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Iomega Prestige Compact 500GB
6.4 out of 10

Iomega Prestige Compact 500GB

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Reviews and Problems with Iomega Prestige Compact 500GB

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Overall 2
2.0

Lost all of my data

Julie Mann, Amazon
26 August 2013
  • Summary: The device let me save my data, then however, the next time I tried to access the drive I was refused. I have tried several times since and am still not able to access the drive, nor all of the data I had stored on it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Iomega is not what it used to be!

A.J., Amazon
22 May 2013
  • Summary: I have used all brands and went back to Iomega external hard drive. The reason was the way its software used to work. However, Iomega's new CEO has a warped vision and has lost touch with those like me who made Iomega what it is today, worthy enough that it got bought by a French company.
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Overall 2
2.0

eGo Helium Portable

Paco, Amazon
8 March 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 2
2.0

Won't work.

Mike, Amazon
10 January 2013
  • Summary: Bought the Iomega Prestige 500GB portable hard drive about five months ago. Had to move and today when I was finally ready to backup information, my Mac does cannot respond to it and cannot open it. It does not work. My Seagate runs without a problem. I would not recommend the Iomega.
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Overall 8
8.0

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.
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Overall 10
10

Works great, and is a nice size.

Go Blue 99, Amazon
13 December 2011
  • Summary: I have been using this external hard drive for about 8 months now. I was limited to using USB 2.0, but had no issues with the unit. I liked that it is powered by USB. It is two pronged as well, which accommodates those with older computers.
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Overall 8
8.0

Iomega Encryption Utility Issue (CDFS)

Rui Seixas Monteiro, Amazon
17 September 2011
  • Summary: So far so good with my 750 GB (698.5 GiB) unity. I don't give 5 stars because the CDFS associated to the Iomega Encryption Utility, that gave a headache to remove it. In the end, it was easy!
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Overall 10
10

Iomega solid as a rock

Amazon
12 September 2011
  • Summary: I bought this for a backup drive for my Macbook Air. I liked the sturdy aluminum case and compact size and the fact that it is usb 3.0. It did not disappoint and works like advertised. Plus Amazon's price was better than everyone else's.
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Overall 10
10

Iomega Prestige 500 GB Hard Drive

C. Wollin, Amazon
26 July 2011
  • Summary: The Iomega is a sturdy and reliable external hard drive that delivers consistent speed for a good price. I began to use the device as my internal hard drive grew closer and closer to being full, and was at first worried about the setbacks imposed by using an external HD over an internal to store...
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Overall 6
6.0

A swing and a miss

Tyler Forge "realist", Amazon
23 June 2011
  • Summary: First the good stuff. This is a nice little portable drive with decent storage capacity. It is powered over the USB bus which means there are less cords and stuff to deal with. So, as a portable drive, this is a good one.
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