First Impression: The Iomega 1 TB External Hard Drive

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The Iomega 1 TB External Hard Drive
The Iomega 1 TB External Hard Drive

First, I will say that this drive failed about one day after I bought it, and I no longer have it.

With that said, I was able to form some impressions during the short time I had it, so I decided to share them here.

I bought the Iomega eGo 1TB USB 2.0 FireWire 800 Desktop External Mac Edition Hard Drive to serve as an external hard disk for my MacBook Pro 13 inch laptop, mainly to use as a scratch disk for Final Cut Express.

After unpacking the drive and connecting it to my Mac, I really liked the length of the USB, firewire cable and power cord. It easily fit in to my current setup.

The drive seemed to be solidly constructed, and could either be used horizontally, or vertically with a provided stand.

My Mac recognized the drive right after I connected it, and, for awhile, it worked without incident. I bought the drive primarily to serve as a scratch disk for Final Cut Express, as an older smaller external hard drive I already had was too slow for that purpose.

I updated the settings in Final Cut Express to use the Iomega external drive as the scratch disk, and used it for a day with no problems. The next day, I powered up the drive, and it started making clicking sounds and was no longer recognized by my MacBook Pro. I tried powering the drive up several times with the same result, and therefore had to return it.

Despite the drive failure, I liked it well enough to give it another try, and, had it been in stock, I would have reordered it. As it turns out, a replacement was not immediately available, so I opted to replace it with a different external hard drive.

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