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Do you have the Apple logo burned into your retinas? Then the Iomega Mac Companion (3TB) is the external hard drive for you. Designed for the Mac desktop (or large-screen display) user who needs more storage, the $369.99 (list) Mac Companion is iOS-device friendly and has a powered USB port that will help reduce workstation clutter. If you have a space-constrained cube environment and can put up with a couple of usage quirks, this could be the backup-storage drive you're looking for. The Mac Companion is a trapezoidal, wedge-shaped device intended to sit out of the way on that bit of exposed metal stand beneath your iMac or Apple display. It's a neat bit of design that riffs on the competition using the Mac aesthetic: a silvery aluminum outer shell, and black plastic panels on the back and top (a semi-opaque Iomega logo blends nicely into the latter). On the front of the Man Companion is a series of four LEDs, telling you at a glance whether the drive is empty (four white LEDs), half full (two white LEDs), or 90 percent full (one red LED). The right side has a Kensington security port, plus a high-power USB port that will charge an iPad faster than the USB ports on your Mac.
The Iomega Mac Companion 2TB is no ordinary desktop hard drive. Along with the brushed aluminium and smoky black casing, designed to sit comfortably (and look great) on the foot of an iMac or Apple Display, Iomega Mac Companion also has a useful charging feature. Mac Companion is, of course, Mac formatted out of the box. Connect it to your computer through USB and you also benefit from its two-port hub. If you use FireWire 800 for its faster data transfer speeds, there's a second port for daisy chaining. But far more interesting is the high-powered USB port on the side of the drive. It's there for charging iOS devices, and is optimised as a fast-charging port if you're using FireWire, or have the drive powered via the mains but not connected to a computer. With the drive connected to your Mac through USB, the charging port delivers 500mA of power and can also sync your iOS device. In our tests, it took just over 13 and a half hours to fully charge a flat iPad 2. Connect using FireWire and it can no longer be used for syncing, but it delivers 1000mA of power and charges in under seven and a half hours. You can't connect using both at the same time.
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