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Iomega Mac 2 TB USB 2.0 Companion External Hard Drive 35130 (Black/Silver)

by Iomega

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  • Fast - Fast transfer speeds available including FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 connections; 7200 RPM drive speed
  • Multiple Connections - One USB 2.0 port, two FireWire 800 ports and a two port integrated USB 2.0 hub. lets you connect multiple devices
  • Feature-rich - Styled to match the latest Mac computers; Stacks on the iMac base or Mac monitor; HFS+ for ease of use right out of the box;
  • Capacity Gauge - Capacity gauge on front lets you know how much storage is available on the hard drive
  • Warranty - Three year limited warranty with product registration
  • Feature-rich - Styled to match the latest Mac computers; Stacks on the iMac base or Mac monitor;
  • HFS+ for ease of use right out of the box; USB port (2.1 Amp) to charge/sync your iPad, iPod or iPhone device
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Size: 2TB | Color: Silver
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Technical Details

Size: 2TB | Color: Silver
  • DC in Jack
  • Contains External Power Adapter

Product Description

Size: 2TB | Color: Silver

Product Description

The Iomega Mac Companion Hard Drive includes 2 fast FireWire 800 interfaces, a USB 2.0 hub, plus a FireWire 400 to 800 cable. Styled to match the latest Mac computers, it also includes a convenient USB charging/syncing port for your iPad, iPod or iPhone device. (Apple products sold separately). The space saving design fits perfectly on the Apple iMac base or on your Apple monitor. With multiple interfaces you can easily add other peripherals like a printer or other external storage. It includes a handy capacity gauge on the front and fast 7200 RPM drive speed. Formatted HFS+ for Mac computer users. Iomega Protection Suite via easy download. A three year limited warranty is included when you register your product.

From the Manufacturer


 
Mac Companion
Hard Drive
2TB

 
Up to 500,000* Songs (MP3s)


 
Up to 800,000* Digital Photos


 
Up to 770* hours of DVD Video


 
Up to 240* hours of HD Video






Fast, Stylish, and Built to Fit Your Lifestyle

The Iomega® Mac Companion Hard Drive adds stylish storage for your Mac® computer and includes two fast FireWire® 800 interfaces, a USB® 2.0 hub, a FireWire 400 to 800 cable, plus a charging/syncing port. Connectivity makes this drive the perfect companion for your Mac.


Everything You Need on your Mac Desktop in a Space Saving Design
  • Fast 7200 rpm drive for the ultimate in quick file transfers

  • Fast FireWire 800, USB 2.0, plus a 2 port integrated USB 2.0 hub for the ultimate in connection capabilities

  • HFS+ for ease of use right out of the box

  • Convenient USB charge/sync port (2.1 amp) for your iPad®, iPhone® or iPod®¹

  • Capacity gauge on the front keeps you informed of available capacity at all times (requires utility software installation to enable)

  • Space saving design fits perfectly on the Apple® iMac® base or on your Apple monitor

  • Styled to match the latest Mac computers

  • Easily add other peripherals like a printer or other external storage

  • Iomega Protection Suite Mac Edition software is included via free download

¹ Apple products sold separately. Mac Companion must be connected to the computer via USB in order to use the USB hub or the charge/sync port

photo of Iomega product usage sample Charges and Syncs your
iPad, iPod, and iPhone too!

Convenient

The space saving design stacks on the iMac base or under your Mac monitor. The drive is HFS+ formatted for ease of use right out of the box. For the ultimate in convenience, a USB port (2.1 amp) is included on the side of the drive to charge/sync your iPad, iPod or iPhone device! (Apple products sold separately) Plus, a handy capacity gauge on the front of the drive keeps you informed of how much room you have to store data. Iomega Protection Suite software is included for no additional cost (via download) with Mac friendly options for backup and anti-virus protection for your computer.

Perfect for:
  • Home users who want to expand their digital storage for photos, music or videos, who want a versatile solution and the fastest drive available, or who may own several Apple devices including an iPad.

  • Creative professionals who want to save audio, video, graphics or media collections and want a fast, durable & stylish storage solution.

  • Students who want to save all their digital media and need a durable desktop hard drive that matches their Mac hardware.

System Requirements
  • Mac: Requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.7
  • PC: Microsoft® Windows® Vista™, Windows 7 (Drive must be reformatted for use with PC)
Iomega Protection Suite graphic
via download
 
Iomega offers a 3-year limited warranty with registration
with registration
Package Contents
  • Desktop Hard Drive
  • FireWire 800, FireWire 400–800, and USB 2.0 cables
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Software via download
  • 3-year limited warranty with registration

* Contents refers to number of songs, photos, or hours 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. One gigabyte (GB) = one billion bytes. One terabyte (TB) = one trillion bytes. These examples are for illustrative purposes only.



Iomega Mac Family Hard Drive Comparison

Mac Companion
Hard Drive
Mac Companion Hard Drive
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Mac Edition
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eGo Portable Hard Drive
Mac Edition
eGo Portable Hard Drive Mac Edition
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Hard Drive
eGo Helium Portable Hard Drive
Models 35130 (2TB)
35198 (3TB)
34794 (1TB)
34796 (2TB)
Ruby Red:
34629 (500GB)
BlackBelt:
35115 (1TB)
34945 (500GB)
34820 (1TB)
Interface FireWire 800
USB 2.0
USB 2.0 hub
FireWire 800
USB 2.0

