This sturdy and svelte monolithic slab looks good without being pretentious. Of the products we reviewed, it’s the only one with a metal case (versus a plastic one). Lay it flat or use the included stand to position it vertically. Software setup is quick and painless, and then the fun begins. The Iomega, it turns out, is loaded with great features yet never seems bloated.
The basics work well—the best of any drive we tested when it came to sharing files with DLNA devices and other computers running iTunes—and Iomega's management app offers a range of intuitive, pre-set shared drive letters to play with.
But deeper digging reveals many more tricks. You can share your "personal cloud" with up to 250 users over the web, though each has to install the same management app to see the drive.
As I keep telling my friends at Iomega, when they own the software we win. When we suffer at the hands of a software OEM we don't.
Good job Iomega and timely since I've a small capacity drive or two coming up for replacement.