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Iomega Helium 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive - 35423 (Silver)

by Iomega

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1 TB
Silver
  • Compact and lightweight USB 2.0 portable hard drive
  • Durable metal enclosure
  • Perfect match for the Mac notebooks and laptops (HFS+ format)
  • Includes 256-bit hardware encryption to keep your files secure.
  • Iomega Protection Suite, Mac Edition software included (download) with antivirus and backup
  • 3 year warranty with registration
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Technical Details

Size: 1 TB | Color: Silver
  • Brand Name: Iomega
  • Model: 35423
  • Hard Disk Size: 1 TB
  • Warranty: 3 year warranty with registration
  • Hardware Platform: Mac
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Product Details

Size: 1 TB | Color: Silver
  • Product Dimensions: 7.8 x 3 x 0.6 inches ; 8.2 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B005F9BKP0
  • Item model number: 35423
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 15, 2011

Product Description

Size: 1 TB | Color: Silver

Product Description

Elevate your digital style with the compact Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive! This durable aluminum USB 2.0 drive is a perfect match for the Mac notebooks (HFS+ format). The compact silver design slips easily into a purse or briefcase to take wherever you go. Includes 256-bit hardware encryption to keep your files secure. Available in Silver with up to 1.0TB capacity. Plus, the Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive requires no external power supply and includes Iomega Protection Suite, Mac Edition software via easy download.

From the Manufacturer


 
Helium Portable
Hard Drive
1TB

 
Up to 250,000* Songs (MP3s)


 
Up to 400,000* Digital Photos


 
Up to 386* hours of DVD Video


 
Up to 120* hours of HD Video






Elevate Your Style!


Compact design and shock resistance make this the perfect drive to take with you

Now more compact than ever, the new Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive is a stylish, durable USB 2.0 storage solution for your Mac®. Made of sturdy aluminum, you can take this drive anywhere you go! With up to 1TB of digital storage for photos, music, and more the Helium has lots of capacity plus a great new look that complements your Mac computer!

Compact

The Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive is a small USB 2.0 powered portable hard drive, no external power is needed. This compact drive slips easily into a laptop bag, backpack, or purse.

Stylish

With a stylish silver finish, the Helium is a perfect match for the latest Mac notebook or laptop computers.

Secure

For the ultimate in security, Iomega now offers AES 256-bit hardware encryption so you can take your most sensitive data anywhere you go! Also, Iomega Protection Suite for Mac is available for download at no cost

Drop Shock and 256 -bit encryption graphics
Durable

Made of sturdy aluminum, the Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive has a durable design with the Iomega Drop Shock™¹ feature to help withstand accidental drops up to 36 inches.

Convenient

Users who want anytime, anywhere access to their files with Mac HFS+ format right out of the box in a stylish form factor.

  • Mobile users who want to take their files with them everywhere and want the most compact drive available. Need anytime, anywhere access to files.

  • Creative Professionals looking for secure high capacity storage for their large files. And want a drive to match the MacBook Air notebook or other Mac notebook.

  • Digital Enthusiasts who want to save lots of photos, music and video files and want a storage solution that matches the latest technology.

System Requirements
  • Both: Built-in USB 2.0
  • Mac: Requires Mac OS X 10.5-10.7
  • PC: 256MB RAM; Microsoft® Windows® Vista™, Windows XP, 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
  • Helium Portable Hard Drive
  • USB 2.0 cable
  • 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
eGo Desktop Hard Drive
Mac Edition
eGo Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition
eGo Portable Hard Drive
Mac Edition
eGo Portable Hard Drive Mac Edition
Helium Portable
Hard Drive
 Helium Portable Hard Drive
Models 35130 (2TB)
35198 (3TB)
34794 (1TB)
34796 (2TB)
Ruby Red:
34629 (500GB)
BlackBelt:
35115 (1TB)
35421 (500GB)
35423 (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 Resistance¹ 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 10.5–10.7
Reformat for PC YES! YES! YES! YES!
¹For more information on Drop Guard Technology see http://download.iomega.com/resources/whitepapers/hd-dropguard.pdf


Customer Reviews

Don't buy this drive...please.
Matadorx3
Upon connecting my hard drive with my Vista and Windows 7 computers, the USB device was recognized and installed the appropriate drivers.
Alcyone
Then, my computer stopped recognizing it altogether.
aviatrix

