Iomega Prestige 34807 - Disco duro externo (Negro, USB 2.0, Pentium II/PowerPC G3, Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/XP Home/XP Professional/Windows Vista/Windows 7,)
Descripción del producto
Altura: 1,6 cm
Ancho: 11 cm
Capacidad de disco duro: 320 GB
Color del producto: Negro
Compatible con Mac: Si
Disco duro, velocidad de transferencia: 480 Mbit/s
Interfaz del disco duro: USB 2.0
Peso: 180 g
Procesador mínimo: Pentium II/PowerPC G3
Profundidad: 8,08 cm
RAM mínima: 256 MB
Sistemas operativos compatibles: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/XP Home/XP Professional/Windows Vista/Windows 7,\nMac OS X 10.1 - 10.6
USB con suministro de corriente: Si
Unidad, tamaño de búfer: 8 MB
Velocidad de rotación de disco duro: 5400 RPM
Opiniones de clientes
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Well I come back with bad news... I bought a 1TB capacity model of this drive, did a huge backup to the drive, and during the process the speed of copy just got slower, and slower, and slower. It never stopped, and the drive never even got warm. That being said, a few days later trying to access the drive greeted me with some "drive has not been formatted, would you like to format it?" That's a telltale sign that a drive is about to go bad. I tried from multiple computers and got the same message.
I was able to get my data off the drive, and Amazon offered to happily replace it for me, but this is a dent in my opinion of the 1TB capacity model. I've had and distributed 10+ of these at work to people who need them, and none of those have ever skipped a beat, so I'm hoping this one was just a fluke in the 1TB model. I'll update again after I get the replacement tomorrow.
I don't care to hassle with Iomega technical or customer support to try and rectify this issue. They have already inconvenienced me and wasted enough of my valuable time. Its safe to say I won't be purchasing any more of their products...and to think we used to trust Iomega drives to store my company's CAD files.
You don't need to spend a lot of time researching and pouring over reviews trying to decide which hardware device to purchase. Many of them contradict each other anyway. Just look at the various Amazon opinions on this item alone. I have been in this game for 25 years and nothing has changed. There may be some marginal advantage in buying the most popular devices being sold, but as a whole, you might be just as well off closing your eyes and pointing at your computer screen to make your device selections. Most electronic equipment is foreign made junk.
Enjoy my $70 donation, Iomega!
This is a truly portable drive, seeing as it fits in the palm of your hand, is completely USB-powered and runs super quietly. The drive comes with a special double-ended USB-cord, so one plug can function as the power supply while the others handles data transfer. I haven't needed to use both plugs, but I have anyway and didn't notice any difference in performance. Some would say the drive is sluggish, but I always use it in combination with a notebook computer, which also has a 5400rpm hard drive. I don't have numbers to back this up, but the drive does not perform (noticeably)slower than my laptop, which is good. I'd give this aspect four stars though, because sometimes I guess it could be 'zippier', especially when communicating with the Iomega software (... although this is probably due to the software, not the drive). I'd give it 4.5 stars if I could, because this drive also manages to keep the temperatures cool while it's running. So I guess it's a trade-off: a little speed for everything else.
It seems sturdy and durable enough, but I'd be afraid to drop it on, say, tiled or wooden flooring. I do throw it in my laptop bag 'naked' (without a sleeve or case) and it doesn't seem to care.
All in all, I'd recommend this drive. Still, I've noticed the price of this drive fluctuates a considerable amount, so keep an eye on it for a while before buying. While good, probably not so much better than the competition to be worth a couple of tenners more.