Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0

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Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0

B&H # IOHDEDT32 Mfr # 34985
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Product Highlights
  • USB 3.0 (2.0 Compatible)
  • Iomega Protection Suite via Download
  • Windows Compatibility

The 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0 from Iomega is a desktop hard drive with 2TB of space that takes advantage of the speed offered by the USB 3.0 specifications. USB 3.0 provides for bus transfer speeds of up to 5Gbps, more than ten times faster than USB 2.0. The drive is compatible with PC computer systems, and includes the Iomega Protection Suite via free download to backup and protect your information.

USB 3.0 provides transfer speeds up to 5Gbps -- about ten times the speed of the USB 2.0 bus
Plug-and-play installation
Powered by an ENERGY STAR qualified power adapter for a better environment
Charcoal gray color complements your computer
The Iomega Protection Suite is included via free download to protect your data and your computer. It includes Trend Micro Internet Security, Roxio Retrospect Express Backup, Iomega QuikProtect, and MozyHome Online Backup
NTFS formatted for use with Windows
Performance
Capacity 2TB
Interface USB 3.0 (2.0 Compatible)
Drive Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Buffer ≥8MB
Average Seek Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Not Specified by Manufacturer
System Requirements Computer: Pentium II
Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7 (32-bit)
Memory: 256MB
Hardware: USB 3.0 for best performance; Backwards compatible with USB 2.0
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements AC: 100-240VAC
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5 x 1.6 x 7.3" (12.7 x 4.1 x 18.5cm)
Weight 2.2 lb (1kg)
Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0
  • USB 3.0/2.0 Cable
  • Power Supply
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Trend Micro Internet Security (12-Months; Via Download)
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty with Product Registration
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Iomega2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0
     
    4.1

    (based on 8 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (6)
    • Fast (5)
    • Easy to install (4)
    • Reliable (4)
    • Highly compatible (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • High-end multimedia (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (5)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (4), Personal (3)

      Reviewed by 8 customers

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      4.0

      great value

      By mp

      from ny

      About Me Frequent User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0:

            very much what I expected

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            good perfonmance. well built.

            By ACE

            from Atlanta GA

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • High-End Multimedia

            Comments about Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0:

            A little pricey but a dependable drive. I own several Iomegas with no problems so far.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Easy to install, easy to use

            By PGF

            from San Francisco

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Irtual Partitioning Is A
            • Quiet
            • Reliable
            • Virtual Partitioning

            Cons

            • Slow To Shutdown
            • Slow To Start

            Best Uses

            • File storage
            • System backups

            Comments about Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0:

            Good:
            - easy to install
            - easy to use
            - virtual partitioning is a plus

            Not so good:
            - Slow to start and shutdown

            • Primary use:
            • Personal

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            5.0

            Overall reliable

            By Pedrographer

            from Tucson, Az

            About Me Frequent User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Fast
            • Highly Compatible
            • Quiet
            • Reliable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • High-End Multimedia

              Comments about Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0:

              I have filled up a 1 TB with HD video and photos. I did research and this was a great deal. The capacity is nice and the USB 3.0 is high speed. I download straight from camera to hardrive and hard drive to pc. Everything so far (3 months) works great.

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              1.0

              Be Wary

              By Jon

              from Boulder, CO

              About Me Power user

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Quiet

              Cons

              • Unreliable

              Best Uses

                Comments about Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0:

                I use the drive for video editing (and always back it up). I just noticed that the label with the S/N is totally unreadable as is the one on my other Iomega drive (1TB). I wrote Iomega asking how to register a drive whose S/N is unreadable and they asked me for serial number. The 2TB Iomega drive is failing after 10 months from purchase. Be very wary.

                • Primary use:
                • Business
                • Computer Platform:
                • Mac

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                5.0

                Good product

                By [e-male]

                from Charleston, SC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast
                • Quiet
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                • Plastic stand

                Best Uses

                • Anything

                Comments about Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0:

                Nicely build with full metal enclosure. Quiet and fast.
                As with most products, there was probably some financial manager at Iomega who decided that the stand should be made of plastic. This makes an extreme negative impression and I hope that the decision maker would get one or two sleepless nights because of opinions like this. I threw out the low quality (the original word was censored here) stand and use the otherwise great product in a horizontal position.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • Linux

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                5.0

                Fast transfer speed

                By Rosscoe

                from TX

                About Me Frequent User

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Fast
                • Quiet
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • High-End Multimedia

                  Comments about Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0:

                  Great product, I have setup at my desk waiting for IT to get the server situation figured out.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Business

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                  3.0

                  Big and Fast

                  By Margee

                  from Frederick, MD

                  About Me Power user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy to use
                  • Portable
                  • Speed capacity

                  Cons

                  • Possible QA issues

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Iomega 2TB eGo Charcoal Desktop Hard Drive USB 3.0:

                    This is a big and fast drive.
                    I use it as backup for all my docs and photo work.
                    I have read that USB 3.0 is fast enough that the IO speed of the external hard drive itself is now a factor. This is different from USB 2, where the USB interface speed was the bottleneck.
                    Reading and writing to this drive seems like reading and writing to an internal drive.
                    Installation is truely plug and play, unlike some other 2TB externals.
                    I give it three stars because I got two defective drives in a row. This could have been just bad luck.
                    Bottom line: If you get a good one, it works beautifully.

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