Summary: It's nice and small, enough space for plenty of stuff and not a bad price! It is a bit sensitive on power, it makes a horrible noise if you're using a USB hub or extension cable as a result of getting inefficient power since it has no dedicated power supply. Other than that it's worth every penny.
Summary: This is a small, lightweight and attractive drive, true to pictures and description. No software is needed to use the drive; you can just plug & play and drag & drop like you would with a USB-stick. Iomega does offer the option to download different kinds of backup software from their website. I don't really like most of this software (too complicated, I don't feel like messing around learning how to use it), though Iomega's own program (Quikprotect) appeals to me most.
Started off on the wrong foot but am happy with my purchase
Charles Alford, Amazon
29 August 2010
Summary: I picked up one at Amazon about 6 months ago based on the ratings and price with a rebate although I did wait too long to turn in my rebate. The original drive worked fine until I must have come to a damaged area on the drive. It then started making a bad chattering sound and I could no longer write to it. I deleted my backup files and after I recreated them I ran into the same problem at the same spot on the drive.
Summary: Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program ( What's this? ) This thing is tiny! And it feels solid, too. Not the quickest thing in the world (it took about 30 minutes to transfer 40 GB of music), but it definitely feels like something you can toss in your backpack and carry around without worrying that every jostle is going to break it.
Summary: It is like any other 250 gb but its backup software and speeds are far better than other 250 gb drives. Very affordable cost. For a decent functioning, both USB ports should be used. Certainly worth the spend. These aside, an elegant design may have been an added attraction..
Summary: I bought this device to back up my home computers (1 desktop and 2 laptops). We are not a high end user of computers, but have lots of digital pictures, microsoft office files, and some odds and ends. It worked great - met my expectations. It is so easy to use. Recommend it for the average home user.