Reviews and Problems with Iomega eGo Desktop Portable 1TB Hard Drive
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One drop and it's dead
Susan Z. Swan "com prof", Amazon
10 July 2010
Summary: Stylish, yes. Great capacity, yes. But there are downsides too. (1) It is BIG and HEAVY! (2) It runs hot so I had to figure out a way to hold it up off a hard surface (like the desk or nearby bookshelf) to provide some ambient cooling. (2) Even worse, one drop and it's dead. In a kitty-related disaster, it fell the height from my desk to the carpeted floor (and not even a concrete floor!).
Summary: After loading half my CD collection, my machine stopped working, though the on-light worked. Very mad. Tried to return to Amazon. No-too late. [...] No not theirs. Some special dept at [...] for warrantees--No response. iOmega returns? Couldn't get their approval, very complicated. Gave up and took a shot sending it back to the iOmega headquarters. Problem solved. I had accidently plugged in my husband's iOmega cord to my machine.
Summary: Drive works fine but the Retrospect it comes bundled with does not. It worked for a while or appeared to, then I got the following message Updating status..." 0 Restore Points available. Multiple reboots later nothing changed. So I started googling and found many others with the same problem. I emailed iomega tech support and ended up with the following message and no further help.. "EMC recently sold Retrospect to Sonic Solutions.
Summary: I've only had this item for 2 months, but so far it's doing its job. It's easy to install and to make use of, and for the price it's hard to find more storage. The thing wish drives this size is that if they ever fail on you, you've lost a significant part of your life's information. I'm beginning to consider backing everything up on cds as well.
Summary: The Iomega eGo 1 TB external hard drive works great. All I had to do was power it up and plug it into the computer. All of my computers have recognized it as an external storage device and swapping files is easy as can be. It is large for an external hard drive, but small for a 1 TB storage device, just as I expected. I've had no problems so far, but have only used it for e few months. I would easily recommend this product, especially for $99!
Summary: This was the 3rd drive of the same model. The first was a present, the second I bought and this one I purchased this unit and began transferring data. Unfortunately, after about 3 hours of transfers, it began making clicking (head searching) noises and after I stopped the transfer, the drive failed and has never came back. Have contacted IOmega, but have not gotten a response So I have had a 66% good response and 33% horrible experience.
Summary: Nice product - good price - plenty of storage. I keep this connected but turned off and only use it to back up my library of videos, music, and pictures. It essentially functions as my secondary backup for all my essential data. The USB2.0 was plenty fast and I think I backed up about 300g in short enough time that it didn't bother me.