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iomega MINIMAX 33933 Hard Drive, USB 2.0, 500GB

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  • USB 2.0
  • 7200 RPM 8MB Cache

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The Iomega MiniMax desktop hard drive offers 500GB of extra hard drive space to your computer or network, along with an impressive array of performance and security features. With its high-speed USB 2.0, delivering transfer rates of up to 480Mbps your data moves on and off the drive quickl. The drive's interactive cooling system employs a thermal probe to sense operating temperature, and automatically regulate fan speed.

A three-port USB hub leaves room for you to connect additional external hard drives for further storage and backup expansion, and the stackable design lets you neatly store as many drive as you need on your desktop. With EMC Retrospect software, you'll have professional-level backup and disaster recovery tools at your disposal.

The MiniMax secures even your most data-intensive projects and allows for reliable recovery in case of a failure. Rest assured your data will always be just a click away, and protected in case or emergency.

  • newegg Perfect Match for Mac mini Specifically designed for your Apple Mac mini, the compact Iomega MiniMax external hard drive (Model 33933) features the same footprint design for a perfect match with your Mac mini when stacked together.
  • newegg Natively Supports Mac The high-performance built-in HDD is preformatted in HFS+, the file system format used in Mac. Providing native support for Mac computers, the Iomega MiniMax external hard drive (Model 33933) is your choice for storage expansion.
  • newegg High Performance Hard Drive The high performance 7200 RPM, 500GB hard drive stores your movies, music, applications and documents for easy sharing and is also perfect for backing up your system.
  • newegg Superior Expandability With the integrated three-port USB 2.0 hub, add external USB hard drives for storage expandability.
  • newegg Special Micro Security Slot The Iomega MiniMax external hard drive (Model 33933) features a special micro security slot, so you can anchor the MiniMax to a desk to guard against theft.
  • newegg Powerful Backup Software The powerful backup software EMC Retrospect Disaster Recovery includes full system backup and recovery functions as well as easy scheduling and encryption.

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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 1 year
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 1 year
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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Great backup drive

Pros: Excellent backup drive that doubles as USB expansion. It sits behind my Mac's LCD monitor. Never had trouble with it. It will do either FireWire or USB for drive mounting, whichever you connect to first. There is a switch on the back to require it to use FireWire only for disk mounting (USB ports still work for other things). The USB is a hub so you have a few extra USB ports available, and the FireWire provides an extra two ports. I created two partitions on the disk itself, one that I use for backing up with Time Machine, the other where I copy Parallels Virtual Machines and other stuff manually.

Cons: None so far.

Overall Review: Not sure why the other reviewer is so upset that a help desk individual couldn't answer their questions about the internal interface between the hdd and the enclosure. Rating it as 1 star for that is rather dumb. It's either IDE or SATA on the inside and if you want to change out to a bigger drive, just open it up and see what's inside. Or go buy another one with the bigger drive already in it.

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Ownership: less than 1 day
2/ 5
Internal interface?

Pros: Looks good. Same formfactor as the Mac mini and airport extreme base stations

Cons: Notice that the specs don't list an internal interface. Follow the link to the manufacturers website....note they don't list the interface either. Try chatting with a "live agent"...I got Stephanie...she doesn't understand the difference between INTERNAL and EXTERNAL interface.

Q: what is the internal interface (in case I want to put a bigger drive in the box)?
A: USB & Firewire.

That's just plain wrong. 1) this drive does not do firewire. 2) that's the EXTERNAL interface! Asking again, explaining the difference between internal and external, and explaining why I cared had no effect. Neither did requesting someone with a clue.

I recommend steering clear of iomega. They don't bother putting specs on the web, or techs on their support line.

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