ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Technology»
  • Computers & Software»
  • Computer Buying Guides

Iomega External Hard Drive Review

Updated on January 13, 2012

I have always throught that Iomega makes the best hard drives. There are some notable competitors like Western Digital, Seagate and Toshiba. I just trust the Iomega drives a little more.

In Iomega external hard drive review we will shortly review an external backup drive, then we will look at 2 portable drives, one for PC and the other for MAC. After which we will look at a carry caseto add more protection to those 2 portable drives.

Best Iomega external hard drive
Best Iomega external hard drive

Iomega Prestige

This external hard drive has proven to be fast, responsive and easy to use. It's casing is made from aluminium making it quite sturdy.

The drive comes in 1 TB, 1.5 TB and 2 TB sizes. If you combine the Prestige with the iConnect, you can connect to the drive wirelessly.

At 4.4 x 6.1 x 8.9 inches and 3.1 pounds this high capacity drive is much more compact than it's predecessors.

Features include:

  • USB 2.0 interface, enables the user to transfer data quickly and easily and can be used universally.
  • The rate for the data transfer is 480 Mbps.
  • The NTFS drive is already formatted so is ready to use.
  • It has an 8 MB spindle speed resulting in fast access speeds.

The transferring of files is fast, and the ability to play music or watch video, from the drive, directly through a desktop, is a bonus.

If in constant use, this product can get a bit hot, but for the irregular user I cannot see any problems. It might be an advantage to invest in the extended warranty when purchasing the Iomega.

Generally, I was pleased with the overall performance of the Iomega, and would recommend it.

Iomega eGo BlackBelt USB 2.0 500 GB Compact Portable Hard Drive

As portable hard drives go, this one is impressive for its size. In addition, it is extremely durable and it performs well.

At 0.9 x 5.1 x 3.6 inches and 15.4 ounces this product really is pocket sized and very light.

Also impressive are the transfer speeds and connection speeds. With the Black Belt, I have been able to store important data, music and some photos. Even though it took a bit of battering, it still responded immediately, when required.

Other notable features are the Iomega Protection Suite software to protect all of your data. This is included in the price and can be downloaded. Also, there is a three year warranty, which is free, when registering the product.

This is an exceptional piece of kit with a good physical appearance, good function and durability. What more could the active traveller ask for? I tried to find a downside to the Black Belt, but was unable to do so. For its price, it offers very good value for money.

Iomega eGo Mac Edition

The Iomega portable external drive for Mac users is manufactured in a sturdy aluminum design. It is safely protected for any traveling needs as it features a Drop Guard function that ensures adequate protection for the hard drive.

The hard drive is formatted HFS+ so it's usable right out-of-box . It is fairly compact, and runs very quietly, noise is sometimes a problem with portable drives.

The eGo Mac is available in 320 and 500 GB, it's dimensions are 2.1 x 7 x 5.1 inches and it only weighs 14.6 ounces.

The eGo Mac comes complete with the necessary Firewire and USB cables.

One important point to take note of is that registration of the product must be done online to get the 3 year warranty.

In my opinion the eGo is the best most secure portable drive for MAC users.

Ports on the eGo, the USB port is ono the other side
Ports on the eGo, the USB port is ono the other side

Iomega Portable Hard Drive Carrying Case

The Iomega Portable Drive Carrying Case has the ability to store and transport your Iomega portable hard drive comfortably and efficiently without the fear of any damage to your hard drive. This provides reassurance that your equipment is adequately stored, which is essential to any traveler.

The compact design of the case allows easily inclusion in any type of backpack, briefcase or travel case. An interior strap enables a hard drive to be securely fastened, preventing any movement of the equipment. Complete with an internal pocket for cable storage.

The case has a stylish overall look, but at the same time, seems to be of a very substantial material which will give ample protection for your portable hard drive. An extra form of padding lines the interior to give it an added safeguard.

The case fits the 2 portable drives that I looked at in this article.

Portable Iomega drive case
Portable Iomega drive case

I hope you found what you where looking for in Iomega external hard drive review. For more computer reviews check out best security software 2011 and buy flash drive online.

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)