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Iomega eGo USB 2.0 500 GB Compact Portable Hard Drive 34895 (Ruby Red)

by Iomega

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500 GB
Ruby Red
  • Stylish colors - Available in Ruby Red, Midnight Blue and Silver
  • Rugged - Perfect for travel environments, the Drop Guard feature protects the drive when dropped up to 51"
  • Secure - Iomega Protection Suite software includes Trend Micro Internet Security , Iomega QuikProtect, EMC Retrospect
  • 3 Year Warranty - with product registration
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Product Description

Size: 500 GB | Color: Ruby Red

Product Description

Take files anywhere in style with the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive USB 2.0 with Protection Suite. Sporting a sleek lightweight enclosure, the eGo is the perfect companion to your laptop or netbook computer. Plus, the Iomega Drop Guard feature protects the drive when dropped up to 51" (40% above the industry average!) so you can be confident your portable hard drive is rugged! Iomega Protection Suite software includes Trend Micro Internet Security (1 year subscription), Iomega QuikProtect, EMC Retrospect, and MozyHome Online Backup service. All software is included free with your Iomega product purchase and available via easy download. Available in 3 colors (Ruby Red, Midnight Blue, and Silver) and up to 500GB capacity, the eGo is protected by a 3-year limited warranty!

From the Manufacturer

From the Manufacturer

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eGo USB 2.0 Hard Drive
Compact Edition 500GB
At a Glance:
music Up to 125,000* Songs (MP3s)
photo Up to 200,000* Digital Photos
movie Up to 193* hours of DVD Video
video Up to 60* hours of HD Video

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The portable drive for every lifestyle — Easy, compact, and perfect

Stylish, Compact Form!

Drop Guard Protection 51

Take files anywhere with the Iomega® eGo™ Portable Hard Drive USB 2.0 with Protection Suite. Sporting a sleek enclosure, the eGo Portable Hard Drive is the perfect companion to your laptop or netbook computer. Drop Guard™ is included so you can be confident your portable hard drive is rugged!

Features

Iomega offers a 3-year limited warranty with registration
  • Stylish colors — Available in Ruby Red, Midnight Blue, Black, and Silver
  • Flexible — use as a general high purpose hard drive or external backup with your desktop, laptop, or notebook
  • Rugged — Perfect for travel environments, the Drop Guard™ feature protects the drive when dropped up to 51" (40% above the industry average!)
  • Secure — Iomega Protection Suite software included (via download)
  • 3 Year LIMITED Warranty — with product registration

Iomega® Protection Suite Included via Download

Iomega Protection Suite free with purchase Iomega® Protection Suite is a comprehensive collection of valuable software to protect your data and computer that includes Trend Micro™ Internet Security (12 mo. Subscription), EMC® Retrospect® Express Backup software, Iomega QuikProtect, and MozyHome™ Online Backup service (2 GB free). This software is included with your Iomega product purchase at no additional cost and available easily via download.

Package Contents

  • eGo Portable Hard Drive
  • Cable: USB 2.0/power
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Iomega Protection Suite Software via download

System Requirements

  • PC:
    • Microsoft® Windows® XP; Windows Vista™; Windows 7 (32 bit)
    • 256MB RAM or higher
    • Built-in USB connection
  • Mac:
    • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6
    • 128MB RAM
    • Built-in USB connection

* Contents refers to number of songs, photos, orhours of video saved on a hard drive. Contents are calculated as follows—Songs (MP3): 128 kbps bit rate using 11:1 compression ratio, 4 min/song; Digital Photos: 2.5MB per JPG photo using a 6 mega pixel camera; DVD Video: 5.5 Mb/s (2.597 GB/hr) data rate. These examples are for illustrative purposes only. Results will vary based on file size and format, settings, features, software and other factors. One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes. One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes.



Product Details

Size: 500 GB | Color: Ruby Red
  • Product Dimensions: 2.1 x 7 x 5.1 inches ; 5.6 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003BYRMFI
  • Item model number: 34895
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: April 2, 2010

Technical Details

Size: 500 GB | Color: Ruby Red
  • Brand Name: Iomega
  • Model: 34895
  • Hard Disk Size: 500.00 GB
  • Warranty: 3 years with product registration
  • Hard Disk Description: portable

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Very elegant looking & easy to use.
Peter Kryvor
I could not get it to work, restarted and than it recognized my drive, but would not backup, something of an error code.
hotelier53
For me, it is a better constructed hard drive that knows it's purpose well.
Canis Majoris

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

129 of 152 people found the following review helpful By AJ on July 10, 2010
Color Name: Ruby RedSize Name: 500 GB
I bought 500GB ego. and i would never ever recomment anyone to buy it.
Reasons:
1) You have better drives in better price available - My recommendation on personal use - Seagate 500GB Free Agent Go.
2) Iomega comes with Y-USB cable which means it needs more POWER to work. Their technology is old. Still needs lot of power to work. Seagate and other comes with single head USB to connect.
3) Whenever I tried to drop any file with size more than 5MB, it got disconnected - Windows complaint "Delay write Failed".
4) Customer support is WORST. They charge $25 per hour to talk to you. Also there is no direct phone line to talk to you.
5) Even though they say Warranty of 1 yr. they do not take the drive back after 30 days even if the drive has fault. There may be times when the user actually starts using it after a while and then finds out that the drive is bad.

