Western Digital WD Elements 1.5 TB USB 2. Desktop External Hard Drive
Western Digital’s WD Elements Desktop USB 2. external hard drive is the appropriate answer for simple, solid add-on storage. Merely plug it in to a USB port and begin saving your photos, music, video, and files.
WD high quality inside and out. Designed with similar commitment to quality that made WD external drives the number one selling drives in the world. Plug and play simplicity. Just hook up the power and plug it into a USB port to immediately add additional storage to your pc. Designed to conserve power, it turns on and off with your computer. Enters idle mode when not in use. Utilizes a WD drive with power saving WD GreenPower Technology and an EnergyStar compliant power supply. Eco friendly packaging. Packaged in a minimized eco friendly, recyclable packaging produced from recycled materials. Preformatted for PCs. Designed for use with Windows based personal computers. Is very easily reformatted in order to use with Macs.
This external hard drive is quite a bit smaller than you’d probably expect. When it comes to noise it is deadly silent !. You’ll most probably touch it to convince yourself that it is running once you first turn it on. Its not too heavy either. The indicator light is placed at the back, which is a very good option. individuals can find those LED’s annoying, notably at night.
You will find even after copying data to it for say an hour it becomes only slightly warm although some units get decidedly hot !.
A great model for beginners or pros alike.
Iomega Prestige 1 Tb USB 2. Desktop External Hard drive
Model Number 34275. Capacity 1TB Interface. USB 2. Data transfer rate 480 Mbps. Cache buffer 8 MB. Rotational speed 7200 RPM/ Power supply USB power. System requirements (PC) Windows Vista/2000/2000 Professional/XP Home/XP Professional/XP Professional x64. Pentium II-class or equivalent processor or higher. 256 MB RAM or higher. Available USB port System requirements (Mac) Mac OS X v10.3 to 10.5, Mac PowerPC G3 or Intel Core Duo processor, 128 MB RAM or higher, available built-in USB connection Dimensions 4.75 x 1.22 x 7.82 inches (W x H x D). Weight 2.15 pounds. Warranty 1-year limited warranty
What’s in the Box ?. 34275 Prestige external hard drive, connection cable, speedy install guide, HTML user’s manual and help files, backup software license included, software via download (PC only)
Remember that Companies like Iomega, LaCie, Fantom and others are packagers, not external harddrive manufacturers. There are just a few external harddrive manufacturers and all of them turn out decent products.
This unit has a Seagate Barracuda drives installed which is An excellent device. At this time, the drives themselves from some sources cost only a few dollars less than the iomega unit, so you are getting the external housing for just a few dollars.
The housing has a power switch, very good at a time when other manufacturers are eliminating such “frills” and a white activity light on the side. Because the housing has no fan, there is no fan noise. The noise from the drive itself should be imperceptible. (If it’s not, return the unit right away.)The housing remains cool to the touch in use. The unit size is nice and a plastic base is included for those who like a vertical mounting. A power supply and USB cable are included in the package. The drive comes NTFS formatted and, for use with an Apple Macintosh, must be reformatted.
Overall this external hard drive is very good value.