Iomega offers new triple-interface portable hard drives
By Peter Cohen
MacworldJUN 2, 2009 12:30 am PDT
Iomega has announced the release of new eGo portable hard disk drive models aimed specifically at Mac users. The new drives feature three interfaces—one FireWire 800 port, one FireWire 400 port and one USB 2.0 port. They’re priced starting at $100 and come in capacities up to 500GB.
The eGo sports a new aluminum chassis design and comes in three different colors: white, blue and red, depending on capacity. Inside the drive enclosure is a 2.5 inch portable hard disk drive mechanism. Iomega’s “Drop Guard” feature protects the drive from drops up to 51`inches (the company backs the eGo with a three-year warranty).
The eGo is available with a software bundle comprising Iomega QuickProtect, backup software that aids with simple scheduled file-level back of data to a hard drive or to a network-attached storage device; EMC Retrospect Express, which backs up data, applications and app settings; and MozyHome Online Backup, which lets you back data up to an online storage system, with 2GB included for free and unlimited capacity priced at $5 per month.
The eGo requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later.
Iomega is also making available separately an optional black carrying case and a “power grip belt.”
The eGo with triple interface comes in a 250GB white model for $100; a 320GB blue model priced at $110; and a 500GB red model priced at $150.