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1. Iomega 512 MB Micro Mini USB 2.0
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2. Iomega Micro Mini 128 MB USB 2.0
$73.20
3. Iomega Micro Mini 256 MB USB 2.0
$28.99 $19.98 list()
4. Iomega 32967 64MB Micro Mini Drive-
$63.99 list()
5. Iomega Mini 256 MB USB 2.0 Flash
$37.99 $34.88 list()
6. Iomega 128MB MINI DRV USB2.0 (
$87.39 $59.50 list()
7. Mini 512MB USB 2.0 Drive
8. Iomega 32547 64 MB USB Mini Drive
$89.95
9. Iomega 32548 128 MB USB Mini Drive
10. Iomega 32549 256 MB USB Mini Drive
$75.00
11. Iomega 32681 Mini 256 MB USB 2.0
12. Iomega MINI 512MB USB 2.0 DRIVE
13. Iomega 31650 Microdrive 340 MB

1. Iomega 512 MB Micro Mini USB 2.0 Flash Drive (33105)

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Asin: B0002OVD00
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 2925
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Features

  • USB Backward compatible
  • Compatible with Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me, XP; Mac 8.6 or OS 9.0 and above; Linux 2.4.x
  • Take all your music, photos, and games with you wherever you go

2. Iomega Micro Mini 128 MB USB 2.0 Flash Drive

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Asin: B0001AVSIC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 2715
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 128 MB storage capacity
  • 3 easily changed covers -- each a different cool color to match your mood
  • Includes an illuminated cord to light your way when searching for that elusive USB port
  • Even includes a dog-tag style chain necklace so you can wear the drive around your neck for easy access -- or to make a hip fashion statement
  • Mac and PC compatible

Reviews (1)

5-0 out of 5 stars Great for moving files around when travelling
I used this little guy last semester in Ecuador, and it was a lifesaver. Since I didn't have a computer, I had to write my papers in labs and internet cafes, and this USB drive was perfect for keeping my work with me at all times. Its small size allowed me to wear it on a necklace under my clothes to protect against theft.

A lot of other students used floppy disks, but the floppy disk drives in the internet cafes and even at the university would often ruin the disks forcing people to re-do their work.

Since returning to the states, I've used it mostly to share files between laptops and such while doing group work, carry install programs (web browser, AIM, etc), or to bring powerpoint presentations to class.

It comes with a keychain clip and a neckchain, three color covers (the USB plug swivels in and out of this cover) in blue, orange, and black, and a USB extension cable, presumably for connecting it to ports at the back of a desktop, that lights up bright blue when you plug it in (the USB drive itself also has an activity light unrelated to the ones in the cable).

Overall, a great product. Tiny, well styled, and easy to use. ... Read more


3. Iomega Micro Mini 256 MB USB 2.0 Drive (32922)

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Asin: B0002A9RLG
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega Bernoulli Exclusive
Sales Rank: 5855
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Features

  • USB drive fits in even the smallest places and is about the same size as your thumbnail
  • Share digital photos, MP3s, video clips
  • Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me, XP; Mac 8.6 or OS 9.0 and above; Linux 2.4.x

4. Iomega 32967 64MB Micro Mini Drive- USB 2.0

our price: $28.99
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Asin: B0001AVSI2
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 6104
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Features

  • 3 easily changed covers -- each a different cool color to match your mood
  • Includes an illuminated cord to light your way when searching for that elusive USB port
  • Even includes a dog-tag style chain necklace so you can wear the drive around your neck for easy access -- or to make a hip fashion statement
  • Mac and PC compatible

5. Iomega Mini 256 MB USB 2.0 Flash Drive ( PC / Mac )

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Asin: B0001FV2YC
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 19136
Average Customer Review: 2 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 256MB storage capacity
  • Active Disk technology allows Active Disk Powered software applications to conveniently launch and run directly from your Mini USB 2.0 Drive
  • Connect between laptops and desktops, as well as Windows PCs and Macs with a USB port

