Iomega eGo 1TB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blackbelt - 35327

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AVERAGE RATING
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Total Reviews
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3.7
Overall Satisfaction
3.9
Value
3.8
Ease of Use
4
Performance

I had it connected to an USB hub. When I connected a 16 GB Kingston pen drive to the same hub, the Iomega, just after 10 days of use, it died ! The light is still on, Windows Disk Manager sees it as off line...when I try to turn it on line, I receive a message of "drive not ready" .I then tried every hard drive manager from Windows and Linux. Impossible to recover the information or fix the drive. Iomega offered me a replacement and Buy.com a refund. But I lost 800 GB of very important information. I spent the whole week recovering the info from different sources ...old hard drives with pieces of the same data deleted. Stay away from this drive if you value your data.

-Guille quote

DO NOT GET THIS DRIVE!!!! The drive comes with a read-only CDFS partition that cannot be deleted, reformatted or altered in any way. This partition automatically mounts itself as a 'virtual CD'. So every time you plug it in, TWO devices show up instead of just ONE hard drive. This causes all kinds of problems with various devices, and may cause some programs to crash. You cannot alter or change the contents of the virtual drive, so you cannot use it to mount iso images etc… It simply offers the same Iomega crapware, every… single… time… you…. plug… it… in… I have contacted Iomega, and they have confirmed that the partition cannot be removed, and that "they are sorry for any inconvenience." If you actually are planning on encrypting your files with the built in encryption software, this may be a good drive for you. But if you don’t plan on using it, get a different hard drive. So unless you can live with the virtual drive looming on your computer incessantly offering its crapware, I would recommend looking elsewhere.

-Rob S. quote

Hero..is fast and designed for tough use

by Leonardvernstein on 10/19/2010

Blackbelt is a hero of sorts. High speeds that lives upto expectations and rugged for harsh use too. These are enough for me to be pleased with this instrument. Read More

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Lasted just 10 days !!!!

by Guille on 11/5/2010

I had it connected to an USB hub. When I connected a 16 GB Kingston pen drive to the same hub, the Iomega, just after 10 days of use, it died ! The light is still on, Windows Disk Manager sees it as off line...when I try to turn it on line, I receive a message of "drive not ready" .I then tried every hard drive manager from Windows and Linux. Impossible to recover the information or fix the drive. Iomega offered me a replacement and Buy.com a refund. But I lost 800 GB of very important information. I spent the whole week recovering the info from different sources ...old hard drives with pieces of the same data deleted. Stay away from this drive if you value your data. Read More

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Product Overview

Super Speed. Super Tough.

The eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive offers a stylish look that is fast, sleek, and rugged. Now with a fast USB 3.0 interface, you can save your media in a fraction of the time – up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0. All Iomega USB 3.0 drives are backward compatible to USB 2.0 using the same USB cable. So enjoy fast speeds now if you have a USB 3.0 computer or use USB 2.0 and be confident you can upgrade later! You’ll need a PC with a USB 3.0 port for the best performance. 256-bit hardware encryption built-in for data security(PC only) and Iomega Protection Suite software is included at no additional cost (via download) with antivirus and backup software. Plus, the Iomega Drop GuardTM Xtreme helps protect the drive from drops up to 7 feet! Available 500GB capacity, the eGo is protected by a 3-year limited warranty when you register your product!

Specifications

Manufacturer Iomega
Mfg Part# 35327
SKU 217395415
UPC 742709353277
UPC 14 00742709353277
Sales Rank 44538
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Product Guide Check out all the different ways Iomega products can be used within your home and/or home office!
Tech Specs
Cache - 8 MB
Data Transfer rates: USB 3.0 - 5 Gbits/s*
Hardware Encryption: 256-Bit AES Encrypted Storage Controller
System Requirements:
Built-in USB connection
PC:
Microsoft Windows XP; Windows Vista, Windows 7 256MB RAM
Requires native USB 3.0 port or USB 3.0 PCI Express adapter or USB 3.0
ExpressCard for best performance
Check http://www.iomega.com for the latest support information; backwards compatible to USB 2.0 & 1.1
MAC:
Mac OS X 10.4-10.6
USB 2.0 speeds apply
Drive must be reformatted for use with Mac
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