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5.2 out of 10

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

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Overall 4
4.0

Unpredictable.

Jay, Amazon
25 November 2012
  • Summary: I used one of these for almost two years, but I only used it to keep files on, so it was running for about two hours for a total of maybe five times. Then, one day, it just started beeping and that was the end of that. Just think about the fact that This thing ran for 10-15 hours in my ownership before it failed. It's hard drives like these that make me feel like I need a backup for my backup and a cloud-based solution would be much more reliable.
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Overall 4
4.0

"Runs Very Hot!!"

Burban123, CNET
26 February 2010
  • Pros: Nice looking, setup easy
  • Cons: Used it for one day. I had it plugged in and unit was getting very hot even when not using it. It's alot bigger in dimensions than other drives.
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Overall 3
3.0

"Defective design!"

pinkpapillon45, CNET
18 February 2010
  • Pros: It's pretty, the drive seemed to work OK, and of course the FW 800 is lightning fast.
  • Cons: The stupid thing gets HOT and when it does, the front plate begins to detach. Sure, you can keep pressing it down and attempting to reattach it, but the minute it warms up again, it pops up!
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Overall 4
4.0

Poor quality control on the outside shell

P. Pelizzoli "SOA-What", Amazon
2 February 2010
  • Summary: The outer shell was detached and would not reattach. Overall I expected it to at least be checked before leaving the factory.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bummer!

W. Clute, Amazon
18 January 2010
  • 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. The aluminum strip that goes around 3/4 of the circumference does not hold top in place when drive warms up in use, nor does the sticky adhesive glue on the inside.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lousy Software and Support

Clyde "Tele skier", Amazon
2 October 2009
  • Summary: The drive itself is great. It's silent, light weight, takes almost no desk space, and the connection is one-wire simple. BUT---I bought this as an automatic back up device on the basis that it was specifically designed to work with my Mac. It was to replace an older Iomega drive that had broken. The software that "comes with it" is all really downloaded. The Iomega software will not work with anything older than OX 10.5.
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Overall 4
4.0

Software not compatible with Snow Leopard

Jaime B. Cadegan "Avid Shopper!", Amazon
24 September 2009
  • Summary: I almost gave it three stars, because it does seem to work well with Time Machine, but as another user said, not continuously. You have to hook it up periodically or it gets too hot and the light stays on. My big problem with Iomega and the drive is twofold. One - the "included" QuickProtect software that you must download at their site is incompatible with Snow Leopard.
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