Reviews (3)

1-0 out of 5 stars Overpriced, software doesn't work, abysmal support
What a disappointment the Iomega Mini line has been. I purchased the 512 to have a larger capacity flash drive, but I expected the Security software to work without troubles. Was I ever wrong! None of the software bundled with this expensive drive works for me. I have four smaller capacity key drives from three (!) other companies - three of these have security software that works without a glitch. The Lexar Secure Jump Drive in particular works seamlessly in Windows XP, Windows 2000 AND Mac OS X, making it hands down superior over this awful Iomega Mini drive for my purposes. Sad to see for a company that I have loved in the past, but support is worse than the drive itself.

1-0 out of 5 stars Horrible Customer Support
After purchasing an Iomega Mini-Drive the case of the drive started to develop cracks around the light. These cracks continued until pieces started to come off and then, finally, the case pulled off of the electrical components. Trying to return the Mini-Drive has been a nightmare. I have sent over a half dozen emails, I have made 5 phone calls (some of which were toll calls), I've been through 3 voice mail mazes, and I'm still waiting for the replacement Mini-Drive. Iomega's customer support is horrible!

4-0 out of 5 stars 256 Meg On Your Keychain
This is the start of something big (physically small, actually.)
IOMEGA has provided a USB 2.0 pen drive. It can hold 256 MB of data and fit on your keychain, on your belt or in your pocket.
All you need is a Mac (or PC) with a free USB port and you are ready to go. It is a storage drive and media, built into one small package, weighing in at about 2 ounces!
It lost a star because of the price point and the construction of the casing. I still think the price is a bit high, but it is permanent storage. If you don't smash/crush it, it can probably last for years.
To use the pen drive, just plug it into a free USB port on your Mac or PC. The pen drive draws the power it needs directly from the USB chain. It then shows up like any other disk drive would. (Immediately on the desktop of Macs. You need to search through "My Computer" on PCs.)
It also works like any other disk drive would.
Transfering files between computers is also easy. Plug it into one computer, drag files to it. "Eject" the disk and pull it out of the USB port. Plug it into the USB port of another computer and copy the files you need from the pen drive to the local hard drive. It even works between Macs and PCs. Make sure you eject the volume from the computer before you try to remove the pen drive from the USB port. If you don't, you could cause data loss.
The fact that this particular pen drive is USB 2.0 rated can be very important, because USB 2.0 can be up to 40 times faster, transferring data, than USB 1.x. Since there are no moving parts, data transfer is extremely fast.
Pros: Convenient, light weight, easy to use, USB 2.0
Cons: Plastic casing easily cracks or can be crushed. Still pricey.
Bonus features: Comes with key ring and built-in belt clip. ... Read more


6. Iomega 128MB MINI DRV USB2.0 ( 33003 )

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Asin: B0001AV5YO
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 5705
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7. Mini 512MB USB 2.0 Drive

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Asin: B0001BVT0I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 8749
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8. Iomega 32547 64 MB USB Mini Drive

Asin: B0000721Y8
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 24492
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • 64MB Capacity
  • USB 2.0 support for super-fast data transfer rates up to 1MB per second!
  • USB powered
  • Iomega Mini Lock - secures data on your Iomega Mini with password protection
  • Supports - Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, Mac OS 9.0 and higher, & Linux 2.4.0

Reviews (2)

2-0 out of 5 stars It Works, But Not as Advertised
One would wish that a product slated to run on two platforms would perform as it is supposed to do on both. I work on both Macs and PCs in a variety of locations. I had hoped that this device would allow me to ferry files between them all. Sadly, it does not.

The drive stores and retrieves data just fine on an iMac and iBook with no problem. However, the password protection only works with Windows so there is a feature that I paid for that will not help me here.

As for PCs - one out of the two notebooks I tried it on just failed to see it. It runs flawlessly on the second, however. The desktop in my main office seems to see it. But, the only way I know this is that the system constantly reboots until I remove the drive from the slot. (Please note that a Lexar JumpDrive works without a glitch on this same machine.)

