Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Sure we'd all love to see the little bus-powered 2.5" Iomega eGo drives hit 1TB, but that's not happening today. Instead, Iomega is porting their sleek, shiny, colorful design to the 3.5" realm, launching 1-terabyte Super eGo (get it?) drives in blue, red and black. For the time being, they're only USB 2.0—no FireWire or eSATA options—you still need a power supply, and we're gonna guess that they're spinning at 5400rpm. The good news is that they'll cost just $270, not bad for a hefty TB.

Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Iomega's Stylish eGo Drives Hit 1TB, Get Bigger Outside, Too

Iomega Makes the Move From Gigabytes To A New One Terabyte "Super eGo" External Hard Drive # # # A Big Beauty in Three Striking Colors Arrives on the Desktop: The New eGo 1TB Desktop Hard Drive

SAN DIEGO, May 29, 2008 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data protection and security, today announced that stylish data security has reached the 1TB* plateau with the worldwide introduction of the Iomega® eGo™ 1TB Desktop Hard Drive.

This new single-drive HDD "Super eGo" is now available worldwide in ruby red, midnight blue, and jet black. Its design is based on the popular Iomega® eGo™ Portable Hard Drive, one of Iomega's best-selling line of hard drives. The eGo Portable is currently available in 160GB, 250GB and 320GB capacities, and in several different colors, including new camouflage and leather-wrapped models. The new eGo Desktop model houses a 1TB, 3.5-inch hard drive with USB 2.0 connectivity that holds up to 4,000,000 photos, over 18,500 hours of music or 1,500 hours of video.**

"By applying the award-winning style of the eGo design to a desktop hard drive, Iomega is giving users a one-terabyte Super eGo that's all about form and function, a beautiful and pleasing design for even the most data-intensive applications," said Peter Wharton, vice president marketing, Iomega Corporation. "Today's computer users want more style, capacity, and data security out of their computer hardware; the colorful, dependable and colossal one terabyte eGo Desktop Hard Drive delivers on all counts."

The new 1TB eGo Desktop Hard Drive is a complete storage solution out of the box, including a license for EMC® Retrospect HD software (PC-only download) for automatic backups, scheduled backups, or on-demand backups.

Compatibility
The Iomega® eGo™ Desktop Hard Drive is compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 or higher and with Microsoft® Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, and Windows Vista™. EMC® Retrospect HD backup software is available for free download (PC only).

Price and Availability
The Iomega® eGo™ Desktop Hard Drive, USB 2.0, 1TB is now available worldwide for $269.95 (pricing is U.S. suggested retail) from online retailers, VARs, resellers and select retailers, as well as at www.iomega.com.