Iomega eGo 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Red - 35312

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Ease of Use
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I bought an Iomega eGo 500GB Portable External Hard Drive to backup all of my info from my laptop. I just bought a Dell XPS system for school and have some important info stored that I can't afford to lose in case of an accident. For some reason, my laptop did not recognize this drive when I connected it and just showed "unknown device". After an hour of looking for drivers from Iomega (which they didn't have), I downloaded some USB 3.0 software I found online and hoped for the best. While searching around I noticed other people with the same problem I was having. It was nice to know I wasn't the only one, but discouraging that there wasn't any answers about why this was happening. 30 minutes later I gave up...shut down my laptop and noticed it was completing an update. This is after restarting 3 times in hopes of this happening. Well, now my laptop recognized the drive and I backed up my info and had my doubts about it being recognized in the future. I've connected it about 6 times now, just to test if my laptop recognizes the drive and so far everytime it is available. I hope this helps anyone considering this drive, just look for the USB 3.0 software and then the device will become available.

-Crombie quote

It's an easy to use drive and worth the money. Be advised that it could use TWO USB ports.

-Don quote

Good drive, when my laptop finally recognized it.

by Crombie on 11/6/2010

I bought an Iomega eGo 500GB Portable External Hard Drive to backup all of my info from my laptop. I just bought a Dell XPS system for school and have some important info stored that I can't afford to lose in case of an accident. For some reason, my laptop did not recognize this drive when I connected it and just showed "unknown device". After an hour of looking for drivers from Iomega (which they didn't have), I downloaded some USB 3.0 software I found online and hoped for the best. While searching around I noticed other people with the same problem I was having. It was nice to know I wasn't the only one, but discouraging that there wasn't any answers about why this was happening. 30 minutes later I gave up...shut down my laptop and noticed it was completing an update. This is after restarting 3 times in hopes of this happening. Well, now my laptop recognized the drive and I backed up my info and had my doubts about it being recognized in the future. I've connected it about 6 times now, just to test if my laptop recognizes the drive and so far everytime it is available. I hope this helps anyone considering this drive, just look for the USB 3.0 software and then the device will become available. Read More

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by Don on 11/8/2010

It's an easy to use drive and worth the money. Be advised that it could use TWO USB ports. Read More

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Product Overview

Super Speed. Super Tough.

The eGo 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 in Midnight Blue or Ruby Red with matching band, the eGo is protected by a 3-year limited warranty when you register your product!

Specifications

Manufacturer Iomega
Mfg Part# 35312
SKU 217395410
UPC 742709353123
UPC 14 00742709353123
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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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