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Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB)

B&H # IOHDEDT2M Mfr # 34796
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • USB 2.0 + FireWire-800
  • Matches the Mac Aesthetic
  • Iomega Protection Suite via Download
  • Pre-formatted Mac Compatible
  • PC Compatible (Requires Reformat)

The eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition from Iomega is a desktop hard drive with 2TB of space. The drive features a design to match that of your Macintosh computer. FireWire-800 and USB connectivity make the drive easy to attach and use. The drive is compatible with both Windows and Mac computer systems (PC users will need to reformat the drive before initial use).

The silver finish matches the Mac computer aesthetic
HFS+ formatted for ease-of-use Mac-compatibility right out of the box
Two FireWire-800 ports and one USB 2.0 port makes it easy to connect quickly
The Iomega Protection Suite via download includes Trend Micro Smart Surfing software for Mac, Iomega QuikProtect, and MozyHome Online backup service (2GB free)
Performance
Capacity 2TB
Interface USB 2.0
FireWire-800
Drive Speed Not Specified by Manufacturer
Buffer ≥ 8MB
Average Seek Time Not Specified by Manufacturer
Sustained Data Transfer Rate Up to 800Mbps
System Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista, or 7; Mac OS X 10.4-10.6
300MHz CPU; Mac PowerPC G3 or Greater
Memory: 256MB (Windows); 128MB (Mac)
General
Mounting Desktop
Power Requirements AC: 120VAC
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 eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB)
  • USB 2.0 Cable
  • FireWire 800 Cable
  • FireWire 800-to-400 Cable
  • AC Power Supply with Cable Attached
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Iomega Protection Suite (via download)
  • 3-Year Limited Warranty with Product Registration
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

    by PowerReviews
    IomegaeGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB)
     
    4.7

    (based on 110 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (82)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (25)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Quiet (87)
    • Easy to set up (48)
    • Easy to install (47)
    • Easy to use (47)
    • Fast (46)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Back-up (43)
      • Additional storage (34)
      • Photo storage (32)
      • Video (24)
      • File transfer (19)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Frequent user (35), Power user (34), Heavy duty user (18), Casual user (17)
        • Primary use:
        • Personal (68), Business (38)
        • Computer Platform:
        • Mac (53)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      iMac friendly. Looks great, no worries.

      I researched external hard drives for a while before getting this one. It had very good reviews. B & H had the best price. I have started up an online photography business and...Read complete review

      I researched external hard drives for a while before getting this one. It had very good reviews. B & H had the best price. I have started up an online photography business and have filled up my computer hard drvie and my first, 3 year old 250gb Seagate external hard drive, so I was looking for something bigger with a firewire connection. I really appreciate that it came with all the cables I would need to hook it anyway I wanted. I didn't install the extra software, but it works fine right out of the box without it. They are following the trend of very little instructional info, but the website is helpful for anything more advanced than plugging it in. I have a 3 year old 250gb iMac desktop machine that is still running Tiger. I had no problems connecting and using the eGo. I wasn't worried about looks because it sits behind my screen, but it does look good. It makes a little whirring noise when it first starts up, but other than that, it is silent. I've had it 2 weeks and I'm still nervous about trusting it completely with all my photos, so I haven't deleted any files off my computer hard drive, which I need to do badly. (that's just me, I'm very cautious when it comes to saving files.) I will give it a month or two of use, then start deleting. I'm very please with the hard drive, [...] They are top notch.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Disappointing

      I bought this drive less than 3 months ago and it has failed twice now. I've never had a hard drive fail before. I am ditching this unreliable thing and getting a G drive...Read complete review

      I bought this drive less than 3 months ago and it has failed twice now. I've never had a hard drive fail before. I am ditching this unreliable thing and getting a G drive like I should have in the first place. I was just looking to save a little money, but obviously that was a mistake.