My advice - go with Lexar.

5-0 out of 5 stars Mobile and easy way to transport data
Moblie - Take your digital files anywhere you go...almost. To anywhere a PC with USB ports & Windows 98 SE or later.

Easy - Just plug it into any USB port and gain instant access to your files. It does NOT need a card reader, a zip drive, or a floppy drive.

Product differentiation for this USB flash drive:

Hardware wise:
USB 2.0 support for super-fast data transfer rates up to 1MB per second! It also can be use in USB 1.1 ports.

Software wise:
1) Many OS Supports - Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, Mac OS 9.0 and higher, & Linux 2.4.0

2) Mini Control Panel and Mini Lock software available to conveniently view, manage, and SECURE your digital files. Synchronize file revisions between computers too.

3) Includes Iomega Active DiskĀ™ technology - any Active Disk Powered software applications can conveniently live, launch from this Mini Drive. Many FREE Active Disk Powered software titles can be found at the Iomega's website. ... Read more


9. Iomega 32548 128 MB USB Mini Drive

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Asin: B00006W2OR
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 15526
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Self-powered, no installation software required
  • 128 MB of storage space
  • Enables you to password protect your data
  • Can hold any kind of data--MP3 files, pictures, video, etc.
  • PC and Macintosh compatible

Reviews (3)

5-0 out of 5 stars Best and fastest of what I've seen so far! Good name brand!
This was my first mini drive. Since I have 2.0 USB ports and WinXP, I went shopping for a USB 2.0 drive. I bought and returned 2 Lexar Jumpdrive Pro 2.0 and a SanDisk Cruzer Mini.

Their performance was awful under WinXP Service Pack 1 (SP1). In all cases the Iomega performed my benchmark of receiving a 44MB directory in appx. 1 min. 30 secs, while the allegedly faster 2.0 models I tested required 3-5 mins.+. I am attributing this to a flaw in WinXP SP1 (and not my machine) since I repeated the benchmark on a Best Buy demo computer with the same level of WinXP and again the Mini Drive beat the Lexar hands down.

I then downloaded the Win98 driver from Iomega's site for my 5 year old Dell (installed very very cleanly) and this time the 2.0 device timings improved dramatically to about 1 min. 30 secs., but the Iomega also improved to 1 min. 10 secs.

Since I'm not yet sure what is causing the 2.0 drives to deteriorate under WinXP, I am sure that the Iomega USB 1.1 Mini Drive runs at very acceptable levels under WinXP with 2.0 ports and under Win98 with USB 1.1 ports.

In other words, in today's Windows software environment, the Iomega Mini Drive runs acceptably fast, is consistent across Windows platforms, and is just ... well, a safe purchase if you want this type of device.

Worthy of mention is that the physical construction of the Iomega was far and away the best. It's size is smaller than most others I've seen, and it is flat enough to fit in a USB port alongside a USB cable attached device, without encroaching.

The case has good ergonomics designed into it, besides being a very professional looking, handsome, gray (like today's computer chasses). The end cap is large, bears a shirt pocket clip, and fits securely. The non business end of the drive has an attachment with a keyring which, if nothing else, will make it more difficult to lose, and it also lends to its appearance.

Iomega is a good company with a useful web site and acceptable technical support. I can't come close to saying this about the pathetic SanDisk site and the slightly less anemic Lexar site. There are also some free downloads available for the device which I haven't explored yet, but do take a look and see if they interest you.

So ... if you want this type of device, value performance, stylish looks, quality construction, and good vendor support, all at a reasonable price, consider this one. Can't vouch for the 256MB model since I didn't try it, but I do wish I had the extra capacity. You can basically leave it installed all the time and have the convenience of fairly adequate removeable storage for backing up frequently changing data, in my case a web site I'm actively maintaining, my Eudora mailboxes, and Excel spreadsheets.

