Iomega 1TB MiniMax Hard Drive - Dual Interface (USB 2.0 & FireWire 400) External Hard Drive - 33957 - Stackable Storage for your Mac mini or Airport Extreme!
|Add 1TB of capacity to your Apple® Mac® mini with the Iomega® MiniMax™ Desktop Hard Drive. Its compact, stackable, design provides maximum storage to manage, organize and protect your digital photos, music and movies in stylish simplicity. The drive is also expandable with a three-port FireWire® and three-port USB 2.0 integrated hub to help you go with the flow! Save up to 4,000,000 photos, 18,500 hours of music, or 1500 hours of video.|
Great form factor5/11/2009
I really like this drive, and the reason is because of the form factor and design. Most drives are so clunky and awkward sitting on a desk and this isn't at all. I'm actually hoping to buy 2 or 3 of these and daisy chain them. This isn't the lowest price for a 1TB that you can find, but it's well worth it to me for the way that it's designed. If I had a Mac mini, it would go right on top of this drive, which is just very sweet. Love it.
Works with Airport Express4/25/2009
Form: MiniMax is one or only that comes in a 1TB size that can be stacked with a Mac Mini or in my case the Airport Extreme. I have seen enclosures but you have to buy an EIDE drive which limits you to only 500GB. The MiniMax fits very nicely and instructions are clear that the drive should not be on top of your Airport Extreme. Usefulness: I plugged the drive into my Airport Extreme so all the PC’s on my network can access it (Yes I said PC’s and not Mac). The drive is formatted to work with the Airport Extreme which supports Fat32 or Journal (MAC Format). If you have an Airport Extreme and would like to create an inexpensive 1TB network storage this is not a bad combo especially since this combo cost 320 dollars compared to 500 for the 1TB Time Capsule from Apple. Plus if I have a problem with my drive I can send it to Iomega and not be out a router. Performance: I never plugged it into a computer so I couldn’t tell you much about the performance. I am sure it will be decent since I am able to transfer 12-20 MB per second on a gigabit network.
I got this drive yesterday for my Mac Mini (2009). When it mounted, Time Machine immediately recognized it. I read in other reviews that there was a blue light on this drive, but that's not true. The Iomega "I" in the front center of the drive lights up white when power is turned on. It also flashes along with disk activity. It remains on when the mac is put to sleep. After setting up 3 partitions (EyeTV, iTunes, Time Machine) this drive was set.
iomega 1T so far excellent11/29/2008
I have had the new 1T iomaga external hardrive for about 2.5 weeks an so far it is grate. I read a lot of the review for the 500GB iomaga and most people where saying that it was noisy and it ran to hot. I am glad to say that my new 1T iomaga runs very quite not noisy at all and it does not get very hot. I put my hand on top of the drive in it is look worm. This drive was easy to set up and I ran Time Machine the first day I got it. I say one of the best thing about the drive is that it runs quite. That a lone is a blessing.
Works just fine7/31/2008
It's definitely cute, although a tad pricey. Seems to work just fine - I'm using on a PC (had to format first since it comes with mac formatting) until I can afford a mac. My only dissatisfaction is with the finish on the top. It's a bit squishy and came out of the unopened box pretty scratched up. I actually had to exchange the first one I received because it was so scratched and and had so many fingerprints all over it that I thought someone had opened it and used it (and tossed it around??) already. Now it's fine and sitting pretty on my desk. Takes up very little space and seems nice and fast plugged into a firewire port.