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Iomega Prestige review

Iomega Prestige

Verdict

Avoid the 3TB model, but otherwise this drive offers an awful lot for the money

Review Date: 6 Oct 2011

Reviewed By: Darien Graham-Smith

Price when reviewed: £61 (£73 inc VAT)

Overall Rating
5 stars out of 6

Features & Design
5 stars out of 6

Value for Money
5 stars out of 6

Performance
6 stars out of 6

PCPRO Recommended

The name may sound a little overblown, but with its black brushed-metal exterior the Prestige looks and feels like a premium piece of kit. The power switch at the back is a nice touch, too – it’s a small thing, but with other manufacturers offering fiddly push-buttons or no power control at all, it contributes to the sense that this is high-quality hardware.

And the Prestige walks the walk when it comes to performance. In our large-file copy tests it was the fastest 1TB drive we tested by a head. Although it couldn’t quite keep up with the best in our small-file tests, it came a strong second for write speed, and didn’t disgrace itself when reading back the files, coming fourth in the field.

At 7.8p per gigabyte, the 1TB Prestige isn’t the cheapest option. But Iomega’s backup suite and a year’s subscription to Trend Micro Internet Security extras sweeten the deal a little. The 2TB model is better value at £96; however, we doubt the £173 3TB drive will find many takers until the price falls.

Overall, we feel the Prestige justifies its price with bags of class, a few nice extras and excellent performance, making it an appealing general-purpose drive.

Author: Darien Graham-Smith

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User comments

USB type?

I can't believe you can post a review of a drive without bothering to mention if it's USB2 or USB3...

By dahawthorne on 8 Oct 2011

It's a USB 3.0 drive. Remember Google is your friend...

By xxx_mojo_xxx on 10 Oct 2011

Brian

And can it cope with Win7 64bit?

By neonman3 on 13 Oct 2011

@mojo...

I have heard of Google. But surely not mentioning something as important as the transfer protocol is like writing an article titled "China" which just says "Look it up on Google"? :-)

By dahawthorne on 13 Oct 2011

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