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Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive

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UltraMax 640GB
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Stand-alone magnetic disk, optical disc or solid state drive that plugs into the computer typically via USB, although eSATA and FireWire are also used. Used for storing and retrieving digital information.
External Hard Drives
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Warranty: One year warranty
Long product name Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive

UltraMax 640GB USB 2.0/FireWire® 400/800 Desktop Hard Drive
Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer

Secure, High Capacity Storage!
The Iomega® UltraMax 640GB Desktop Hard Drive adds secure, high capacity storage to your computer system. With its triple interface solution, the Iomega UltraMax Hard Drive 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 for a powerful data storage solution that is essential for digital enthusiasts. Plus this high performance drive includes RAID 0 for higher data throughput and a three port USB hub that conveniently allows for expanded storage or backup by connecting additional external hard drives. With EMC® Retrospect® Express software for full-system backups, the Iomega UltraMax Hard Drive secures even your most data-intensive projects and allows for reliable recovery in case of a failure.

High-Performance -
- RAID 0 built in for higher data throughput
- HFS+ so that is it natively compatible with Mac machines
Convenient –
- Three-port USB hub and three FireWire ports for more connection capabilities
- High capacity storage for tons of photos, music files and videos
Expandable -
- Additional USB host ports for added storage expansion
- Stackable design allows for stacking of additional hard drives for even greater capacity
- Secure - Professional-level backup and disaster recovery for all your critical data with EMC Retrospect Express software
- Great for Mac Users - One of the only drives preformatted in HFS+

Short summary description Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive:
This short summary of the Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Iomega UltraMax 640GB, 640 GB, 7200 RPM

Long summary description Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Iomega UltraMax 640GB. HDD capacity: 640 GB, HDD speed: 7200 RPM

Hard drive
HDD capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
640 GB
HDD speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
7200 RPM
Characteristics of the device.
Storage drive buffer size
8 MB
Ports & interfaces
FireWire 400
FireWire-interface with a data transmission speed of 400 Mbit/s (50MB/s). FireWire is a serial computer bus technology designed as replacement of SCSI and is based on the IEEE 1394 and 1394b standards.
FireWire 800
Packaging data
User guide
Other features
USB 2.0 ports quantity
Number of USB 2.0 ports (connecting interfaces) in the device. USB 2.0 was released in April 2000 (now called "Hi-Speed"), adding higher maximum signaling rate of 480 Mbit/s (effective throughput up to 35 MB/s or 280 Mbit/s), USB 2.0 ports are usually black.
USB required
The product is built in.
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Minimum storage drive space
The minimum hard disk space required to store or run a computer program or operating system.
200 MB
Minimum RAM
The lowest RAM (memory) required to run a computer program or operating system.
32 MB
Quick start guide
Instructions, either online, as a computer program or in paper form, to allow you to set up and start using the product quickly.
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial)
244.6 x 122.4 x 78 mm (9.63 x 4.82 x 3.07")
FireWire cable
Source Testseek summary Average rating
2011-09-27 11:58:50
Testseek has collected 2 expert reviews for Iomega UltraMax 640GB external hard drive and the average expert rating is 70 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
Source Review comments Score
2011-09-27 11:58:50
Iomega has been at pains recently to demonstrate a renewed commitment to the Mac platform, and this new desktop hard disk is one of the most visible signs.
2011-09-27 11:58:45
Its clear at a glance that Iomega designed its UltraMax 640GB hard drive ($340 direct) with the Mac professional market in mind. The UltraMaxs distinctive silver case and "cheese grater" front panel are compatible in appearance with professional-mo...
Good Preformatted for Macs out of the box. Works with Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows XP. Mac-complimentary styling. Fast triple interface, including FireWire 800. Includes Retrospect Express software.
Bad Preformatted for Macs (inconvenient for PCs). Changing RAID settings involves unlabeled DIP switches. Drives not user-serviceable. Could use eSATA for the fastest transfer times.
Bottom line A quick "drop-in" solution for professional Macs, the Iomega UltraMax (640GB) gives the Mac user speedy, portable storage. PC users can use the UltraMax too, but its really a Mac-oriented drive...
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