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6.7 out of 10

Iomega eGo Charcoal

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Overall 2
2.0

Don't Believe the "3-year" warranty on the box!! It's really only 1 year!

DrRed, Amazon
7 December 2014
  • Summary: This product worked fine for almost 2 years before suddenly being an expensive paper weight. I tried to contact tech support via their chat service. I waited for 30 minutes for an agent, when I was #1 in the queue the session was cancelled immediately from their end. Why?? Who knows. The product box also states it has a 3 year warranty. When I checked my warranty online it said it only had a 1 year warranty. Soooo is the 3 year warranty printed on the box a big lie?
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Overall 6
6.0

Fun while it lasted

Matthew Greene "logain99", Amazon
16 July 2014
  • Summary: I have to say this hard drive was one of my favorites. I took it to Iraq and Afghanistan. It worked great in the desert. I got home accidentally bumped it and it tipped over. That was the end of that. It was my own fault for not backing the data up. There are so many newer models that this one is an antique now. If you do buy it just be careful not to knock it over and definitely back up your data.
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Overall 8
8.0

good external drive, nice ergonomicls

Nelson A. Borgen "ravenlordfl", Amazon
15 April 2014
  • Summary: the drive is nice and solid, sturdy and stylish. It has good capacity and runs flawlessly, though it can be a bit slow once it gets filled up. That is understandable considering the size and amount of data that can be stored on it. Overall, I am very happy with it.
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Overall 2
2.0

damage!!!

dongyan, Amazon
13 January 2014
  • Summary: actuarially, this is my second time bought this hard drive, i came purchase again just because i lost first one's charger, but this hard drive didnt work, so i use this new charger for my old drive, and put away the new drive like a garbage!!! bad experience and unbelievable bad luck!!!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Quiet easy to use backup

Life-Long Entrepreneur "Kenneth Ervin Young", Amazon
14 August 2013
  • Summary: Loved it when i got it but with usb 3 out now I would recommend this newer version to speed up large backups and backups. Solid feeling design.
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Overall 4
4.0

wasted space

rakuten
9 July 2013
  • Summary: I got this to have large backup; it has a reserved space of 275GB for iomega junk programs. I've read on their website numerous times to see how to delete the area and haven't been able to find anything to help. its too much waste.
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Overall 10
10

Fast 2TG

Carlton Ward "redjelly39", Amazon
9 June 2013
  • Summary: The only knock I have is that I had to format it for my MAC but that was quick & easy using the Disk Utility tool. It is almost as fast as my firewire drives which impressed me for a USB 2.0 interface.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good for What It Is

Pilate, Amazon
24 March 2013
  • Summary: No problems these many years, no data loss or other issues. It's slow (USB, after all), but once you get all your stuff backed up, it works just fine for scheduled back ups to existing and occasional new files. If you don't need lightning fast access speeds, this unit works just fine.
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Overall 10
10

It is exactly what you need if you are looking for a good reliable external unit.

Franz Alarcon, Amazon
25 February 2013
  • Summary: Perfect, smooth operation. I have it full of banks of images and music. never ever failed and have had it for months... No issues at all, besides looking great on my desktop. Just love it! Really!
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Overall 2
2.0

Early failures

Mr. Greg Pepitone, Amazon
5 February 2013
  • Summary: Have this drive, had less then 50 hours of usage. The drive no longer spins up. Inside the case is a seagate drive st31000520as model. This drive model is being recalled by Apple for early failures.
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