Summary: It was a good price, decent case design, completely silent. Mine was a 2TB model even though the link says 1TB. Used it as a PC media drive via eSata attached as shown in picture in the stand. I liked the low profile. 2 weeks ago it started disconnecting randomly. I got the data backed up since that's a symptom of hardware failure. A few days ago it started making chunking noises on each boot-up and cannot be found anymore via any connection.
Summary: This drive seems to work on my PC, but not on the Comcast Cisco RNG200 DVR. Iomega product support suggests I talk with Comcast. Comcast refers one to the Drive manufacturer. So no help on any front. I had a Apricorn drive that did work, so the problem appears to be related to the Iomega drive itself. So be very cautious before purchasing this to use with a DVR...
Summary: Many folks praised this 1TB drive for use as a DVR extender. Most described how easy it was to use with their Fios DVR cable box. Another person had good experience using it with Cablevisions Explorer 8300 and 8300HD. It did not work with my Explorer 8300HD, in fact it messed up my recordings. I noticed that nothing written on the box nor in the instructions mentioned using the HD as a DVR extender. Could they have changed something?
Iomega Prestige 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive
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2 December 2008
Summary: I have had this a week and it has already died. It will write to the drive and then when you go to access the data it is either gone or inaccessable.
Well it looks nice anyways. Looking back I am kind of glad it died, it doesn't have a fan and the case is metal.
Summary: Bought and used it over a year, the data just corrupted in 2 months, reformatted it. Suddenly, it stopped working again for no reason, well protected and cared for in soft case. The connection of the USB cable on the HD is POOR at best, and that's maybe one of the reason it's not stable. Now, mourning for its funeral, just after 1 n a half year.
Summary: Bought this about 6 months ago now and as others have said the usb connector into the drive is so flimsy and doesn't fit properly, if you fiddle about with the cable you can get a connection on and off, absolute rubbish
Summary: So this hard drive should be avoided by all in short, but here is my experience with it. I have used this as a backup drive originally for about 8 months and that was ok no problems, however I have recently upgrade my computer leaving this as the only HDD with my data on (music, video, photo etc). It took me awhile to realise the faults of this hard drive as it reads fine.
Summary: These Hard Drives are absolutely rubbish. I bought one in December 2011 and it failed for no reason a couple of months later. Iomega replaced it as it was still under warranty and now the new one has failed too. If you value your data then avoid these like the plague. Their helpline is worse than useless too.
Summary: this is the worst thing that i have bought off Amazon. It worked for a minute at about 50MB per second, half the expected speed, which was disappointing. The next problem was that it crashed my new £800 gaming desktop, so was moderately impractical to use. The drive also got quite hot, which was worrying.