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The Iomega Prestige Desktop 3.0 is a high-end external desktop hard drive with USB 3.0 connectivity.

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Quiet and cool performance, metal case helps distribute heat

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Attractive exterior design with brushed metal, not some glossy plastic

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Good construction and materials with a stable stand

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Indicator light is at the back of the devices, users cannot see when the drive is active (drive is write/reading)

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Excellent read/write performance for the price, especially via USB 3.0 connection

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Incompatible with Windows back up utility, and package does not include an alternate backup software

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Included USB3.0 port is too short, meaning the external must be relatively close to the computer

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The Iomega Prestige Desktop 3.0 is a high-end external desktop hard drive with USB 3.0 connectivity that is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities. It features a sturdy, brushed-metal construction with an included stand, inbuilt AES 256-bit hardware encryption and a 3-year limited warranty with product registration. Additionally, purchase of the Prestige Desktop 3.0 allows users to download the Iomega Protection Suite for free.

The Prestige Desktop 3.0's brushed-metal construction makes it sturdy and durable, allowing it to withstand small drops. Its inbuilt AES 256-bit hardware encryption ensures that data contained on the Prestige Desktop 3.0 stays secure from unauthorized access. Meanwhile, the Prestige Desktop 3.0's Iomega Protection Suite features a one-year subscription to Trend Micro Internet Security, Iomega QuikProtect and MozyHome Online Backup service acces (up to 2GB).

  • Available in 1TB and 2TB capacities
  • USB 3.0 connectivity
  • Sturdy, brushed-metal construction
  • Inbuilt AES 256-bit hardware encryption
  • 3-year limited warranty with product registration
  • Iomega Protection Suite included
  • Stand included
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