I will NEVER recommend this to anyone.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 31, 2010
Color Name: Ruby RedSize Name: 320 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I use external hard drives to back up the 2 pc's and 1 Mac in my household to a single device which I keep offsite. This drive is the same capacity and same physical dimensions as one I bought a year ago, but it's noticeably lighter -- to the point that I'll routinely carry it in my briefcase.

Plug and play was flawless, as fast and easy as a keychain drive. File transfers felt quick. And the "designer colors" may seem silly, but if you have multiple similar pieces of equipment, a choice of bright colors makes them easier to tell apart, and even to find in the depths of a black briefcase!
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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Deborah Wiley VINE VOICE on June 23, 2010
Color Name: Ruby RedSize Name: 320 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I've been looking for a good back up hard drive on which to store my photographs, so I couldn't resist trying the Iomega eGo when it was offered for review by Amazon Vine.

I'm a firm believer in plug and play when it comes to technology as I don't want to waste time on configuring, etc. The Iomega eGo definitely satisfies in that regard! It works just like any other USB flash drive as nothing extra is required to make it work on the PC (note: I don't have a Mac but the instructions indicate that formatting on a Mac is required). Please note that when the instructions mention that the short line on the USB cable is for auxiliary power, well, they really mean that. It won't work if you plug in the wrong USB cable. Overall, the instructions provided are straightforward and simple- 2 pages in length.

The design of the Iomega eGo appears to be fairly sturdy and rugged. It was a bit warm after using it for about 45 minutes but not to the point I worried it was overheating in any way. Apparently there is free software available for download but I'm a little leery as I've had bad experiences with conflicts between different security programs in the past so I probably won't try that.

Overall, the Iomega eGo USB 2.0 320 GB Compact Portable Hard Drive 34886 fits my needs perfectly. Easy to use, portable, and sturdy in design, it is a good start for anyone like me first venturing into the use of portable hard drives.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By James A. Nichols VINE VOICE on June 30, 2010
Color Name: Ruby RedSize Name: 320 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I have been meaning to get one of these to backup pictures, music,movie, and other misc. files taht I dont want to lose. I know I have lost files in the past and really need to back them up more often. I thought I would need a bigger hard drive around 1 TB but this really has seems to be just right. I have put on it around 5000 songs, 1000 pictures, and 20 hours of HD quality home movies and there is still plenty of room to add more.

The hard drive just plugs into the USB plug and is very simple to use. Its also very small and very portable.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Douglas Aoyama on September 30, 2010
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I'm bummed, this sounded like a great price for a drive but the very first time I went to use it to backup my macbook it failed. The computer said it was disconnected after about an hour. I unplugged it and plugged it in again and the backup resumed, but about an hour later it disconnected again. Absolutely worthless in my opinion.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Luigi Facotti VINE VOICE on June 23, 2010
Color Name: Ruby RedSize Name: 320 GB Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
What can you say about a peripheraI hard drive other than it works, looks nifty and is easy to carry around. After reconfiguring for Mac this peripheral worked great the first time. Actually I spent far more time trying to get it out of the ultra tight clam shell packaging than reconfiguring it. As to the free Iomega Protection Suite only Retrospect Express and MozyHome were Mac compatible and both got pretty lukewarm writeups from other Amazon reviewers about interfering with computer start up times - so I decided to pass
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. Mccauley on June 30, 2010
Color Name: Ruby RedSize Name: 500 GB
I use the Iomega 500 GB portable hard drive not as a back up drive but to store only files which are highly confidential. And I sometimes have to place the drive in the bank locker when I need to go on a vacation. So my first priority was a portable drive. And to top it, the hard drive should be trustable. Iomega was my choice because I have been using this brand for long. I was never really conscious of the design of my hard drives before and never bothered to notice how nice they look. But this hard drive is totally different. When I removed it from the pack on arrival I was stunned by how small a portable drive can be and it was absolutely sleek. It is so slim that it saves me a lot of space.

The hard drive can be carried anywhere so the ruggedness (drop guard feature) is most welcome. It is both Mac and Windows compatible so I get to use it on my PC and laptop as well. It doesn't make any difference on which system I am working because I know I can store it safely in my portable hard drive.
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