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Iomega MiniMax Hard Drive, FireWire 400/USB 2.0, 500GB - 33746
List Price: $128.99

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Product Description

Add 500GB of storage capacity to your Apple or Windows home computer with the Iomega MiniMax desktop hard drive. Its compact, easy stack design provides maximum storage to manage, organize and protect your digital photos, music and movies in stylish simplicity - save up to 2,000,000 photos, 9,250 hours of music, or 750 hours of video. Iomega's new MiniMax hard drive comes complete with Dantz Retrospect Express (Mac) and Iomega Automatic Backup Pro (PC) software for hassle-free backup and disaster recovery to ensure your digital content is always safe and secure. The drive is also expandable with a three-port FireWire and three-port USB 2.0 integrated hub to help you go with the flow! Plus it includes an interactive cooling system with a thermal probe that automatically regulates fan speed - very smart. Compact - Just 6.5? square and 2? tall, takes up minimal space Stackable with other MiniMax hard drives Up to 480MB/s transfer rate (USB 2.0); Up to 400MB/s transfer rate (FireWire 400) Rotational speed of 7200 RPM Memory cache of 2MB Unit Dimensions - 1.6 H x 6.5W x 6.5D; Weight - 2.3 pounds

The Iomega MiniMax External Hard Drive 500GB has both USB 2.0 and FireWire connections and is an easy way to upgrade the storage capacity of your computer. With 500GB of storage capacity, you can save up to 2,000,000 photos, 9,250 hours of music, or 750 hours of video. The drive has a rotation speed of 7200 RPM and a 8MB cache for fast performance.

The Iomega MiniMax External Hard Drive 500GB offers:
  • FireWire and USB 2.0 connections for compatibility.
  • 500GB of storage capacity.
  • Stylish looks that match a Mac mini and Apple AirPort Extreme.

The design matches a Mac mini and AirPort Express perfectly. View larger.

A 3-port USB hub and three FireWire ports are built-in for added convenience. View larger.
And with a USB 2.0 connection, it has a transfer rate of up to 480 Mbps, while with FireWire 400, it has a transfer rate of up to 400 Mbps. For added functionality and convenience, there are three FireWire ports and a three-port USB 2.0 integrated hub.

The Perfect Mac? mini or AirPort Express? Complement
The MiniMax will work with all Macs and PCs, but it is the perfect match for the Mac mini. It has the same footprint and a matching design; it can stack right on top of it.

The MiniMax also perfectly complements the AirPort Extreme? connect the MiniMax to the Airport Extreme via USB and enjoy network storage that everyone on your network can share.

Included with the drive is EMC? Retrospect? Express software for easy backup and disaster recovery to ensure the safety and security of your content. The Iomega MiniMax External Hard Drive 500GB is backed by a 1-year warranty.

What's in the Box
Iomega MiniMax Hard Drive, USB cable, FireWire 400 cable, power supply, power cord, Solutions CD with user manual and EMC Retrospect backup software, and quick install guide.

  • Device Type - Removable Hard Drive
  • Dimensions WxDxH - 6.5" x 6.5" x 1.6"
  • Weight - 2.3 lbs
  • Connector -- 3 x 4-pin USB 2.0 Powered USB, 3 x 6-pin IEEE 1394a Powered FireWire

Customer Reviews:

  • LOUD.
    It's got space and lots of ports but I can hear it in my bedroom from my office two doors away. It's just way too loud....more info
  • Minimax 500GB hard drive: Nice compact, not really silent.
    Setup for Mac easy as usually with Macs: Plug and play. Fits very well under a Mac Mini, a new Airport Extreme or an Apple TV. Fan is audible, not really annoying, but also not really soft.
    All in all, very nice product....more info
  • I really wanted to like it...
    I bought a couple of these to use with my iMac, one as a primary data drive and one as a backup drive. My plan was to put them under my Airport Extreme Base Station since they are the same form factor. The feature set is great: three FW400 ports and a 3-port USB hub. However, there were three things that really bothered me.

    1. They run really, really hot. The top of the case is too hot to touch for more than a moment and I was really concerned that the heat would eventually lead to a reduced lifetime of the drives and the AEBS that I put on top of it. In addition, the warranty is only 1-year.
    2. The fans are not very silent. The fans inside are always running and while I don't consider them to be loud, they are certainly fairly audible. They are much louder than my iMac (which is fairly quiet).
    3. Did I mention that they run really hot?

    In the end, although I loved the form factor and the built-in FW400 and USB hubs, I decided that I didn't want to risk problems down the road with the heat and returned them....more info
  • Runs extremely hot under Mac Extreme Base Station
    Despite the fan and heat sink capability, my Iomega MiniMax ran increadibly hot under by Mac Extreme Base Station - really to the point where I couldn't put my hand on the Extreme Base station. No way this can be good for anything. I love the idea and looks, but I had to return it in a day....more info
  • Perfect for me. One year and still running.
    Near silent. Completely dependable. Works beautifully with 4 different Macs I've hooked it up to (even my old eMac running OS X 10.3).

    I'm buying a second one as a double backup. A bug thumbs up from me....more info
  • Great Hard Drive
    I have had Western Digital, Maxtor & Seagate 750G (The Seagate didn't work at all). This drive was so easy to install on my Imac with 400 firewire and I quickly backed up 250 gig of photos. Slight hum of the fan but not as loud as my maxtor. I am going to buy another one since they are stackable and will continue to add them as I need more space. I like the 500G size since I have all my photos backed up on 2 drives and burned to disk as well. I dont trust any hard drive to last forever and will remove a drive once full and keep in a safe place. It is very fast to get in and retrieve/edit my large .tif files. It also looks very nice. ...more info