Reviews and Problems with Iomega 160 GB Cherry Red eGo USB 2.0 Portable External Hard Drive
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Princess Data, Amazon
19 October 2010
Summary: The Iomega eGo 500 looks great and is light weight. It is so light weight I foolishly thought I could carry this to and from work. I confess that it did drop from a chair to the carpeted floor once, which apparently jarred the mechanical parts enough to stop all functionality. I do not recommend the Iomega as a portable drive, it is too fragile.
Summary: At first i was happy with this hard drive. It was conveniently light, loved the sleek red, it started out super quiet and did not heat up. This love at first slowly diminished when the red paint started chipping off in the first two months. The paint is very thin that shows it's actual cheapness once it starts cracking and peeling.
Summary: Everything about this drive would be perfect, were it not for the metal "face" plate that detaches from the drive the moment it heats up. I understand the "drop guard" theory behind a cushy surface surrounding the drive, but it seems very counterintuitive when the plate comes off completely. I should have purchased the Western Digital MyPassport. It's smaller and doesn't have parts that fall off after the first time you use it.
Summary: As advertised, the Iomega drive is light, thin, and ready to go straight from the box. Time machine runs perfectly... first try. The drive ships with three cables... it's usb or firewire powered... it daisy chains. BUT... unless you're looking for your lost car keys in a dark room... this drive... the LIGHT on this drive.... will drive you crazy! The bright white LED is "always on" and it flickers brightly whenever the drive is active. BRIGHTLY.
Summary: September 18, 2009 Other reviews you can read about how pretty the drive is, I just want to let people know that it is a solid performer. Drive was purchased from a retail outlet and formatted to NTFS for Windows through Disk management in XP (takes a few hours) in this time, the max operating temperature of 61 degrees Celsius was reached (141.8 Fahrenheit) which is completely normal, and not as hot as other's.
Summary: This unit is much larger (thicker) than any other Iomega 2.5", but the drive inside is the same 9.5mm Seagate 5400.6. The 'drop guard' inside of this consist of two silicone rails which support the board that hosts the drive. It should provide more protection than any other Iomega 2.5" external drives that also were labeled with 'Drop Guard'. USB is slow anyway.