Iogear ION 250 GB 3.5" External Hard Drive - GHD835C250

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I bought this drive nearly a month ago and have been thoroughly impressed with all of its features. Straight out of the box I plugged it in and it was good to go. No setup no install just ready. I then put all my music and video files on it from my home computer and was able to take them with me to work so that I could listen to them all day. Then I put all my work files on it and was able to use them from home! I no longer have to carry 5 cd-rws with me back and forth just to work on my home computer. And the buffer keeps the music from stuttering when large files are being transferred at the same time. Its pretty resilient. I hate to admit it but I've physically abused this enclosure/drive combo and it still doesn't even show signs of it. The system has been dropped over 6 feet onto concrete and it survived, so I believe it could pretty much take anything a regular user could dish out. The 250gb model has ample space for almost anyone. And once plugged in by USB or Firewire acts just like the drive was part of the original system. My virusscan software even adapted to scan the drive every time it runs! I have to admit that I am completely sold on this drive. So much so that I am going to be giving one to my parents for Christmas so that they can use it to store our family home videos.

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Lovin it

on 4/28/2005

I bought this drive nearly a month ago and have been thoroughly impressed with all of its features. Straight out of the box I plugged it in and it was good to go. No setup no install just ready. I then put all my music and video files on it from my home computer and was able to take them with me to work so that I could listen to them all day. Then I put all my work files on it and was able to use them from home! I no longer have to carry 5 cd-rws with me back and forth just to work on my home computer. And the buffer keeps the music from stuttering when large files are being transferred at the same time. Its pretty resilient. I hate to admit it but I've physically abused this enclosure/drive combo and it still doesn't even show signs of it. The system has been dropped over 6 feet onto concrete and it survived, so I believe it could pretty much take anything a regular user could dish out. The 250gb model has ample space for almost anyone. And once plugged in by USB or Firewire acts just like the drive was part of the original system. My virusscan software even adapted to scan the drive every time it runs! I have to admit that I am completely sold on this drive. So much so that I am going to be giving one to my parents for Christmas so that they can use it to store our family home videos.

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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 enclosure boasts both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 (a.k.a. iLink & IEEE 1394) compatibility and offers a very small-footprint. The ION Drive supports extremely high data transfer rates of up to 800 Mbps (FireWire) and 480Mbps (USB 2.0) for blazing fast transfer of large multimedia files.This external hard drive is very easy to connect to your PC or Mac desktop or notebook.

Specifications

Manufacturer IOGEAR, INC.
Mfg Part# GHD835C250
SKU 10371987
UPC 881317001290
UPC 14 00881317001290
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Features
Host Interface FireWire/i.LINK 800 / USB 2.0
Buffer 8 MB
Spindle Speed (rpm) 7200
Product Type Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number GHD835C250
Manufacturer Iogear, Inc
Product Name COMBO ION 3.5" Hard Drive
Product Line ION
Brand Name Iogear
Package Contents 1 COMBO 3.5" Hi-Speed ION Drive (w/ 250GB HDD)1 Premium Firewire Cable (9-pin to 9-pin)1 Premium USB 2.0 Cable (Type A - B)1 Power Adapter1 Software CD1 Quick Start Guide1 Registration/Warranty Card
Compatibility FireWire 400USB 1.1Plug n PlayPCMac
Weight (Approximate) 4 lb
Drive Type External
Height 7.5"
Width 3.3"
Depth 6.8"
Drive Width 3.5"
Storage Capacity 250 GB
Limited Warranty 3 Year
Tech Specs
Buffer 8 MB
Rotational Speed 7200 rpm
Maximum External Data Transfer Rate 100 MBps
Product Type Hard Drive
Manufacturer Part Number GHD835C250
Manufacturer Website Address www.iogear.com
Manufacturer IOGEAR, Inc
Product Name COMBO ION 3.5" Hard Drive
Product Line ION
Brand Name IOGEAR
Additional Information Access Time:8.5ms ATA Mode:ATA-66, ATA-100, & ATA-133 Cable Length:Firewire 800 & Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Cable (6 Feet Each)
Package Contents 1 COMBO 3.5" Hi-Speed ION Drive (w/ 250GB HDD) 1 Premium Firewire Cable (9-pin to 9-pin) 1 Premium USB 2.0 Cable (Type A - B) 1 Power Adapter 1 Software CD 1 Quick Start Guide 1 Registration/Warranty Card
Compatibility FireWire 400 USB 1.1 Plug n Play PC Mac
System Requirements To access FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 speeds, your computer system must be FireWire 800 and/or Hi-Speed USB 2.0 enabled. The 3.5" Combo ION Drive will work at FireWire 400 and/or USB 1.1 speeds with FireWire 400 and/or USB 1.1 enabled computers. For Mac Users: Mac OS 9.x Mac OS X (10.2) or greater Available FireWire 800 or 400 port Available USB 2.0 or 1.1 port For PC Users 200MHz or greater Windows 98SE, ME, 2000, XP Minimum 64MB RAM Available FireWire 800 port or 400 port Available USB 2.0 or 1.1 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 250 GB
Standard Warranty 3 Year Limited
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Lovin it on Apr 28, 2005

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