Iomega 500 GB drive, very cheap... but is it any good?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ravenvii, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Yep, looks fine.

    The only thing I don't like is the lack of Firewire... USB is slow for my needs.
     
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    I'm planning to use it with my AirPort as an AirDisk, and that's USB only, so lack of Firewire doesn't bother me.

    Thanks for your input
     
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    I've heard a lot of reports of AirDisks and routers dropping from large file transfers.

    I had the same thing happen to me regardless of the firmware.
     
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    Noone care to submit any feedback on newegg and Apple online store? If it's solely for AirDisk, USB 2.0 should be fine. What if you change your mind later on?

    I have the 802.11n AirPort Extreme base station (Fast Ethernet), but none of my Macs have 802.11n. Streaming MPEG-4 video from 802.11g via AirDisk is fine, but transferring files ain't that fun.

    I always like to pay a little bit more for a multi-interface enclosure.
     

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