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Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver

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Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB
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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 Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver :
The short editorial description of Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver

Professional Hard Drive - 500GB - USB 2.0 - USB 2.0 - Serial ATA
Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver:
The official marketing text of Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver as supplied by the manufacturer

Business professionals can expand current storage and archive important documents with the professional series of Iomega Desktop Hard Drives, which offer maximum speed and performance with the choice of multiple interfaces. Iomega offers two 3 Gbits/sec eSATA/USB external desktop hard drives that are the most advanced and fastest desktop storage solutions available, ideal for those who work with professional-quality video applications or small server and network environments. eSATA is a standard for a truly fast external interface connection that is faster than FireWire 800 or USB 2.0 (up to 6 times faster than USB 2.0).

The Iomega Desktop Hard Drive USB 2.0 is home storage made simple. With this very reliable and most economical series of external desktop hard drives, you'll have room to spare for all your photo, video, and music collections. These hard drives are preformatted for a plug-and-play, worry-free set up.

Short summary description Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver:
This short summary of the Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB, 500 GB, 7200 RPM, Silver

Long summary description Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB. HDD capacity: 500 GB, HDD speed: 7200 RPM. Product colour: Silver

Hard drive
HDD capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
500 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
Product colour *
The colour e.g. red, blue, green, black, white.
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
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
Data transfer rate
Rate at which data can be transferred. Usually expressed in units per second. May vary with network configurations.
3 Gbit/s
The product is built in.
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
Pentium II
Minimum RAM
The lowest RAM (memory) required to run a computer program or operating system.
256 MB
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
Microsoft Windows Vista* / 2000 / XP / Mac OS X 10.1.5+
Dimensions (W x D x H) (imperial)
120.7 x 222.2 x 34.9 mm (4.75 x 8.75 x 1.38")
Source Testseek summary Average rating
2011-09-27 11:59:51
Testseek has collected 4 expert reviews for Iomega Desktop Hard Drive 500 GB external hard drive Silver and the average expert rating is 80 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.
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2011-09-27 11:59:51
Heavyweight performer is worth a ton. Fast, practical, solid and good-looking. Industrial might be a more appropriate word than Professional to describe this well built drive. The brushed aluminium case is reassuringly solid. A dark strip along...
2011-09-27 11:59:51
Esternamente il drive 500GB eSATA Professional di Iomega è abbastanza compatto e dispone di un supporto per poterlo posizionare in verticale. Il trasporto non è un problema, e il peso è di 1,26 Kg, mentre l'alimentazione è fornita da un alimentatore...
Good Interfaccia eSATA, software in bundle con funzionalità evolute...
Bad Usando l'eSATA si perde il Plug and Play del drive, rumoroso se posto sotto stress...
2011-09-27 11:59:51
despite its slick appearance and speedy feature set, the Iomega Silver Series eSATA/USB 500GB External Drive is best suited for the lackluster role of a secondary data repository: not as a system drive, nor a HTPC drive, or even a portable drive -- since...
2011-09-27 11:59:51
Its a wonder we ever even used serial ports. Back in the dark days of computing, external devices connected to the PC via these 9-pin (or, arbitrarily, 25-pin) ports through which data crawled at, oh, around 300 bits per second. Thats bits. If you...
Good Great performance. Comes with backup software.
Bad A bit more expensive than the Cavalry.
Bottom line A terrific, if not outstanding, choice...
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