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Iomega Prestige review

£113 inc VAT

Manufacturer: Iomega

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

Prestige is neatly designed, affordable, and includes a useful set of software.

It’s not the fastest drive in the desktop category, but Iomega’s Prestige is neatly designed, affordable, and includes a useful set of software.

The Prestige is easily the slimmest and most compact of the desktop drives reviewed here, measuring just 31.4mm thick. You can lay it flat or use the small stand included in the box to stand it upright, in which case it’ll take up hardly any desk space at all.

Performance isn’t the Prestige’s strong point, though. Its use of a 5400rpm drive mechanism results in very modest overall sequential speeds – a third-placed 119.30MB per second when reading files and fourth place for write speeds at 107.30MBps. However, performance when copying smaller files is more respectable at 45.17MBps and 56.68MBps for reading and writing respectively.

Iomega makes up for this in other areas though. The drive supports 256bit encryption for protecting your files, and Iomega’s Protection Suite provides an extensive range of additional features, including a year’s subscription to Trend Micro Internet Security, two separate backup programs and 2GB of online storage with Mozy Home. You also get Iomega’s v.Clone software, which can create a ‘virtual image’ of your main PC that can be used with any other PC connected to the Prestige drive.

Iomega Prestige Expert Verdict »

3.5" SATA
5400rpm
5Gbps
USB 3.0
256-bit encryption, Iomega Protection Suite, 2GB cloud storage
124x31.4x188mm
1Kg
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

There’s definitely some room for improvement in the Prestige’s performance. However, its slimline design, encryption and additional software features will still appeal to many home and business users.

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