Reviews and Problems with Iomega Prestige Compact 500GB
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eGo Helium Portable
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. 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.
Drive NOT compatible with Windows 7 Back Up Utility
Clk Group, Amazon
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.
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!
If you are planning to use for Windows 7 backup....don't...
12 November 2011
Summary: No where on this description does it say it's not compatible to use with Windows 7 backup utility. When I tried to back up my laptop, I got a system error. Re-tried a few times, and after Googling the problem I found out the reason why. Sent it back! Why wouldn't they publish this info? Windows 7 is here people!
Summary: I am amazed that any company would sell a portable hard drive without an attached warning. Balance an egg on yours and if the egg falls off then you're in trouble. My Iomega external hard drive was never abused, dropped, kicked, wet, sent on holidays, sent into space, loaned, chewed or anything like it and yet one Saturday morning I removed it from its protective hard case and plugged it into my laptop to be greeted with a clicking sound..... What would you do?
Summary: My original drive was replaced under warranty less than 1 yr in, the second drive was also faulty and so they sent me a third one, i started to have issues with it after just a week and so i logged in on line to their site and even though we are still in the 12 months it said the replacement refurbished drive was not in warranty. lots of emails back and to and asked for them to review the file so they could see they had only just replaced it.
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.
Summary: Iomega Prestige Portable Hard Drive - Superspeed USB3.0 - 500GB I am not a Techno-Nerd but this product WILL not work on my 7 month old new computer WIN7 Premium machine AT ALL. Several friends with sound IT knowledge have tried to NO avail....Although they found plenty of Views/neg opinions/fault issues on the Internet about This Hard drive. I shall now take it up with Amazon ---despite it being just over the 3 month period. It is a Plug and Play unit...
Summary: Absolutely awful product. Arrived, it looks good and is just a hard drive. Nothing wrong so far. When you actually attempt to use the drive you have to have the cable perpendicular to the hard drive - harder than it looks as both the cable and the port angle towards one another. To be able to actually use this hard drive I have to use the front USB ports on my computer (therefore removing the point of having bought a USB 3 hard drive) and then have the hard drive sitting...