"Returned after unsuccessful install"1.5 starson by hc2255
Pros: Quiet, big drive
Cons: Can't get Port forwarding on the clearwire router working so back to the store. Packaging could give a picture of the operating system.
Summary: I bought the Verbatim Mediashare first and it hooked up easily through my router. Later I bought the Iomega for the office in the hope it might have a more Unix/DOS looking file system. But I guess all 'home' sharing devices are destined to have the childlike interfaces with icons for music, videos, photos. All I want is 'documents, documents, documents'.
Anyway, whereas the Verbatim immediately got on the Internet and shared my documents (in the childlike fashion) the Iomega required me to utilize port forwarding which my Clearwire router does not clearly explain. Neither did my Trendnet router. And for that matter, five years ago I bought a Slingbox and it port forwarded instantly with zero work on my end. Why do I have to be an engineer again just to get a tech device running?
I've been fighting computers for 30 years and some of my latest battles convince me that if Apple makes such a device then it will just work in minutes, not days.
And for what it's worth, the Verbatim has an iPad, iPhone and Android app.