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1tb Ego Desktop Mac edition external hard drive
- Stylish ? Silver color to match the latest Mac computers; HFS+ for ease of use right out of the box
- Multiple Connections - 2 FireWire 800 ports and one USB 2.0 port included
- Secure ? Iomega Protection Suite via download includes Trend Micro Smart Sufring for Mac, Iomega QuikProtect, and MozyHome Online Backup service
- 3 year warranty with product registration
Iomega eGo 1TB USB 2.0 FireWire 800 Desktop External Hard Drive Mac Edition - 34794 Reviews
162 of 164 people found the following review helpful:
Yes, it's bootable.,
This review is from: Iomega eGo 1TB USB 2.0 FireWire 800 Desktop External Hard Drive Mac Edition - 34794 (Personal Computers)Here's a crucial detail I couldn't find in other reviews before I went ahead and bought one:
Yes, my Mac (Mac Mini, vintage 2009, running Leopard OS 10.5.8) recognizes this drive as bootable, and I confirmed that I could actually boot from this drive, after cloning my original harddrive to this Iomega drive. I did not have to prepare the Iomega drive at all. I just used the free Carbon Copy Cloner software to copy my entire Mac's hard drive to the Iomega drive. No partitioning or formatting necessary.
However, there's a trick to booting from the Iomega drive: You have to keep holding down the Option key while your Mac starts up longer than you think you ought to. Keep holding it down even after you see your Mac's boot menu appear, which at first will only offer you your built-in original hard drive as the only option to boot from. Keep holding it down a few more seconds, until your Iomega drive pops up next to your original hard drive.
Why does... Read more
154 of 157 people found the following review helpful:
Very well built and (obviously) with firewire if you need it,
This review is from: Iomega eGo 1TB USB 2.0 FireWire 800 Desktop External Hard Drive Mac Edition - 34794 (Personal Computers)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine™ Program ( What's this?)This drive has a couple benefits over the rest of the field. Firstly it has fire-wire. That's a plus of you have a Mac or a PC with that interface because, at least from my measurements, data transfer is about 30% faster than using USB. Secondly it is well built. I ran an accidental durability test when I dropped it onto a hard surface while it was plugged in and spinning. It continued working without a hiccup.
The setup, as expected with any modern drive, was a breeze. I plugged it in and it worked.
Bottom line is if you want the additional speed of fire-wire (or don't have any choice) then this drive is perfect. Turns out that now I'm using it as a USB drive connected to my Pogoplug Multimedia Sharing Device and it's working flawlessly there as well.
BTW, I feel that honest,... Read more
131 of 134 people found the following review helpful:
My First Experience w/ an Iomega Hard Drive,
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This review is from: Iomega eGo 1TB USB 2.0 FireWire 800 Desktop External Hard Drive Mac Edition - 34794 (Personal Computers)===================
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I recently purchased and received another Iomega eGo drive via Amazon. This time I selected the 2TB model - 34796. The drive looks and feels physically identical to the 1TB drive I purchased last year, which by the way, is still toiling along quite strong. So on the strength of my first experience with Iomega in the HD arena, I bought this one...
First task: I plugged in, and the drive immediately displayed on my desktop using Snow Leopard OS. I bought the drive to help begin my transition to Lion. I transferred all the contents of a LaCie Poulton 1TB drive, via 400-800 firewire. It took 11 hours and 3 minutes for 999.36GB, 64MB shy of 1TB. I then transferred over 200GB from the Iomega 1TB eGo using 800-800 firewire in (Oops I forgot but it seemed quick enough) somewhere around 2 hours I think...
Everything I have done so far with these drives just seemed... Read more
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