Reviews and Problems with Iomega Prestige Compact 500GB
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Avoid any drive with mini-USB / micro-USB connections
7 January 2013
Excerpt: For a few years I used this drive to back up my Toshiba Qosmio G32 running XP. It has worked well up to now but XP is soon to be unsupported. So I now have an Acer laptop with Win 7. BUT the Iomega drive has started to disconnect between data transfers.
Summary: The good: It looks good - sleek design The bad: Its not bootable (after creating a bootable active partition using DISKPART - tested on various HP and Toshiba laptops) Wiping their encryption software off is a pain USB cable is bespoke
Summary: It's a nice sleek design, but the non-standard USB connection on the drive looks very weak and likely to be an early point of failure. I'm returning it and looking for one with a normal USB connector.
Compact, convenient. Update: it has become unreliable with newer PCs
R. D. Jeynes, Amazon
22 August 2011
Summary: Update to this review: the unit has become unreliable after occasional use over a year and so is no longer any use for backup. Re-formating it will sometimes get it to work with some PCs, but not others. Original review: This is really convenient way to backup and move files.
Summary: Habe diese externe FP zweimal gekauft. Sie hat ein sehr schönes Edelstahlgehäuse, was leider gleichzeitig ein Problem ist: Der Anschluss eines USB-Kabels an der abgerundeten Seite klappt nicht immer ohne "Fummelei". Ist er nicht richtig vorgenommen, gibt es Schwierigkeiten.