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1. Iomega CD-RW 52X32X52X ( 32885
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2. Iomega CD-RW 52X24X52X DVD-ROM
3. Iomega 32214 Predator External
$59.99 list($149.99)
4. Iomega 32359 40x12x48 External
$175.00 list($149.99)
5. Iomega 31475 4x4x6 External USB
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6. Iomega 31119 Predator 4x4x6 External
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7. Iomega External 16x10x40 USB 2.0
$124.88
8. Iomega Dual DVD±RW 4x/CD-RW 16x
9. Iomega MOBY32315 4x4x6 External
10. Iomega 40x12x48 External USB 2.0
11. Iomega Predator 40x12x40 External
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12. Iomega CD-RW/DVD-ROM + 7-IN-1
13. Iomega ZipCD 650 MB CD-RW EIDE
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14. Iomega 31361 Predator 8x4x32 External
15. Iomega 32214 24x10x40 External
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16. Iomega CD-RW Rewritable Media
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17. Iomega 650MB Premium Preformatted
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18. Iomega 31429 16x10x40 EIDE CD-RW
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19. Iomega 31881 CD-RW FirewireAdapter
20. Iomega 24x10x40 External USB 2.0

1. Iomega CD-RW 52X32X52X ( 32885 )

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Asin: B0001AN1PU
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 6356
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Features

  • High-speed CD-RW drive
  • Up to 52x32x52x write/rewrite/read speeds
  • Ripping (DAE) speed of 48x
  • Buffer Underrun Protection for reliability
  • One year limited warranty

2. Iomega CD-RW 52X24X52X DVD-ROM ( 32886 )

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Asin: B0001AN1PK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 3479
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Features

  • Combination CD-RW/DVD drive
  • Fast USB connection
  • Easy to install and use
  • Software included
  • One year warranty

3. Iomega 32214 Predator External 24x10x40 USB 1.1 and 2.0 CD-RW Drive

Asin: B00005V14C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 13017
Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • High-speed external CD-R/RW drive
  • USB 2.0 for enhanced data transfer (USB 1.1 supported)
  • Burn an 80-minute audio CD in under 4 minutes
  • PC compatible
  • Buffer under-run protection prevents useless "coaster" CDs

Reviews (34)

5-0 out of 5 stars COOL DRIVE!
Easy to install, i've had a couple internal cd-rw drives...but it's such a hassal to move them around....it's much better to get externals that you can just plug into USB port. This is the fastest, cheapest drive i've seen. very cool!

4-0 out of 5 stars Amazing Drive but [useless] software
I bought this drive in the US a month or two ago and brought it home to India. This Drive works fine even with my 240 Volts domestic power supply. I burned my first CD using this drive and this one took just three and a half minutes to burn 600 MB of data. WOW!!! THAT's FAST!!!

By the way, I bought a USB 2.0 PCI Card and I am getting a full 24X write speed. The software is ... useless. One Star less that perect for this reason. I grabbed a copy of Nero 5.5 and everything works absolutely fine. My suggestion...just buy this one if you want a CDRW drive.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nice external CD-Writer - Works with Win 98
I'm using this CD-Writer with a 233 MHZ Pentium II PC running Windows 98 (second edition). Somebody mentioned below that this writer cannot be used with Win 98 - that is obviously not true. It is smaller and more portable than the earlier HP External CD-Writer I had. My PC doesn't support USB 2.0; therefore I get a maximum write speed of 4X. This means it takes about 20 minutes to write a full CD-R. When I get a newer computer with Win XP I would be able to use the 24X write speed.

I had some problems with the installation in Win 98. But the installation could be completed and the computer detected the drive after I downloaded a USB patch for Win 98 PCs. The patch (~ 14 MB) is available from the Iomega Website under the 'Support' section.

The Hot-Burn software that comes with the drive is pretty easy to use. I could easily burn a music CD by selecting the appropriate MP3 files from the hard drive. The USB 1.1 allowed only 4X write speed and the CD took around 20 minutes to create. Other options in the software include creating a data CD (useful for backing up your files) and making an exact copy of another CD that you have.

Cons: Doesn't come with detailed instructions. Asks you to print the instructions from the CD.

But very satisfactory overall.

4-0 out of 5 stars Does a good job, even on USB 1.0
I am using an aging computer and my old CD writer broke. I bought this because it was compatable with USB 1.0 as well as good for when I get around to upgrading. The problem with this product is that the software is pretty weak compared to some of the better programs out there. Otherwise it is a good product with a good price.

Someone told me once that every CD writer will break within 2 years, if it gets regular use. So far it seems to be more or less true. If you're in the market for them, go with an external CD writer, and go with one that isn't TOO expensive. Besides, as with most technology these days, in a couple months there will be one way better for less money.

1-0 out of 5 stars Frisbee
It's a frisbee maker! I got maybe 2 or 3 sucessful burns out of it, but mostly I just ruined perfectly good cd-Rs. ... Read more


4. Iomega 32359 40x12x48 External FireWire CD-RW Drive
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B0000655ZE
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 3046
Average Customer Review: 2.83 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • High-speed external FireWire CD rewritable drive
  • Features 40x write, 12x rewrite, and 48x read speeds
  • 2 MB buffer
  • Includes Iomega's HotBurn software and more
  • Compatible with Macintosh and PC computers

Reviews (6)

4-0 out of 5 stars Does too work great with Macs!
Contrary to what another reviewer has said, this works fine with Mac OSX. The sotware that comes with the burner is for OS9 only, but, everything needed to use this drive is built in to OSX already. If you're running OS9, then just install the provided software, If you're running OSX, then just plug it in and go. To write data, just drag stuff to it in the finder, and then use the 'burn' menu item when you're ready. Use iTunes to make music CD's (standard, or MP3. To erase a CD-RW, use the Disk Utility application in the Applications/Utilities folder.

