Selecting between hard drives can be tricky considering the huge number of options out there. The Iomega and Western Digital are suitable for telecommuters and IT professionals alike. The Iomega has much to offer, however the Western Digital comes out ahead for multimedia and gets noticed for its large storage capacity.
|Features||Iomega Prestige||Western Digital My Book Essential Edition|
|Height||5.33 cm (2.1 in.);3.1 cm (1.22 in.);2.01 cm (0.79 in.);11 cm (4.33 in.);1.9 cm (0.75 in.);1.55 cm (0.61 in.);1.4 cm (0.55 in.)||5.72 cm (2.25 in.);5.69 cm (2.24 in.);5.41 cm (2.13 in.);5.33 cm (2.1 in.);4.83 cm (1.9 in.);4.8 cm (1.89 in.);17.04 cm (6.71 in.);16.61 cm (6.54 in.)|
|Weight||21.74 kg;1.01 kg;1 kg;0.98 kg;0.97 kg;0.44 kg;0.22 kg;0.2 kg;0.19 kg;0.17 kg;0.11 kg||2.36 kg;1.32 kg;1.31 kg;1.3 kg;1.2 kg;1.18 kg;1.17 kg;1.13 kg|
|Buffer Size||8 MB||8 MB;32 MB;2 MB;16 MB|
|Spindle Speed||7200 RPM;5400 RPM||7200 RPM|
|cmm_sdc.string.Package Qty. (Mining)||1||1|
|Average Latency||5.56 ms;4.17 ms||5.56 ms;4.17 ms|
|Width||8.89 cm (3.5 in.);8.08 cm (3.18 in.);8.05 cm (3.17 in.);27.94 cm (11 in.);19.89 cm (7.83 in.);18.39 cm (7.24 in.);12.4 cm (4.88 in.);12.06 cm (4.75 in.);11.99 cm (4.72 in.);11.53 cm (4.54 in.);11 cm (4.33 in.)||9.83 cm (3.87 in.);5.72 cm (2.25 in.);17.2 cm (6.77 in.);17.09 cm (6.73 in.);16.61 cm (6.54 in.);16.51 cm (6.5 in.);14.1 cm (5.55 in.);13.72 cm (5.4 in.);13.49 cm (5.31 in.)|
|Internal Data Transfer Rate||480 Mbit/s||300 Mbit/s|
|Hard Drive Type||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)||HDD (Hard Disk Drive)|
|Depth||8 cm (3.15 in.);7.62 cm (3 in.);22.35 cm (8.8 in.);19.86 cm (7.82 in.);18.8 cm (7.4 in.);18.39 cm (7.24 in.);13.34 cm (5.25 in.);13.06 cm (5.14 in.);12.19 cm (4.8 in.);11.99 cm (4.72 in.);1.57 cm (0.62 in.)||17.04 cm (6.71 in.);16.51 cm (6.5 in.);15.39 cm (6.06 in.);14.3 cm (5.63 in.);14.1 cm (5.55 in.);13.72 cm (5.4 in.);13.69 cm (5.39 in.);13.49 cm (5.31 in.);13.46 cm (5.3 in.)|
|External Data Transfer Rate||640 Mbps;60 Mbps;480 Mbps||640 Mbps;60 Mbps|
|Hard Drive Enclosure||External||External|
|Seek Time||Not Specified||9 ms;8.9 ms|
The Iomega has a 160 GB to 3 TB storage capacity, so you can store your whole family's valuable applications and documents. What's more, its 5400 RPM rotation speed enables you to enjoy rapid access to huge media files. You can quickly sift through huge file systems thanks to its 8 MB buffer size. In addition, the Iomega boasts a 640 Mbps external data transfer rate, so you can enjoy rapid data transfers to and from your device. Its USB 2.0 interface lets you connect to a wide range of USB devices.
Western Digital My Book Essential Edition
The Western Digital sports solid-state memory, so you can keep data safe despite shocks and temperature changes. Also, its 80 GB to 4 TB storage capacity lets you preserve tons of your critical software packages and backup files. You can load games quickly thanks to its 7200 RPM rotation speed. What's more, the Western Digital features an 8 MB buffer size, so you can search through large directories with great speed. Its 640 Mbps external data transfer rate helps you access critical data with great speed. In addition, you can plug into all types of devices that support USB thanks to its USB 3.0 interface.
Comparing the Iomega Prestige Vs Western Digital My Book Essential Edition
Generally speaking, the Western Digital exceeds expectations and is great for multimedia. The Western Digital features solid-state memory, so you can depend on much better reliability. Furthermore, its larger available storage capacity enables you to save even more images. Moreover, you can copy your data more rapidly thanks to its 33% faster rotation speed. In addition, the Western Digital boasts a better interface, so you can benefit from much faster data transfer. In contrast, the Iomega does well with a large buffer size and a fast external data transfer rate.
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