Saturday, October 2, 2010

Iomega launches eGo Portable and Desktop Hard Drives

Iomega, an EMC company and a global leader in data protection has launched last June 29, 2010 the new generation of exciting single-drive Iomega eGo portable and desktop hard drives, including a new smaller Compact model with up to 1TB* in capacity, new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 portable and desktop models, and new high capacity FireWire 800 Mac edition portable and desktop HDDs with up to 2TB of capacity.

Bundled free of charge with all of Iomega’s new eGo drives is the Iomega Protection Suite, one of the broadest collections of data protection software in the industry.

With the increase of files we create everyday, it is apt to protect our data and our computer devices to a new level of file storage. We can backup our files with the new Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drives.

New Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drives 
Iomega now has two different USB interface versions of its award-winning eGo Portable Hard Drive: the new 500GB SuperSpeed USB 3.0-powered eGo Portable Hard Drive, and three capacity flavors of the new Iomega Compact Edition USB 2.0 eGo Portable Hard Drive.  All eGo portable models are perfect for slipping into a laptop bag or pocket to take anywhere your laptop goes.  Best of all, the USB interface eGo portable models require no external power supply.

To appreciate how much data can be stored on a high capacity portable hard drive, an Iomega eGo portable hard drive with 1TB of capacity can hold up to 400,000 photos, over 250,000 songs or 385 hours of video. 

Iomega has other existing eGo models for the Mac user, including the Iomega eGo Helium Portable Hard Drive, an ideal match for the MacBook Air notebook; and the Iomega Triple Interface eGo Portable Hard Drive, which features FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 ports.  The Helium and Triple Interface eGo models are HFS+ formatted for seamless compatibility for the Mac user.

To know more about the models & features, go to: Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drives or the Iomega Hard Drives (Laptop USB series)

New Iomega eGo Desktop Hard Drives

Iomega now has two new eGo desktop hard drive models for the user who needs plenty of storage capacity with interface options and an esthetic that looks great on the desk, whether at home or at work.

The new Iomega USB 3.0 eGo Desktop Hard Drive utilizes the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface to transfer large video files and other multi-media files faster than ever before.  Users need a PC with a USB 3.0 port for the best performance; however the drive is backwards compatible for USB 2.0 use. 

Also new is the Iomega Mac Edition eGo Desktop Hard Drive, a 3.5-inch HDD drive in a sleek silver enclosure that features two fast FireWire 800 ports, one USB 2.0 port, and three cables: a USB 2.0 cable, a FireWire 800 cable and a FireWire 400 to 800 conversion cable.  The new eGo Mac Edition desktop drive is HFS+ formatted and is available in 1TB and 2TB capacities.

With up to 2TB of capacity, the new Iomega eGo Desktop Hard Drives can store up to 800,000 photos, over 500,000 songs or 770 hours of video. 

To know more about the models & features, go to: Iomega Hard Drives (Desk Series)

The Most Powerful Software Package Bundled with a Hard Drive Today
Included free of charge with all of Iomega’s eGo portable and desktop hard drives is the Iomega Protection Suite, a one-stop portfolio of backup and anti-virus software giving users added protection for their photos, videos, music and other files. 

The Iomega Protection Suite includes:
•    A complimentary 12 month subscription to Trend Micro Internet Security for the PC, or Trend Micro™ Smart Surfing software for Mac.
•    Iomega QuikProtect: backup software for simple scheduled file-level backup of data to hard drives and network-attached storage devices (for Windows and Mac desktops and notebooks).
•    EMC Retrospect Express software: backup all of your data plus applications and settings (for Windows and Mac desktops and notebooks).
•    MozyHome Online Backup service: Convenient online backup service with 2GB of online capacity for free (unlimited online storage for $4.95/month).  MozyHome Online service allows you to restore your most important data from any computer with internet access, at any location in the world.

All of the software elements in the Iomega Protection Suite are accessible via easy download to new eGo Drive owners.

All of the new Iomega eGo portable and desktop models include a 3-year limited warranty (with registration), and are available from online retailers, VARs, resellers and select retailers, as well as at

For more information on Iomega’s complete line of direct-attached hard drives, please go to and  Be sure to see Iomega’s new USB 3.0 product video at YouTube.

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