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Iomega's Prestige External Hard Drive has the storage capacity for the equivalent of over 300 DVD-ROMs. This compact, silver hard drive looks stylish at the same time as storing up to 1.5 terabytes of data.

Capacity - 1.5 TB
Interface - USB 2.0
Performances - 7200 rpm
Transfer Rate - Up to 480 Mbps
Buffer Memory - 8 MB
Size - 198 x 120 x 31 mm
Weight - 0.976 kg
Required Configuration - PC: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional / XP Home / XP Professional / XP Professional x64 / Windows Vista (all versions)
Mac: OS X version 10.3 - 10.5
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#1
it's showing as £84.99?????
#2
voodoomox
it's showing as £84.99?????


To get this price use discount code: 10HD
#3
loopie
To get this price use discount code: 10HD


Ahh soz, cant read lol :thinking:
#4
This almost makes we want to buy Iomega again
#5
Seagate one shows for the same price so if the code works for that you can get it instead - better known brand than Iomega (generally).
#6
If interested the drive I got inside was a Seagate. Also the case comes apart nicely if you want to remove the drive and install in a PC. Crazy that it's cheaper to buy an external drive and install in your Pc, rather than buying an internal drive from PC World.
#7
can you use the code for collect in store? I can't see where to put in?
#8
Ordered for delivery as I think the voucher can only be used for that.

I've read these do have an on/off switch, can anyone confirm?

Cheers OP, was looking at these late last night - so glad I didn't order then!
#9
Ive had the 1tb version for around a year or so and have has no problems whatsoever with it. They are put together by iomega but have a decent seagate HD inside.
1 Like #10
got 1 a few weeks ago. Can confirm they do have an on/off switch
#11
loopie
If interested the drive I got inside was a Seagate. Also the case comes apart nicely if you want to remove the drive and install in a PC. Crazy that it's cheaper to buy an external drive and install in your Pc, rather than buying an internal drive from PC World.


Usually the difference between usb disks and oem disks is that the usb ones have a small amount of ram onboard .... in this case 8MB. Most oem disks 1.5TB are 32MB and some of the high end ones have 64MB. Occasionally some of the usb disks use 5400rpm disks instead of the oem usual of 7200rpm (excepting "green" drives in this)
#12
The RAM you refer to is known as Cache and the vast majority of oem's don't vary the cache on oem/retail HD's, it's just the sticker and the packaging. OEM is bare drive only, retail will usually include screws, a nice box, perhaps an SATA lead and a longer warranty.

Either way the Segate 7200.11 and 7200.12 have 32mb of cache on oem version and that's what I suspect will be inside the Iomega case.
#13
God dammit I just bought one from Comet for 80.74. Definitely hot.
#14
Thanks - just what I needed
#15
this or the seagate ? or they both contain seagate HD ?

hmmm
#16
Daren't risk this with Windows 7 (particularly in view of one of the reviews, which said it wasn't compatible).

The Iomega spec states:

Windows® PC requirements[LIST]
[*]Pentium® II-class or equivalent processor or higher
[*]Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional / XP Home / XP Professional /
XP Professional x64 / Windows Vista™ (all versions)
(Check back for updated operating system support information)
[*]USB 2.0 interface connection
[*]256MB RAM or higher
[*]Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher or Netscape ® 6.1 or higher to view User's Manual[/LIST]

Can't see why it wouldn't work, though - anyone any thoughts?
#17
Newbold
Daren't risk this with Windows 7 (particularly in view of one of the reviews, which said it wasn't compatible).

The Iomega spec states:

Windows® PC requirements[LIST]
[*]Pentium® II-class or equivalent processor or higher
[*]Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional / XP Home / XP Professional /
XP Professional x64 / Windows Vista™ (all versions)
(Check back for updated operating system support information)
[*]USB 2.0 interface connection
[*]256MB RAM or higher
[*]Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher or Netscape ® 6.1 or higher to view User's Manual[/LIST]


General Information Capacity 1.5 TB
Interface USB 2.0
Performances 7200 rpm
Transfer Rate Up to 480 Mbps
Buffer Memory 8 MB
Size 198 x 120 x 31 mm
Weight 0.976 kg
Required Configuration PC: Microsoft® Windows® 2000 Professional / XP Home / XP Professional / XP Professional x64 / Windows Vista™ (all versions)
Mac: OS X version 10.3 - 10.5

Can't see why it wouldn't work, though - anyone any thoughts?


Says all versions... i just ordered and i have win 7 64 bit
#18
j41sal;8373648
Says all versions... i just ordered and i have win 7 64 bit


So do I - but where does it say 'all versions'? The Iomega website makes no mention of Windows 7 - I'd like one of these, but only if I can be sure it's compatible.
#19
Newbold
So do I - but where does it say 'all versions'? The Iomega website makes no mention of Windows 7 - I'd like one of these, but only if I can be sure it's compatible.


It'll work on Windows 7. Don't have proof but it will.
#20
reserves;8373722
It'll work on Windows 7. Don't have proof but it will.


