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Trying to find the operators manual for prestige desktop hard drive super speed usb 3.0 ,2 tb


The general directions is to plug the USB cable from the IOmega Prestige into any available (Open) USB port.

To open, (Access) the contents on the harddrive, double-click on the drive letter that corresponds with the IOmega.

In WinXP left-click on Start, then on My Computer.
In Win Vista and Win7 left-click on the Windows logo button, then on Computer.

You will see there are different drive letters;

Drive A: is reserved for a Floppy Drive. Older computers
Drive C: is for the Harddrive. (Hard Disk)
Drive D: is reserved for a recovery drive, or an optical drive (CD/DVD drive)
Drive E: is reserved for an optical drive, usually.

Drive letters beyond these are usually under the heading, Devices with Removable Storage

One of these drive letters should correspond with the IOmega.

Suggest, IOmega not plugged in, go to My Computer, or Computer, and look at the devices connected to the various drive letters.

Now plug the IOmega in, and see if it shows up next to a drive letter.
(Give the computer BIOS a few seconds)

Where there was NO device shown BEFORE, there should now be a device shown.
{No device shown before, but now there is. May not state IOmega, just external storage, or similar}

DOUBLE-click on the device shown.

For example:

I have drive letters C: D: E: F: G: H: I: J: and K:

Drive letter C: is for my harddrive.
Drive letter D: is for a recovery drive. (Partition in harddrive reserved for recovery)
Drive letter E: is for an optical drive (CD/DVD drive)

Drive letters F through K are reserved for an external storage device.
Whether it be an external harddrive, or flashdrive, or what have you.

IF you find the drive letter that corresponds with the IOmega DOUBLE-click right on it.
If nothing happens, or if there is no device shown when the IOmega is plugged in, there is a problem with the IOmega.

Hard to believe IOmega is still having problems with their external harddrives.

In the past they were having problems with a small circuit board located inside the IOmega's case.

[ A circuit board is a PCB.
Printed Circuit Board

For example a computer mouse has a small PCB in it,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mouse_printed_circuit_board_both_sides_IMG_0959a.JPG ]

The small circuit board is an Interface Board.

It connects the harddrive inside the IOmega's plastic case, to a USB cable, and this allows the harddrive inside to be plugged into a USB port on a computer.

As mentioned inside the plastic outer case (External enclosure) of the IOmega is a harddrive.
(Hard Disk drive; proper speak)

Harddrives are measure across their Width. There are two current types used;
A laptop size harddrive, and a desktop size harddrive.

A Laptop size harddrive is 2.5 inches across in width. (2 and a half inches, or 6.4cm)
A Desktop size harddrive is 3.5 inches across in width. (Or 8.9cm)

There are two technologies used;
IDE (PATA) or SATA

I'm sure the harddrive inside susanbrenton is a SATA unit.
I BELIEVE, it is a laptop size harddrive (2.5)

Point?

If there is data (Information) on the IOmega that you must have, you may wish to buy an inexpensive external enclosure, remove the harddrive from the IOmega, and install it into the external enclosure.

The external enclosure has a plastic case (Enclosure), and a small circuit board inside. It has a USB cable, or connector, just like the IOmega does.

Once you install the IOmega harddrive inside the case, the case is closed, and it's USB cable is plugged into a computer.
(Just like the IOmega. You are just replacing the small circuit board essentially)

Once you have the IOmega's case open, and can view the internal harddrive, measure the width of the harddrive.
Buy the appropriate external enclosure.

This is one example of an external enclosure for a 2.5 SATA harddrive,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3195233&CatId=2783

This is one example of a external enclosure for a 3.5 SATA harddrive,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2145406&CatId=2780

Basic instructions on how to open an IOmega Prestige external enclosure (Case):

1) There are two Philips head screws on the Back of the case.
These are removed.
Once removed a the oblong panel on the end comes off.

2) You can now see the harddrive inside. Pull from the Front, and remove the harddrive out of the case.

3) The harddrive is attached with screws to a metal carrier. (Bracket, essentially)
Remove the screws, remove the harddrive.

Basic example, the harddrive will look like this,

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=0A26923-NDW-R&cat=HDD


For additional questions please post in a Comment, (Believe upper right of your page)

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I have iomega eGo portable hard drive with encryption... how do I create new folders on the drive to backup my data to?.....


click start all programs accessories open windows explorer right click on your Iomega then usually you would just right click an array of options will open up select new folder you can name the folder to anything you want as long as its not the same as the ones you already have on your computer
hope this helps

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My PC doesn't find the Iomega HD. Light turn operation light is on, but it doesn't comes out in the finder.


Open Disk Utility under Applications/Utilities
Select the Iomega Hard Drive and click Verify Disc

Apr 04, 2011 | Iomega 1TB Desktop USB 2.0 Hard Drive

2 Answers

Reformat to FAT32


If you are using windows.

You can right click and when the format dialog box opens look for the drop down arrow that is labeled file system. make sure it says fat32. and then format the drive

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I'm no longer able to retrieve data from external hardrive. Any attempt at copying and pasting from the Iomega to any of my pcs and laptops fails; only the icons themselves are pasted, no actual data. Also...


Iomega will charge you to recover thier drives, but if you open the Iomega case you will find a Seagate drive inside, Most likely a barracuda, Just go to WWW.SeaGate.com. Download Seagate DiskWizard or other free tools and follow the simple instructions to repair, Format,and or save the data on this drive..
Feel free to open the iomega case and you will find that it is a SeaGate drive, and unlike iomega
there tools r free and fully opperationel.

"I spent hours trying to figure this drive out and opend it up and found out today. but be ready to wait for the drive to be ready to use again. It is taking 4 hrs to repartition and format the drive.
I hope this works for u as it has for me.

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How do I transfer photos from the laptop to the iomega external hard drive


Connect the IOMEGA device.
Open My Computer.
You should see an icon and a drive-letter for the device.
Double-click the icon to open the device.
Open My Pictures.
Use "drag-and-drop" to copy files/folders from My Pictures to the device.

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My Iomega external hard drive was working this morning but now will not open. Thgere is power and seemingly activity but my desktop either does not see it or does not recognise it. it also sounds as though...


My Iomega external hard drive was working this morning but now will not open. Thgere is power and seemingly activity but my desktop either does not see it or does not recognise it. it also sounds as though the drive is beeping

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Iomega Burner loads as Sunplus Bridge


Hi,I had the same problem,its most likely the upper and lower filters.go to my post run number 11. hope I helped
Please rate my sollution

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Iomega 500GB data corrupted


The boot info is bad. If there is info that is needed you will have to use a recovery program like getdataback fat 32 and getdatabackntfs

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