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      5.0

      No Problems at all

      By Monty and Rommel

      from Atlanta, GA

      About Me Casual user

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Compact
      • Easy to use
      • High Capacity
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup

        Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

        I use this as my Time Machine backup disk. It worked right out of the box and connected with the cables that came with it. No set up was required. I'm using the Firewire 800 connection and find that the automated time machine back up is not at all intrusive. The disk spins almost silently.I read reviews on numerous hard drives before buying this one. There are horror stories associated with every model I looked at. As my last hard drive was an Iomega and I never had any problems with it, I went with Iomega again and don't regret it.

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

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        4.0

        performs as expected

        By applewiz

        from NY area

        About Me Power user

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Photo Storage

          Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

          good product

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

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          4.0

          Good product

          By Apple wiz

          from Greater NY area

          About Me Power user

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Photo Storage

            Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

            Works fine right out if box.

            • Computer Platform:
            • Mac

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            5.0

            Just what I needed...

            By ahrussman

            from Grand Rapids, MI

            About Me Power user

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backup
              • Video

              Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

              Small, attractive, efficient. Hooked it up and it was ready to go. Excellent product. I own two and they haven't let me down yet.

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

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              5.0

              The Hard Drive that drives hards

              By Capt. Trojan

              from Long Beach, CA

              About Me Power user

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Compact
              • 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 eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                It's getting harder to find drive with Firewire connections, but this one has it. It's fast reliable and the low price is a bonus.

                I've researched externals and the competitors fall short in reliability.

                I highly recommend this model

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

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                5.0

                Great Hard Drive!

                By T

                from San Francisco CA

                About Me Power user

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Quiet

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Additional Storage
                  • Backup
                  • Photo Storage
                  • Video

                  Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                  Clean Design, Quiet, and Fast.
                  Very easy to get rolling as it's already formatted for Mac.
                  Very happy with it so far...just bought another one.

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

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                  4.0

                  pretty and so far so good

                  By mcmilan

                  from Brooklyn, NY

                  About Me Casual user

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Additional Storage
                    • Backup
                    • Photo Storage
                    • Video

                    Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                    Looks good with my new iMac. run quietly. Only had it for a couple weeks. But I am glad I got it so far.

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

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                    5.0

                    Still Works Like a Champ 4 Months In

                    By Pat

                    from Kansas City

                    About Me Power user

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Additional Storage
                      • Backup
                      • File Transfer
                      • Photo Storage

                      Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                      After 4 Months of Use it's still working great. I use this is as a simple back-up for my MacBook Pro (upgraded with a 1TB HD). With its Fire Wire connection it's fast. And, with its vertical stand and case design it takes up less space on my desk and looks good while doing its job. As far as noise or slowing active work is concerned, I account for it in my work flow - I turn it on and back up once or more a day (depending on my work) and then keep it off the rest of the time. This is acceptable for me, but for others it may not. This is not to say it's loud, more that its just more white / background noise I can manage, so I do. It does seem to slow the performance of an active application when backing up. For my purposes I'm quite satisfied.

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

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                      5.0

                      Fast and reliable

                      By concerto

                      from Glen Carbon, IL

                      About Me Power user

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Compact
                      • 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 eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                        I liked the Iomega 34796 so much I bought a second one to use with my Mac. It is fast (with two firewire 800 interfaces) and reliable. The price is up right now because of the flood overseas where external drives are manufactured, but this Iomega is still worth the price for its excellent performance. The appearance also matches Macs very well.

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

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                        4.0

                        So far, so good

                        By Dan

                        from Manorville, NY

                        About Me Power user

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Compact
                        • Easy To Set Up
                        • Easy to use
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • File Transfer
                          • Video

                          Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                          Needed the drive to transfer video with a Mac. I've only had it a short while but so far it is fine. No problems, no complaints. I'm happy!
                          Dan Mc

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

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                          2.0

                          Not Dependable!

                          By Canbro28

                          from Kentucky

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • Unreliable

                          Best Uses

                          • None Unreliable

                          Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                          I have owned and used this drive for about 8 months. I was using it as a backup drive. It worked fine for about the first 4 months, then it started to develop some glitches. First, the connector for the power cord started displaying issues where it would loose contact and the power was lost (shutting down the drive). I was able to position the cord so that was minimized, but that was not a reliable solution. About a month ago, the drive became corrupted somehow and I lost access to all the data stored on it. Fortunately, I still had access to all the original files on my working drives. This drive has proven to be unreliable. I decided to purchase a new backup drive from another manufacturer and have begun using it as my new backup drive.

