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Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 160GB external hard drive

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160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0
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Stand-alone magnetic disk, optical disc or solid state drive that plugs into the computer typically via USB, although eSATA and FireWire are also used. Used for storing and retrieving digital information.
external hard drives
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Included since: 15 Nov 2006
The date Icecat noticed for the first time that this product was included in the price list of a channel partner
Product views: 14384
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Info modified on: 15 Dec 2017 11:54:26
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Guarantee: 2 years
Long product name Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 160GB external hard drive :
The short editorial description of Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 160GB external hard drive

160GB USB2.0 Portable Host Powered
Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 160GB external hard drive:
The official marketing text of Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 160GB external hard drive as supplied by the manufacturer

Take files and applications anywhere with the New Portable Hard Drive sleeker than ever before! The ultra compact, 160 GB USB–powered Portable Hard Drive requires no external power supply – just plug it in and go. It is a high capacity travel companion that lets you take your important files, photos and music anywhere – a perfect storage solution for the mobile professional. It comes complete with Iomega® Automatic Backup Pro (PC) with disaster recovery functionality, MUSICMATCH® (PC), and Adobe® Photoshop® Album 2.0 (PC).


- Holds 640,000 photos.
- Holds 2,960 hours of music.
- Holds 240 hours of video.
- Rotational speed – 4200RPM.
- Cache – 8MB.

Short summary description Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 160GB external hard drive:
This short summary of the Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 160GB external hard drive data-sheet is auto-generated and uses the product title and the first six key specs.

Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0, 160 GB, 2.0, 4200 RPM, USB powered

Long summary description Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 160GB external hard drive:
This is an auto-generated long summary of Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 160GB external hard drive based on the first three specs of the first five spec groups.

Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0. Hard drive capacity: 160 GB. USB version: 2.0. Hard drive speed: 4200 RPM. USB powered

Hard drive
Hard drive capacity *
The maximum storage capacity of the hard disk, usually measured in bytes e.g. GB.
160 GB
Hard drive speed *
The rotational speed of a hard disk expressed in rotations per minute. The faster the better.
4200 RPM
Drive device, buffer size
A reserved segment of memory within a drive device that is used to hold the data being processed.
8 MB
Ports & interfaces
USB connectivity *
The product has USB connector.
USB version
Universal Serial Bus (USB) is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s that defines the interface used for connection, communication and power supply between computers and electronic devices. Every new version - for example 1.1, 2.0, 3.0 - is much faster than the previous one.
Plug and Play
Indicates whether this product supports is "plug and play". Plug and play is hardware or software that, after being installed ("plugged in"), can immediately be used ("played with"), as opposed to hardware or software which requires configuration.
USB powered *
The device can be powered via a USB connection.
Weight & dimensions
The measurement or extent of something from side to side.
2.91" (74 mm)
The distance from the front to the back of something.
4.96" (126 mm)
The measurement of the product from head to foot or from base to top.
0.472" (12 mm)
Weight & dimensions
Weight of the product without packaging (net weight). If possible, the net weight is given including standard accessories and supplies. Please note that sometimes the manufacturer leaves out the weight of accessories and/or supplies.
5.82 oz (165 g)
Packaging data
Package dimensions (WxDxH)
Dimensions of the packaged product (Width x Depth x Height).
8.19 x 2.6 x 6.97" (208 x 66 x 177 mm)
Other features
The product is built in.
Mac compatibility
Product can be used with Apple Mac software and/or hardware.
Minimum hard disk space
The minimum hard disk space required to store or run a computer program or operating system.
65 MB
Minimum processor
The lowest speed that the computer processor can run at, or the minimum amount of processing capacity that can be used, for the computer and particular program(s) to function.
300 MHz (PC), G4 / G3 (Mac)
Minimum system requirements
PS2 port
Quantity per pallet
Quantity of a single product per pallet. If more than one product is packed per carton; this is the number of products (not number of cartons) per shipping pallet.
448 pcs
Drive device, transfer rate
25 MB/s
Compatible operating systems
List of desktop operating systems tested as compatible with this product.
- Microsoft Windows Me/2000 Professional/XP Home/XP Professional. - Mac OS 8.6 + / Mac OS USB 1.3.3 +.
Sustained data rate
30 MB/s
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Testseek has collected 1 expert review for Iomega 160 GB Hi–Speed USB 2.0 and the rating is 100 of 100. Click below and use Testseek to find all ratings, product awards and conclusions.
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USB Thumbdrives are nice, but there are times when they just aren’t big enough. Yes they are getting bigger, but not like hard drives, if you need to transport or store large amounts of data a hard drive is the way to go. Today for review I’ve got the...
Good Fast transfers, Well made enclosure, Aesthetically pleasing...
Bad None really...
Bottom line The Iomega Silver Portable Hard is a nice choice when you need to transfer large amounts of data to and from places, and it also makes a nice backup drive as well. The speeds seem to be very good, and the included software is a nice added bonus to hel...