I give it 4 stars. Deducting 1 star for the noise level (only when burning), and the fact that the documentation doesn't tell you, and no one at Iomega knew, that you need to use Disk Utility to erase. If you're reading this, then that problem is solved.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Speed, Excellent Reliability, Iomega Name :-)
When looking for a new CD-R(W) drive, I wanted FireWire compatibility, fast speeds, and something which would be reliable. From the Iomega name and experience with other Iomega products, I knew the reliability factor would not be an issue. As for the others, I was very pleasantly surprised when I came upon this model.

I specifically use MacOS 9.2, and have not had any trouble with this drive. I am a bit baffled, actually, by the other reviews posted here noting problems using this operating system and this CD-RW drive, as both have worked flawlessly for me in the two months I have used this drive (almost daily).

One of the big selling points (which was not actually a requirement for me) is that this can handle mini-CDs. Trying to inset a mini-CD into slot-loading CD/DVD drives (such as the default CD-RW drive on the iMac) will destroy the drive.

The fast speeds are great. I am able to burn data CDs, audio CDs, and VideoCDs is about 1/6 - 1/8 of the time required for the default CD-RW drive in the iMac. (Copying CDs, however, naturally defaults to the speed of the slowest drive.) The only drawback is that drive access is incredibly noisy, but this can be used to determine from the next room how the burning process is progressing.

I strongly recommend this drive in conjunction with Toast 5 Titanium for Macintosh users. Without being forced to reinstall Toast, the program instantly recognized the new Iomega CD-RW drive. Also, while Toast would have problems using inexpensive blank CD media with the default internal iMac CD-RW drive, Toast has yet to have problems with inexpensive media on the Iomega CD-RW drive.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very fast, a little noisy, but very portable too.
... I saw that Iomega had done essentially the same thing and felt that given the good experience I have had from my trusty USB 1.1 workhorse I would plunk down for one of these.

INSTALLATION

Installation on my PC was a snap - Windows XP recognized it immediately without the need for any special drivers and I was away. It comes with MusicMatch jukebox and some burning software but I already have Musicmatch and I am a Ahead Nero (ASIN: B00005BGB2) user so did not install it. Nero recognized the unit right away and I was able to use it's buffer-underrun protection (not available with my previous burner) and offered me the chance of burning at 40x (6Mb/sec)!

BURNING A CD AT SIX MEGABYTES PER SECOND

I dropped the single 40x 700Mb CD-R that the drive came with in to the unit, and put a full 700Mb file on to the disk in just over 3 minutes! It was quite noisy once it was wound up to full speed - lots of furious whirring and whooshing - but nothing alarming; it simply is darn fast. I enabled the "verify data" option in Ahead Nero and this was an even speedier operation, as the drive reads at 48x. Six minutes later I had a perfect, verified CD-R; my previous burner took over half an hour to achieve this! Progress indeed.

CHEAP MEDIA

I was able to use some very inexpensive 32x media without problems too (burned at 32x too, of course) - my previous burners have often been fussy about the really bargain-basement CD-R's I've put in them sometimes, insisting on dropping down to 1x on occasion. Not so with this drive.

PHYSICALLY

Physically it is "full-size" for a burner. It is not very heavy and the plastic casing feels well constructed. I like the fact that it comes with a second firewire port in the back so I can daisy-chain items. It came with a single, rather short, firewire cable. There is also a port in the back for a headphone-style socket and it came with a cable to connect this to your sound card. This is in addition to the usual headphone socket on the front of the unit complete with volume control.

All an in I am very pleased - it's very fast, completely portable, fully compatible with my (pretty standard) PC set-up and easy to use. Recommended.

1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
I have an earlier version of this same burner. Though the speeds aren't nearly as fast as this one, I see that even in the newest version, Iomega STILL hasn't fixed the bugginess of their burners. The reason I bought mine in the first place is because I thought anything with as reputable a name as Iomega would be a quality product. Wrong! I have had NOTHING but trouble with the drive and in the year I've had it, have probably only gotten 10 successful CDs from it.

Let's get moving Iomega.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not for Mac
Not good at all if you use a Mac. It didn't work with OS X 10.2. When I emailed Iomega tech support they said they don't support anything later than OS 9.1, and wern't too aplogetic about it. Too bad that OS went out of date almost 2 years ago. This might be a good drive, especially if it was still 1999, but it's 2002 and Iomega needs get with the game. ... Read more


5. Iomega 31475 4x4x6 External USB CDRW Drive
list price: $149.99
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Asin: B000059ZZD
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 15835
Average Customer Review: 2.97 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Store up to 650 MB data or 74 minutes of music on CD
  • External USB connection for Macs or PCs
  • Fast 125 millisecond access time
  • 2 MB buffer
  • Writing methods: disc at once, track at once, multisession, packet writing (fixed and variable)

Reviews (60)

2-0 out of 5 stars Hit or Miss
I'm using it with an early iMac (Mac O.S. 8.6). I've made more "coasters" than CDs. Called Mac. I have the extended warranty on the iMac. They said that they get calls all the time about using Toast, the software included with this product. They said Toast has a problem with alot of Mac extensions.