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

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                          5.0

                          Love it!

                          By Vlad the Inhaler

                          from Cali

                          About Me Power user

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                                Great hard drive.

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

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                                5.0

                                Works great

                                By Steve

                                from California

                                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

                                  Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                                  I bought this drive primarily to use as the main backup location for the Mac TimeMachine software. We haven't had it long, but so far it is doing exactly what I need - easy set up, quiet, fast backups, no problems whatsoever. Plus, it looks cool and matches the Mac's silver motif.

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

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                                  5.0

                                  Iomega Hard Drive works great!

                                  By Fluteytunes

                                  from Santa Rosa, Ca.

                                  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
                                    • File Transfer
                                    • Photo Storage
                                    • Video

                                    Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                                    Worked flawlessly from the beginning with my Mac.

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

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                                    5.0

                                    Simple, Fast, & Easy

                                    By Sundance

                                    from Texas

                                    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
                                      • Video

                                      Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                                      I purchased this HD with the intention of partitioning it 3 ways. One partition is being used for general HD space and the other two are currently being used as time machine back-up on two different macs.I shopped around for a while reading reviews and this particular drive kept rising to the top of my list. [@] has it, but B&H beat their price significantly.The package arrived in great condition within the same week I ordered it. Set-up was a breeze (especially since the box contained 3 different connection cables - I wasn't expecting that). My old iMac and new Macbook Pro both recognized the drive immediately and the partitioning took no time at all using "disk utility."This drive is extremely fast when using the 9-pin to 9-pin firewire cable. It takes less than 5 minutes to back-up my entire macbook (after the initial back-up of course).This drive looks great on my desk and has more than exceeded my expectations. I would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a reliable fast back-up. In fact I may purchase another one myself.

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

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                                      5.0

                                      So far so good

                                      By Zinit

                                      from Mexico City

                                      About Me Casual user

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • High Capacity

                                      Cons

                                      • Noisy

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Backup

                                      Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                                      We use the HD as an external source for back up, so far so good, I hope it stays the same way.

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

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                                      4.0

                                      Satisfied

                                      By Tim on Video

                                      from Santa Fe, NM

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Attractive Design

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                                          Purchased as external hard drive for additional memory for working audio/video projects and for backup.
                                          So far, it's served quite satisfactorily (one month).
                                          White cables look nice.

                                          Total available memory 1.82 TB, so it's ALMOST 2TB.
                                          It came with NO guiding printed info or installed software of any kind that I could tell.

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

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                                          5.0

                                          good for basic use

                                          By marrian

                                          from new york, ny

                                          About Me Power user

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Set Up
                                          • Easy to use
                                          • Quiet

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Backup
                                            • Photo Storage

                                            Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                                            I've only had this drive for a few weeks, but it's been useful for what I need it for...backing up my mac. I use G-Tech drives for all my work stuff, but their 2TB drives are so expensive, and I just needed a drive to backup my computer, so this has come in handy. If it dies at some point, I'll update the review, but for now, it does the job.

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

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                                            4.0

                                            Sleek and Fast

                                            By mp

                                            from Wyoming

                                            About Me Power user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

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

                                            Cons

                                            • Different Power Cord

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                                              This is one of my backups for raw footage. I haven't had any problems yet. Very Quiet!

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

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                                              4.0

                                              Best deal

                                              By T

                                              from Piscataway, NJ

                                              About Me Casual user

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Attractive Design
                                              • Quiet

                                              Cons

                                              • Slow

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Backup

                                              Comments about Iomega eGo Silver Desktop Hard Drive Mac Edition (2TB):

                                              This product is still relatively new for me to give a true assessment; I only bought it because of the great review it got and that it was design especially for a Mac.

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

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