I noticed the case was separated on one corner The hard drive can be daisy chained through which I connect to other devices. Ask a question Reset. Transferring files is very slow. I carry it in my laptop case when I go out.

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You cannot format a drive without losing all the data on the drive.

Iomega GB eGo Portable Mac Edition Hard Drive (Ruby Red)

There’s no power cord or switch, but that does not matter. Mac OS X Rated 1 out of 5 by Mike in Boston from Very poor performance I am disappointed in this drive.

All three computers recognized it instantly and have no problems with it. Firewirefirewireand USB. As long as any file eventually transfers, they will not test jomega service it. The rotation speed is rpm which is comfortable for digital transfer.

Ask a question Reset. The length of the second cable the two are hooked together; both are too short is so short that it won’t reach across the computer to insert into the computer’s second USB port.

As a photographer, this iomega drive is completely useless egk transferring image files. I only bought it because it was the only external portable HD Transferring files is very slow.


It is the same when connected to either of my two Windows 7 laptops one bit and one Compact size and light weight. The drive features a rotation speed of rpm and a large 8MB data buffer. The drive is bus powered that can be connected to any ioomega that has a USB port.

Rated 4 out of 5 by Chris Brait from More plus than minus Portable external hard drives are a boon especially for people like me who travel extensively. As many complain about the drive, I do not find it getting hot while connected for a long time, though there is some amount of heat radiated it is not so hot that you cannot touch it or sit next to it. Posted on Jan 30, There is nothing to complain so I would definitely refer a friend.

It is an excellent storage solution for notebook computer users. Though, the device turns hot when used for long hours that did not bother me as it has a lot of good features to boast about than this one negative point.

Click on the Partition button and wait until the process has completed. I’ve used a Egk 2 hub for the second cable, however, and this seems to solve the issue.


Iomdga do I format my iomega ego hd that was previously used on a PC to a Mac without losing the existing data on the drive? No Longer Available Update Location close.

Iomega Ego 500gb Mac Edition Portable Hard Drive FireWire 400/800 USB 2

User profile for user: Iomega support says they do not guarantee transfer rate. The format process can take up to several hours depending upon the drive size. Click on the Erase tab in the DU main window. Select the volume you just created this is the sub-entry under the drive entry from the left side list.

I use it as backup for my desktop and data transfer for the others. The hard drive can be daisy chained through which I connect to other devices.

The down sided is that it does not have 2 FW ports and that I did not buy 2 drives. I am very pleased with the form and function of this external hard drive.