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Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive

B&H # IOHDPES2 Mfr # 34527
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Product Highlights
  • 3Gbps eSATA + USB 2.0
  • Iomega Protection Suite

The 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive from Iomega is a high-capacity drive in a stylish external housing. The drive features an interface that allows it to be connected via eSATA or USB 2.0 and an 8MB data buffer. A license for Iomega Protection Suite software for Windows is included, entitling you to download the robust backup software from the web.

3Gbps eSATA performs 6x faster than USB 2.0 or FireWire-400
Award-winning EMC Retrospect and MozyHome software is included for professional-level backup and disaster recovery for all your critical data
Compliant with eSATA standards
Includes Iomega Never Down Software, letting you create a safety net for your system files with complete external backup of your operating system, applications, personal settings, and data
eSATA PCI Card Required for eSATA connectivity
Performance
Capacity 2TB
Interface 1x eSATA
1x USB 2.0
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 PC Users:

·Pentium II-class or equivalent processor or higher
·Available USB connection (USB 2.0 host connection or controller for USB 2.0 speeds)
·Microsoft Windows Vista (all versions) / 2000 Professional / XP Home / XP Professional / XP Professional x64
·eSATA PCI Card required (sold separately) for eSATA connectivity
·256MB RAM or more as required by operating system

Mac Users:

·Mac PowerPC G3 or Intel Core Duo processor
·Mac OS X, version 10.2 or higher
·eSATA PCI Card required (sold separately) for eSATA connectivity
·Built-in USB connection (USB 2.0 host connection or controller for USB 2.0 speeds)
·128MB RAM or higher as required by operating system

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General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements AC: 120VAC
Environmental Requirements None
Dimensions (WxHxD) 4.75 x 1.2 x 7.8" (12.1 x 3.1 x 19.9cm)
Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive
  • eSATA Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Quick Install Guide
  • HTML User Manual and Help Files
  • Iomega Protection Suite Software via Download Includes: Trend Micro Internet Security (12 months free via download), Iomega QuikProtect, MozyHome Online Backup Service (2GB Free)
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    Iomega2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive
     
    4.6

    (based on 20 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (15)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (17)
    • Large capacity / good size (17)
    • Easy to set up (15)
    • Quiet (14)
    • Attractive (12)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Additional storage (16)
      • Back-up (14)
      • Photo storage (11)
      • Video (11)
      • File transfer (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Power user (16), Casual user (4)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (12), Business (7)
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC (9), Other (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great Drive so far

      Drive was a piece of cake to setup. Plenty of room for video collection/music collection + regular backup. It is pretty fast when connected via eSATA. I have no complaints, very solid...Read complete review

      Drive was a piece of cake to setup. Plenty of room for video collection/music collection + regular backup. It is pretty fast when connected via eSATA. I have no complaints, very solid construction. I've always had great luck with Iomega products. So far it's an A+ product

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Good drive, disappointing software

      I'm using the drive to back up a Windows XP Pro machine. It works great for that, and the Never Down software that you can download is fantastic... on XP. It makes...Read complete review

      I'm using the drive to back up a Windows XP Pro machine. It works great for that, and the Never Down software that you can download is fantastic... on XP. It makes and maintains a bootable backup of your internal drive. If your internal drive ever dies, just boot from the Iomega external and run until you get a replacement drive. The software very quickly installs and restores to the new drive.

      Unfortunately, I had planned to use the drive to backup a Windows 7 machine. The Never Down software does NOT run correctly on Windows 7. It tries to backup files and directories that don't exist on Windows 7 and the backup process never completes.

      Still, it's a nice drive.

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      1.0

      DOA and support stinks

      By gsvr

      from San Francisco

      About Me Power user

      Pros

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

        • Additional Storage

        Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

        The power light goes on and that's it. Ok, sometimes things go wrong but that is where the support system is supposed to kick in. Iomega support was awful. I could barely understand the person because their command of English was so poor. The support process was very slow, I have to pay for return shipping and I have to wait for them to receive the old drive and then ship out a new one. Not happy. The main reason I bought this drive was becuase this appeared to be one of the more reliable drives out there.

        • Primary use:
        • Business
        • Computer Platform:
        • PC

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        5.0

        GREAT - have 3 Iomega external drives

        By RedRuth

        from Shelto, CT

        About Me Power user

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Compact
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy to use
        • High Capacity
        • No Software To Deal With
        • Portable
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Additional Storage
          • Backup
          • File Transfer
          • Photo Storage
          • Video

          Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

          I love these Iomega external hardrives. No software to deal with, just use it.
          I use the esata cable - speed is fast.
          I have 2 x 1 TB and now a 2 TB.
          Use mostly for backups - office laptop. Also use for any other storage: photos, music etc.

