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Iomega 160 GB Cherry Red eGo USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive
5.3 out of 10

Iomega 160 GB Cherry Red eGo USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

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Reviews and Problems with Iomega 160 GB Cherry Red eGo USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive

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Overall 2
2.0

not very reliable

obachan, CA, Amazon
13 November 2011
  • Summary: I purchased eGO 500GB drive as a 2nd backup drive. It worked OK with very minimum use (connected once a month to update files) for almost one year. It started showing error when I erase or copy files. I tried to chkdsk or format but it failed with error messages.
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Overall 2
2.0

Mac OS X 10.6 Users JUST DONT

V. Brown "llacharbach", Amazon
26 November 2010
  • Summary: these drives and Iomega eGo USB 2.0 500 GB Compact Portable Hard Drive 34897 can not be converted to Mac OS Journalled from NTSF (Win7) as the instructions claim they can. A chat with technical non-support is where they cheerily tell you they will ship you another drive but really you should beable...
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Overall 2
2.0

Just frustrating

Andrew Brown, Amazon
15 September 2010
  • Summary: Purchased this item a few weeks ago. Downloaded software and installed. Plugged in unit...viola! But wait... it stopped about 3/4 the way through a full XP system backup due to some power issue? Had BOTH USB plugs plugged in, BTW. Started over, but would not recognize the software.
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Overall 2
2.0

Mine Failed in less than 30 days

RMMc "rmmc", Amazon
20 June 2010
  • Summary: I read the reviews and took my chances because I have 3 other DESKTOP Iomega Hard Drives that have performed for me for over a year each. I trusted Iomega. It is small beautiful lightweight and portable - all the things I was looking for in a PORTABLE external hard drive.
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Overall 2
2.0

Failed...failure

Writers Notebook "Kate", Amazon
23 March 2010
  • Summary: This unit - with protection package - failed after 6 months of use. Called and spoke with iomega's support, and was told I would only receive a refurbished unit as a replacement. Totally unacceptable for something with less than one year of use.
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Overall 2
2.0

I Bought 2 & Both Crashed Under 6mo!

A. Nelson, Amazon
17 March 2010
  • Summary: I bought an older usb version and newer firewire version this past fall. The firewire drive gets way too hot and crashed almost immediately after purchase and the older usb version inexplicably crashed a few months later. Don't trust these external drives!
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Overall 2
2.0

Review of iomega hard drive and support

jmb03m, Amazon
9 March 2010
  • Summary: Had problems with the top popping off like all these other reviews. I sent it back to Amazon and got a replacement. Placed my valuable data on the drive, and subscribed to Mozy online backup service to backup my information (which obviously takes a long time to complete).
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Overall 2
2.0

iomega ego garbage

Linda, Amazon
19 February 2010
  • Summary: Cover continues to fall off and the Iomega is DEAD after 3 weeks. I tried to use Iomega's customer support. To talk to real person sets you back $25 per occurrence and the on line chat is only available Monday thru Friday from 7 am- 7pm mountain standard time.
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Overall 2
2.0

Top of the case comes off after very little use

Lukegt, Amazon
28 December 2009
  • Summary: As others have stated, the top of the case unglues and comes off from the hard drive. Iomega will send you a "reconditioned" drive which is a nice way of telling you, we just glued one back that we got from another customer and we're sending it back to you.
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Overall 2
2.0

unsatisfied

H. Schneider, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: Received the drive and the cover came off. Had to place a rubber band around it. Iomega sent me a replacement within 5 days.BUT it was a 'Refurbished' unit. I sent the broken one back.
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