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The Iomega eGo Silver Mac Edition is a mid-range to high-end external hard drive.

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Pros

Bootable, can be used for recovery purposes for Mac users

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Power switch issue has been fixed by the latest revision that use a conventional switch

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Offers a range of in/outputs, including a pair of FW800 ports for daisy chaining, as well as a USB2.0 port

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Low cost, strong performance, a good alternative to WD and Seagate drives

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Whilst more attractive than the standard variant of the desktop drive, the eGo Mac edition is not aesthetically pleasing as some of its competitors, the stand is less than pleasant looking

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Power switch is annoying to press, requires a pen

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Not as fast as WD and Seagate drives, but is cheaper

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The Iomega eGo Silver Mac Edition is a mid-range to high-end external hard drive designed specifically for use with Apple Macintosh computers. It features two FireWire 800 ports and a single USB 2.0 port and includes a FireWire 400 to 800 adapter cable. Additionally, the eGo Silver Mac Edition comes with the Iomega Protection Suite Mac Edition software set.

The eGo Silver Mac Edition is HFS+ formatted, making it ready to use right out of the box with Mac computers, but incompatible with Windows PCs unless formatted in FAT32 or NTFS. Its FireWire and USB 2.0 ports allow the eGo Silver Mac Edition to transfer files to most modern computers with FireWire 800 providing data transfer rates effectively double that of USB 2.0. Meanwhile, the eGo Silver Mac Edition's Iomega Protection Suite Mac Edition software set includes Trend Micro Smart Surfing software for Mac, Iomega QuikProtect and MozyHome Online backup service (2GB of online storage).

Features
  • Available in 1 and 2TB capacities
  • HFS+ formatted
  • 2x FireWire 800 ports, 1x USB 2.0
  • Includes a FireWire 400 to 800 adapter cable
  • Includes Iomega Protection Suite Mac Edition software set
  • Three year limited warranty with product registration
  • Mac OS X, version 10.4 or greater compatible
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