Iomega eGo Portable USB3

  • Iomega eGo Portable USB3
81
Based on 22 scores, 37 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    8
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    3
  • Bad:
    4

Pros:

  • Attractive design, Can withstand short drops, Second-fastest USB 3.0 drive tested, Hard drive is encrypted
  • Arrestingly good looks in red color, Iomega v.Clone desktop virtualization software is bundled, Data encryption support, Fast, with USB 3.0 speeds
  • Rugged build, design, super-fast USB 3.0 performance, premium software

Cons:

  • Must download backup software separately, Bigger and heavier than other drives
  • Heats up while in operation, Speed over USB 3.0 could have been better

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

Iomega has been offering eGo portable hard drives for a few years now, however the much welcomed addition of USB 3.0 translates into faster transfer speeds if the computers you use support the newer standard. Externally, the enclosure is a bit...

By PC Authority on -

See how the Iomega eGO fares against other USB 3.0 portable hard drives on the market....

By IT Reviews on 60

Good performance and genuine durability are some compensation for the price premium here. It’s no market leader, though....

By IT Reviews on 100

Iomega has delivered a nifty little drive that offers 500GB of fast USB 3.0 storage that is supported by a decent bundle of software. In addition there is dedicated hardware that will keep your data safe from the perils of the modern...

By Tech2 on 60

The Iomega eGo 3.0 1 TB portable hard drive is priced at Rs. 5,999 and comes with a three year warranty. Though the features of this drive are really good with its rugged design, extra protective layers, USB 3.0 support, 1 TB of storage capacity, as...

By LaptopMag on 80

Overall, the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive is a very good choice. For those who don't require the extra protection, the faster Seagate GoFlex is $25 less expensive, has excellent utilities, and its connector is future-proofed. Still, while the size...

By PCWorld India on 84

The Iomega eGo Portable 500GB USB 3.0 external hard drive is an attractive option in the market. The drive is quite a looker in its red casing and grip bands. It is priced a bit higher than competition, however its value additions do count. Chief...

By Good Gear Guide on 65

The Iomega eGo is a portable USB 3.0 hard drive with a 500GB capacity. It looks good and it ships with encryption software, which means your data can be protected in the event that your drive is lost or stolen. However, its performance was a mixed bag...

By TechTree on 70

The Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive SuperSpeed USB 3.0 500GB is a really rugged drive. The drive looks good and is more portable if you remove its rubber jacket, though we advice you not to do so. While we got Midnight Blue drive, it is also available...

By DigitalVersus on 80

This drive is a good solution for portable external storage. It's not the fastest drive out there, but it is good value for money....

By CIOL on -

Mobile users who carry their data along in external drives face hindrance while transferring data to and fro between their notebooks and the drive because of the slower data transfer speed of USB 2.0, which is the prominent interface port available in...

By Computer Shopper on 83

Minor software frustrations aside, the eGo remains a speedy, solid contender for your portable-drive dollars, especially if your PC has USB 3.0 (or you're considering upgrading)....

By GadgetNutz on -

The eGo is stylish, rugged, and holds a heckuva lot more than any flash drive you’ve got. The price is right ($69.95 MSRP) and it’s ready to go.Dimensions: 5.07″ x 3.54″ x .87″ Weight: 7 oz. (500GB) Available color(s): Ruby...

By Techworld on -

Good features? The encryption is a steal on a drive at this price and the bundled backup utilities work well, despite being licensed for a single PC and being Windows-only. Buying a USB 3.0 drive should also be a no brainer because it will offer...

By SlashGear on -

We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to external hard drives, and given a large number of people base their decision primarily on price-per-gigabyte, a manufacturer has to offer something compelling if they want to stand out from the crowd....

By Everything USB on -

The Iomega eGo USB 3.0 portable hard drive certainly is more robust than most portable hard drives. It also has a stylish good looks that leaves most looking like ugly ducklings in comparison. With that being said the use of a slower 5400-rpm drive is...

By SmallNetBuilder on -

Small but capacious portable USB 3.0...

By TechReviewSource on 100

USB 3.0 is becoming more and more prevalent on the market, both in terms of computers that support it and peripherals that utilize it. The Iomega eGo USB 3.0 external hard drive offers the speed of USB 3.0, portability, and a large drive with...

By PC Pro on 83

Not a fast drive by USB 3 standards, but gorgeous to look at and cheap for a portable model...

By TechSmart.co.za on -

If you have a USB 3.0 enabled system then this would be the perfect addition for all your portable storage needs. In the absence of that, you’ll have a Clark Kent drive that works fine using USB 2.0, but ready to turn into Superman once your...