Iomega Updates eGo Portable Drives with USB 3.0
Iomega has announced it will be updating all of its eGo Portable Hard Drive lineup with USB 3.0 technology starting this fall. The update drives will have the same price as the current-generation USB 2.0 versions. USB 3.0 has transfer speeds up to ten times faster than USB 2.0.
Iomega eGo portable hard drives have a ruggedized exterior with a seven-foot drop spec. Additionally, the drives have 256-bit hardware encryption (PC only) and come with the Iomega Protection Suite, which includes several types of backup software and a 12-month Trend Micro Internet Security subscription.
Iomega’s eGo portable hard drives with 500GB and 1TB capacities will be moved to USB 3.0 by early October; starting in Q1 2011, Iomega will move the rest of its portable hard drives to USB 3.0.
Iomega eGo portable hard drives come with a three-year warranty (with registration) and a starting price of $79.99.