I think you're probably right, but it's odd that Windows 7 is conspicuously absent from any of the specifications on the Iomega site, or elsewhere. Can't risk it. :x

Just found this on amazon.com:


Windows 7 64-bit users beware! The Prestige line of external hard drives is not compatible with 64-bit Windows 7, at least on my Dell Precision M4400. Iomega implies that it is fully compatible with Windows 7 but it is only compatible with the 32-bit version. I would avoid Iomega altogether, though. They are either too lazy to update their prodct description or too moronic to realize that there are two versions of Windows 7. Then, in their immeasurable arrogance, they charge you $25 to speak to them on the phone and listen to them blame Microsoft. Hey Iomega... it is YOUR product. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure the drivers are there or to notify potential customers that the product is not compatible. Let's see how long it take this bunch to make the necessary 64-bit drivers available. I won't hold my breath!
#21
Iomega 1.5Tb Prestige Desktop Hard Disk Drive Specification
Hard Disk
Disk Capacity 1500GB
Disk Speed 7200RPM
[COLOR="Red"]Data Buffer/RAM 8MB[/COLOR]
Data Transfer Rate
USB 2.0 Cable 60MB/s
Interfaces/Ports
Interface USB 2.0/1.1 Interface Type(s) USB
External Interfaces/Ports
USB Ports 1 x USB 2.0
System
Software Included EMC Retrospect HD (PC) software license is included for easy file backup (software via download)
System Requirements
System Requirements PC: Pentium II-class or equivalent processor or higher, USB 2.0 interface connection, 256MB RAM or higher, Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher or Netscape 6.1 or higher to view User's Manual • Mac: Mac PowerPC G3 or Intel Core Duo processor, Built-in USB connection, 128MB RAM or higher, Safari 1.0 or higher to view User's Manual
Operating Systems Supported PC: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional/XP Home/XP Professional/XP Professional x64/Vista • Mac: Mac OS X 10.1 or above
Electrical
Voltage/Power/Frequency 100 to 240VAC
Physical
Enclosure type External
Colour Silver
In The Box Desktop Hard Drive • USB 1.1/2.0 cable • EU-UK Power cable • Quick Start Guide • Stand
Dimensions 12.07cm (W) x 19.86cm (D) x 3.1cm (H) - Weight 0.98kg
#22
Newbold
I think you're probably right, but it's odd that Windows 7 is conspicuously absent from any of the specifications on the Iomega site, or elsewhere. Can't risk it. :x

Just found this on amazon.com:


Windows 7 64-bit users beware! The Prestige line of external hard drives is not compatible with 64-bit Windows 7, at least on my Dell Precision M4400. Iomega implies that it is fully compatible with Windows 7 but it is only compatible with the 32-bit version. I would avoid Iomega altogether, though. They are either too lazy to update their prodct description or too moronic to realize that there are two versions of Windows 7. Then, in their immeasurable arrogance, they charge you $25 to speak to them on the phone and listen to them blame Microsoft. Hey Iomega... it is YOUR product. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure the drivers are there or to notify potential customers that the product is not compatible. Let's see how long it take this bunch to make the necessary 64-bit drivers available. I won't hold my breath!

This will be a USB Mass Storage device which is confirmed working on a number of operating systems. If it is designed to the mass storage standard, which exists to attempt to ensure interoperability, then Microsofts product is to blame.

I learnt to avoid Microsoft entirely a long time ago.
#23
brandnewgame;8373898
This will be a USB Mass Storage device which is confirmed working on a number of operating systems. If it is designed to the mass storage standard, which exists to attempt to ensure interoperability, then Microsofts product is to blame.

I learnt to avoid Microsoft entirely a long time ago.


Actually, it was for this:

Iomega Prestige 1.5 TB USB 2.0 Desktop External Hard Drive 34474

Same model, isn't it?
#24
is this seriel?
#25
Does this require an external power adaptor or is it powered by USB?
#26
voted hot thanks I'll pick one up tomorrow.
#27
azzunited
Does this require an external power adaptor or is it powered by USB?

It will be powered by an external adaptor
#28
Has anybody used one with the WD Media Player?
#29
Comes to £80.99 after discount but still a good deal.
#30
Newbold
I think you're probably right, but it's odd that Windows 7 is conspicuously absent from any of the specifications on the Iomega site, or elsewhere. Can't risk it. :x

Just found this on amazon.com:


Windows 7 64-bit users beware! The Prestige line of external hard drives is not compatible with 64-bit Windows 7, at least on my Dell Precision M4400. Iomega implies that it is fully compatible with Windows 7 but it is only compatible with the 32-bit version. I would avoid Iomega altogether, though. They are either too lazy to update their prodct description or too moronic to realize that there are two versions of Windows 7. Then, in their immeasurable arrogance, they charge you $25 to speak to them on the phone and listen to them blame Microsoft. Hey Iomega... it is YOUR product. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure the drivers are there or to notify potential customers that the product is not compatible. Let's see how long it take this bunch to make the necessary 64-bit drivers available. I won't hold my breath!


I don't understand, it's just a disk drive :? I would have expected it to be using the same generic storage driver that all mass storage drives do. Perhaps he is having problems other than driver-related?
#31
Not an amazing price - this drive has been around this price for some time now.

I got one - took it home - it broke within 5 minutes - I took it back.
#32
8MB cache is too low for my liking.
#33
Avalon-One
The RAM you refer to is known as Cache and the vast majority of oem's don't vary the cache on oem/retail HD's, it's just the sticker and the packaging. OEM is bare drive only, retail will usually include screws, a nice box, perhaps an SATA lead and a longer warranty.

Either way the Segate 7200.11 and 7200.12 have 32mb of cache on oem version and that's what I suspect will be inside the Iomega case.

RTFA, it says in the description that it has 8MB cache .... that will make this disk much slower than its 32MB/64MB cache brethern when used in a computer
#34
It's a USB based mass storage device, it'll work with anything that supports USB mass storage devices when formatted correctly, the bundled software may not work with win7 X64 but then again it also won't work on Linux, BeOS or a nintendo gameboy but no-one ever said it would. As to the 8MB cache it's a USB drive, the USB interface simply isn't capable of the kind of sustained r/w that would make cache an issue.
#35
Got mine today. Very pleased, looks smart etc. Cheers

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