Iomega Select 500GB Desktop Hard Drive USB 2.0 - Only £29.97 @ Tesco (Instore)
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Iomega Select 500GB Desktop Hard Drive USB 2.0 - Only £29.97 @ Tesco (Instore)

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Found 15th Apr 2011Made hot 15th Apr 2011
For simple storage of photos, music, movies and more, the Iomega Select features 500GB of storage and an easy USB2.0 interface for plug and play capabilities. This Iomega hard drive comes in a stylish and durable black finish, blending seamlessly with your existing computer setup.
Energy efficient, the Select hard drive is powered by an energy star qualified adaptor so as not to waste electricity thereby saving you money on electricity. The hard drive is preformatted for use with Windows PCs, but can also be reformatted for use with Macintosh computers, and the Iomega Select comes complete with a 3 year warranty.
Brand Iomega
Cache Memory in Mb 8MB
Capacity 500GB
Dlna Compliant No
External Hard Drive Size in Inches 3.5
Features of Product Simple USB2.0 Interface. Plug & play. Stylish & durable - black finish. Energy Efficient - Powered by energy star qualified adaptor. Preformatted for Windows PC's. Can be re-formatted for use with MAC. 3 years warranty
Ftpserver Included No
Internal Hard Drive Size in Inches 3.5
Mediaplayer Included No
One Touch Backup Button No
PC Interface USB 2.0
Printserver Included No
Product Depth 19.5 cm
Product Height 3.8 cm
Product Weight Units kg
Product Width 11.5 cm
Remote Access No
Slave USB Connection No
Speed in Rpm 7200
Storage Type Mechanical disc
USB Host Powered No
Warranty Period in Years 3

21 Comments

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Noisy but hot

Or is that both

heat added

iomegas are pants, lost too much data on them

was more expensive in my local store, may be a one-off?

spaceinvader

iomegas are pants, lost too much data on them


Isn't that governed by the HDD within. Iomega don't make drives themselves.
ie. If the enclosure fails, the drive itself may still work fitted elsewhere.
Edited by: "anglo" 15th Apr 2011

^^ Yup, same old, same old!! Someone has a bad experience with ONE drive and the whole brand is crap. FFS, I've had (shoudl I whisper this.....) Samsung drives conk out on me yet everyone on here seems to thnk that the sun shines out of their USB ports?!?! Some people need to realise that others may actually listen to their crap and lose out on a good deal

maybe people can post whether it was the enclosure or power supply that failed, or the actual drive inside (and the make/brand) that failed?

personally have all sorts of brands/makes/drives, started with freecom, then went to toshiba, verbatim, buffalo, samsung, right now have the 2TB usb3.0 WDs, "touch wood", luckily none of them have failed so far (I tend to fill them up quite fast so probably helps a little).

Did have a desktop pc(more than 5yrs ago) that had a seagate drive that after a few weeks/months started getting really noisy, so been avoiding seagate since, never had Iomega, are they any good? what drives do they usually use inside?

frakison

^^ Yup, same old, same old!! Someone has a bad experience with ONE drive … ^^ Yup, same old, same old!! Someone has a bad experience with ONE drive and the whole brand is crap. FFS, I've had (shoudl I whisper this.....) Samsung drives conk out on me yet everyone on here seems to thnk that the sun shines out of their USB ports?!?! Some people need to realise that others may actually listen to their crap and lose out on a good deal



So true. Do people think hard drives are infallible? I've only had one fail, that was a Seagate. I would still buy another. Most of my drives are Samsung and had no problems.

MBeeching

Do people think hard drives are infallible? I've only had one fail, that … Do people think hard drives are infallible? I've only had one fail, that was a Seagate. I would still buy another. Most of my drives are Samsung and had no problems.



I worked for a major hardware supplier in the late 90's and we had more Seagate drives returned than any other brand. Then again we sold more Seagate drives than any other.

Failure rates as a percentage were pretty uniform across all brands of drive. Only the really expensive SCSI drives had a lower percentage rate of return.

No1_Dave

Did have a desktop pc(more than 5yrs ago) that had a seagate drive that … Did have a desktop pc(more than 5yrs ago) that had a seagate drive that after a few weeks/months started getting really noisy, so been avoiding seagate since, never had Iomega, are they any good? what drives do they usually use inside?


Not good for your avoidance strategy but I have a 1TB Iomega Prestige from a Tesco deal (2009/10) which has a Seagate drive inside. This was the batch that had a firmware issue that was eventually fixed, though mine came with the update already installed.
Been OK ever since, though it can be a bit worrying hearing a series of loud clicks from time to time. This usually happens if its been idle for some time. Maybe my defrag or some other program is accessing it. I just hope it isn't gonna die on me.

I have just bought one of these from Currys online for £32 including delivery thought that was a good price

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Didn't see any in my local, just 250gb drives for £35.

Why is this hot?!!! It's 3.5inch, you can get 1tb for around £40 these days! Would be great if it was a 2.5inch portable.
Edited by: "axum" 16th Apr 2011

axum

Why is this hot?!!! It's 3.5inch, you can get 1tb for around £40 these … Why is this hot?!!! It's 3.5inch, you can get 1tb for around £40 these days! Would be great if it was a 2.5inch portable.


People vote sh!t hot for lolz, like what I just did HURR (somebody's gotta buy it - making the better products cheaper for those in the loop)

would this be ok for the ps3 ?

Any drive is "ok for the PS3" as long as it's FAT32 formatted. If you mean internal, then no, as it's a 3.5inch.

Seems like a good price to me... will be looking in the morning.

Thanks

orederd it and went thru. then recived email stating its out of stock.

sorry wrong thread i posted on.....
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