From sketchy information on the Internet, it appears that Iomega will be introducing 2.0 versions of this device. Several vendors like HP have been advertising them but are all out of stock. If I can iron out the nagging XP performance issue, I will be buying 2 of the 256KB 2.0 models. They will probably fly and I trust Iomega will ensure that happens.

Good luck with your purchasing decision. You will likely find that this device is a "keeper", as I have.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great bargain!
My work teams travels a lot and frequently transfers large files, so I asked our IT department to get each of the members a USB drive. They selected Iomega. The drives have been a great success. They have all worked reliably, and endured a lot of jostling in briefcases. As the review above states, the cap is very sound and stays on well. I've been using mine for about six months now and it has not gotten loose. I highly recommend these drives.

One word of warning for travelers: I've gotten stopped going through airport security with this drive in my briefcase a few times, and the screeners frequently have no clue what this little device is. Fortunately, they've never tried to confiscate it.

5-0 out of 5 stars very easy to use and relatively secure locking clasp
I have used this device repeatedly with my iBook Mac running OSX 10.2.4, a WindowsXP desktop and multiple Windows NT machines at work and at conferences. It is truly a delight to use and I have not had any problems whatsoever.

I must say that I did look at a few other flash drives and I thought this one had one of the better 'locking' mechanisms. The cover has not come off in my pocket inspite of some hard use (and constant opening and closing of the cap too!).

Highly recommended. ... Read more


10. Iomega 32549 256 MB USB Mini Drive

Asin: B00008KA64
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 17196
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • Self-powered, no installation software required
  • 256 MB of storage space
  • Enables you to password protect your data
  • Can hold any kind of data--MP3 files, pictures, video, etc.
  • PC and Macintosh compatible

Reviews (3)

4-0 out of 5 stars Great portable storage
This is a great USB stick. No hassles to install any software, so long as the operating system is windows 2000. NT does not allow hot plugging in detection and some older win 98 machines (or older USB ports do not detect). This has become part of my keychain to carry important documents around. Also helps me move large documents between my project team members PC's. Sturdy construction and it can take abuse.
Only down side is the device cannot be stopped on all PC's and sometimes (10%) when I unplug it from the PC it may not retain the file copied (only from that PC during that session)
We have purchased one for the entire team at work.

3-0 out of 5 stars Fast and rugged
This drive only has one particular better feature, it is faster copying files on 2.0 port on an XP Operating System. Otherwise it is overpriced compared to some other USB Flash Drives. It would have been better with a more ruggedized case. My suggestion is shop around on Amazon and some brick and mortar stores. Ask anyone you know that has a USB Flash drive what brand they have, do they like it, and what did they pay? Most of them are fairly comparable in functionality. What sets some apart is price, speed, and ruggedized case. Your own values will have to weigh those according to your needs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow
This may be overstating the case a little, and I admit that being an old Main frame person the idea of a drive that fits on my keychain that I can carry with me impresses me to no end.

In these days of 100 gig HD's 256m doesn't seem like much but nothing is more portable. Perfect for a person who needs to install demo software at a customer location, or perfect for a presentation that needs to be put on a machine.

You don't get much more small and compact that this drive. Fits on my keychain can carry it just about anywhere and plugs and plays.

In fact the only downside to the drive IS the small size. I'm the type that loses my head if it isn't attached and loses his keys even easier. Although the drive does have privacy settings so a user would have to wipe and re-install without a password it still an expensive item to lose.

Of course if you are more careful than me about such things then it will really make your life easier. ... Read more


11. Iomega 32681 Mini 256 MB USB 2.0 Drive

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Asin: B0000C3GWY
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 23400
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Features

  • PC or Mac platform
  • Read rate of 5 MB/second
  • USB 2.0 port connectivity
  • 256 MB capacity
  • Write rate of 3.5 MB/second

Reviews (2)

5-0 out of 5 stars aquadoc from Albuquerque
This item replaced my SanDisk 256 MB USB drive, which failed after three days. The Iomega unit is great. It works without any problems on my Windows 2000 and XP machines, with both powered (Linksys) and unpowered (Targus) hubs. The top fastens securely. Don't bother with any others - buy Iomega.

