updated 06:00 pm EDT, Mon August 21, 2006
Iomega portable drives
Iomega today launched two high-capacity Portable Hard Drive (site not updated) in 80GB and 120GB capacities offering host-powered operation with "Drop Shock" technology. The Iomega Portable Hard Drive Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire drives feature a sleek metallic industrial design with a thickness of 0.5-inches. The drives weigh less than six ounces, and each easily fit into a shirt pocket. Both drives come with EMC Retrospect Express backup and disaster recovery software -- which is Mac compatible -- to deliver automated backups. The Iomega dual interface Portable Hard Drive utilizes a 2.5-inch hard drive spinning at 5,400rpm, and each drive ships with USB 2.0 as well as FireWire 400 cables. The drives are priced at $170 and $220 for 80GB and 120GB capacities, respectively. Iomega Portable hard drives require Mac OS X 10.1 or later.