Impressions of Iomega 500GB drive on sale at Apple.com?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Stampyhead, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

    Stampyhead

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    Anyone have one of these Iomega hard drives that are currently on sale on Apple's website? I'm just about to purchase one but wanted to see if anyone had any positive or negative feedback on them. There are no helpful comments on Apple's site about them, which makes me think they must be fairly new.
    Thoughts? Good? Bad?
     
  2. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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    Iomega just supplies the enclosure. The big concern is is it a Maxtor,Seagate, Western Digital or what type of drive.
     
  3. Peace macrumors Core

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    Well Apple lists it as a 7200 RPM hard drive with 8MB cache.

    I'm guessing it's a SATA-2
     
  4. teiresias macrumors regular

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    Both of those go to the same USB model. :D
     
  6. Stampyhead thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Interesting, I didn't know that. I might do a bit more research before jumping on this one.
     
  7. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    $140 for a 500GB is not a bargain at all. Like the other posters have mentioned, be sure to check NewEgg! Also keep an eye on techbargains.com or dealmac.com.
     
  8. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    I just got mine. ...It's terrible. I received it this afternoon, and its power supply whines and crackles, and before completing its first backup, it starting making the infamous "click of death."

    These problems aside, the build quality was also disappointing ...it just doesn't feel/look like a drive that can withstand the daily backups of time machine (the reason I bought it, of course).

    I'm very disappointed with both iomega and Apple, and I'm really not looking forward to speaking with Apple tomorrow...

    EDIT: Or maybe not... please visit this thread
     

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