Summary: I purchased this drive because of its high-speed eSATA connection, high capacity (2 TB) and extensive software package. I knew going in that Iomega didn't provide the backup software on disk. It had to be downloaded but this was no problem for me ... or so I thought. The drive installed in a flash and was instantly recognized by Windows 7 Professional. Smiles all over my face. Next I tried to download the Iomega Protection Suite based on EMC's Retrospect Express.
Summary: The iomega drive was advertised as having a software package "Never Down" which was supposed to back up your system drive to a bootable patrition on the iomega drive which would allow you to boot up from the iomega drive if something happened to your boot drive. This software influenced my decision to buy this drive. When I ran the software it would hang up with the error message "access denied file SCRIPTFF.DLL".
Summary: The drive works great, fast SATA connection instead of USB is a big plus. But I bought the drive in part for the "Never Down" software which is supposed to back up your system drive. It's "included" by which they mean it's not actually in the box, you have to download it. It wouldn't install and then Iomega told me it's not compatible with Windows 7 (which has been out for a long time now).
Summary: The drive performs very well and very fast. The "included" software must be downloaded from the Iomega website, and there is no CD as mentioned in the documentation. This drive has very inadequate support by Iomega for Windows 7 64-bit OS and some of the software referred to by the documentation does not even exist for Windows 7 64-bit. Since this OS has been out for a year, I find this incredible. I will have to depend upon 3rd party software, at best.
Summary: Es el primer disco duro externo que he comprado, me llamó la atención su buen precio en la Fnac. Sin embargo, a los pocos meses los diferentes ordenadores con los que trabajo dejaron de reconocer el disco duro, solo lo reconcían una de cada diez veces que lo intentaba. En esas veces, copié todos los archivos que tenía guardados en mi ordenador, para formatearlo.
Pros: rapidez y efectividad del servicio postventa . muy económico
Cons: presumiblemente el disco que compré era defectuoso