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Iomega eGo 1 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 34268 (Midnight Blue)

by Iomega
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Midnight Blue
  • Stylish blue external hard drive with 1TB storage capacity
  • USB 2.0 connection offers up to 480 Mbps transfer rates
  • EMC Retrospect software provides powerful backup options
  • 1-year limited warranty
  • Device measures 5.0 x 1.6 x 8.1 inches (WxHxD)
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Product Description

Color: Midnight Blue

Product Description

Great capacity with style to match! The Iomega eGo

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With the Iomega eGo Desktop USB 2.0 1 TB Hard Drive, you'll have plenty of space to back up all your digital media, with a stylish design to match. Featuring a sleek midnight blue design and plug-and-play functionality, the eGo Desktop is compatible with both PCs and Macs.

The eGo Desktop drive provides a good balance between disk space and physical size. View larger.
Stylish Looks Complements Your Home and Office
With its midnight blue color and sleek, rounded case, the eGo Desktop brings great style to your desk. It provides the ideal balance between storage space and physical size. At a compact 5.0 x 1.6 x 8.1 inches (WxHxD), the eGo won't take up too much space and is still small enough for easy portability, letting you bring your files with you when you need them.

Play Your Digital Media Anywhere
With an impressive terabyte of storage capacity, the eGo Desktop holds up to 4,000,000 photos, over 18,500 hours of music, or 1500 hours of video. The drive features a USB 2.0 connection for up to 480 Mbps transfer rates and virtually guaranteed compatibility no matter what computer you connect it to, be it a PC or a Mac.

The drive includes a license for the award-winning EMC Retrospect Express software, which provides fast backups and added protection for your data. The software features a powerful interface that allows you to schedule either a single or complete system backup, personalize your backup schedule and location, back up open files, back up without logging in, encrypt files, and obtain backup verification. With EMC Retrospect Express, you'll never have to worry about losing your data again. And, with the built in integration of Mozy Home Online Back up software you're always safe against theft or destruction of your data. MozyHome offers a simple, secure online backup service to store your critical data offsite.

The Iomega eGo Portable USB 2.0 1 TB Hard Drive is backed by a one-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Iomega eGo hard drive, USB cable, power supply, EMC Retrospect Express backup software, and quick install guide.



The eGo adds a functional and stylish touch to your desk.


Product Details

Color: Midnight Blue
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 1.6 x 8.1 inches ; 13.3 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001764QRO
  • Item model number: 34268
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: July 7, 2004

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50 of 52 people found the following review helpful By T. Raynor on January 11, 2009
Color Name: Jet Black Verified Purchase
***Jan. 24th - Just a comment on how "hot" it gets. I would say about 10 degrees more than room temperature. It is "warm" to the touch even after transferring files for several hours straight - (backing up 600gb)***

Unit Size: For those who can't visualize the measurements, if we compare the size to your standard keyboard its width spans the ~ to CTRL keys, its length spans the ~ to the 0 keys

Format: NTFS - which is not compatible with X-box. Approximately 110mb is used for system information.

Performance: Transfers better than 1 GB/minute if it connects properly.

Problems: It "locks up" during my windows boot process if turned on. If you turn the drive off during a lock up, windows will continue to boot properly. This has occurred on both my XP and Vista Basic machines.
I have not tested it with my Vista Premium system.

Furthermore, on my XP machine (which is "old" about 4 years) I sometimes receive notification that it is not hooked up to a USB2.0 port (even though it is).
When this occurs, the transfer rate is horrible. 1 GB/10 minutes. To resolve, I simply disconnect and reconnect the drive.

Testing Procedure: directly connected to a USB port - not through a hub.

Usage: I am using these drives (now I have 3 TB and one 0.5 TB externals from IoMega) to convert my videos to digital. They are connected to
my Acer laptop running vista basic using a 7port hispeed USB HUB by Belkin. Playback of video is fine. Transfer rate between drives using the hub is also better than 1GB/minute.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Frannie on March 29, 2009
Color Name: Ruby Red Verified Purchase
This Iomega has excellent storage capacity (1TB), surprising speed for an external drive, and a price that won't break the bank. The only drawback is that it feels slippery, so when you pick it up, hold on tight. It does have little rubber like feet which do keep it snuggly on a table or desk. I've used various internal and external drives for backup in the past. This is my all time favorite. I simply plugged it into my Vista PC, and bingo! Ready to use right out of the box. (I have also used it on an XP PC without any conflicts. NOTHING to install and no time wasted reading instructions or learning software. I simply dragged "My Documents" folder and dropped it onto the Iomega drive, along with a few other selected files. If you WANT a software program, there are plenty of them available as "freeware". Some of these will run your backup at intervals set by you, in case you are a procrastinator. Just be VERY SURE it is from a RELIABLE source. CNET only lists programs free of "bad stuff". They have quite a few available for download free of charge. And if you don't like one, try another. Nothing to lose. Free is a good price. Cut and paste the following URL for a list from cnet: [...]%3DWindows&filter=platform%3DWindows . . . or go to [...] and do your own search for BACKUP FREEWARE- I HIGHLY recommend this Iomega drive. Iomega eGo Desktop Hard Drive, USB 2.0, 1TB, Ruby Red - 34267
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Roger J. Buffington TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 14, 2009
Color Name: Ruby Red Verified Purchase
This is not a bad value for the money. Let's face it: 1 Terabyte of storage at this price is pretty amazing. But there are drawbacks:

1. The unit does not derive power from the USB port the way the eGo half-terabyte unit does. This HDD requires its own separate outboard power supply. Thus, you basically cannot use it if you are somewhere where there is no AC socket and you are running your Notebook via battery power. Plus, those power supplies are simply a pain.

2. This is a big guy. In bulk this unit is four or five times the size of the half-terabyte unit. The half-terabyte eGo drive is about the size of a whiskey flask (and looks like one). Not this unit. This thing is large.

On the plus side, this unit was plug and play on my Windows Vista Notebook computer. No setup, no nothing; true plug-and-play.
Also, the unit has an on-off switch. This is nice, because the unit runs warm, and I have to believe that it shortens component life for something to run this warm all the time. So switch it off when not in use. No reason not to; it comes on line very quickly when switched on, and Vista promptly recognizes it. I speculate without a lot of data that a large part of the reason that this unit is so much larger than the half-Terabyte drive is simply to give it more space to radiate heat; while warm, this unit runs cooler than the half-terabyte drive.

Not a bad value, and not a bad drive, just know what you are getting.
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39 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Donna E. Waelter on May 26, 2009
Color Name: Midnight Blue
When this works, it's a great drive BUT if you need support, the online support is very limited and it's $25 just to talk to a real person even when you have a warranty. Also, even though data recovery is IOmega's specialty, they will not retrieve data from a returned hard drive unless you pay big bucks. Stay away from this company.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Lauri Mueller on March 10, 2009
Color Name: Ruby Red Verified Purchase
This drive works great once I figured out how to reformat it for the mac. I thought I could simply use Disk Utility to erase it but that kept failing. Turns out, you have to make sure you've checked the option that makes it a mac bootable disk and not a pc bootable disk. Then it erased to Mac OS Extended (Journaled) just fine.

It comes formatted NTFS which isn't a format macs readily work with and tends to be read-only unless you buy a utility or do some deep mods to the operating system. For my use, it was better to reformat to a more mac-friendly format. Other external drives where I want to use on both mac and pc, I'll format to FAT 32 but that limits files to 4 gigs.
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