Iomega eGo Helium :: A MacBook Air Partner [Review]

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  1. 0xCAFE macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys,

    I have recently got a eGo Helium from Iomega! It looks similar to a MacBook Air, but also fits nice with an aluminum MacBook Pro. You can read my review of it here:

    iomega eGo Helium :: A MacBook Air Partner [Review]

    Any lucky MacBook Air owners around here? Check out the pictures, I really like the little harddrive. Comments are welcomed on my blog too!

    Thx!
     
  2. rtheb macrumors 6502

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    I tried to use the eGo Helium on my MacBook 1.1 through a powered hub and it caused kernel panics.

    I eventually used a Dual Inputs USB power cable:

    http://www.addonics.com/products/power_adapter/usb_power_cable.asp

    and have not had any problems since.

    The eGo instructions tell you that the drive must be connected directly to the computer's USB port and not run through a hub, but this Dual Inputs USB power cable solves the powered hub issue.

    I used superduper to create a bootable clone of the MacBook's drive onto the eGo Helium and it boots without a hitch.

    This is a great looking drive and is easy to transport.

    BTW Here is the English translated link to your site:

    http://translate.google.com/transla...aire-pour-votre-macbook-air-test/&sl=fr&tl=en
     
  3. 0xCAFE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the information.

    By the way you didn't have to add the Translation, I already have a translation bar with 10 languages on the right section of my blog! :D

    [​IMG]
     
  4. rtheb macrumors 6502

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    Oops...

    I'm obviously visually challenged :D
     
  5. 0xCAFE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Actually you're not the only one... I should think of a better placement for that translation bar... :(
     
  6. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    I like the design, I just might get one if the price is right. Glad to see Iomega still around.

    I still got one of there SCSI disk drives and a load of 100meg disk around some where.
     
  7. 0xCAFE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yup, there's still there, not as strong as in the 90s, but they have a more diverse offer including multimedia gizmos.

    100MB disk! Wow, that's a good piece of history! Thinking that in those days some of us were still using 1.44MB disks... :p
     
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  9. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    Yea me too. Most OEM machines had a IOMEGA drive for the 100 and 250 disk.

    Then I had to buy the hugh 1gig-2gig drive. I got my schooling on SCSI IRQ assignment that year.:eek:
     
  10. 0xCAFE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thinking that my first computer actually had a 1MB hard drive and two 5in floppys!
     
  11. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    I remember those. 5.25 floppy and those little 64kb dram chips. And those 5lb harddrives. Oh and that Autoexec and Bat files you had too play with all the time.:D
     
  12. 0xCAFE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That was cool! You would be loading MS-DOS in the higher memory because it was faster (and noticebly faster too!), using virtual drives and kept on typing /? to get help!

    Man, those were the days! I guess lots of the kids around here don't know what we are taking about since they were probably introduced to Win98 or WinME...

    MS-DOS, Norton Commander (I think) was speaking the word "Norton" through the PC speaker when loading! Now, I'm all nostalgic.. :eek:
     
  13. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    cd\enter
    copy A:\*.* b:\

    You could look at each block on the drive with Norton and see what was stored there.:eek:

    I recovered a deleted file one block at a time with it. It took four hours to find all of it.:mad:
     
  14. 0xCAFE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nice! :D

    My dad still had an old 8086 green monitor in his office until like 2 years ago when it burnt and let black smoke all of a sudden! That was tough technology, 80x25 all the way!
     
  15. wizzracer macrumors 6502

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    Monochrome monitors, and my super fast 400baud modem. Computer shopper would come out once a month with all those 800 number BBS's. I spent weeks setting up those dialing strings to call each one to send mail "first mail box" and trade;) programs.

    You could hit Ctrl+***** secret key, to get all the good stuff. and news groups were free!:cool:
     
  16. 0xCAFE thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, see, I'm just a little too young for the BBS, tried it a few times with my 4200 bauds modem (phone on modem), but I prefered my Nintendo :p

    Nonetheless, we know what it's like waiting for data to be transmitted, bytes by seconds, not megabytes!
     

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