"Fast, Reliable, but heats up & needs a longer USB cable"
3 February 2011
Pros: FAST transfer rate (ave. >30MBps), short access time (because 7200rpm). RELIABLE - no bad experiences. Runs QUIET. Does not come with pre-installed software.
Cons: SHORT USB CABLE:Wish the USB cable was longer. HEATS UP quickly, so I leave it near the window (for cooling). External power adapter, can be BULKY to carry around both. 3.5'' + aluminum casing: HEAVY & not portable like a smaller 2.5'' HDD.
Summary: I set up the Prestige Desktop hard drive to do a daily back-up of my home office computer. It was a simple one time set up. It also looks great in my office and I love that it has an aluminum casing. I've had plastic hard drives in the past and they've cracked! I'll only use Iomega from now on.
Pros: Durable, Fast Connectivity, Reliable, Software Suite