For every CD i've "burned", i've ruined at least 1 blank CD. And i do it the same way everytime. One time it gives me some sort of error message. I do the exact same thing again, and it works fine. Yes, i am using the brand of blank CDs that Iomega recommended.

Had a little bit better luck storing data on a CD, but i've ruined a few blank CDs doing that also.

The guy at Mac said if i had at least O.S. 9 (or better) and got iToons it should work better. Maybe. Maybe not.

If you're using a slightly older Mac and want to "burn" music CDs, this will work. And when it works, it works great. But, you may need 50 blank CDs to actually "burn" 20. As far as data storage, 50 blanks will probably get you about 40-45 good discs. Well, at least that's been my experience.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't Waste Your Money and Time
Even when it was brand new I had about a 75% success rate with this burner. After wasting many hours and blank CDs, that rate, 10 months later, is 0%. You'll easily make up the savings of this inexpensive burner if you spend a few dollars more and get a better burner--I've shelled out $50 in discarded CD-Rs since I got this.

1-0 out of 5 stars Unreliable
I recieved this drive as a gift Christmas 2001. Right off, burning CD's turned out to be a huge hassle as I had to "coaster" about half of the 50 or so CD's I attempted to burn in the first month. As it was pretty much the burner I was stuck with, I kept it, only to have it [fail]me by September 2002. Go with another brand.

1-0 out of 5 stars DO NOT BUY
I was able to use my Iomega RW drive for a few months after I bought it. Then, one day, it would not recognize the drive. I have uninstalled and reinstalled many, many times and it still will not work. I have not been able to get any help from Iomega support. Also, sometimes the door to the drive would not open. I wish I had looked at the reviews before I bought it.

5-0 out of 5 stars what's all the fuss about?
Now, I'm sure I'll get a rash of unhelpful votes for this, but sometimes I wonder if when people complain about problematic, inconsistent hardware and software, the actual problem is human error.

Then again, I really don't understand how anybody could screw up installing and using this drive. Having read many of the comments on this page before buying it with some trepidation over a month ago, I went through the documentation on Iomega's site throughly. After a few hours of reading I realised that I should have just plugged in the drive, connected the USB, and turned on the computer and installed the sugessted software. It's that simple, despite what some would have you believe.

The drive has worked well for me so far, writing more than a dozen CDs in both audio and data format at the 4x max, and while this is rather slow, I'm using it primarilly for back-up and for the price (this drive is now available cheap as a refurbished product on Amazon) it was well worth it. Also, no coasters yet. Some have suggested using only quality media for burning, though I did try a no name disc and it burned without a problem. Mostly I've used HP media.

Some people have pointed out compatability problems with Toshiba notebooks, so if that's your system, beware, but for someone looking for a cheep external it's really rather hard to beat this product ... Read more


6. Iomega 31119 Predator 4x4x6 External USB CD-RW Drive
list price: $169.99
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Asin: B000056L2R
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 11045
Average Customer Review: 2.59 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Featuring an ultra-thin top-loading design, the Iomega Predator 4x4x6 External USB CD-RW Drive offers the convenience of hot-swapping with PCs, Macs, or laptops. The Predator utilizes a fast USB interface with FireWire and PCMCIA coming out in Spring 2001. The drive reads up to 6x, writes at 4x, and rewrites at 4x. Utilizing a 2 MB buffer memory, the Predator has quick disk access times of only 125 milliseconds. It is capable of disc-at-once, fixed and variable packet writing, multi-session, and track-at-once methods.

The Predator is compatible with both PC and Macintosh computers. System requirements for the PC include a Pentium 166 or higher processor, Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000, or Me operating systems, 110 MB hard disk space, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later or Netscape Navigator 4.5 or later. For the Mac, requirements include a G4, G3 (blue and white G3 only), or iMac computer, OS 8.6, 9.0, 9.03, or 9.04 operating systems, 98 MB hard disk space, and Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 or later or Netscape Navigator 4.5 or later.

The Predator comes with Iomega CD-RW software, quick install disc, a blank CD-R disc, a blank CD-RW disc, USB cable, USB adapter, audio cable, and an AC adapter. It comes with an abundance of software titles including: (for the PC) Adaptec DirectCD 3.0, Adaptec Easy CD Creator 4.0, Adobe ActiveShare, Iomega Quik Sync 2 30-day trial version, MusicMatch Jukebox Plus; (for the Mac) Adaptec Toast 4.1.1, and MGI PhotoSuite.

