Reviews and Problems with Iomega Prestige Compact 500GB
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Love the speed - really good for Storage
Carole C, Amazon
19 May 2011
Summary: External hard drives are a necessity especially if you are handling large chunk of data.As a graphic designer I always have had the need to store image files and that is when I decided to buy Iomega Prestige Portable SuperSpeed 500 GB USB 3.0 External Hard Drive 35192. The best part of Iomega Prestige is that all my files are secure as the pack comes with a free download of Trend Micro Internet Security Software that was able keep my system off virus.
Summary: Desktop mountable Iomega Prestige portable superspeed external hard disk weighs just 0.38 lbs. It is not only light weight but compact too, just the size of your writing pad. The hard drive does not require power supply as it is bus powered. One important point to remember is that the hard drive works fine in Windows and mac environment. But remember to reformat if you wish to attach it with Mac.
Summary: When you attach this drive to a computer it automatically loads a virtual CD titled Iomega. On that CD is an old version of the Iomega Encryption Utility. This virtual CD is as much a benefit to this hard drive as a nail is to a car tire. You have to pull out the nail and patch the hole to make it usable. It's a similar process with the Virtual CD.
Summary: In my workplace I give out mini hard drives for people who want to back up things and who need to do presentations with large video files from machines they don't own. I've used a lot of the Iomega Prestige drives and this one is as good as any of them, with a few advantages: It's metal and very svelte. You could fit this in a shirt pocket. Smaller than previous models. The USB connector is back on the back again in the center.
Summary: You can make the most of this device if you have a 3.0 usb compatible system. At first I couldn't use the 3.0 version since my pc did not have that usb port, but still it worked fine, plus the encrypted security software introduced with this device is really good, keeps all my data safe. But when I recently got a mac, and started using the 3.0 usb of this drive, I could see the difference pretty clearly. The data transfer speed increased upto 10 time of the 2.0 usb !!
Summary: This is my first time doing a review for an external hard drive so bear with me please :) This is the first time I ever bought an external harddrive and I saw the Iomega 2.0 1 tb and all the other ones with programs included, etc and waited until I got this one. Some reasons why I got this one: It's a 1TB with USB 3.0 (planning on getting a new laptop soon). It also doesn't come with any hardware like WD smartware or whatever you hear about. The hard drive looks GREAT.
Summary: I bought this as a Christmas present/really early birthday present for my sister, and she loved it! After a bit of a struggle to remove the hard drive from the plastic casing, we oohed and awed at the form factor. It's nice and compact with straight edges and sides, unlike the flask-like eGo that I have. It also seems to be maybe half the size of the eGo, with a brushed metal, sturdy looking exterior.
Pros: Attractive Design, Easy To Setup, Easy to use, High Capacity, Portable, Quiet
Summary: I had an older Texas Instruments but I could never do a computer back up on it. Certain files would not transfer. Knowing from the older equipment Iomega made I hoped and was rewarded with a new modern external hard drive. ! or 2 extra steps after the initial backup and voila. Done deal. Now with MSN's new Internet explorer, if my computer starts locking up and I can't get the Windows restore to work I still have old Nelly. Iomega.