to backup photos from a connected camera, but only ones which support the PTP protocol – most cameras we review don’t. The Cloud Edition can also stream media to a UPnP network media player, which generally worked well. There were occasional dropped frames with HD videos but not enough to make it unwatchable.

There’s plenty to like about the Cloud Editon NAS, from its reasonably quick performance to its many extra features and easy configuration. Best of all, it’s affordable too at just 11p per gigabyte.

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Basic Specifications

Price £105
Rating *****
Award Budget Buy


Capacity 1TB
Formatted capacity 902GB
Default file system ext3
Price per gigabyte £0.11
Interface SATA II
3.5in drive bays 1
Free 3.5in drive bays 0
RAID modes N/A


Ethernet ports 1
USB direct access ports (front/rear) 0/0
Other USB ports (front/rear) 1/1
eSATA ports (front/rear) 0/0
Other ports none


Ethernet connection speed 10/100/1000Mbit/s
Universal Plug and Play support yes
UPnP media server yes
iTunes yes
Print server yes
USB disk server yes
Web server no
FTP server yes
Protocols supported TCP/IP, SMB/CIFS, AFP, FTP, HTTP, NFS, SSH, WebDAV


Size 130x40x215mm
Weight 1.1kg
Vertical positioning yes
Ethernet cable included yes
Additional features remote access, photo transfer, photo server, Bluetooth, Amazon S3 integration, Mozy Backup integration, Time Machine support, upload manager, BitTorrent manager
Power consumption idle 14W
Power consumption active 17W

Buying Information

Price £105
Warranty three years RTB

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