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