|The Iomega® UltraMax Hard Drive, eSATA/FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0, 500GB is a high performance (eSATA 3GBits/sec) storage solution with multiple connection capabilities and a sleek design that perfectly compliments the latest Mac® computers. It includes one eSATA port, two FireWire 800 ports, one FireWire 400 port, and one USB 2.0 port (eSATA PCI card sold separately).|
Customer Reviews of Iomega 500GB UltraMax Hard Drive - Quadruple Interface (USB 2.0, eSATA & FireWire 400/800) External Hard Drive
Iomega UltraMax 500GB12/15/2008
The set up was easy but the instructions were printed in small print (font 5, no kidding), so once I realized formatting was required everything was smooth from that point on. It is great product to have as a backup. It does get a little warm, so I'll move it to a more open area.
Looks just like my PowerMac..10/19/2008
Pros: Nice aluminum finish, matches my G5 PowerMac. Has 4 different connection options. I'm using the FireWire 800 port to connect for time machine backups, took a little over an hour to back up 300+ gigs of files. Mine has a Seagate drive inside, runs quiet, fast, and cool... Cons: Has a 30mm fan inside that can get noisy if the drive is left on for long periods of time. I pulled out the factory fan and replaced it with a better quality one for about 6 bucks, she's nice a quiet now. Verdict: Nice working and nice looking... form + function = one killer drive!
Ultramax is hard to beat!6/5/2008
This is one of three UltraMax drives I've bought over the past few months. They're very quiet, run cool and offer several different connection options.
500 GB ULtraMax Great disk5/27/2008
This is a great drive. Particularly useful are the different methods available to attach to your computer. I used this drive first on a MacMini using FW400. Then when I switched to an iMac I first used the USB until I had reformatted the drive using the GUID option after which I connected to the iMac using the FW 800. Great product and nicely priced.