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Product: Predator 24x10x40
Company: Iomega
Website: http://www.iomega.com
Estimated Street Price:
$209.95
Review By: Julien Jay

Final Results And Overall Mark  

Table Of Contents
1: Introduction
2: Design & Benchmarks
3: HotBurn

4:
Conclusion

Well we have reached the end of the review. Here are my final comments, notes and grades for the Iomega Predator 24x10x40.

 

Final Comments

How It Grades

Installation: 85%
Performance: 90%
Features: 75%
Design: 90%
Bundled Software: 20%
Price/Value: 80%
Overall: 73.33%

The Iomega Predator 24x10x40 is by far the fastest external burner available on the market. With its neat look, the Predator offers great overall performance while remaining relatively compact and all of this for a reasonable price. Packed with a free USB 2 card and a two year warranty, the Predator is definitely a good choice that you can count on. I especially appreciated the extremely fast 32x digital audio extraction that performs much better than most CD and DVD-Rom drives. But the provided software, HotBurn, cripples the drive. It is a source of never ending problems that will force users to quickly find a 'real' burning software. We sincerely hope Iomega will soon release a fix, but in the meantime if you choose this drive be aware that you might need another burning software.

 

Specs & Package
Overall Score 73.33%
Version Reviewed Iomega Predator 24x10x40
Release Date Out Now
The Good Points Excellent reading/burning performance
Kicking ass DAE performance
Nice Design
Relatively compact
CD-Text & Overburn support
BurnProof
The Bad Points Noisy (I mean it!)
Flimsy pop top
Horrible buggy software
Proprietary USB cable
Small buffer
Reviewer Specs

Pentium 4 2.4 GHz
Intel D850EMV2 Motherboard
Windows XP Professional
512 MB PC800 RDRAM
DirectX 8.1
19" Sony CPD-E400 Trinitron Monitor
nVidia GeForce 4 Ti 4600
Sound Blaster Audigy Platinum
Adaptec 19160
Adaptec AHA-2400a

DVD Pioneer 106s (16/40x)
Yamaha CRW3200S

Alcatel SpeedTouch USB
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Microsoft TrackBall Explorer

PC Required

Pentium 200MHz or higher
Microsoft Windows 98SE, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows XP
64MB of RAM (or more)
75MB of free hard disk space for HotBurn
USB 2.0 adapter
Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher

 

HotBurn  

 

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