Iogear ION 160 GB 3.5" External Hard Drive - GHD135C160

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Value
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Ease of Use
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Performance

Very easy to use. The drive is surprisingly fast. I have achieved 11 megabytes per second so far sustained through USB 2.0 (data dump from a DVD-ROM), but the drive is probably capable of even higher transfers. The hard drive in my unit is a Western Digital WD1600BB. I've been very pleased with performance for the price.

-Jason quote

This is my second big firewire drive. It will be used for backup of my current video and image files. My other drive is a Fantom. The Fantom appears to be a bit faster and smoother but more expensive. The Fantom has a second firewire port so that you can daisy chain drives and is much quieter. This will appeal to MAC users. The IO drive was easy to set up but you may need to remove partions for large video files. It easily handles home movie editing. Considering the price of this drive it is very good.

-Anonymous quote

Excellent External Hard drive

on 2/4/2005

First of all, I never heard of IOGEAR and they were never mentioned on sites like BestBuy, Circuit City, Stapes, or CompUSA. I thought IOGEAR was a joke, but I was drawn into by its specs. This is an EXTERNAL harddrive, it has both FIREWIRE & USB 2.0, and it has a storage space of 160 GB. Comparing it to competitors, no one could beat the value and the price. I have the IOGEAR sitting right next to me at home. I store mass amounts of music, movies, and data documents. It is very fast, and it never failed me yet. It never freezes, and I have never had any problems with it. The only annoying thing about it is the glowing blue light (which tells you the drive is on), but you can see the light from a mile away. The great thing about the drive is the PLUG & PLAY feature. You can go to anyone's house, anyone's computer, just plug it in, and you'll have all your files. No need to install anything. The harddrive automatically installs all drivers and everything.

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great hard drive!

by Kiran on 3/15/2005

this is a great hard drive- runs smoothly and siletnly and upto now, no problems at all. Its been almost 3 months since I bought this- and its been under HEAVY use throughout. I keep it on ofr 2-3 days on the go, switch it off for a few hours and start teh cycle again and throughout, there's been NO problem! Very sleek and futuristic look,too - for those who care about such things!Highly recommended!

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Product Overview

IOGEAR's 3.5" Combo ION Drive is the most stylish and practical solution for storing and protecting your documents, as well as audio, video and other media files. This attractive and small-footprint enclosure boasts both USB 2.0 and FireWire (a.k.a. iLink & IEEE 1394) compatibility. The IONtm Drive supports extremely high data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps (FireWire) and 480Mbps (USB 2.0) for blazing fast transfer of large multimedia files. It is also backward compatible with USB 1.1 specifications. This enclosure is very easy to connect to your PC or Mac desktop or notebook, is hot swappable and Plug-n-Play. The 3.5" USB 2.0 ION Drive is backed by IOGEAR's 3 year Limited Warranty.

Specifications

Manufacturer IOGEAR, INC.
Mfg Part# GHD135C160
SKU 10353923
UPC 672792503221
UPC 14 00672792503221
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Features
Host Interface USB 2.0 / FireWire/i.LINK 400
Spindle Speed (rpm) 7200
Product Type Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number GHD135C160
Manufacturer Iogear, Inc
Product Name ION Hard Drive
Product Line ION
Brand Name Iogear
Package Contents GHD135C160 - COMBO 3.5" Hi-Speed 160GB hard drive1 Premium Firewire cable (6-pin to 6-pin)1 Premium USB 2.0 cable (Type A - B)1 Power adapter1 Software CD1 Manual1 Registration/Warranty Card
Compatibility USB 2.0 and FireWire (a.k.a. iLink & IEEE 1394) CompatibilityBackward compatible with USB 1.1 specificationsPlug and Play
Weight (Approximate) 4 lb
Drive Type External
Height 7.5"
Width 3.3"
Depth 6.8"
Drive Width 3.5"
Storage Capacity 160 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate 60 MBps
Product Type Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number GHD135C160
Manufacturer Website Address www.iogear.com
Manufacturer IOGEAR, Inc
Product Name ION Hard Drive
Product Line ION
Brand Name IOGEAR
Additional Information USB Specification: Firewire / USB 1.1 and 2.0 Compliant ATA Mode: Supports ATA-66, ATA-100 & ATA-133 Case: Case Qty: 6 Height: 18.25 in. (46.4 cm.) Length: 20.25 in. (51.4 cm.) Width: 8.75 in. (22.2 cm.) Case Wt: 33.45 lbs. (15.0 Kg)
Package Contents GHD135C160 - COMBO 3.5" Hi-Speed 160GB hard drive 1 Premium Firewire cable (6-pin to 6-pin) 1 Premium USB 2.0 cable (Type A - B) 1 Power adapter 1 Software CD 1 Manual 1 Registration/Warranty Card
Compatibility USB 2.0 and FireWire (a.k.a. iLink & IEEE 1394) Compatibility Backward compatible with USB 1.1 specifications Plug and Play
System Requirements For PC users: Windows® 98SE, 2000, ME, XP Available Firewire or USB 2.0 port For MAC users: Mac OS X or greater (USB 2.0, USB 1.1, and Firewire) Mac OS 8.6 - 9.0 (USB 1.1 and Firewire) Available Firewire or USB 2.0 port
Hot Swappable Yes
Weight (Approximate) 4 lb
Form Factor External
Height 7.50"
Width 3.25"
Depth 6.75"
Compatible Drive Bay Width 3.5"
Storage Capacity 160 GB
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
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