5-0 out of 5 stars Windows XP and USB 2.0 Mini-Drives Run Degraded - CAUTION!
These are generic comments of Windows XP's support of USB 2.0 mini-drives that are attached to USB 2.0 hardware ports. If this is not your environment, then please pass on this review. Otherwise, you would serve yourself well to share my experiences and testing. (There was no problem with any of my 2.0 mini-drives when I tested them on WIN98 with USB 1.1 ports.) I'm not picking on any specific brand.

I'll go right to the bottom line and tell you that I've found that these drives may perform VERY poorly in Windows XP SP1. They will appear to perform well, compared with similar USB 1.1 drives, but only if you are copying a very small number of very large files. They may perform incredibly slowly compared to their USB 1.1 brethren if you reverse the scenario and copy a directory of say 500 or more very small files.

I'll provide the solution now and then tell you about some tests I've run. THE SOLUTION: Format your mini-drives as "NTFS". (THEY DO NOT COME FORMATTED THAT WAY!) If you do, they will perform very well on USB 2.0 ports under WinXP SP1. It does mean, however, that you won't have portability to a WIN95, WIN98, WINME system (if you want high performance in WinXP).

If I've still got your attention, read on please.

I own an Iomega 1.1 Mini Drive and have purchased and returned two Lexar JumpDrive Pro 2.0 devices, a SanDisk Cruzer Mini, and almost returned my newest, a PNY Attache 2.0. I've also had a dialogue with someone in a forum who issued a similar complaint about his Sony MicroVault 2.0 device. I kept the PNY to have something to test with as I probed this issue, and have now just purchased another Lexar JumpDrive Pro because it prices well, and it also performs well if formatted as "NTFS".

After considerable experimentation and a frustrating 20 or so hours on the internet, I made my discovery!

After reading an Amazon reviewer boast that he copied a single 135MB file in under a minute, I decided to try that myself ... and it copied quickly, considerably beating the performance of my Iomega 1.1 device. Astounded at this, I became curious about whether WinXP had an issue with FAT and FAT32 on these devices.

I created a benchmark of a directory containing 508 icons totalling only 1MB of data, occupying 2MB of disk. Formatted at the default FAT or FAT32, the copy took an incredible 2 min. 56 secs., and I could read each file name as Windows revealed them during the copy. I decided that, before returning the PNY, I would format it as "NTFS" just "to see what would happen". It copied in 2 or 3 seconds!!!!!

To prove to myself this wasn't a freak event, I went back to my earlier benchmark which was a client's web site having a root folder weighing 44MB and containing 1800+ files. It had previously copied to my Iomega 1.1 Mini Drive in 1 min. 34 secs., but on my Lexar JumpDrive Pro 2.0 and the SanDisk Cruzer Mini 2.0 the times ranged between 5+ mins. to just under 10 mins. On the PNY 2.0 device formatted "NTFS", it took around 52 secs. My newly purchased Lexar ran in about the same 52 secs. (compared to 8+ mins. when formatted FAT32)

My final benchmark was a folder containing 3 files, weighing 44.5MB. They copied in 46 secs. to the Iomega 1.1, in 23 secs. to the PNY 2.0, and in 19 secs. to the new Lexar.

To lend a bit of credibility to these tests, I should tell you that I had taken the Lexar 2.0, the SanDisk Cruzer 2.0 and my Iomega 1.1 to a demo computer at Best Buy and the results were consistent. That machine was a Compaq Presario with "Certified" 2.0 ports with WinXP SP1. So it's unlikely that my personal environment was unique.

