The Iomega eGo 1TB External Hard Drive is the ideal accompaniment to your business travels. Capable of clocking speeds up to ten times faster than your typical USB 2.0 hard drive, the Iomega eGo Black Belt nonetheless maintains backward compatibility with computers which still have the older 2.0 USB ports, thus ensuring that your portable hard drive can be read wherever you choose to plug it in. The compact construction of the Iomega eGo 1TB External Hard Drive has been reported to be the number one contributing factor to current customers’ satisfaction since it allows them to transport vast amounts of data without the inconvenience of a large, bulky drive or multiple DVDs. The Iomega eGo 1TB External Hard Drive is constructed from extremely rugged materials, a quality which is certainly required for the rigors of day to day travel.
Have a look at all the features of the Iomega 1TB eGo External Hard Drive:
- Size – 2 1/4 by 6 by 4 1/2, Weight approximately 350 grams
- Ten times faster than the speed of USB 2.0 connections
- Transfer speeds can go up to 5GB per second
- 3.0 USB connection available with no requirements for extra power cable
- Super-strong housing that can protect the hard-drive from drops as far as seven feet
- Enhanced 256 bit hardware encryption for added security and peace of mind
- 3 year warranty upon registration of product
The Iomega eGo 1TB does have some redeeming features which make it worthy of its hefty $200 price tag, although it is not without its disadvantages either. The device writes rather quickly and retrieves data quickly too, though considering that it makes use of new USB 3.0 technology I would have expected it to be a little faster, as a few reviewers are quick to point out on Amazon. The total space is more than satisfactory, easily enough for all my video and graphic files, and unless you’re a serious movie buff you are going to have a hard time going over a terabyte of data. What I like the most about the Iomega 1TB eGo is having the peace of mind of drop protection. Since I’m in the architectural business, I often frequent construction sites and have to take my Iomega with me to show files to clients and inform them on how the design is being developed, and so forth. On construction sites as you can imagine, many things can go wrong, and my Iomega 1TB external hard drive has been dropped several times on the job site and still works like a charm! In fact, the whole reason I bought the Iomega eGo 1TB in the first place was the infamous video of a car running over the hard drive yet it still remaining in tact and fully functional. I haven’t tried that myself but, I am beginning to believe that they weren’t making it up!
The sturdy design of the Iomega eGo 1TB is second to none. Indeed, no other hard-drive I have ever owned could be dropped from a single foot, let alone seven, and still live to tell the tale! If you’re looking for portability plus sheer strength, despite its detractors, the Iomega eGo 1TB is surely the solution for you. The high-speed USB 3.0 connection is also a plus. I love being able to access my data stored on my Iomega eGo at such a high speed. Furthermore, the fact that I have backward compatibility with older USB 2.0 connections allows me to take the Iomega 1TB to work with me where the computers are considerably older.
There is one main negative of the Iomega eGo 1TB External Hard Drive, highlighted by many reviewers on Amazon, and that is the CD partition that requires Windows users to ‘install’ the Iomega software every time they plug it in. Although this is very quick, it’s a lot more obtrusive than a raw ‘plug and play’ USB drive which is what this portable hard drive should really be about.
The Iomega eGo 1TB is drop-proof and rugged design can give peace of mind that data will not be lost
The high-speed connection is great for people who work with audio and video files
It has 1TB of storage space, which is equal to 1,000 GB
Backward compatible with USB 2.0 connections
Has an annoying CD partition
Comes with unusually annoying software
Not good for keeping backup of Windows operating systems