- Mac Compatible
- Minimum RAM: 128 MB
Iomega Prestige 1.5 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 34474
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- USB 2.0
- NTFS Formatted, AC: 120VAC
- Iomega Protection Suite
- System Requirement: Pentium II; PowerPC G3; Intel Mac Operating System: Windows 2000, XP, Vista; Mac OS X 10.3-10.5 Memory: 256MB (Windows); 128MB (Mac) H
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The Iomega Prestige uses a USB 2.0 interface for fast data transfers with universal compatibility. The USB 2.0 interface allows for plug-and-play simplicity with a data transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps. Additionally, the drive is already preformatted NTFS, so you don't have to waste time formatting to use it.
The Prestige features a drive with 7200 RPM spindle speed and an 8MB or higher cache buffer. This provides performance that results in fast access speeds and low latency.
And with 1.5TB of storage capacity, the Prestige gives you the ability to store up to 6 million photos, over 27,750 hours of music, or 2,250 hours of video.
Stylish Aluminum Case
The Prestige has durable aluminum construction with a brushed-metal finish that will stylishly complement your desktop or workstation. An included stand gives you the option of either placing the drive horizontally or vertically.
Not only does the aluminum design look good, it also works to dissipate heat, allowing the drive to run cooler and quieter.
Backup Software Included
A license for EMC's Retrospect Express software is included (software is available via download), allowing for easy file backup that keeps your data safe. Also included is free MozyHome Online Backup, which provides 2GB of online data storage.
Compatible with Macs and PCs
Whether you have a Mac or PC, the Prestige will do the job. The drive requires a PC with Windows Vista, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional or Windows 2000 Professional, and a Pentium II class processor with 256MB RAM and a USB 2.0 connection, or a Mac (PowerPC or Intel) with OS X 10.3 or above with a USB 2.0 port.
The Iomega Prestige 1.5TB External Hard Drive is powered by an Energy Star qualified adapter and is backed by a one-year warranty.
What's in the Box
Iomega Desktop Hard Drive, Connection Cable, Quick Install Guide, HTML User Manual and Help Files, Backup software license included, software via download (PC only).
Capacity: 1.5 TB
Top Customer Reviews
It is about half the size of my old 350 GB Maxtor hard drives, costs half as much, and has three times the storage capacity! I plugged it in and Windows XP had it up and running in seconds, no fuss.
As a test, I transferred two gigs of photos (I'm a photojournalist) and it backed up two gigs in two minutes. It is almost perfectly silent.
I didn't bother downloading the free Retrospect Backup software; I always back up manually as part of my business routine.
If I ever have a problem with this drive, I'll update this review. Otherwise, I rate it as a perfect high-capacity drive, period.
Update note: been using it for seven years now, no problem. Works fine on my new Windows 7 64-bit machine. Note 2: I keep it turned off except when I need it. It tends to get quite warm if I leave it running.
Always remember that outfits like iomega, LaCie, Fantom and others are packagers, not hard drive manufacturers. There are only a few hard drive manufacturers and all of them turn out good products. This does not mean that hard drives don't fail - they do and anyone who keeps only one copy of critical data is a fool.
The units I purchased both had current models of Seagate Barracuda drives installed: excellent devices. Right now, the drives themselves from some sources cost only a few dollars less than the iomega unit, so you are getting the external housing for just a few dollars.
The housing has a power switch, very nice at a time when other manufacturers are eliminating such "frills" and a white activity light on the side, which strikes me as a strange place for it. Since the housing has no fan, there is no fan noise. The noise from the drive itself should be imperceptible. (If it isn't, return the unit immediately.)The housing remains cool to the touch in use.
The unit size is nice and a plastic base is included for those who prefer a vertical mounting.
A power supply and USB cable round out the package.
One of the very nice aspects of this unit is that there is no software installed on the drive - nor is any included in the box. Yea! The drive comes NTFS formatted and, for use with an Apple Macintosh, must be reformatted.
Overall, a very nice value.
NOTE - I now own 5 of the new prestige drives, and one of them has stopped working. Luckily I back everything up. I'm still buying the drives, and I'm hopeful that Iomega will replace it, but you should know I lost one of these newer ones.
NOTE - No, I didn't lose it after all. It was acting wonky for a while, but that was at least six or seven months ago, and I haven't had any trouble since. (It wasn't linking up to the computer, but that stopped after about a week.) It's been working fine since then.
I was livid. I understand if after a 6 months, things start conking out and I should have made a triple backup, but 3 weeks? Plus I didn't even move the drive, it's been sitting pretty on my desk. My husband bought an iOmega a while ago and warned me that happened to him and I thought it was a fluke and he was probably unlucky. Including me, this makes 100% of the people I know who owned iomegas portable hdd dying on them.
While the argument of hard drives will conk out eventually is understandable, i do not see this happening for desktops or laptop hard drives (talk about mobiles) -- which then I can only conclude is they use inferior quality resources to manufacture.
bottomline - buy at your own risk and it's not a viable backup solution.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I never reviewed this back when I had it but it literally suffered a head crash right outside of the return policy. Stay away from this.Published 22 days ago by Bodford
I bought this maybe 5 years ago. It just shut down - no reason. Never dropped, nothing, but I guess these days 5 years is like 20 when it comes to electronics. Read morePublished 22 days ago by LaineyBell
This completely stopped working after a year of use. I have lost all of my precious pictures from my baby's birth and first year. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Rachel
Heavily used, main storage. It seems like it is starting to fail, though. It's getting noisy. Slow drive, but it's a very old one.Published 1 month ago by Jolene M. Williams
still rolling after all these years buts it very bulky by today's standardsPublished 1 month ago by Warmbreath
Very easy to backup my laptop before I sent it off to be repaired.Published 2 months ago by Stephanie Dunham