- Minimum RAM: 256
- Mac Compatible
Iomega eGo 2 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 34823 (Jet Black)
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- Easy-to-use: USB 2.0, just plug and play
- Stylish Color: Available in your choice of 2 colors: Midnight Blue and Jet Black
- Compact: Under 3 lbs and just 7.3 inches long
- Warranty: 3 year limited warranty with product registration
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Great Capacity with Style to MatchThe Iomega® eGo™ Desktop Hard Drive USB 2.0 provides a simple and stylish solution for all your storage needs. Ideal for adding capacity, this plug and play drive includes a 3 year limited warranty when you register your product. Plus, valuable Iomega Protection Suite is included at no additional cost (via download). It's the easiest way to save photos, music, videos and more!
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* Contents refers to number of songs, photos, or hours of video on a 1TB capacity 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; HD Video: 8.3 GB/hr recording rate for 720p or 1080i output. 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.
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The pros and cons of my experience with the drive are below:
1. Minimalist design and square housing make the drive easy to stack with other components and won't negatively affect the aesthetic of your home theater or office.
2. The LED to indicate the device is on which is unusually bright, is situated toward the back of the drive making it less glaring in a dark room.
3. At 1 to 2 TB this drive is perfect for media use. Windows media center claims the 1TB drive, which I tested should hold 721.5 hours of standard def TV or 109.5 hours of HD TV. Or I assume, 50 hi-def movies (without extras).
4. When copying files to the drive, while recording TV, playback of TV stuttered initially, but then proceeded with smooth playback.
5. General playback was flawless, with no slowdown when playing HD content, and no indication that the transfer speed of the drive was not up to the task of acting as a media drive.
6. While not truly portable (you need to drag around a separate power cable and its much larger than most portable drives) this is small enough that you could take it with you on vacation, since it is about the size of a large paperback. Moreover while it is smaller than many other external hard drives I have used (for example it is half the size of a WD MyBook Essentials 500GB drive).
7. At around $100 the drive is a good deal, in between the prices for internal 1TB hard drives and external 1TB hard drives.
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This one is also the quietest drives I've also used. Others would make clicking noises as data was being copied (not the click of death that signals a hard drive failure), but all noises with this one are very subtle.
Out of the box, the drive seems reliable, but that's something I won't know for sure until several months down the road. However, like with all external hard drives, don't store your data on them and have them as the only source as they can fail suddenly. Always backup to CD/DVD/BluRay media as a primary and this as a secondary, if it's being used as a backup drive only.
Though the transfer speeds are good, it would have been great if the eGO supported the eSATA interface also. A very minor complaint is that I wish the base 'holder' that comes along with it covered more length than what it does now...perhaps they designed it to be able to hold vertically as well.
A prudent shopper should keep monitoring the prices - it sometimes drops by almost 30%.
Seems they don't make much on the drives, but want to make it up by charging extra fees during warranty. The drive manufacturers do much better on supporting you during warranty.
Regret buying this, but now I'm stuck! Don't make the same mistake I did!
1) how much data do you need to store on the external drive?
2) how often and in what quantities do you add or remove data?
3) do you need to access the data over a home or work network or will you connect the external hard drive to your home or laptop computer?
I own three external hard drives. Two are USB (including this model) and one is eSATA. If you are frequently transferring large quantities of data then you should buy an eSATA external hard drive because the data transfer speed is at least 5x faster than USB. For example, I can copy/paste 40,000 photos and 2,000 MP3s at a blistering rate with eSATA. I can still perform the same procedure with USB but it will take longer. If you are not in a big rush, then don't bother with eSATA... the USB will work fine.
- very easy to use
- none noted
COMPARING (to other related devices)
- Not as fast as eSATA, but this point is irrelevant if you don't need to have the faster transfer speeds.
- Not a NAS (Network Attached Storage) which simply means an external hard drive with expanded functionality. This feature is really cool if you want to
dump all of your media (songs, pictures) and hook the external hard drive up to a wireless router. NAS allows for file sharing and storage over a network.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Was great at first, no issues. Then it died after just 6 months. I am very sad, all my family photos, everything gone and I can't get it backPublished 3 months ago by M Camacho III
I'm video freelancer, and I use this hard drive to backup some of my work. It works great!Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Failed in July 2015 (purchased in 2011). No warning the drive was going bad. Used infrequently and took extremely good care of the product (never dropped or otherwise abused). Read morePublished 9 months ago by Plain Ed
Very quick delivery of an item that arrived exactly as described.
I'm still using this as my primary Time Machine. Read more
Unfortunately, my external disk died after about a year of having it, and it managed to take some precious files and photos I had stored on it with it when it died :( It seems... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sarah
Worst external hard drive I ever owned. It full on crashed about a year after owning it. I had an old Calvary drive that lasted for over 8 years and I am still using two Western... Read morePublished 11 months ago by drakkar91
I loaded my data on the device. Was able to access it one time following the initial set up, but could never get it to turn on again. Didn't matter that it had plug-in. Read morePublished 12 months ago by jolson
Works great! Have had this for a couple years and it is still working. Data speeds are as expected and its pretty sturdy. Only complaint is it is a little loud.Published 13 months ago by Caleb Forman