Iomega provides a one-year parts and labor warranty on the Predator 4x4x6 External USB CD-RW Drive. ... Read more

Features

  • External, ultra-thin, top-loading CD-RW drive for PC and Macintosh
  • USB interface using included adapter
  • Hot swappable with PC or Macintosh
  • Drive speeds of 4x4x6
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000, or Me, or Mac OS 8.6, 9.0, 9.03, or 9.04

Reviews (87)

2-0 out of 5 stars Mac Owner
I bought this CD-RW a little less than a year ago. I thought the price was right at the time, since it included a rebate at the time. I own a Mac G3 (blue & white) running OS 8.6. I bought this so I could back-up some of the more important things from my hard drive. I think it's a bit slow, and I agree with what others have said about waisting most of you CDR's. I have been able to save my photos folder fine, but I can't seem to back-up anything like Palm Pilot info, e-mail, or any of the other things I want stored before doing a fresh install of my OS. When I try a burn in "simulation mode", many times my computer just locks up. I'm hoping the OS upgrade will help with some of these bugs.

If you are buying a CD-RW for it's looks and don't plan to use it for anything too big, this will work fine. If you need a serious machine, that you can use for back-up, don't bother with this.

5-0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
This burner rocks. Very simple to set up and use, works perfectly with my Macintosh. I had the whole thing installed and was burning my first cd within 30 minutes. Yes, you will receive buffer underruns if you try to burn an audio cd at 4x - but I challenge you to find a USB burner where you don't - it's the nature of USB.

The USB interface is modular, so if you upgrade to a new computer with Firewire, or the forthcoming USB 2.0, simply buy a new module and the burner is ready to go with the new interface.

I highly recommend this burner, set-up was a snap, the included Toast software is very intuitive - and it looks FIERCE sitting on the desktop.

2-0 out of 5 stars I hink the Iomega Predator 4x4x6 Sucks
Last year I bought from dabs.com the said ext CDRW, initially I've had no probs & thought it great.Once one learns to burn music at the slowest speed.
Now though I'm going through backup of backups of CDR discs as well the drive's conflicting with the PC ie causing it to freeze.
Iomega support are no help, to them their drives are perfect, it's the PC's fault.
I think not.
The moral is DON'T BUY IOMEGA....

1-0 out of 5 stars Stay away from Iomega
Firstly, a pain to install. I thought maybe my fault and let go. Then some CDs burn fine, some CDs end up in trash. On calling their support, they said to shut down everything else(luckily I was allowed to breathe) while the burning is happening. That did not help and I had to buy certain CDs from certain manufacturers. But no, that does not help buffer overrun issues. Still I could backup the lovely photos of my first baby sometimes. And then one fine day the damn thing stopped working. Support said buy another device. And here I am shopping again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Iomega 31119 Predator External USB CD-RW Drive
Very compact and fast CD Drive. The only setback that I have noticed is at times the computer needs to be re-started in order to retrieve the CD from the drive. It doesn't happen often. I would highly recommend this for anyone who wants a reasonably priced, compact, easy to use, fast CD Drive performer! ... Read more


7. Iomega External 16x10x40 USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive
list price: $189.95
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Asin: B00005S83M
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 14750
Average Customer Review: 3.12 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

Designed for computer users who need the portability and convenience of a standalone CD recorder and player, the Iomega external 16x10x40 USB 2.0 CD-RW drive offers satisfactory performance, rugged styling, and colorful good looks. It isn't quite as fast as an equivalently rated internal CD-RW drive, nor is it completely free of the teething pains surrounding the new USB 2.0 technology. But for situations where a built-in CD-RW is either impractical or impossible--notebook computers are a prime example--the Iomega external 16x10x40 is a versatile and cost-effective solution.

Sporting a unique dark purple color scheme and a large and curvy 10-by-7-by-2-inch profile, the unit makes a dramatic visual impression. But more importantly, it easily adapts to almost any computing environment. To connect it to your PC, Mac, or notebook, you merely install its software driver, run its three-foot data cable into any available USB 1.1 or USB 2.0 port, and plug its power cord into an AC outlet. The computer will recognize it as a standard drive and assign it the next available letter in your drive chain. Alternately, you may use the device strictly for audio CD playback by forgoing the USB cable and connecting the included audio cables directly to your sound card's inputs.

To burn data or audio discs, we utilized the included version of Iomega's HotBurn, a basic CD-writing utility designed to appeal to those who value ease-of-use over advanced operations. Although HotBurn offers a rookie-friendly interface, convenient drag-and-drop file transfers, and basic functions such as audio/data burning and CD-label creation, we couldn't perform complex procedures such as WAV file editing or volume normalization.

In action, the Iomega external 16x10x40 runs as quietly as most internal drives and continues to record and play smoothly even when being severely bounced about. It is important to remember, however, that the unit operates only as fast as your computer setup will allow. When connected via a traditional USB 1.1 port, it functions at a relatively sluggish 4x write speed, 4x rewrite speed, and 6x read speed. But when connected to a USB 2.0-capable system, those figures jump dramatically. Although our tests indicated that Iomega's claim of 16x write, 10x rewrite, and 40x read USB 2.0 performance seemed somewhat exaggerated in real-world scenarios, the unit generally performed at double to triple its USB 1.1 speed when linked to a USB 2.0 port. Not quite what we had hoped for, but impressive speeds for an external CD burner nevertheless.

What if your system doesn't support USB 2.0? You have a few options, including utilizing your slower USB 1.1 ports, swapping your motherboard for one with integrated USB 2.0 capability, or purchasing a separate USB 2.0 adapter card. The latter may make the most financial sense for many users, as multiport USB 2.0 adapter cards are readily available for a fraction of the cost of a state-of-the-art USB 2.0 motherboard.