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Stephen714 on June 22, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 1 TB
I bought this drive and have been using it as a storage drive. I use it rarely and handle it with care. It has now started to be recognized by Windows and then not recognized about every 3 minutes. I can't even keep it recognized long enough to get the data transferred to a new drive I just bought. The tech people at Iomega are miserable and although I entered the serial number twice and their site said it was under warranty, they refused to even use chat support. The woman gave no advice except to say I've had the drive ten years which is not true. I didn't even have a computer 10 years ago and they didn't make this drive 10 years ago. I then read the forum posts and found one after another conplaints of computers not recognizing Iomega drives. There were no solutions offerred. I would never buy another product from Iomega as they make defective drives and have nasty tech support.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ned on July 28, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 1 TB
I bought this product with the intention of only using it for a Time Machine backup on my early 2009 iMac. I read some reviews about people having problems getting it set-up, but decided to take the risk anyway. The moment I got it I plugged it in and the Time Machine prompt came up, and it took about 3-4 hours to completely back up my computer. So far, I've really liked this product and it works very well.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By retired teacher VINE VOICE on February 7, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
Since I had over 50,000 photos on my computer, it was essential to purge many, and back up the memorable ones. Using the file - export on my MacBook, I was able to seamlessly copy thousands of photos WITH THEIR KEYWORDS to the Iomega External hard drive, but I soon realized that unless I created folders, I would have difficulty retrieving any desired photos. It was easy to create the labeled folders and export events into their corresponding folder. BTW: I also have another external hard drive for use with Time Machine, but all identifying keywords are lost with that application.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By bc CA on July 8, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
I purchased this drive from Amazon as a replacement for one that began to run very hot, and was in danger of dying. It came right when promised.
The Iomega Helium was very easy to set up, seems to work well as a backup drive and also for my iPhoto library. Although the drive it replaced was a Firewire connection, this USB drive works just as well.
The small size makes transporting it along with the computer easy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By aviatrix on December 18, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 1 TB Verified Purchase
I purchased this drive after having a great experience with it's predecessor, the Iomega eGo Helium 1 TB drive. Unfortunately, this newer model seems to be made of much cheaper components.

The drive died after only four weeks of use, just after Amazon's very short return policy expired. Out of the box, the USB connector wiggled loose with the slightest movement. Then, my computer stopped recognizing it altogether. Now, although, I've only handled it with care and used it at my desk at home, it just makes strange clunking sounds and can't be mounted whatsoever.

Hopefully this review will help others save the $100 I lost on this purchase. In short, stick with the previous Iomega "Ego Helium" model instead.

Hope this helps.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Parker Hallam on November 16, 2011
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 500 GB
Iomega Helium 500GB external hard drive is with me for a long time now and I have come to share my experience of this great drive. The Helium is stylish and compact and hence is highly portable. The storage capacity is 500GB and I have stored a great deal of movies and music onto the device. So far not once has my disk crashed. The drive is USB powered and hence there is no requirement to draw power from a power source. The Helium matched my MacBook well.

Talking of security features the pack comes with Iomega Protection Suite consisting of Trend Smart surfing especially for Mac and MozyHome Online backup software with 2GB free online storage space. The Helium comes with AES 256 bit hardware encryption to secure all the data on the drive.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Bryce Moab on March 25, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 1 TB
In short: the connection between the cord and the port in the device is never tight enough, so the slightest move will disconnect the device from your computer. Unlike other models like the EGO, in which the port is in a recessed position in the enclosure, in this model it seems like an afterthought. I regret having bought it, can't return it now because I'm abroad and by the time I get back it won't be within the allowed 30 days for return.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By roy on December 3, 2012
Color Name: SilverSize Name: 500 GB Verified Purchase
My computer was one of the ones that has a recall on the hard drive. iMac so I just wanted something that was simple and didn't needed to formatted. I just wanted a plug and play and backup my computer. It backup every thing including my itunes.
What I had to go through was take it out of the box and plug it in. Dial it in to Time Machine and I was done.
Occasionally manually remove some of the backups since it up dates every hour.

Instructions are very limited and now I know why. If you can plug it in, it should work with no problems.
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