Anyone own an IOGear Ext HDD?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jeremy.king, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. jeremy.king macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Looking for MR personal reviews of the IOGear line of external hard drives. I was looking at their dual interface 320GB for backups. http://www.buy.com/retail/product.asp?sku=10404066 - can't really beat the price.

    Anyone have any good experiences or bad with this drive or any other IOGear drive?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I have a FW/USB2 case from them, works like a charm.. also a 3port-USB hub that has worked VERY well for many years now.
     
  3. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Thanks Yellow...I pulled the trigger and picked it up, Buy.com has them for $160 after rebate, but seems for a while that only the link in the email they sent me has that price.

    http://enews.buy.com/cgi-bin5/DM/y/eePK0Dw2YU0G4J0BlUS0Gd
     
  4. jeremy.king thread starter macrumors 603

    jeremy.king

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    Just an update:

    I did receive this yesterday, much bigger than I thought it would be and also a little louder than my Maxtor One Touch, but it DOES outperform the Maxtor by just a tad according to xbench (probably because its firewire vs. USB 2). It did come preformatted as NTFS, and a quick visit to Disk Utility fixed that right up.

    I then confirmed that it is bootable by cloning my boot drive and it worked like a charm no problems (didn't time it to see what kind of performance it had)

    Afterwards, I simply cloned my data drive to this as a backup as this was my point in getting it - I have no idea how long it took (about 50GB of stuff) since I ran it as I slept but with CCC, there were no issues reported in the morning.

    Finally, I haven't tried the programmable buttons (three of them on the IOGear) yet, but I am sure there shouldn't be any issues since I have setup the one touch before.

    Basically, for the price it seems to be worthwhile - lets see how fast I get my rebate.
     

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