Iomega eGo Portable 1TB - Disco duro externo (1000 GB, 5400 RPM, FireWare 800, USB 2.0, 63.5 mm (2.5 "), 8 MB, HFS+) Negro
Descripción del producto
Algoritmo de seguridad: 256-bit AES
Altura: 22.6 mm
Ancho: 135 mm
Cables incluidos: FireWire, USB
Cantidad de puertos USB 2.0: 1
Capacidad de disco duro: 1000 GB
Enchufar y usar: Y
File format system: HFS+
FireWire 800: Y
FireWire data transfer rates: 800 Mbit/s
Interfaz del disco duro: FireWare 800, USB 2.0
Memoria temporal: 8 MB
Peso: 260 g
Profundidad: 90 mm
Sistema operativo MAC soportado: Y
Sistema operativo Windows soportado: Y
Sistemas operativos compatibles: Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.7
Software incluido: Trend Micro Smart Surfing f/Mac (12m)
MozyHome Online Backup service (2GB)
Tamaño de disco duro: 63.5 mm (2.5 ")
USB data transfer rates: 480 Mbit/s
USB suministro de corriente: -
Velocidad de rotación del disco duro: 5400 RPM
Velocidad de transferencia de datos: 800 Mbit/s
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I did want to write a review, however, to warn other Mac users about using the downloadable software that comes bundled with the drive:
1) Iomega Encryption Utility. If you want your drive to be encrypted and password protected, you need to download and install Iomega Encryption Utility before you do anything else (i.e., partition the drive or back up any files). (I state this explicitly and up front, so that you don't have to go through all of the research and hassles that I did before finding this out.) The problem is that the encrypted drive will only work on computers that have Iomea Encryption Utility installed. From my point of view, that severely limits its usefulness as a portable hard drive--the main reason for getting a drive this small in the first place. If you want to encrypt your data, you can only use the drive with the very few computers that you already own or have access to. If you want to take your data anywhere and use it with any computer, you can't encrypt it. Catch-22.
2) Iomega QuikProtect. I was unable to install Iomega QuikProtect on my system. The installer would freeze at the very beginning of the installation process. A window labeled "postinstall" would pop up at the same time, giving options to continue or cancel, but neither option worked. I would try to Force Quit, but "postinstall" wouldn't quit. I tried to restart my computer, but got a blank bluish screen with a folder with a big question mark on it in the middle. Apparently, with the (blank) drive plugged in, the computer didn't know which drive to use as the startup disk. For one soul-killing moment, I thought that the new backup drive I had just tried to set up had lost me the very data it was supposed to protect and brought on the dreaded Blue Screen of Death! It hadn't: I was able to restart the computer manually and get going again. But the same process happened every time I tried to install the software. Finally I gave up. I read blogs on the Internet and found that other Mac users had had similar problems installing this software. The experts' advice? Don't use the software.
These problems are complicated by the fact that Iomega does not provide free customer support, even for new users. Free support consists of a series of published questions and answers on their support web site. If your question and answer are not there, you're out of luck. Compare that to Seagate, which has an excellent, professional, free telephone customer support service. (If any of their current drives had fit my needs, I certainly would have bought one!)
I ended up opting NOT to encrypt the data on my Iomega eGo, to keep it truly portable. Instead of QuikProtect, I decided to use Carbon Copy Cloner to make a bootable backup out of one of the two partitions I created on the drive. (Free download; pay $10 for it if you like it.) I used the other partition as my Time Machine backup drive. It took Carbon Copy Cloner two hours and ten minutes to copy 160 GB of data onto this drive. It took Time Machine nearly twice that long to do the same thing.
The verdict? So far so good. But don't encrypt your data unless you know in advance all of the computers you will use the drive with and can install the encryption software on all of them. And Mac users: stay away from QuikProtect, which may mean QuikDestruct!
I plugged the drive in via the Firewire 800 and waited for it to mount. It took about 15 seconds to mount and then was ready to go. It is bus powered so it does not require any separate power supply, just plug into your computer and let the drive mount to use. I began copying some files to test the drive. It was very fast and worked just as promised, preformatted for the Mac and ready to go. I will report back on speed and longer term performance as I use the drive more but so far it is a worthy purchase.