Iomega UltraMax Hard Drive Courts Mac Pros

 
 
By Joel Santo Domingo  |  Posted 2007-03-05 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Iomega UltraMax Hard Drive tries to exorcise the last few specters haunting this hard-drive maker. For professional Mac users, the UltraMax is an easy fit. (PCMag.com)

Its clear at a glance that Iomega designed its UltraMax 640GB hard drive ($340 direct) with the Mac professional market in mind. The UltraMaxs distinctive silver case and "cheese grater" front panel are compatible in appearance with professional-model Macs. (These include the Apple Mac Pro, the MacBook Pro, the Power Mac G5, and the PowerBook G4.)
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Though the UltraMax can also service a Microsoft Windows PC, it has the three interfaces (USB, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800) found on these Macs. The drive has a decent dollar-per-gigabyte ratio, as well as speedy RAID 0 or safe RAID 1 settings, so it is suitable for the demanding multimedia user on a budget.
The UltraMax is a big step in the right direction for a hard drive maker thats had its share of missteps (think Iomega Jaz, Zip disks, and the Iomega ScreenPlay). For that and much more, it earns our nod for Editors Choice. Read the full story on PCMag.com: Iomega UltraMax Hard Drive (640GB) Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.
 
 
 
 
Joel Santo Domingo is the Lead Analyst for the Desktops team at PC Magazine Labs. He joined PC Magazine in 2000, after 7 years of IT work for companies large and small. His background includes managing mobile, desktop and network infrastructure on both the Macintosh and Windows platforms. He is responsible for overseeing PC Labs testing, as well as formulating new test methodologies for the Desktops team.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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