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Item#: N82E16822186163

iomega 2TB 7200 RPM 3.5" USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 / eSATA External Hard Drive Model 34440

  • Model 34440
  • USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 / eSATA
  • 3.5"
  • 2TB
  • 7200 RPM
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The Iomega UltraMax Plus Hard Drive, eSATA/FireWire 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0, available in 1TB, 2TB and 4TB capacities adds secure, high-capacity storage to your computer system with a sleek compact design that compliments the Mac G5. This high performance, HFS+ formatted drive includes RAID 0 for higher data throughput and RAID 1 for data security, a three port USB hub and three FireWire ports for expanded storage, delivers transfer rates of up to 800Mbits/sec and can be connected to any computer equipped with FireWire 800, FireWire 400, or Hi-Speed USB 2.0. An eSATA port has been added for the best performances on a PC. Iomega UltraMax Plus includes MozyHome Online backup software to secure your data.

  • newegg Huge 2TB Storage Capacity The iomega 34440 features an amazing storage capacity of 2TB for high-performance data storage and backup.
  • newegg Built-in RAID The iomega 34440 with flexible RAID configurations can be set to RAID 0 for disk striping speed, RAID 1 for data security or JBOD for simple disk concatenation.
  • newegg Great Connectivity The iomega 34440 features one eSATA, three USB 2.0, two IEEE 1394a (FireWire 400) and one IEEE 1394b (FireWire 800) ports for maximum data transfer speeds and plug-and-play connectivity.

Learn more about the Iomega Corp 34440

Model

Brand
iomega
Model
34440
Type
External

Performance

Capacity
2TB
RPM
7200 RPM

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Configuration

Interface
USB 2.0 / Firewire400 / Firewire800 / eSATA

Features

Features

High-Performance - RAID 0 built in for higher data throughput
and RAID 1 for data redundancy. Manual switch allows for you to
select no RAID as well (JBOD).
Convenient - Three-port USB hub and three FireWire ports for
more connection capabilities; Multiple connection capabilities with
transfer rates of up to 3GBits/sec with eSATA
Versatile – High capacity storage for tons of photos, music files
and videos.
Secure - Iomega hard drives include both EMC
Retrospect and MozyHome™† Online backup software to
secure your data.

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
1 year limited
Labor
1 year limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year


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  • Alex S.
  • 2/7/2012 6:14:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs2TB's taxiing to your Apple

Pros: I have a 2TB and a 4TB version of this because it's solid, attractive construction with pretty solid connections (WD drives seem to have flimsy FW connection). I get 45-55MBps constant with 60MBps peaks copying large files over FW800.

I got it in 2008 and it's still working fine as RAID0 with no lost data. (I don't recommend pressing your luck w/ critical data on RAID0 though)

Cons: This thing is LOUD! It's quite literally like a hairdryer all the time. The drives (mine are Samsung branded) are no louder than you'd expect, but it has a 40mm Evercool EC4010H12E fan in the back that is out of control.

Other Thoughts: Switch out the fan with a Scythe 40mm unless you're going to store this in a cabinet with no airflow. It's a real nice drive with a silent fan, even if it pushes a bit less air.

Manufacturer Response:

NeverEnuf81,

We have not have any complaints about the noise. I will address this with our engineering team though and pass your comments along. Thank you for bringing these up and to our attention.

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  • Kenneth H.
  • 1/18/2010 9:49:15 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

4 out of 5 eggsUSB Hook Up Can fool you

Pros: Many Ports
Quite even with its little fan
Cool Blue lights
Nice for RAID device and small too

Cons: Mac White cables clash with my Black PC motif ;)
1394 on my machine stalls out (USB / Estata work great)
Might need to read the manual it figure out your using wrong USB port on back ;)

Other Thoughts: IF you don't read the manual and use USB you might be in for a suprise. IT comes with a USB cable with two flat (A) ends. Normally one end would be Large or Mini B
I scanned the manual Foir some reason I tried it in all three USB ports and NOTHING.. the drive acted like it wasn't even on ..
Surprise.. read the manual again... The eSTAT port doubles as the USB INPUT port. I had never seen that.
Once I figured that out.. It ran great.. but eSata burned USB with copy test 2:45 for eSATA 4:48 for USB.. for some reason my 1394 copy starts fast then slows down maybe drive on PC can't handle multi threaded copies.. so will not blame drive.. BUT watch out for the dual purpose esata USB in port.. USB only works using that the other three are HUB outs.

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  • Shandou L.
  • 11/8/2009 2:18:54 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsBuyer Beware!

Pros: It looks pretty

CONS: it's loud

Cons: When you realize that the pretty aluminum finish was painted on and comes off easily when rubbed against other objects

When you realize that you have to reboot your computer and boot this device up at the same time in order for it to work (if you turn on this device and connect it to your computer while it's already on, be prepared for crashes)

When you realize that the device loses all data if you don't turn it off with the computer (i.e. a crash, computer freeze, any other events that causes you to shut down the computer abnormally, will corrupt the drive)

When you realize how easily this drive malfunctions

When you realize how horrible Iomega's Support is, how you can't get a refund after 30 days, how you can only get another device of the same model to replace your existing drive - with the same native issues, and you have to pay more money to mitigate these problems

When you realize how much time you've lost trying to solve the problems you've experienced with this

Other Thoughts: I use this with my Macbook Pro. Thought I was getting a bargain for the money, this was my first Iomega product and it will be the last. Truly a horrible experience - don't be surprised when you lose your 2TBs worth of data on this piece of junk. If you're a Mac user, be sure to get DiskWarrior to try to recover your files, it was a lifesaver for me after this thing went kaput.

Manufacturer Response:

We apologize for your negative experience with this product. It seems that you have had a number of unfortunate issues that are unusual to this product.

From your post I see that you have had a number of abnormal shutdowns and potential disconnections. We recommend that the device be fully dismounted before being removed or powered down. If it is actively transferring data at any point during a forced power off of the drive or the computer the volume may get corrupted. A normal shutdown process flushes the data cache and dismounts the drive properly. It is best to perform a normal shutdown or dismount the drive before disconnecting or turning the unit off.

Crashes may occur if the drive was corrupted during an abnormal shutdown and then reattached in it's corrupt state. Having the device attached at boot-up will allow a disk check process to occur, in most cases, which is why you may not have experienced crashes on boot-up.

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  • Anonymous
  • 5/25/2009 9:33:49 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsTried at several PCs, no success

Pros: none

Cons: Never succeeded to run it. It was not determined at any of 5 desktops I tried to connect. I put usb and nothing happened, even no new unknown hardware appeared in Device Manager. I saw hard drive was running and the fan was working inside but anyway that means nothing. Returned for refund and is looking for other model and producer.

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  • Ben B.
  • 3/31/2009 11:56:58 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsthe first

Pros: This device is light, quiet, cool, and fast. Plus the aluminum body is really sharp looking. I bought It for my macbook pro, and it easily connected to it.

Cons: after I rebooted once the drive is no longer recognized, cant decide whether to exchange it or try a different product. The price would be pretty good if the thing worked.

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