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iomega Prestige Desktop 500GB USB 2.0 3.5" External Hard Drive 34270

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Out of drive slots in your computer? Need temporary or portable data storage? Iomega's got a beautiful line of external drives to meet your needs.

Using the USB 2.0 interface for plug and play simplicity, and using an Energy Star-compliant power adapter to keep things green, this 500 GB add-on drive with an 8MB cache meets the demands. Its sturdy aluminum case is both stylish and rugged, allowing portability between machines without looking like an armored truck. Vertically oriented, it takes up less of your valuable desk space. And Iomega is one of the brands you've come to trust over the years.

Inexpensive, easy to use, portable; what else could a person ask for? So, if this meets your needs, buy it! We'll be happy to sell you a few.

  • newegg Aluminum Enclosure The Iomega Prestige Desktop 34270 external hard drive features a sturdy aluminum enclosure for excellent heat dissipation and tough, reliable hard drive protection.
  • newegg Huge 500GB Storage Capacity The Iomega Prestige Desktop 34270 external hard drive provides an amazing 500GB storage capacity so you can save your movies, music, applications and documents for easy sharing with your friends and even back up your system.
  • newegg USB 2.0 Interface The Iomega Prestige Desktop 34270 external hard drive features a USB 2.0 interface for fast transfer speeds of up to 480Mbps and plug-and-play connectivity.
  • newegg Powerful Backup Software The powerful backup software EMC Retrospect Express HD includes full system backup and recovery functions as well as easy scheduling and encryption.

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Warranty, Returns, And Additional Information
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  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years
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Ownership: more than 1 year
2/ 5
7/26/2010 5:57:58 PM

Pros: Affordable.

Cons: Deliberately designed obsolescence. After several days of the sudden appearance of the Iomega click of death forewarning, my drive also died almost precisely after thirteen months. Much the same experience I had with the Jaz and Zip drives many years ago. So I beg to differ, the Iomega click of death is still alive and well over a decade later. Iomega's one year of MTBF is far inferior to the rest of the industry. In my experience no other hardware brand suffers total failure like this, let alone so routinely.

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Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
Verified Owner
5/ 5
7/1/2010 7:23:22 AM

Pros: Works great. Runs very cool.

Cons: None

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Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
Verified Owner
1/ 5
Dead 3/27/2010 8:20:07 PM

Pros: Nice drive. Fast. Quiet.

Cons: Died after two days.

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Manufacturer Response:
We're sorry you had issues with this drive. It is an unfortunate fact that hard drives do go bad, but it does happen. Please go to Iomega.com and click on the support link. Use our free chat to explain your situation to the tech and they will help you with this issue.
Ownership: more than 1 year
2/ 5
Lasted 1 year and 1 month 3/19/2010 8:24:11 AM

Pros: Quiet and fast

Cons: After 1 year and 1 month the hard drive died, i got the famous "Click of Death" and the hard drive stopped working

Overall Review: Its incredible that iomega keep making the same mistakes, looks like this products are made to last exactly the warranty time, very bad quality spend your money elsewhere.
Never dropped or mishandled.

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Manufacturer Response:
We're sorry you had issues with this drive. It is an unfortunate fact that hard drives do go bad, but it does happen. We highly recommend that you always keep a complete and separate backup of all your data in order to avoid this kind of situation.

Also, though the hard drive may be clicking, the "click of death" refers to our older Zip drive line and is not related to hard drives.
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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
Verified Owner
5/ 5
Used to Convert DishNetwork Box to DVR 1/28/2010 6:12:08 PM

Pros: Works, nice activity light, power switch.

Cons: None yet

Overall Review: Has been powered 24/7 for 6 weeks as DVR storage for sat TV without problem.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
2/ 5
Good While It Lasted 12/28/2009 10:07:40 AM

Pros: Its a very powerful, fast, and quiet drive. I like the power switch feature(one of the reasons I purchased it). Samsung was the brand of the actual hard disk inside.

Cons: It failed after 10 months of use. Filled it to about half of its capacity and it just stopped loading one day after switching the power on. Took it apart and found that the circuit board had some burned out circuits. I basically lost 233 gigs of data after 10 months of use.

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Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
2/ 5
DIED AFTER ABOUT A YEAR 12/24/2009 2:59:54 PM

Pros: Held 500 GB, pretty quiet

Cons: DIED AFTER ONE YEAR. it abruptly does not show up on my computer, or any others. tried switching out the cables and computers, nothing. was not dropped or damaged in any way- just failed!!

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Ownership: more than 1 year
5/ 5
Nice storage drive 12/7/2009 6:15:10 AM

Pros: Lots of storage, On/Off Switch, Stays cool. Very quiet. The ladies love it.

Cons: Takes up space on my desk. Doesn't cook.

Overall Review: Almost no heat when idle. Would buy for someone as a gift.

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