|With a true eSATA interface for the fastest speeds available, the Iomega ® Professional Desktop Hard Drive eSATA 3 Gbits/USB 2.0 offers a powerful, high-performance storage solution. Now available in a sleek metal design in 500GB capacity. This drive is ideally suited to handle a wide range of advanced applications and storage requirements. It is the perfect solution for professional-quality video applications or home office environments. The Professional Desktop Hard Drive is powered by an Energy Star® qualified adapter for a better environment and include both EMC® Retrospect® software and MozyHome Online backup service (2GB free) to secure your data (software via download).|
Customer Reviews of Iomega Professional 500GB USB 2.0 & eSATA External Hard Drive
Much faster than USB 2.05/1/2009
I have had this drive for about a month and use it for backing up large folders (6 - 10 GB). It works well and it was easy to set up. I did buy a cable that includes a PCI bracket and connects the internal motherboard SATA port to the bracket. My only disappointment with the drive is that it must be powered on before turning on the computer or Windows will not recognize it (i.e. not hot pluggable). Otherwise, I am very happy with it.
Good for the money? No. GREAT!1/24/2009
I am very pleased with the drive. Extremely easy to set up, plug and play. I needed something faster than USB and less expensive than firewire with a decent amount of capacity. My research turned up the Iomega ® Professional Desktop Hard Drive. I bought a Rosewill RC216 card for $20 to give me an eSATA connection. Actually the RC216 gives you two eSATA connections, two internal SATA connections and one internal IDE (ATA) connector. It is a 1x PCIe card. A lot of value for the money just like the Iomega drive. Did I mention the drive hooked up through its eSATA connection screams? Oh, and it also has a USB connection so you could upgrade to eSATA later.