Yet no matter which connection you choose, this and all USB 2.0 devices are susceptible to the quirks of the new technology. Microsoft, for example, opted to exclude USB 2.0 support from its original boxed copies of Windows XP, and therefore forces users to search its site for newly developed software drivers. Similarly, as we discovered during testing, some motherboard chipsets aren't particularly friendly to multiple USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices. Fortunately, Iomega's toll-free support line offers plenty of helpful one-on-one advice.

Though it seems slightly slower and a bit more prone to connectivity quirks than an equivalently rated internal CD-RW device, the Iomega external 16x10x40 USB 2.0 CD-RW drive is nevertheless a strong option for environments that require a standalone CD burner/player. --Gordon Goble

Pros:

  • Rugged design
  • Futuristic style
  • Perfect for computers that can't handle an internal CD device
  • USB 2.0 connection substantially faster than a USB 1.1 CD burner
Cons:
  • Not quite as fast as its performance ratings would indicate
  • Not completely immune to some USB 2.0 teething pains
  • Requires a USB 2.0 connection to function at top speeds
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Features

  • High-speed external CD-R/RW drive
  • Supports USB 2.0 for enhanced data transfer
  • Burn an 80-minute audio CD in under 5 minutes
  • Iomega HotBurn software allows drag-and-drop CD copying
  • Buffer under-run protection prevents useless "coaster" CDs

Reviews (24)

4-0 out of 5 stars Iomega Panther External USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive
I read the existing reviews before I made my purchase and I must tell you I was almost intimidated into not buying this device. I followed the advise of the person who suggest not using the enclosed software so I downloaded an evaluation copy of Nero 5.5. The device installation instructions say to load the software first before cabling up the device. Not being one to follow instructions I did the opposite. I found out why the instructions said to load the software first. Windows detects the new hardware and looks for the driver which it cannot find. I even tried searching the CD disk for the driver but it must be compressed and I could not load it that way. So I disconnected the device and then loaded the included software and then cabled up the drive. Next I uninstalled the software that came with the device and downloaded an evaluation copy of Nero 5.5.... I had to locate the Nero executable file and drag it to my desktop to create a shortcut. I had no trouble in burning data CDs (have not tried music yet). I do have one bothersome message that pops up everytime I double click on the Nero Icon on my desktop but I have emailed the Nero folks and hope to have that cleared up before too long. As far as the device itself, I saw nothing flimsy about its construction nor any connector problems that someone else found. Sometimes when things don't go right we tend to lose objectivity; so take what is said in the negative reviews with a grain of salt.
One week later. I did not get a response from Nero yet which is a bad sign. But I did find the reason for the message box that I was getting from their help file--a driver was not bundled with the download. I found the driver on their web site, downloaded it and put it in the right Windows (W98) folder and the message went away. I've burned both data and music format discs with the Nero software and have had no problems.

3-0 out of 5 stars Driver Confusion
Once this thing is installed, it works great. However, I had trouble installing the drive because Windows could not find the driver on the installation CD. Customer support insisted that the driver was in the HotBurn software. I finally downloaded the driver from the Iomega website. After running a Windows Update and updating the Intel USB chipset from the Intel website, I was able to get Windows to search for the driver. Still not found on the CD and HotBurn does NOT install the driver. I finally found it and installed it from Windows/Drivers. That's where the Iomega .exe download put it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A reliable CD burner
I do not use this drive with a USB 2.0 port; I've just plugged it into the "old fashioned" USB in the back of my computer. It's the second CD burner I've gotten in the recent past, the first (by Archos) worked only sporadically, and driver problems which the manufacturer could not resolve jammed up my computer's operating system (Windows 98 SE). The Iomega burner, by contrast, connected without a problem to my computer and has worked reliably since. I use it to burn audio CDs, store images, and back up the computer. It performs admirably and (despite the fact that I'm not using the super-fast USB 2.0 connection) quickly in all of these areas. I give it four stars because of the Iomega Hot Burn software which comes in the package -- although I haven't tried to use this software, I read a few reviews of it and concluded that it's too limited to be useful. Instead, I installed Roxio's Easy CD Creator which works fine (the version I installed, Easy CD Crator Platinum 5.0, did not immediately recognize the hardware, but an upgrade from the Roxio website quickly solved that problem).

1-0 out of 5 stars bad piece of hardware
I thought this was going to be a good product but it does nothing but eat cds and spit them out. I had the product for a year and only made 1 cd of proably about 25 before I gave up. It would never work with my new thinkpad and xp and technical support was horrible. Tech support kept telling me to turn off things in the background that typically are running in any windows operating system etc. I got an old fart who kept explaining to me that he had been ding this for 30 years instead of getting the product to work. I sent product back and got rembursed. I won't buy any of this company's products again because this was such a headache.