          Only 1 little thing though – the placement of the esata cable. Because the cable is a bit stiff, it tends to come out very easily. I think that maybe the connection could be a little more tighter. Maybe it's just the way the esata cable is.
          Really not a huge problem.

          OH Yeah - B&H has the best prices, large selection of products and great shipping.

          • Primary use:
          • Business
          • Computer Platform:
          • PC

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          5.0

          2 TB IOMEGA DRIVE

          By ANDREVI

          from WALNUT, CA

          About Me Casual user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup
            • Video

            Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

            USE THIS PRODUCT FOR MULTIMEDIA STORAGE.

            FAST DURABLE AND INXEPENSIVE FOR PERFORMANCE.
            USES WD DRIVES INSIDE.

            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            Works great with FIOS DVR

            By JACNBX

            from Boston, MA

            About Me Power user

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Expensive

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Video

            Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

            Received fast in MA, B&H has been very reliable and fast (have bought 3 times from them over last year, all good experiences). Plugged into 7216 FIOS DVR and was automatically recognized. DVR prompted for "ok" to use, then capacity was immediately available. Looks like it will hold about 250 hours of HD recordings. Seems quiet, I don't hear it normally and only some faint clicking when it's being accessed heavily (during FF, etc.). More expensive than USB but needed eSATA for FIOS, B&H price was competitive.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • Other

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            3.0

            Good drive, disappointing software

            By RCC53

            from Boulder, CO

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • SW doesn't work on Win 7

            Best Uses

            • Additional Storage
            • Backup

            Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

            I'm using the drive to back up a Windows XP Pro machine. It works great for that, and the Never Down software that you can download is fantastic... on XP. It makes and maintains a bootable backup of your internal drive. If your internal drive ever dies, just boot from the Iomega external and run until you get a replacement drive. The software very quickly installs and restores to the new drive.

            Unfortunately, I had planned to use the drive to backup a Windows 7 machine. The Never Down software does NOT run correctly on Windows 7. It tries to backup files and directories that don't exist on Windows 7 and the backup process never completes.

            Still, it's a nice drive.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Computer Platform:
            • PC

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            5.0

            fios dvr storage addition

            By john

            from nj

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage

              Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

              drive used with fios motorola dvr 7216; works very well with the dvr even with two concurrent recordings, to the drive, while watching another from the drive--the ultimate test of esata in this setting. with all that concurrent activity, I notice some lag with 10sec button, but not a show stopper by any means. great drive that works very well with the motorola 7216 and fios 1.9!

              is quiet and surprisingly cool given the environment is not ideal, at this time. I check often because the drive is busy a lot and I have had it less than a month. feels good/solid.

              looks good and is a nice size.

              there is a larger/brighter than usual drive activity light. by the tv, not ideal light, but that is easily handled. otherwise, a no doubt activity indicator I wish my other drives had.

              so far, the best drive I have used, and I have used many.

              NOTE: I did not purchase the drive for the software--did not download, so no input therein.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Other

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              5.0

              FiOS DVR expansion

              By Mark

              from NJ

              About Me Power user

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Noisy

              Best Uses

              • Additional Storage
              • Video

              Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

              Bought it to add space to my FiOS DVR. Works great so far!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Computer Platform:
              • Other

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              5.0

              It worked so well bought another

              By Weirwoodstation

              from Eastern Shore Va.

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to use
              • High Capacity
              • Portable
              • Quiet

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backup
                • File Transfer
                • Photo Storage

                Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                I bought the first to backup a desk top computer before restoring to factory settings. Im now buying one for my lap top.
                The factory software can be set to back up all files changed in the last hour, day week or what ever you choose and keep up to the last 10 revisions. The software is not in the box as the package says but with a little work can be found on the home site after your registration.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Computer Platform:
                • PC

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                5.0

                great performance

                By elmagico

                from oaxaca mexico

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Backup
                  • File Transfer
                  • Photo Storage

                  Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                  its fast has lots of space an it dsnt gets stuck
                  great for the price

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Computer Platform:
                  • PC

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  [...]great price

                  By ge

                  from california

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                        used for verizon dvr storage

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Computer Platform:
                        • Other

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                        5.0

                        Great Drive!

