Reviews and Problems with Iomega 160 GB Cherry Red eGo USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive
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Very Unreliable Hard Drive
Jonathan Browning, Amazon
22 December 2011
Summary: I have purchased a number of different hard drives in the past few years. We make short films and need external hard drives that can be passed from the Director of Photography to the Editor to the Color Correctionist, etc. etc.
Could not get my 27" iMac to boot from the 1TB version
5 Ideas, Amazon
10 December 2011
Summary: I purchased this drive with the intent to use it as a backup device from which I could boot in the event of a hard drive failure on my iMac. No matter what I tried (PRAM reset, SMC reset) I could not get my 27" iMac (from late 2009) to boot from this drive.
Summary: I'm relatively new to the use of external hard drives, and I must say, my first one was a big let down. I purchased this ruby red Iomega eGo hard drive just over a month ago. Within two weeks, it failed on me.
Summary: Addendum: failed after a year and a half of very light use. Dropped to 2 stars. **** It's small, seems sturdy, and is oddly pretty. It's very quiet. It's reasonably fast, but not a speed demon.
Summary: I used my Ego very intermittently (every 2-4 wks x 7 mos) to back up another drive. My firewire 800 port suddenly died. Getting an RMA for a replacement was easy, although I received a "reconditioned" drive whose rubber feet were badly applied.
Summary: I bought one in 2008 for my daughter in college. When at home, I noticed no BUs for her computer. It came with no software but did supply a link to get some 3rd party software; EMC Retrospect Express. In Vista under Programs it lists "EMC Retrospect".
Summary: A gorgeous jewel case appearance, but with a major problem! This is my 3rd unit within 3 weeks, and in the case of all 3, after initial use (firewire 800) the metal top rises approx 1/16", exposing the innards.
Summary: The Good: This drive is very flat (thin) and has the approximate dimensions of a thin mid-size ladies' wallet. For me, it has the perfect size to take along on the road. I have other portable drives, such as the Seagate FreeAgent, a SimpleTech and several Western Digital Passports but in terms of...