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Iomega eGo 1TB Review – Best External Hard Drive For Mac

Rey Basti

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If you need an additional space that will keep your file safe, an external hard drive would be our best option for this. What if you're a Mac user? This would not be a problem anymore, because Iomega eGo 1TB is specially made for Mac PC, the perfect answer to your needs. This is a desktop hard drive that can be your best companion every time you need to store your precious files.

The eGo is pack with 1 Terabyte of disk space, if it's not enough, there's a 2TB version of this great drive with only few additional dollar. With this huge space, storage will not be a problem again. You can now store your HD movies, MP3's and picture collections.

The Looks

It looks great in silver design, this will perfectly match mostly the latest Mac casing colors. It has a physical dimension of 4.4 x 6 x 8.8 inches and weighs 3.7 pounds, a bit bulky but it sits in upright position so that it doesn't consume much space on your desk, unlike other drives that lies flat. The finish is absolutely beautiful in aluminum casing design, it also provide as an additional heatsink.

A multiple holes on the front panel for proper air ventilation, this helps the drive to cool down during intense operations. A single LED indicator is provided at the end of its casing that indicates its operations. At the back, there's a power switch, a USB 2.0 connector and 2 FireWire ports.


It supports the plug and play operation for Macs and Pre formatted with HFS+, all you need to do is to plug it and you're ready for action

Can also be reformatted and used with Windows OS, an instruction is provided to guide you through the process

It supports a multiple interface connector for USB 2.0 and FireWire 400/800 for maximum speed possible

A one year subscription of Trend Smart Surfing for Mac software is included for your additional safety against virus while surfing the net

An online backup service called MozyHome is also included for additional security of your most important files in case your drive crashes

Back up with 3 year limited warranty for your peace of mind, unlike other competitors that gives only a 1 year

What's inside the Box?

A quick start guide, an easy to read and understand manual which is very handy for your reference

A Power adapter to supply the whole system

USB 2.0 and FireWire 400/800 interface cables are included, to have your freedom of choice for faster connection

The Iomega eGo 1TB desktop hard drive itself

In Conclusion

The Iomega eGo 1TB is an excellent choice if you want a fast and more flexible connection options. This drive is also reliable and solid in performance. You can expect a cool and quiet drive during its operation. If the demand for disk space is large, this drive is enough for your huge collections of movies, MP3, pictures and programs.

A plug and play feature is great for maximum ease of usage. A FireWire cable is also provided, almost everything you need is provided and packs with features. The price point for this drive is a bit higher compare with other Mac external hard drive, but I think its worth for everything they provided. A 3 year warranty is an attractive offer from Iomega, proving it that it's a very dependable product from them.

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