Reviews and Problems with Iomega Prestige Compact 500GB
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Peter Shurtleff Cleaves, Amazon
9 March 2014
Summary: This external drive worked fine for exactly two years....then gave up the ghost. Even though the light was lit, files could not be added or retrieved, and the content could not be accessed. To destroy the data, I pounded it repeatedly with a hammer. But it is indestructible. On the advice of an IT specialist, it is now soaking in water. After a couple of days, it will be recycled.
Summary: This worked for about a year (though it claimed to have a 3 year warranty) and then kept having delays in backing up my Mac Book before dying. If you want to waste your money, buy iomega. The staff at the Apple store in SF sold me some snake oil. Just another addition to the large pile of e-waste from some crap made in Thailand.
Summary: Unfortunately, after using this product for less than a month, the connection became faulty and weak, and simply fell out of the port if touched. I would have to hold the wire into place if I wanted to be able to use the hard drive, and if it disconnected for even a second, I would have to restart the computer, and sometimes it wouldn't reconnect for days.
Summary: I've used this hard drive for 6 months now, to transfer files to-and-from my laptop at home and my desktop at work on a daily basis. Unfortunately, the cable on this hard-drive tends to come loose and uplug itself, so you risk loss of data if you're not exceedingly cautious not to bump desk, drive, cable, or computer while using the thing.
Drive NOT compatible with Windows 7 Back Up Utility
6 April 2012
Summary: After obtaining the Iomega Prestige Portable Hard Drive and trying to run my first back up I received an error message that my back up had not completed successfully. I contacted Iomega Support via Chat (they want $25 for a phone call), I was informed that Windows 7 Back Up Utility, the included software with Windows 7 for back ups, is NOT compatible with my new Iomega drive! This even though the drive is advertised as compatible with Windows 7.
very nice, once I got rid of the pre-installed junk
lost in my e-reader "Sufue", Amazon
8 March 2012
Summary: I wanted a 500GB external portable drive to use for my own style of backup, which is really more syncing than backup - i.e. not Windows 7 backup. I also wanted something with a pretty small form factor, and I found this for a good price on sale. It's not ***quite*** as small as the G-Drive Slim, but it's almost as small, and it was also about 25% less in price. I liked that trade-off.
Summary: I was downloading files to transfer to another computer and got some cryptic error message. No problem, I just ejected the Iomega, unplugged it and plugged it back in. Well my computer could no longer read the drive and it (Iomega) started making this "chirping" sound! Now, after several reboots on both computers, neither can read the drive and it just chirps away! Luckily I haven't lost any files, but now I need to go out and replace this POS!