Pros

  • Very fast
  • Has USB and FireWire ports
  • Good backup software

At A Glance

This speedy, colorful drive has FireWire 800 and 400 ports, and useful software (Retrospect Express and Iomega QuikProtect).

The Specs

Storage
Drive size 500.0 GB
Drive type External
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire 400
  • FireWire 800
  • USB 2.0
Firewire
  • FireWire 400
  • FireWire 800
USB 2.0 Yes
Warranty
Warranty information 3 Years
Warranty information 3 Years
Hardware
Installation Kit Hardware USB 2.0 / power cable, FireWire 400 cable, FireWire 800 cable

Warranty Information

3 Years

Performance

PC World Test Center
Interface tested FireWire 800
External Performance, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files Read, 3.68 GB 59.3   seconds
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 95.1   seconds
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 49.2   seconds
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 73.8   seconds
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 45.1   seconds
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 63.9   seconds
Malware Scan 402.8   seconds
System Power, Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit)
Copy Files & Folders Read, 3.68 GB 90.7   watts
Copy Files & Folders Write, 3.68 GB 86.5   watts
Copy Large File Read, 3.68 GB 90.4   watts
Copy Large File Write, 3.68 GB 87.5   watts
Install OpenOffice.org 3.1 90.4   watts
Uninstall OpenOffice.org 3.1 86.5   watts
Malware Scan 103.1   watts
System Idle State 77.2   watts
System Sleep State 75.6   watts
System Work State 95.8   watts