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Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - 33654

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  • 500GB external hard drive with USB 2.0 connection
  • USB 2.0 offers up to 480 Mbps transfer rates
  • 7200 RPM and 8MB cache buffer for speedy performance
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Device measures 4.75 x 1.375 x 8.75 inches (WxHxD)
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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Iomega
  • Model: 33654
  • Hard Disk Size: 500 GB
  • Hardware Platform: Mac, PC
  • Hard Disk Description: desktop
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 4.8 x 1.4 inches ; 2.8 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 3.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000HI9O5W
  • Item model number: 33654
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (324 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

Product Description

Product Description

Desktop Hard Drive is the affordable way to save precious files and memories. Save up to 2 million photos, 9,250 hours of music, or 750 hours of video. Easy-to-use and preformatted for simple set up. Just plug and play. USB 2.0. Includes USB 1.1/2.0 cable and power cable.

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The Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500GB provides an economical solution for even the greatest storage needs. The 500GB storage capacity allows you to save up to 2,000,000 photos, 9,250 hours of music, or 750 hours of video. The drive uses a USB 2.0 connection which is compatible with virtually
The Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500GB offers:
  • Spacious 500GB storage capacity.
  • USB 2.0 interface for a fast and widely compatible connection.
  • FAT32 preformatting for added convenience.


Easily add 500GB of storage space to hold up to 2,000,000 photos. View larger.
all computers today and boasts transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps. The drive runs at 7200 RPM and has up to an 8 MB cache buffer for speedy performance.

The drive is compatible with both PCs and Macs. It is FAT32 preformatted so PC users can just plug it in and start using it. The Iomega 500GB External Hard Drive is backed by a 1-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Iomega 500GB External Hard Drive, USB cable, power cable, stand, and quick install guide.


Customer Reviews

Very simple and easy to use.
aapr79
I wonder if maybe when it's more full it will start struggling. lol I like this product very much, and intend to buy another one for another one of my iMacs.
Nina V.
The positives - it runs VERY quiet and doesn't seem to get very hot.
R. Gloyd

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

142 of 147 people found the following review helpful By S. Lee VINE VOICE on April 22, 2007
This is a GREAT external hard drive. It's fast (7200 RPM), can stream a movie straight off it and simultaneously backup a movie with very few lag spikes. It's quiet, only hear it every once in a while when it's doing some heavy duty writing/reading. It's Reliable, haven't had a single problem with it yet.

Best of all, the price is right. I wholeheartedly recommend this external drive to everyone.

Just plug the usb cable and plug in the ac/adapter and you're ready to roll. In fact, I'm going to go get another one myself.
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117 of 121 people found the following review helpful By L. Fernandez on March 17, 2007
I didn't buy this hard drive on amazon, but thought i'd write the review.

Set up is really easy, just plug the usb and the ac adapter and you are ready to go.

It has a great design, a stainless steel look and a blue light in the middle that looks kind of cool.

You can put it standing up or flat.

Doesn't take much space.

File transfer is fast. I'm not really an expert and I don't count the nanoseconds or anything, but it works for me.

No problem playing video or audio from the unit.

I have noticed that when I leave it on for long periods of time, it does get a little hot, but since I only use to back up files from time to time it's not really a problem.

All in all, I'd say this is a good product.
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75 of 76 people found the following review helpful By Jason from Iowa on September 22, 2007
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I bought this because it said it worked with OSX. I know USB is supposed to be a universal thing, but of course all us Mac junkies have had our issues here and there - even with hardware that's SUPPOSED to work. Well, no such problems here. I plugged it in, booted my computer, and the mount point appeared within 30 seconds in the Finder. The aesthetics of the product are nice - it's small, and you can stand it up so it doesn't take up much space. It's very very quiet, only a bit of 'chik chik chik' if you're moving gigabytes back and forth. And the price is oh-so-right for this much space. So if you're a Mac user and looking for some add-on storage, this is the one for you.
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212 of 231 people found the following review helpful By I.Peters TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on October 19, 2007
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The drive looks well-built and sturdy with a brushed aluminum case. The backside, however - where all the cables are plugged in - seems to be made from extremely thin plastic which immediately gives when only touched slightly.

It is true plug-and-play, the drive was immediately and quickly recognized, no problems there. I reformatted from FAT32 to NTFS which took a while but nothing out of the ordinary given that it had to format almost 500 GB.

From what I can tell, the drive is very fast which makes it a pleasure to use when having to work with huge files.

The bad part: This drive is noisy. It is by far the noisiest of my external hard drives which are all Western Digital (60 GB & 80 GB Passport drives, 250 GB My Book). No fun sitting at my desk and listening to this "morse code noise" for hours. I have used my Western Digital drives, even the small portable Passport drives, for months as my regular drives (not just for occasional jobs!) and all are performing extremely quietly - not this Iomega drive. I read where other reviewers said it ran quietly but not the one I got. This one is LOUD and is already getting on my nerves to the point where I have decided to make it the backup drive and not expose myself to these sounds every day.

Another thing: It gets very hot. I have it sitting in the stand on my desk with plenty of airflow around it but it is almost too hot to touch. Again nothing that I have ever experienced with my WD drives which get warm but not hot.

All in all, I am not very impressed and will probably stick with WD drives in the future.
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53 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Chen on December 21, 2007
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I've been using this hard drive for over a month and I've done my best to really put it to the test. As of today, all I can say is that it works as advertised and that the price paid is way below what I would've expected. Here's my 2 cents:

DESIGN
The overall design is pretty slick and the brushed aluminum gives it a very futuristic look. It's very slim and will fit almost anywhere. You can use it vertically (stand included) but I'd rather use it horizontally.

HEAT
The hard drive WILL heat up around 40 minutes of use, at least in my case. The aluminum case will not help at all in dispersing the heat, on the contrary, it will sting a bit if you try to lift it while hot. I find that it gets less hot if used vertically.

NOISE
As for the noise factor, other reviews have deemed the hard drive to be noisy and that it makes clunking noises. It will make some noise, obviously, while working but I find it to be noisier if vertical. So there's a trade-off between noise and heat based on what I just wrote in the heat factor.

PERFORMANCE
The hard drive is a total workhorse and I love to beat the hell out of it. I've had files going to and from the hard drive while watching a 600+MB .avi movie and while burning a DVD with files from the hard drive. The movie plays without a hiccup and in my case it makes me wonder how much abuse this baby can take! I'm simply excited to have this toy in my arsenal and I fully recommend it to everyone out there.

MAC EXPERIENCE
I bought the hard drive to use it with Time Machine and I'm happy to say that I made the right move. TMachine will only use a sector of the HD and will let you upload and download files without any hassle to the rest of the HD...
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