These comments should dramatically benefit many of you buying these devices. I should mention that I've been extremely happy with my Iomega USB 1.1 Mini Drive and its performance and will likely add this faster model to my "collection". The 1.1 model is the most durable and attractive of the 3 I now own, and is flat enough to not encroach on its neighboring USB port and narrow enough to not encroach on other ports above or below it. ... Read more


12. Iomega MINI 512MB USB 2.0 DRIVE ( 32682 )

Asin: B0000C3GWZ
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 34536
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13. Iomega 31650 Microdrive 340 MB

Asin: B00005897P
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Iomega
Sales Rank: 38299
Average Customer Review: 2.5 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Review

You can never have enough memory in your MP3 player, digital camera, or PDA. Iomega's 340 MB Microdrive offers a relatively inexpensive way to dramatically increase your device's storage capabilities. The drive even plugs into your laptop for fast data transfer and backup.

The Microdrive is a technological marvel. Within its matchbook-size case (half an ounce and 1.68 by 1.43 by 0.19 inches), the Microdrive uses the same technology--spinning platter and all--as the hard drive in your home computer. A shock-resistant design ensures maximum reliability in portable devices.

The drive requires a CompactFlash + Type II slot to work with an MP3 player, digital camera, or PDA. The Type II slot is slightly thicker than the standard CompactFlash slot, and if your device is only designed to accept standard CompactFlash cards, the Microdrive won't fit. When we installed it in our portable devices, it didn't require any setup; we just plugged it in and had 340 MB more of storage--enough for over five albums of CD quality music or hundreds of high-resolution photos. The drive only spins when in use and includes other advanced techniques to conserve power. However, when we used it with a battery-powered MP3 player, it drained the batteries more quickly than a standard flash memory card.

The drive comes with a PC Card adapter, which is a sort of sleeve into which you insert the drive for use with your laptop's PC Card Type II slot. When we inserted the card into our laptop, Windows automatically recognized it and loaded drivers from the installation CD. The drive then appeared in Windows Explorer as a standard hard drive. We could then copy files back and forth between our hard drive and the Microdrive faster than a typical portable device's serial or USB connection. In our testing, we achieved transfer rates of over 1 MB/second. The drive also came in handy for transporting large files or backing up data.

Iomega includes some useful software with the drive. MusicMatch JukeBox Plus is one of the best applications available for creating and managing MP3 files. Iomega's QuikSync 2 automatically backs up important files, and Adobe ActiveShare is an easy-to-use application for touching up and sharing your digital photos.

Both the drive itself and the sleeve are relatively delicate devices, so Iomega has included hard plastic cases with shock-absorbing gel inserts for transportation and storage. Iomega backs the product with a one-year warranty and offers toll-free technical support.

If your portable device has a CompactFlash + Type II slot, the Iomega's 340 MB Microdrive offers a lot of storage relatively inexpensively. It's an even more compelling solution for laptop Users, who can use their PC Card adapter for quick and easy data transfers. --Ken Feinstein

Pros:

  • Extremely small and light
  • Included adapter works with laptops
  • Relatively inexpensive
  • Shockproof

Cons:

  • Uses more power than a standard flash memory card
  • Less rugged than a standard (solid state) CompactFlash card
  • Incompatible with CompactFlash Type I devices
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Features

  • Ultra-small, portable hard drive for digital cameras, laptops, and audio players
  • Fits CompactFlash Type II devices
  • Large 340 MB storage capacity
  • Fast 5.2 MBps data transfer
  • PC Card adapter included

Reviews (4)

1-0 out of 5 stars Read if you use a portable digital audio player!
I have the 1GB Microdrive (you can get it way cheaper from Iomega.com) and I thought it was cool at first but now I know just how bad it really is. I don't use it in my digital camera cause I never take that many pics at a time. I tried to use it in my LYRA 2 player. It works fine if your not moving. Because it has moving parts it skips a lot and creates a ton more heat than a real compacflash card. DO NOT USE IN A PORTABLE DIGITAL AUDIO PLAYER! It skips every time you move. If your're going to put up with skips you might as well use CD-R's for 50 cents each with an MP3 cd player.

