Iomega is launching a new range of external storage devices called the eGo series. The iomega eGo storage devices are compatible with USB 3.0 allowing for files to be quickly transferred to and from the storage units.
The previous eGo series looked almost identical and the main difference is the new USB 3.0 interface vs the USB 2.0 connection of the older series.
First, there’s a new Compact Edition eGo model that has a 1TB capacity and USB 3.0 support. it comes in Ruby , Blue and Silver with capacites of 320GB ($95), 500GB ($115) and 1TB ($200).The eGo BlackBelt Mac Edition supports Firewire 400/800 and a physical bumper Drop Guard (Mac users are always willing to pay an extra).
On the desktop side, drives from 1TB to 2TB are available. Again, the Mac version comes with Firewire, while the PC eGo drive has USB 3.0. Iomega even sells a USB 3.0 PC Express adaptor for laptop owners stuck with USB 2.0 ports.
Additionally, all drives come with a complimentary 12 month subscription to Trend Micro Smart Surfing software for Mac, Iomega QuikProtect backup software, EMC Retrospect Express backup software and MozyHome Online Backup service. That’s a pretty impressive list of software extras.
Price wise, the difference between the USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 models is just $20 for each capacity in the series.