Pros

  • Lightweight
  • Bus-powered
  • Three connectivity ports
  • Rugged
  • Fast copy and duplication speeds

Cons

  • Protective rubber banding adds noticeable girth
  • Only comes in one size and color

Manufacturer’s Website

eGo BlackBelt Mac Edition

The Specs

Storage
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Drive type External
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • FireWire 400
  • FireWire 800
  • USB 2.0
Firewire
  • FireWire 400
  • FireWire 800
USB 2.0 Yes
General Features
Bus Powered 1.0

Performance

Macworld Lab
USB - copy 1GB to External Drive 36.0   (CLOB) seconds
USB - duplicate 1GB file on external drive 60.0   (CLOB) seconds
USB - Low memory Photoshop test 252.0   (CLOB) seconds
USB - AJA Video Throughput 28.3   (CLOB) seconds
FireWire 400 - copy 1GB to External Drive 30.0   (CLOB) seconds
FireWire 400 - duplicate 1GB file on external drive 50.0   (CLOB) seconds
FireWire 400 - Low memory Photoshop test 228.0   (CLOB) seconds
FireWire 400 - AJA Video Throughput 36.7   (CLOB) seconds
FireWire 800 - copy 1GB to External Drive 20.0   (CLOB) seconds
FireWire 800 - duplicate 1GB file on external drive 30.0   (CLOB) seconds
FireWire 800 - Low memory Photoshop test 193.0   (CLOB) seconds
FireWire 800 - AJA Video Throughput 83.8   (CLOB) seconds