                        By Dave

                        from Venice, FL

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Additional Storage
                          • Backup
                          • Photo Storage
                          • Video

                          Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                          This is a SUPER drive. I use it for system and data backups, as well as srorage for files I want to keep, but that I don't want clogging up my internal hard drive. I have used the 1TB version of this drive for a couple of years and have been extremely satisfied, so I bought the 2TB version, and am just as happy. I hook them up eSata and the transfer speed is great - haven't tried hooking them up USB - no need to as long as I can use eSata.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Computer Platform:
                          • PC

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                          5.0

                          So far, so good.

                          By B&H Customer

                          from Orlando, FL

                          About Me Casual user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Additional Storage
                            • Backup
                            • Photo Storage
                            • Video

                            Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                            Using for backup. Worked great right out of the box with the eSata connection.

                            • Primary use:
                            • Personal
                            • Computer Platform:
                            • PC

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                            5.0

                            plenty of space, solid construction

                            By elmagico666

                            from oaxaca, mexico

                            About Me Power user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Additional Storage
                              • Backup
                              • Photo Storage

                              Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                              i uuse it as a backup for photographs amd programs
                              its not the fastest, but reliable
                              ihavent have it long , just a week , but so far so good

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal
                              • Computer Platform:
                              • PC

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                              5.0

                              Great Hard Drive

                              By skatepunkx

                              from Chihuahua, Chih. Mexico

                              About Me Power user

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Set Up
                              • Easy to use
                              • High Capacity

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Additional Storage
                                • Backup
                                • Video

                                Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                                Great Hard Drive to use to backup info and great for use it with the e-sata connection for video renders.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                • Computer Platform:
                                • Mac

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                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Big storage, small space

                                By NWBPhoto

                                from Memphis, Tn

                                About Me Power user

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Attractive Design
                                • Easy to use
                                • High Capacity
                                • Portable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Additional Storage
                                  • Backup
                                  • Photo Storage

                                  Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                                  Simple, fast, and efficient. Excellent sized hard drive for the price. Though it's intended for desktop use mostly, it's still small enough to pack in a computer bag.

                                  And works with mac after partitioning.
                                  Cables could be a little longer.

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Business

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                                  5.0

                                  Excellent Hard Drive

                                  By John Wright

                                  from Eastover, NC

                                  About Me Power user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Additional Storage
                                    • Backup
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                                    I am using the drive to back up video projects that I have done for clients for future use.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Business

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                                    4.0

                                    Great External Storage Device

                                    By James

                                    from Brisbane, Australia

                                    About Me Casual user

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • High Capacity
                                    • Quiet

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Additional Storage
                                      • Backup
                                      • Photo Storage
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                                      I use the product to back up my music, photos and videos and find the external drives work well. Apart from reformatted the drive for a Mac initially (after reading the instruction booklet) the 3 drives Iomega drives have performed well.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Well made and fast

                                      By Ed

                                      from Mundelein, IL

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • Runs Hot

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Mobile storage
                                      • Photo Storage
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                                      I have several Iomega drives of this type, which I used for on-location audio and video recording. I particularly like the small footprint and hard aluminum case. It has a dual interface - eSATA and USB2 - but eSATA is ideal for high resolution audio recording and editing. It is twice as fast as FW400, with trouble-free hot-swapping. There is no fan and these drives run on the hot side for continuous use. I have fan-cooled drive stacks for that purpose, and I can transfer data from the Iomega to those drives at up to 120 MB/s.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Business

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                                      5.0

                                      Great Drive so far

                                      By A10100101001

                                      from Corona,ca

                                      About Me Power user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Additional Storage
                                        • Backup
                                        • File Transfer
                                        • Photo Storage
                                        • Video

                                        Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                                        Drive was a piece of cake to setup. Plenty of room for video collection/music collection + regular backup. It is pretty fast when connected via eSATA. I have no complaints, very solid construction. I've always had great luck with Iomega products. So far it's an A+ product

                                        • Primary use:
                                        • Business

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                                        4.0

                                        So far so good

                                        By SRV

                                        from Los Angeles, CA

                                        About Me Power user

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Attractive Design
                                        • Compact
                                        • Easy To Set Up
                                        • Easy to use
                                        • Quiet

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Additional Storage
                                          • Backup

                                          Comments about Iomega 2TB Professional Desktop External Hard Drive:

                                          not as fast as advertised. (6x faster that usb 2.0)
                                          about 3x faster for me.
                                          supposed to be 2tb.
                                          actual capacity is only 1.8tb

                                          • Primary use:
                                          • Business

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