Iomega 500GB drive problems with Time Machine

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jacobp, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. jacobp macrumors member

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    Has anyone else had problems with the $139 Iomega USB 500GB drive that Apple is/was selling. When I bought my imac, the Apple salesperson told me the Iomega was the best drive for Time Machine.

    Well, after about 3 days, the unit died and is back to Iomega for replacement.

    Anyone else having problems with that drive?
     
  2. joegomolski macrumors 6502

    joegomolski

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    Iomega 500GB drive problems with Time Machine

    Who makes the drive that Iomega uses in their enclosure?

    Some drives are more reliable than others.

    When I need another external hard disk, I buy an Hitachi, most reliable HD on the market, in my opinion. And then purchase a Mercury, hard drive enclosure from OWC.

    It's cheaper, and I've not had problems with this setup.
     
  3. djarum69 macrumors member

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    I'm using the Iomega UltraMax 1TB external on my Mac Pro for Time Machine and haven't had a single problem. I'm very impressed with the package.

    Hard drives do fail, and about 3% fail within the first 3 months (if I'm reading the Annual Failure Rate data correctly). Your experience is not really unusual.
     

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