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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
USB 3.0 support, 7-feet drop resistance
USB 3.0 speed at USB 2.0 prices; fast, even compared with other USB 3.0 drives
Surprisingly robust, Stylish design, Simple to use encryption, Software is preloaded on the drive, no need of CD/DVD to install it, 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption, 3 year warranty
Around 3X faster than USB 2.0
Portable & compact design, Backward compatible with USB 2.0/miniUSB, Speedy file transfers
Extremely fast over USB 3.0, still speedy over USB 2.0, PlugandPlay simplicity, Iomega Protection Suite is a nice little extra.
Fast transfer speeds, Attractive design, Rugged, Affordable
It boasts excellent durability, stylish design and fast USB 3.0 transfer speeds.
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
Higher than average power consumption, expensive
USB 2.0 speeds slightly slower than last year's model; "bundled" software must be downloaded from Iomega's site
No active cooling, Sealed unit so hard drive replacement will be difficult, No power On/Off switch for drive, 5400-rpm drive means less than blazing speeds...
Limited color & capacity
Not the speediest competitor in USB 2.0 mode
Notebooks without USB 3.0 require an adapter for USB 3.0 speed, Glossy exterior prone to fingerprint smudges and scratches.
Cloning software only Windows compatible
The included software suite is compatible with Windows only.
By TechSpot on December 10, 2010
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 March 14, 2012
See how the Iomega eGO fares against other USB 3.0 portable hard drives on the market....
By IT Reviews on December 30, 2011
Good performance and genuine durability are some compensation for the price premium here. It’s no market leader, though....
By IT Reviews on June 09, 2011
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 May 30, 2011
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 May 13, 2011
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 March 13, 2011
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 March 08, 2011
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 January 21, 2011
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 January 19, 2011
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....
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