Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.

Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Colour:
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
      

Iomega Prestige USB 2.0, 500GB Portable Compact Hard Drive

by Iomega

Currently unavailable.
We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.
  • Iomega Prestige Portable 2.5 inch Compact Hard Disk Drive
  • 500GB Capacity
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • Compact Super-compact drive easily fits in a pocket, laptop bag, or backpack; One of the smallest portable hard drives in the marketplace
  • Easy-to-use USB 2.0 interface available with no external power supply required
See more product details

There is a newer model of this item:


Product Information

Technical Details
BrandIomega
Item Weight340 g
Product Dimensions5.4 x 17.8 x 13 cm
Item model number34808
RAM Size8000 MB
Hard Drive Size500 GB
  
Additional Information
ASINB0033160U2
Best Sellers Rank 58,829 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight408 g
Date First Available1 Jan 2010
  
Feedback
 

Product Description


At just over 4 inches long, the super-compact, lightweight Iomega Prestige Portable Hard drive, Compact Edition, is perfect to carry in your pocket, back-pack or laptop bag
It requires no external power supply - just plug it and go
With the Drop Shock feature, the Prestige Portable Hard Drive is rugged enough to safely store data for travel environments
It also includes Iomega Protection Suite software with Trend Micro Internet Security (1 year subscription), Iomega QuikProtect, EMC Retrospect Express Backup software, and MozyHome Online Backup service to protect your data and your computer (software available via download)

 
 Product Description Iomega Prestige Portable Hard Drive Compact Edition - hard drive - 500 GB - Hi-Speed USB 
 Type Hard drive - external 
 Dimensions (WxDxH) 8 cm x 11 cm x 1.6 cm 
&

Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

27 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Mr. John L. Temple on 29 May 2010
I've only had the 500GB Iomega portable Hard drive for a month, so I obviously cannot comment on its expected, lifetime. I got it "up and running" fairly quickly - only one problem. I thought it came pre-formatted - but it wasn't formatted. My computer couldn't even "see" the unformatted drive. I thought I had a dud - until I did a bit of research and found out how to force the computer to see it. It then had to be formatted - takes a long time to format 500GB! But everything else then "ticks all the boxes". It's powered off the USB connection - so I'm saved all the agro of lugging around and plugging in a power supply. The lead has two USB plugs at "the computer end" in case one USB outlet can't supply enough power, but I find that one plug is sufficient. I store videos on it - it's far smaller, more convenient (and cheaper) than the approx 100 DVDs I would otherwise need - and I just select the one I want off the directory. I lug it round in my rucksack (with my lap top) so it isn't always treated very gently - seems to take it. And its soooo small!! My laptop will play videos directly off the Iomega over the USB link; I don't have to copy the file back onto the computer's disc (This may depend on the speed of the the computer and an individual's USB link - and I haven't tried HD).

Other than my start-up and formatting experience (hence only 4 stars) its excellent.
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Ubulord on 1 Mar 2010
Had to buy this one after buying a WD Passport Essential SE and finding out that the "WD Smartware" ruins that drive by making it incompatible with several programs / environments. This drive suffers from none of those problems. Everything works fine and the extra software is downloadeable. You only install it / use it if you want. That's the way it should be, not like the WD which forces you into having unremovable software on your pc. This drive also worked fine with my Sony PS3, after formatting it into FAT32. It accepted a 500GB FAT32 formatting, unlike the WD Passport which (after crashing several partitioning programs) ended up accepting only a 200 GB FAT32 partition (God knows why).
The special "double USB" connector for getting extra power in the case of low current USB's sounds like a good idea, although up to now it has worked fine with only one USB connected.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Pi Squared on 7 Jan 2011
HISTORY
-------
My main PC is an elderly laptop, still running XP Home SP3, left in a fixed set-up at home with an external monitor & keyboard. Fortunately, when I got it I got quite a high hardware spec and it still runs all the apps I need. However the original 80GB HDD fitted was getting full, and a couple of years ago I added a 250GB Maxtor USB drive to it. Recently the Maxtor was also reaching practical limits of storage so I invested in this Iomega 500GB USB HDD.

APPEARANCE
----------
Wow, what a change in a couple of years! Drive for drive the Iomega must be about half the length, height and width of the Maxtor - in other words about 1/8th the volume and probably less than 1/10th the weight. For double the capacity. And that's not even counting the Maxtor power supply! So my initial reactions out of the box for the Iomega were very favourable. OK, the Maxtor was a metal case which is where a lot of the weight probably came from. The Iomega is a metallised plastic to look like dark-grey brushed aluminium, but in my usage it doesn't get any physical stress or knocks anyway. Small point in the Iomega's favour: the drive active LED on the Maxtor was an annoying intensity and shade of blue; I find the smaller blue-white indicator on the Iomega much less distracting by comparison.

SPEC
----
It says 500GB and no, you don't get 500GB, you get 465GB or thereabouts. So what? I don't think we'll ever get disk manufacturers to accept this issue. Yes, they are right by all the scientific and engineering and SI definitions of what the Giga- prefix means: 10^9. And yet, by any Windows-based measure Giga- is used to mean 2^30. And there's a difference of nearly 7.5% between the two values. Annoying though it may be, we just have to accept it I suspect.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By breadfan on 12 July 2010
Verified Purchase
Really like this drive. I have lots(!) of HDDs both mobile and external. This is my favourite one. 500Gb is perfect size for me, used for back up of media/music/photos. Good mix of price versus Gb. Lovely sexy metal body gives solid feel to this drive. I have a WD passport that feels delicate compared to this one. Only drawback is that the usb cable supplied HAS to be used. I have tried several other mini usb cables and the drive just hiccups and doesn't connect. That aside its a winner.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Macosan on 1 Aug 2010
This is the first portable drive I have purchased for my own use.
The drive is well made and of sturdy metal construction, tested to withstand reasonably severe drops and very small and compact. Very pocketable.
Powered by a single USB2 conection on the drive with two pick up connectors on the cable for connection to lower powered older computers. Only one is required to power the drive from my laptop. I recon the second one would never be needed on the vast majority of systems.
The drive plugs in and works straight from the box showing as Iomega Drive in "My Computer". Cable connections feel firm and solid. Just drag and drop files into it or install and use the supplied Retrospect Backup.
Retrospect however is probably the most difficult backup software to use (In my Opinion) especially for new users. It may be good and powerfull but is far from user friendly. Memeo or Genie would be much better software to include in the box for this type of item.
The body of the unit has no feet fitted. This is easily rectified by sticking rubber cupboard door beffers on the underside. Most user's may not require this feature but, for me, the buffers I have fitted stop the unit slipping off the arm of the chair when I am using it with my laptop in the lounge and sliding around scratching the desktop when using it at work.
In all though for speed, price, build quality, small size,high capacity and ease of use I have given the unit itself a score of five. Deduct what you will from this if easy to use included backup software and rubber feet are high prority items for you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews