Configuring the Iomega Home Media Drive

There are several methods available to enter the Home Storage Manager administration tool. This section describes these methods and the configurable options of the Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive device.

  1. Install the Home Storage Manager software. Once the installation completes, the Iomega Home Storage Manager icon will appear in the system tray (Windows) or Menu Bar (Mac) and your computer will automatically be connected to the Home Media Drive's shared folders.

    NOTE: The Iomega Home Storage Manager will automatically scan your network and connect to available shared folders. If you receive a message from your operating system's firewall alerting you of network activity, click the Unblock button.

  2. Click on the Iomega Home Storage Manager icon, then select your drive from the Configure submenu.

  3. Click the (Administration) button in the upper left corner of the Home Media Drive's home page.

  4. Enter the administrator password if you have created one, then click Log in. You will not see the password screen if you have not previously created an administrator password. By default, there is no administrator password.


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  1. Install the Home Storage Manager software. Once the installation completes, the Iomega Home Storage Manager icon will appear in the system tray (Windows) or Menu Bar (Mac) and your computer will automatically be connected to the Home Media Drive's shared folders.

    NOTE: The Iomega Home Storage Manager will automatically scan your network and connect to available shared folders. If you receive a message from your operating system's firewall alerting you of network activity, click the Unblock button.

  2. Run the Iomega Home Storage Manager software.

  3. In the Home Storage Manager toolbar, select the drive you want to work with, then click Configure.

  4. Click the (Administration) button in the upper left corner of the Home Media Drive's home page.

  5. Enter the administrator password if you have created one, then click Log in. You will not see the password screen if you have not previously created an administrator password. By default, there is no administrator password.


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Windows Users:

  1. Enter the machine name or IP address of the Home Media Drive the URL field of your web browser.

    Your Iomega Home Media Drive should have the name Storage by default.

  2. Click the (Administration) button in the upper left corner of the Home Media Drive's home page.

  3. Enter the administrator password if you have created one, then click Log in. You will not see the password screen if you have not previously created an administrator password. By default, there is no administrator password.

Mac Users:

Mac OS X users can use Apple's Bonjour (formerly Rendezvous) technology to configure the Home Media Drive (requires 10.3 or higher). To use Bonjour:

  1. Open the Safari web browser. Click on the button. From the Collections pane on the left-hand side, select Bonjour (or Rendezvous). The Home Media Drive should appear in the Bookmark pane on the right-hand side. Double click the Home Media Drive to enter Home Storage Manager.

    The default name of your Iomega Home Media Drive is Iomega-xxxxxx (where xxxxxx refers to the last 6 digits of the unit's MAC address).

  2. Click the (Administration) button in the upper left corner of the Home Media Drive's home page.

  3. Enter the administrator password if you have created one, then click Log in. You will not see the password screen if you have not previously created an administrator password. By default, there is no administrator password.


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You can explore the configurable options on each screen of the Home Storage Manager by clicking the screen name:


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