Editors Liked

  • Attractive design, Can withstand short drops, Second-fastest USB 3.0 drive tested, Hard drive is encrypted
  • Arrestingly good looks in red color, Iomega v.Clone desktop virtualization software is bundled, Data encryption support, Fast, with USB 3.0 speeds
  • Rugged build, design, super-fast USB 3.0 performance, premium software
  • USB 3.0 support, 7-feet drop resistance
  • USB 3.0 speed at USB 2.0 prices; fast, even compared with other USB 3.0 drives
  • Surprisingly robust, Stylish design, Simple to use encryption, Software is preloaded on the drive, no need of CD/DVD to install it, 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption, 3 year warranty
  • Around 3X faster than USB 2.0
  • Portable & compact design, Backward compatible with USB 2.0/miniUSB, Speedy file transfers
  • Extremely fast over USB 3.0, still speedy over USB 2.0, PlugandPlay simplicity, Iomega Protection Suite is a nice little extra
  • Fast transfer speeds, Attractive design, Rugged, Affordable
  • It boasts excellent durability, stylish design and fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds

Editors Didn't Like

  • Must download backup software separately, Bigger and heavier than other drives
  • Heats up while in operation, Speed over USB 3.0 could have been better
  • Higher than average power consumption, expensive
  • USB 2.0 speeds slightly slower than last year's model; "bundled" software must be downloaded from Iomega's site
  • No active cooling, Sealed unit so hard drive replacement will be difficult, No power On/Off switch for drive, 5400-rpm drive means less than blazing speeds
  • Limited color & capacity
  • Not the speediest competitor in USB 2.0 mode
  • Notebooks without USB 3.0 require an adapter for USB 3.0 speed, Glossy exterior prone to fingerprint smudges and scratches
  • Cloning software only Windows compatible
  • The included software suite is compatible with Windows only