5-0 out of 5 stars outstanding product for Macs
i have 2 Imacs and 1 iBook. all operating systems are
9.0 to 9.1. All are usb 1.1. It took about 5 minutes to load the software and i was doing back-ups in 6 minutes. tremendously easy to use. as reviewed elsewhere, it's true that on the mac it doesn't do RW and it only tells you this in the install manual but at the price of CDs, I soon realized that i didn't care. after reading all of the negative reviews of iomega products, i can only think that those users are mired in the mess of PC world and are blaming the iomega for the [things] that microsoft has foisted on them. great product!!! ... Read more


8. Iomega Dual DVD±RW 4x/CD-RW 16x Internal Drive ( 32724 )

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Asin: B00009MJJT
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 14414
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • ATAPI combination DVD±RW and CD-RW drive
  • Features 4x write, 2.4x rewrite, and 12x read speeds for DVD+RW; 4x write, 2x rewrite, and 12x read speeds for DVD-RW; 16x write, 10x rewrite, and 40x read speeds for CD
  • 2 MB buffer
  • Comes with Iomega HotBurn Pro, Sonic MyDVD 4, Sonic CinePlayer 1.5, Iomega Automatic Backup, MUSICMATCH Jukebox, and Adobe® ActiveShare software
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 98 SE, 2000, Me, and XP

Reviews (1)

4-0 out of 5 stars What it is: Dual format (+ and - R drive) 4x
This is a pretty poor listing. No information. So let me provide it to you: This is a dual format DVD writer, which writes both + and -R/RW media. Here are the maximum write speeds:

+R: 4x
+RW: 2.4x
-R: 4x
-RW: 2x
CDR: 16x
CDRW: 10x

Decent specs. This is (or has been, probably still is) a rebadged NEC 1300A drive. Very good drive, with good compatibility.

This drive also comes with a nice basket of software:
Iomega HotBurn® Pro for DVD/CD burning; Sonic™ MyDVD™ and Cineplayer™ for video authoring, editing and playback; Iomega Automatic Backup for file backups onto any of the DVD or CD disc format.

At the time of this writing, there is a rebate available on this drive. Click on the "new and used" link in the Amazon main listing, and then go to the J&R listing where they have a link to the rebate. The rebate is a generic Iomega rebate, not exclusive to J&R.

With the rebate, this becomes a screaming hot deal. ... Read more


9. Iomega MOBY32315 4x4x6 External USB 1.1 CD-RW Drive

Asin: B00008DSRB
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 64358
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Features

  • External USB 1.1 CD rewritable drive
  • Comes with 4x write, 4x rewrite, and 6x read speeds
  • 2 MB buffer
  • Includes Adaptec CD-burning software and more
  • Compatible with Macintosh and PC computers

10. Iomega 40x12x48 External USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive

Asin: B00006HYA3
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 9500
Average Customer Review: 2.33 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • High-speed external USB 2.0 CD rewritable drive
  • Comes with 40x write, 12x rewrite, and 48x read speeds
  • 2 MB buffer
  • Includes Iomega's HotBurn software and more
  • Compatible with Macintosh and PC computers

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars The best for your money
This is an excellent investment, since it's not that expensive and it really allows for fast downloading and CD writing. It's especially best with laptops. I have used it with my PC computer and laptop and it has worked great. I don't know about the MAC specifics,but I know a lot of stuff doesn't ever work with MAC because they are completely unique. Iomega is a great brand, and this product comes with a great guarantee. (Mac users should just return it.) I have made literally as many as 50 CDs a day, and you can probably make a CD in less than 5 minutes with this machine. I love it and recommend it.

1-0 out of 5 stars Mac users beware
I totally agree with the previous reviewer... If you are a Mac user steer clear of this drive. The software provided with the drive (HotBurn) is a dog and only compatible with OS 9.1 or less. Iomega is offering and alternative, but it's an additional $30 and still the drive will not be compatible with some Mac features such as itunes. Before buying a CD-RW for a Mac take the time to check http://www.apple.com/macosx/upgrade/storage.html to find a compitible drive. I didn't and now I've got a $150 paperweight.

1-0 out of 5 stars Don't bother if you use a Mac
My wife got me one of these for my birthday, and all I was able to burn with this was coasters. It's probably not the drive itself, as my iMac was able to recognize it. The HotBurn software bundled with it is only supported up to MacOS 9.1, and I use 9.2.2, which came out about 2 years ago! ... Read more


11. Iomega Predator 40x12x40 External USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive

Asin: B00006BC3P
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 17228
Average Customer Review: 1.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • High-speed external USB 2.0 CD rewritable drive
  • Comes with 40x write, 12x rewrite, and 40x read speeds
  • 2 MB buffer
  • Includes Iomega's HotBurn software and more
  • Compatible with Macintosh and PC computers

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars Not with Hotburn
The drive works really well, but I can't stand the HotBurn Software. It says it makes everything easier than other software, but by doing so it limits what you can do with you drive.

1-0 out of 5 stars Do not let the predator into your life!
I highly DO NOT recommend this item. As a matter of fact, I urge you to slowly, while keeping eye contact with the Predator, back up a safe distance and then run. Iomega customer service is non existent and although it claims to be compatible with MAC OS, it's only compatible with 9.1 and LOWER. One of the most frustrating experiences of my life was trying to get the Predator to work with my iBook.
I will never buy Iomega every again. ... Read more


12. Iomega CD-RW/DVD-ROM + 7-IN-1 ( 32888 )

our price: $111.99
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Asin: B0001AKSWO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 2457
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Features

  • Combination CD-RW, DVD, and Flash card reader
  • Audio ripping (DAE) speed of 48x
  • Reliable and durable
  • Reads all industry standard flash cards
  • One year warranty

