Reviews and Problems with Iomega Prestige Compact 500GB
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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.
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.
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.
Summary: I don't like to trash products but this rather deserves it. When I first started using this hard drive apart from the weirdly configured USB cable and connector, I was happy and it appeared to be just what I needed.
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...
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...
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).
Don't invest in a hard drive for backups or extra storage - get a virtual onlineCloud drive instead.
19 May 2012
Excerpt: This is not so much a review as a cutionary tale! I received this as a gift for Christmas 2011. I had asked for an extrenal hard drive as I was totally running out of memory on my ancient laptop, but I'm not yet ready to part with it.
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...
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.