Summary: I have used external hard drives for years. After trying most of the available brands, I always return to Iomega for its reliability and ease of use. I bought this one to use with a new 11" MacBook Air (with an internal solid state drive); its size and color is a perfect match and helps to keep the Air's internal drive free and fast. The Amazon price was much better than the Iomega site or the local stores, too. Can't beat that....
Summary: I used this drive for my regular monthly backups. I write about 300 GB of data and then place it on a shelf in an air conditioned house. I will never purchase anything made by iomega again. Stay away from Samsung hard drives, because that's what they used in this model. They now join Maxtor/Western Digital/G Tech as companies I will never purchase storage from again.
Summary: Really pleased with this drive. I bought it to store my music, photos, and other media as my laptop was getting pretty full with these file types. This drive worked perfectly out of the box, and has continued to do so (albeit for only a month or so) with no hint of issues or problems. Very good product - would recommend it without reservation.
Summary: This Iomega eGo Helium drive is sweeeeeet!!! Set up was no problem, as I am a "Mac" person and my iMac recognized it immediately. My initial backup was completed in no time at all. This drive is fast and very quiet. It will be used exclusively for Time Machine backups.
Summary: Initially I thought the claim of fallguard may not be a reality but I experienced it. Only when it slipped off my hands when multitasking a sip of a drink and setting up my desktop to accommodate a few things. I thought it was dead and whatever has been stored are all damaged. To my surprise the drive not only worked, it had all data intact. I hope it doesn't suffer another fall!
Summary: Although it is a 320 GB, am using it as an immediate and handy storage device. With an rpm of 5400, it is a fairly good speed. Plugging it to Macbook Air, it is compact and stylish choice for an external hard drive. The best thing I liked about Helium is the dropguard feature - kinda shock resistant upto 5 feet. It is really a good thing that the manufacturers have thought about. Such features are generally not paid much attention.
Summary: Few products provoke as much consternation as external hard drives, and since I've previously been a victim of Iomega products (remember the Jazz drives?), I'd sworn off the brand. But a special offer, and a stylistic match with the Mac Air, made this one hard to resist. It's about the size of a wallet and comes with a claim that it can be dropped five feet without damage. I'm counting on the drive's not provoking me to test its claim.