13. Iomega ZipCD 650 MB CD-RW EIDE Internal Drive

Asin: B0000300QO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 43187
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The Iomega ZipCD drive is easy to use--just point and click. Use it to back up and archive important files or to share multimedia presentations, photos, and Internet downloads. Plus, your ZipCD drive allows you to record (and erase) your original music on CDs and play them in your home or car stereo. The drive includes bundled software to enhance performance. ... Read more

Features

  • Complements any hard drive
  • Reads, writes, or rewrites many types of CD formats
  • Storage solution for users who want to copy and share files with coworkers and family
  • Performs at speeds of 4x record, 4x write, and 24x maximum read
  • Use CD-R and CD-RW discs to organize and archive files without cluttering your hard drive

Reviews (4)

5-0 out of 5 stars Works Like a Dream
I have an HP CD burner and I got this to do CDRW disks because I heard that they are reusable after you no longer need the data on them. To my surprise, I initially had a problem with the drive but after a phone call to Iomega and a couple simple setting changes, the drive has exceeded my expectations. My used CDRW's erase fine in minutes and allow me to reuse them. The packet writing feature with the application Direct CD that came with the drive allows flawless packet writing that I was never able to achieve with my HP 6020. I have both CD's on my network but hardly use my HP any more. Thanks for a good product.

4-0 out of 5 stars Very easy to install and use
A very good basic CD-RW drive that was terribly easy to install. Included software allows easy file transfer to CD-R or CD-RW. Backup is a snap when using CD-RW as a drive. Good documentation included with unit and good online help from Iomega. Only complaint is that the Quicksync automatic backup runs too often, but you CAN continue working while it performs the backup, so it's not a real problem on any newer (PII or PIII) computer.

4-0 out of 5 stars Nice CD burner
This product is 100% improvement over my old unit,which was a HP 7200E.I use this item with Adaptec Easy CD Deluxe 4.0.I have found that the software bundled with an item is not always the best,so to achieve better results,consider upgrading the software.This item works well when copying audio CD's and also works well when making data CD's,although recording at a lower speed yields better results.(There is less margin for error with data than there is with audio.)My last unit(HP 7200E)was totally unreliable burning data CD's,while this unit has performed with greatly appreciated reliability.If you have ever spent considerable time and effort amassing data and program files,only to find that they are not there when you want them because your CD-R drive burns coasters,you know what I mean.

1-0 out of 5 stars Crap
The software is terrible, and the hardware is not good either.

Hardware: -- two other run-of-the-mill 50x cd drives I've installed on the same computer play music CDs just fine; ZipCD erratically suddenly stops playing and jumps to the beginning track.

Software: -- You use it to make a CD mountable, so it appears like a hard drive; takes over an hour, but it says you'll only have to do it once. Then you follow the instructions to do a quick format just to clean off the stuff you've accumulated. Surprise! The quick format has to be followed by another 1 hour format. Un-f**g-believable. -- Comes with this nifty program that will periodically synchronize designated files/folders on your hard drive with a writable cd: dynamic backup, as it were. Problem: no matter what you set the synchronization interval to, even at 1 hour, it kicks in every few minutes -- and you can't do anything on your computer while it synchronizes.

I've got a 333MHz with 128M Ram, so my hardware is fine. This product is crap, stay away from it: buy one of the top-rated CD-RW drives instead. I sure wish I had, instead of going for the brand name. I'm back to backing up with my Zip drive again; this thing is useless for backups. ... Read more


14. Iomega 31361 Predator 8x4x32 External CD-RW for Firewire
list price: $329.99
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Asin: B00005ICC6
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 33537
Average Customer Review: 1.57 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Compact, stylishly designed external CD-RW drive
  • Capable of 8x write, 4x rewrite, and 32x read speeds
  • FireWire compatible with included FireWire adapter and data cable
  • Includes software bundles for both PC and Mac
  • USB compatibility with optional adapter

Reviews (14)

4-0 out of 5 stars Works great for me!
I don't know what you are talking about , this CDRW working very well ... after few tests I have found out that it's all about the burnning software , Easy CD Creator ver 5 and up will do the job , Nero as well , no problem , ANY CD BURN - works fine for me !!
I don't understand the bad reviews

1-0 out of 5 stars Painful!! What a disappointment
I actually preordered this prior to its release about 3 years ago, and since have wasted countless discs additional money on a Firewire PC card (didn't help at all) and have banished this unit in the trash heap of old PC parts. I eventually purchased an internal CD burner for my laptop, and a different Iomega external drive.

Frankly, I'm surprised Iomega still develops this product. Reading these current reviews, I see the same problems I communicated with them in the past have not been resolved.

I think they named it the Predator since it acts as a Predator to your CDs, rendering them useless and causing an amazing amout of frustration.

1-0 out of 5 stars Not Good for Windows Me
I bought this drive from Amazon a year ago for my Laptop which has windows Me, and it has been nothing but a problem using this drive. Everytime I add a new hardware the CD RW drive stops working and have to reinstall the entire OS and all softwares all over again in the Hard drive. Wish I had never bought this product. My experience is a real bad one the drive conflicts with new Hardwares Like Palm Pilot, Sony USB drives for Digital Camcorders or Still Cameras the most. There should be a better software for this device. One That is compatible with most Operating systems and devices and softwares.

