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Doing this review was a little difficult because the basic functionality of most external hard drives is the same, which is storing and backing up data from one or multiple computers. External hard drives have become a commodity, so you need to think about what makes this drive different and what factors make an external hard drive better or worse. The answer will typically depend on these factors:
1) how much data do you need to store on the external drive?
2) how often and in what quantities do you add or remove data?
3) do you need to access the data over a home or work network or will you connect the external hard drive to your home or laptop computer?
I own three external hard drives. Two are USB (including this model) and one is eSATA. If you are frequently transferring large quantities of data then you should buy an eSATA external hard drive because the data transfer speed is at least 5x faster than USB. For example, I can copy/paste 40,000 photos and 2,000 MP3s at a blistering rate with eSATA. I can still perform the same procedure with USB but it will take longer. If you are not in a big rush, then don't bother with eSATA… the USB will work fine.
- very easy to use
- none noted
COMPARING (to other related devices)
- Not as fast as eSATA, but this point is irrelevant if you don't need to have the faster transfer speeds.
- Not a NAS (Network Attached Storage) which simply means an external hard drive with expanded functionality. This feature is really cool if you want to
dump all of your media (songs, pictures) and hook the external hard drive up to a wireless router. NAS allows for file sharing and storage over a network.
Bottom line: this hard drive does a terrific job for what it is designed to do: storage and backup.
NOTE: an eSATA hard drive requires an eSATA connection on your computer. I had to buy an eSATA card for my home computer ( at local electronics store) so I could use my eSATA drive.
Small, quiet, and works fine - John Benton - Garden Grove, CA USA
I've had this external hard drive for several weeks with no problems. I was glad to read that it has a Seagate Barracuda drive. It's an attractive color of blue and silver and goes with my setup nicely.
It's pretty small for an external drive and is quite quiet with no noticeable noise eminating from it. I feel no heat at all from it. It appears on my iMac desktop in about 9 seconds and seems to work well with Time Machine. I didn't measure the speed, but it transfers files fast enough for me.
I had to reformat it for the Mac but that was little trouble following the instructions. I used Disk Utility which could make more than one partition, but I just made it one.
The activity light (which I like to observe) is visible on the rear side of the unit. It is not too bright, but might be in a darkened room. Black tape would fix that if necessary.
All in all, I'm very happy with the drive. I used to have a low opinion of Iomega from bad experiences a long time ago, but this unit has changed my mind.
Iomega 1TB eGo Desktop USB 2.0 External Hard Drive 34837 Midnight Blue
Products by : Iomega
Rating : 5.0
Price on May 21, 2010 06:51:03 : $129.99
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- Easy-to-use: USB 2.0, just plug and play
- Secure: Iomega Protection Suite including Iomega v.Clone software via download, as well as anti-virus and backup software
- Stylish Color - Available in your choice of 2 colors: Midnight Blue and Jet Black
- Compact - under 3 lbs and just 7.3 inches long
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Great capacity with style to match! The Iomega eGo Desktop Hard Drive USB 2.0 provides a simple and stylish solution for all your storage needs. Ideal for adding capacity, this plug and play drive is available in up to 2TB capacity in Midnight Blue and Jet Black. It includes a 3 year limited warranty when you register your product. Plus, valuable Iomega Protection Suite is included at no additional cost (via download) with Iomega v.Clone software and Trend Micro anti-virus software. It's the easiest way to save photos, music, videos and more!
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