Ruby Red:
FireWire 800
FireWire 400
USB 2.0

Blackbelt:
FireWire 800
USB 2.0

USB 2.0
Multiple Interfaces YES! YES! YES!
USB Hub Included YES!
Enhanced Drop Resistance* YES! YES!
HFS+ YES! YES! YES! YES!
Backup Software YES! YES! YES! YES!
Anti-Virus Software YES! YES! YES! YES!
Features Super Fast
Secure
Versatile
Fast
Stylish
Versatile
Stylish
Rugged
Secure
Stylish
Lightweight
Secure
Mac OS 10.5–10.7 10.4–10.7 10.4–10.7 10.4–10.7
Reformat for PC YES! YES! YES! YES!
*For more information on Drop Guard Technology see http://download.iomega.com/resources/whitepapers/hd-dropguard.pdf



Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 1.8 x 5.8 inches ; 2.9 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.4 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B00576T1GG
  • Item model number: 35130
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 11, 2011

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Dont buy this item, Iomega 3TB.
CLH
I sent back this broken replacement/refurbished drive, and was told that this time I would be sent a new one.
tented
It is fast, very quiet and been reliable.
S. Wojno

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

46 of 54 people found the following review helpful By John Romkey on October 6, 2011
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 3 TB Verified Purchase
If you're considering purchasing this drive, you should be aware of the tradeoffs involved in trying to use it.

On paper the drive looks great. I really wanted it to work. In reality, it is designed so that you can't actually make use of all of its features at the same time.

The drive's features are a USB hub, high power port for charging an iPad, Firewire 800 port for higher speed disk I/O and LED indicators on the front to show you how space has been used.

If you connect the drive via USB, the "high power" port for charging your iPad reverts to low power and your iPad will tell you that it's not charging (it will actually still charge, albeit very very slowly). If you do not connect the drive via USB you (obviously) will not be able to utilize the additional USB ports. You will be able to charge your iPad quickly but you will not be able to sync it via USB.

So you get to choose - either fast charging for your iPad or usable USB ports.

If you want to use the Firewire 800 port for better disk performance, you can't also use the USB port. If you connect both, the drive will randomly switch between Firewire and USB when your computer sleeps and re-awakens. If you're using the disk for Time Machine your backups will randomly fail.

So you get to choose - higher speed disk access or usable USB ports. Of course if you opt for higher speed disk access you'll also be able to charge your iPad faster. You just won't be able to sync it.

Finally, the software that controls the LEDs on the front of the drive is rather poor and doesn't hide itself. So you'll always see the Mac Companion software when you're switching between applications.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By tented on February 29, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 3 TB Verified Purchase
I ordered this in late October of 2011, and by the end of January, 2012, it was broken. Out of nowhere, it simply shutdown. There was no opportunity to salvage anything.

Since it was still under warranty, Iomega sent a refurbished replacement (they will only replace your drive with a refurbished model, NOT a new one!) Upon arrival, the refurbished drive didn't work. Disk Utility detected errors, which it was unable to fix, even when I went through various techniques while working with someone from Iomega.

I sent back this broken replacement/refurbished drive, and was told that this time I would be sent a new one. Instead, what arrived was another refurbished drive. And guess what? Yes, it didn't work, either.

To sum up, the initial, new drive only worked for a couple of months, then died. Two replacement drives were sent, both refurbished, and both dead-on-arrival.

If you're into these kinds of nightmares, then by all means, buy one of these. If not, look elsewhere.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Andreas Weidlich on February 5, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 3 TB
Confirming the pros and cons mentioned in the other reviews, I can well live with the fact that one has to decide for either Firewire or USB connectivity. But what I find unacceptable is that this device is not able to perform what should be a key function: Time Machine! It simply stops after downloading a few GB's. I have tried virtually everything but cannot get this beast to work. Very frustrating and obviously a terrible oversight by its makers.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By vincent himpe on March 14, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 2TB Verified Purchase
Before i get to the 'flawed part' , let me say first that the hard disk works as a hard disk , stores files and does that correctly. Just like you'd expect from a external hard disk. So far so good. But, that can be done with any hard disk. It's the 'extra bits' that iomega throws in , and that you pay the big bucks for, that don't work right.

First problem : High power charging port and usb hub. Well , you have to decide. Want to use the high power charger port ? then you have to connect the drive using the FIREWIRE cable and the USB hub in the drive is shut down. That means you now have an expensive hard disk that is also a power adapter... but no USB hub ! that high power charging port does NOT work like a usb port , so you can't sync your devices when it is plugged in ...

So , back to USB hub mode then.. a, well see , you can't do that bit there.. The usb hub works fine , but no high power charging port for you billy-boy !

So , you try to be smart and plug both USB and firewire in. Well , it turns out you can;t do that bit either. The manual even warns you explicitly not to do this...

In short :
Use firewire and Iomega gives you a 5$ high power charger. You loose USB
Use USB and Iomega gives you a 5 $ hub, No High power charger.

And this costs 300$ ? An external 1Tb drive from WD costs 129$. Throw in an extra 10 bucks for a high power charger and a usb hub and you end up at 150 .. tops ! So what does the other 150$ get you ? a form fitting aluminum case that matches your macs pedestal. That's where it ends. ( and even the case has a rough sandpapery feel to it, not smooth to the touch like the mac's case.

And then there is another annoyance : This damn thing keep sending USB message to wake up the computer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CASEY CRISOSTOMO on March 2, 2013
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 3 TB Verified Purchase
You can get a MUCH better deal out there nowadays than this thing! iOmega is VERY difficult to work with and they take forever to email you an RMA. PLUS you have to pay for shipping!! They have one-to-one chat but only Mon-Fri!! and it's $25 to call!! Again, ONLY on Mon-Fri! Ridiculous! They won't even trade for a 1TB hard drive! i just want to get rid of this thing! i would never recommend iOmega to anyone! Sorry!
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