3-0 out of 5 stars Slow burn
I am using an iMac DV SE 500 MHz with 1 GB memory (firewire). Out of about 60 CD's, I have ruined about 7. This is my first CD burner, so I don't have a lot to compare with. I do know when burning music CD's, if I try to burn above a 2x speed, I will get a disc error everytime, unless I burn direct from the computer hard disk, then I can get a better speed. Data CD's are faster. I usually use simulation mode first, and then burn the disc, thus saving CD's, but it takes twice as long to burn a disc. I also have a lot of trouble with the burner stopping during a burn, which requires an abort. Then the only way to get it going again, is to unplug the cabel from the computer and disconnect the power supply, then replug everything. Also, I hate the manual disc eject, which is on the bottom of the unit. The hook-ups on the burner are hard to use too, as they are hard to line up right. Even though the preditor is a beautiful little burner, I really wish I'd bought a different kind.

1-0 out of 5 stars Awful - get an internal IDE drive
Similar to other reviewers, I got about a half dozen cd-rom's out of it before it started pitching fits and trashing cd platters. Some things just shouldn't be hung off of a USB port, and a cd-rw drive leads that list. I returned mine and got a name-brand hardware vendor's internal IDE drive and installed that. No problems whatsoever. Iomega makes a lot of fine products, but the Predator isn't one of them. Forget it. ... Read more


15. Iomega 32214 24x10x40 External USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive

Asin: B00006BC3Q
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 52166
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Features

  • High-speed external USB 2.0 CD rewritable drive
  • Comes with 24x write, 10x rewrite, and 40x read speeds
  • 2 MB buffer
  • Includes Iomega's HotBurn software and more
  • Compatible with Microsoft Windows 98 SE, Me, NT 4.0, 2000, or XP

16. Iomega CD-RW Rewritable Media 2 Standard Unformatted Plus 1 Pre-Formatted ZipCD Combo (3-Pack)
list price: $12.95
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Asin: B00004Z59B
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
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17. Iomega 650MB Premium Preformatted CD-RW Rewritable Media ZipCD (3-Pack)
list price: $19.95
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Asin: B00004Z59C
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
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Features

  • Stores up to 650 MB
  • Preformatted
  • 3 CD-RW disc pack in jewel cases
  • Compatible with most stereo or car CD players
  • 1-year warranty

18. Iomega 31429 16x10x40 EIDE CD-RW Drive
list price: $269.99
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Asin: B00005ICDJ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 27290
Average Customer Review: 3.69 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

The internal 16x10x40 Iomega CD-RW drive burns CDs at a speedy 16x rate. And with BURN-Proof technology, you can be confident that you won't lose precious time and money making wasted CDs. Pop the drive in your computer to record/write or rewrite most CD formats. Moving and copying data files is easy--just drag and drop. So make music, store photos, or back up data; this is the perfect CD-RW drive if you want top speed and reliable performance. ... Read more

Features

  • EIDE (ATAPI) interface
  • Delivers 40x read speed, 16x write speed, and 10x rewrite speed
  • Burn a 60-minute audio CD in less than five minutes
  • Compile your favorite songs on your own audio CDs
  • Features Burn-proof technology to reduce buffer overruns

Reviews (13)

5-0 out of 5 stars Iomega rebrands from several sources
It is true that this CDRW is a Plextor in some cases. I have a Plextor (Plextors have a fan in the rear). Otherwise, rumor is that this drive is now a Sanyo...

If you're lucky enough to get a Plextor version, this is one helluva drive. You can get the Plextor for about $X, but the Iomega rebate made this the way to go!

That's the real deal.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Good Burner
...i burned 3 cd's in twenty minutes. Every CD i made was perfect and there where no buffer underrun errors. The Included software (Easy CD, MusicMatch Jukebox Pro) was very helpfull in making cd's. I do know alot about computers and have run benchmarks and was very pleased. So all in all this was a good burner.

1-0 out of 5 stars Burner nughtmare
This thing is a hunk of...! The support was good, but its a hunk of junk. it sounds like it wants to die when it opens and closes. It refused to burn disc to disc with my dell machine because it said my existind drive was not capable of digital audio extraction. Dell said this was BS. Iomega said it was a software issue. Eventually the thing wouldn't even write from the hard drive.
P.S. it wasn't a plextor.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very Pleased!
I bought this product on the basis of the reviews made by others and the fact that my PC technician recommended I buy one with "Easy CD Creater" software. This is the only one that I could find that clearly stated that it contained this software. I am very happy with it. I am a 67 yr old woman and I found it easy to install and use. If it is good for me it must be great for those of you who REALLY know what they are doing....

5-0 out of 5 stars People may need glasses
All those people saying this is not a plextor 16x, why don't you open your eyes wider and look at the pictures of the Iomega on this site. It clearly shows that it has the fan and the exact same front and back faceplates. Compare it to the pictures of the Plextor unit. I own the unit so I know. If you don't own the unit, then don't disparage it! ... Read more


19. Iomega 31881 CD-RW FirewireAdapter Kit
list price: $84.99
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Asin: B00005NHGK
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 63239
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20. Iomega 24x10x40 External USB 2.0 CD-RW Drive

Asin: B00006BC3D
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 37372
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Features

  • High-speed external USB 2.0 CD rewritable drive
  • Comes with 24x write, 10x rewrite, and 40x read speeds
  • 2 MB buffer
  • Includes Iomega's HotBurn software and more
  • Compatible with Macintosh and PC computers

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