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Item#: N82E16822186252

iomega MiniMax 1TB 3.5" USB 2.0 / Firewire800 External Hard Drive Model 34937

  • Model 34937
  • USB 2.0 / Firewire800
  • 3.5"
  • 1TB
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The Iomega MiniMax Desktop Hard Drive adds stackable storage for your Apple Mac mini! You can also share drive access using the Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server (Apple products sold separately). The MiniMax includes 2 fast FireWire 800 interfaces, a USB 2.0 hub, plus a FireWire 400 to 800 cable. With multiple interfaces you can easily add other peripherals like a printer or other external storage. Up to 2TB of capacity with HFS+ format allows you to easily save all your music, photos, and videos. Complete Software suite that includes the Iomega QuikProtect and Trend Micro Smart Surfing software for Mac software (PC/Mac software available via download). The MiniMax also comes with a 3 year limited warranty when you register your product.

  • newegg Stackable - Perfect Match for Mac mini Specifically designed for your Apple Mac mini, the compact Iomega MiniMax external hard drive (Model 34940) features the same footprint design for a perfect match with your Mac mini when stacked together.
  • newegg Versatile With a three-port integrated USB 2.0 hub and 2 fast FireWire 800 interfaces, plus a FireWire 400 to 800 cable, multiple USB and FireWire devices can be connected for expandability.
  • newegg Secure The MiniMax includes Iomega Protection Suite via download including Trend Micro Smart Surfing software for Mac, Iomega QuikProtect, and MozyHome Online backup service (2GB free).

Learn more about the Iomega Corp 34937

Model

Brand
iomega
Series
MiniMax
Model
34937
Type
External

Performance

Capacity
1TB

Physical Spec

Form Factor
3.5"

Configuration

Interface
USB 2.0 / Firewire800

Features

Features
Stackable: Add stackable storage to your Apple Mac mini or share drive access with the Mac mini with Snow Leopard Server! (Apple products sold separately)
Versatile: More connection capabilities with a three-port integrated USB 2.0 hub and two FireWire 800 ports
Secure: Iomega Protection Suite via download includes Trend Micro Smart Surfing software for Mac. Iomega QuikProtect, and MozyHome Online backup service (2GB free)

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years


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  • Patrick B.
  • 9/12/2012 6:48:57 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsNice features, but not as nice as I thought.

Pros: Worked for 3 years.
Matches the Mac Mini form factor.
Has a firewire and USB hub-built in.

Cons: Died after 3 years. When I took the case apart to see about replacing the drive, I found the case wasn't too hard to get apart, but its not as nice on the inside as I expected.
- No Fan
- Power Supply won't support most 3.5" drives.

Other Thoughts: Inside I found a Seagate 1TB LP drive, where LP stands for Low Power. I tried to replace it with a Seagate 1TB Green drive. But there isn't enough power to drive the Green drive even though it is supposed to use 40% less power than the typical 3.5" drives.

I am back on Newegg today to see what it would cost to return the Seagate Green drive and get a 2.5" 500GB or 750GB drive to put in this enclosure. The notebook drives will draw less power and produce less heat, so hopefully they will last in the the enclosure, which I REALLY want to keep for the integrated firewire/USB hubs.
If Iomega put a small quiet thermostat controlled fan in the enclosure I would highly recommend this product. Without a fan I can only say its ok.

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  • Corinne H.
  • 3/24/2012 8:33:50 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggsStill running great after 2.5 yeays

Pros: reliable, pretty

Cons: looks like it would be difficult to open up the case and get at the drive

Other Thoughts: This hard drive has been running pretty much nonstop for the past two and half years with no problems. I have it connected to my router's usb port for NAS purposes. Transfer speeds are not that great, but I attribute that to my network, not the drive.

The one drawback I could see is that it would probably not be easy to open the case and access the drive itself. Then again, I've never had a reason to need to do that!

Bottom line is this little drive has been running constantly for a long time and shows no signs of dying anytime soon. Honestly, I didn't expect that when I bought it...

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  • Rodger M.
  • 4/3/2011 2:01:26 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

2 out of 5 eggsDied after 14 months

Pros: 1) Nice size; fits nicely on a shelf;
2) Mac-compatible and Time Machine compatible;
3) Easy to partition drive.

Cons: 1) Died in a little over 1 year.

Other Thoughts: Began making loud, strange disc noises about 3 months before it died. Was able to get all data backed up to another drive. I guess I would buy another drive from the same company, although I replaced it with an external 1TB drive from a different manufacturer.

Manufacturer Response:

Please contact our support department who can assist you with repair or warranty.

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  • Michael P.
  • 1/16/2011 5:42:21 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAfter 1 year very pleased

Pros: Firewire, reliable, nice looking

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I have had this drive for about a year and have been using it strictly to stream movies from iTunes to 3 Apple TV's throughout my house. I have never had a problem with this unit...it stays on all the time through Firewire. I have now filed up 1TB and its time to buy the MiniMax 2TB unit for the next 2 years of movies :) Thanks iomega for making a reliable, nice looking product.

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  • Edwin E.
  • 10/28/2010 3:39:09 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs2 years of 24/7 use - So far, so good.

Pros: Quiet, Reliable, Quality build, Uncluttered form factor, Looks great on the desk

Cons: More spendy than other, less attractive drives.

Other Thoughts: I'm jinxing myself here, but I've had two of these for two years, and so far they're great. I bought the first 1TB HD over two years ago, and bought a second one a few months after that. Both have been in service constantly since then and so far, so good.

Appearance is a dumb way to choose electronics, but these drives do look good. Now that I've gotten used to how the Iomegas look on my desk, it would be hard to go back to one of the typical, clunky brick Ext HD's.

I stopped by Newegg to pick up another - since one is bound to fail at some point - and wanted to give some props to gear that's worked well for me. No noise, very quiet. A little warm, but not more than other Ext HD's. I've been through about 9 Ext HD's over the years, and while only one (cheap, no-name brand) has failed, these are my faves so far.

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  • Jim S.
  • 10/8/2010 6:57:34 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

2 out of 5 eggsDied in a month

Pros: Small, quiet, firewire, includes all cables. 3 yr warranty

Cons: Died in about a month -- just beyond Newegg's 30 day replacement warranty.

Other Thoughts: Iomega was helpful, but all their warranty replacement options cost me money. NOT a good deal for a drive that died in about 30 days! Figure it will take about 2 to 3 weeks to actually see my replacement drive.

Manufacturer Response:

We apologize for any problems you experienced with your MiniMax drive, and we will certainly replace the drive as soon as possible. We are continually evaluating the competitive environment to ensure that all of our support policies and fees are in line with the competition. This allows us to maintain a competitive pricing structure. As the cost of shipping has continued to rise and our competition is no longer providing free return of defective products, we have made the business decision to move to an exchange method of product replacement. The only payment you need to supply is shipping - there is no cost for the replacement device.

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  • Brian P.
  • 9/11/2010 11:20:08 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggsRuns HOT

Pros: Plug and play with Mac Mini.

Cons: I am very uncomfortable with how hot this runs. It says to put the Mac Mini on top of it, but then the underside of the Mac is heated. I cut a CD case to make a spacer between them.

Other Thoughts: I can't seem to get a spec on how many watts it uses, but running that hot, it is surely more than most.

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