Iomega Mac Companion 3TB external hard drive is designed to suit the Mac desktop and comes with extra facilities for iPhone and iPad users. It provides fast file transfers, charges your devices and also serves as a USB hub. The trapezoidal design is stunning at first sight, and the slick aluminum sides, smoothed corners and reflective plastic top add to the style. The company logo is positioned in the center of its black top. It fits compactly on the aluminum stand of the iMac, Apple Thuderbolt Display and Apple LED Cinema Display. It is quite impressive when placed next to the MacBook Pro.
The front side features a series of activity-lights that gauge whether it is full, half-full, empty, etc. The right side features a Kensington security slot and a USB 2.0 port for charging iPhone, iPad and iPad devices. The rear side features 3 USB 2.0 ports, 2 FireWire 800 ports, and power input. When is connected via USB or FirWire or if it is not attached, the iPhone or iPod can be attached to the right USB and charged. When it is connected to the Mac via USB, the iPad will charge in the sleep mode. It can be confusing for the novice as you must understand how to pick between the features. Through USB, you can get iOS device-synching, but through FireWire you can get quicker file transfers and recharge times.
Overall, Iomega Mac Companion 3TB external hard drive is excellent for the target market, viz., Mac desktop computer users and has extras for iOS devices like iPhones and iPads. If you want additional security, you can download the Iomega encryption software.