If you want more space get one of those Archos jukebox recorder things with 20 gigs that work as hard drives too. You don't have to convert MP3's into anything (like mpx on most "mp3" players) and you'll have as much space as most laptops do.

3-0 out of 5 stars Works but worries me.
I've had this microdrive for about six months. I use it with a Canon Pro90, and I have a USB Card Reader (for my desktop) and plug the adapter directly into a powerbook via the PCMCIA slot.
When I shoot, I often go for a full weekend, but sometimes take the powerbook with me. I'll fill this up with large superfine images in a full afternoon of shooting. I use a couple 64 MB compact flash cards as backup for when I run out of room.

What I like about it: it's larger than my compact flash cards.

What I don't like about it: it does run very hot, both in computer and in the camera. there's been a couple times when it was so hot that it alarmed me.

a couple corrupted data files have appeared on the drive. i'm not sure whether they are related to the pro90, or whether they are results of a drive malfunction. i can't get rid of them (they pretend to take up some TERAbytes of space, but don't really). the drive is still usable, but whenever this happens i get a drive error, and i can't take any more pictures, even if there's clearly space left on the drive until i fix things via computer. one of the times that this happend, the drive was running very very hot. i'm not sure whether i'm inappropriately attributing a cause effect relationship, but it seems like the two things may be related.

because it is a drive it seems to be vulnerable to rough handling. i do take it out of camera while out taking shots because i run out of room, but i do not like worrying about how gingerly i have to handle it. if it were to stay in camera, i'd probably be less worried.

also, it is slower than the compact flash cards, and this is a bit of a pain.

because of my worries and the loss of speed, i've recently purchased a 256 MB compact flash card in hopes of putting my mind at ease.

my suggestion: at this size (350 MB), it might be better to stick with flash memory. at 1 GB, however, the extra memory
and saved dough would probably far outweigh the concerns.

summary: it has worked fine for me for 6 months. i've lost
pictures because of it only once or twice, and potential pictures, not pictures on the drive. if flash memory were available for the same price and in sufficient bulk, i'd choose flash.

2-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for Pocket PC - but not for real life
I was running out of room with MP3s and eBooks on my iPaq and plugged this thing in. It works great, though it does use up the battery a little more. I use the adapter with other compact flash cards and it works like a charm on my laptop in Windows 2000. The only problem with the adapter is that you can't just pull out the card and replace it without stopping and removing the PC Card adapter with it. And in Win 2K each insertion seems to use a new drive letter. But that's a problem with all the adapters.

I'd give it 5 stars, except for one thing. I'd hoped to use it in my Kodak 4800 digital camera, but it was too thick for that. I could blame that on Kodak because their product info and documentation don't mention any size limit to the cards the camera accepts, but Iomega didn't mention it either.

**Update: Six months later, I dropped this thing once. My iPaq no longer recognizes it and the PC adapter doesn't either. Iomega's support site directs the user to pages that do not offer any help for MicroDrives. They have a page for data recovery services (necessary for their products), but the service cost more than the drive and there is nothing on the page about MicroDrives (the same goes for the merchandise return page)

Durability is very poor, so I dropped my review to 2 stars. I'm sticking with Compact Flash memory cards - they're a lot cheaper and more durable.

4-0 out of 5 stars Iomega not quite up to speed
I purchased this Iomega drive and was thoroughly happy with it. I could take over 300 pictures at the highest resolution with my Canon s10.

The one gripe I have with this drive is it's speed. Since it is a 3rd party drive you would have to expect certain drawbacks. The IBM 340 drive transfers data in the range of 30.1mb/s to 45.2mb/s The Iomega drive transfers data at 5.2mb/s. This is not a problem if you are not in a rush to upload your pictures.

Other than that, it is a fine drive and definitely worth the money. ... Read more


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