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?
Summary: I bought this drive as a principal backup device for a new Dell Vostro laptop. The Vostro has a dedicated eSATA port just for this purpose so I was looking specifically for a drive with this attribute. Several points to note: Advertised software (NeverDown) included with this drive does not exist for Win 7 32/64 bit OS and is not included in the box but has to be downloaded from the Iomega site.
Summary: I bought this drive Sept 12 2010. Well now it is Nov 21 and this drive is dead. Before it died, it started clicking, reminiscent of the "Click of Death" from the 1990s when they had issues with the Jaz Drives. One day my wife called me to say the computer was frozen on booting. it stopped at the "starting windows screen" ( I have windows 7 ) I told her to turn off the power to this piece of junk drive and the computer resumed the boot process right away.
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.