updated 06:55 pm EDT, Fri May 30, 2008
Iomegat 1TB eGo drive
Iomega this week launched a 1TB version of its external, stylish hard drive, crossing the threshold from gigabytes to terabytes once again. The new model in its eGo line of 3.5-inch single-drive hard drives ; Previous eGo hard drives had been available in capacities up to 320 GB, but the new model more than doubles that amount of space. Iomega claims the new capacity drive can hold up to 4 million photos, 18,500 hours of music or 1,500 hours of video. The eGo's USB 2.0 connection is compatible with all common Macs and PCs. The 1TB eGo, available in three colors, sells for about $255 on Iomega's site and ships with a USB cable, power adapter, and one-year warranty.
The eGo is not the first hard drive to breach the terabyte threshold -- external hard drives are widely available in capacities up to 2 TB, and Iomega itself already sells larger hard drives. The company, however, claims that the eGo differentiates itself on style, featuring a curvaceous design in black, blue and red versions. "Today's computer users want more style, capacity and data security out of their hardware," said Peter Wharton, Iomega's vice president of marketing. "The colorful, dependable and colossal one terabyte eGo Desktop Hard Drive delivers on all counts."
The "Super eGo" drive is compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 or higher and with Windows 2000/XP, and Vista and bundles Retrospect HD backup software for PCs. The eGo Portable is currently available in 160GB, 250GB and 320GB capacities, and in several different colors, including new camouflage and leather-wrapped models; however, the 1TB versions are only available in "ruby red, midnight blue, and jet black."