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July 3, 2009

Iomega releases new Mac compatible portable hard drives

Aims to help Mac users to meet their data storage needs

By CBR Staff Writer

Iomega, an EMC company, has announced the worldwide availability of its new eGo portable hard drive for Mac users. The company stated that, with up to 500GB in capacity, the new product helps to meet data storage needs.

Its new offering is compatible with Mac OS X 10.4 or above, as well as Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, and Windows Vista.

Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega and the consumer and small business products division of EMC, said: “Featuring both flavours of FireWire and USB 2.0 connectivity, the new Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive is ideal for Mac fans that want to take their files anywhere with the assurance of compatibility no matter which interface is needed.”

He further said: “Just like the new USB 2.0 eGo models we announced two weeks ago, the new triple interface eGo Drives deliver dependability and style with a compact, sleek new aluminium enclosure in eye-catching colours, as well as a collection of backup software to protect your data.”

The new product reportedly features one FireWire 800 port, one FireWire 400 port, and one USB 2.0port, and these drives are also formatted HFS+ to deliver enhanced Mac experience.

Additionally, its Drop Guard feature protects data on the new triple interface eGo drive from drops of up to 51 inches, or 40% above the industry average.

The company said that all of the new triple interface eGo portable hard drives include both FireWire 800 and FireWire 400 cables, as well as a USB 2.0 “Y” cable which allows users to use two USB ports to power the drive. Moreover, with up to 500GB of capacity, the new eGo drive for Mac users can store up to 2,000,000 photos, over 9,250 hours of music, or 750 hours of video.

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There are also three backup software programmes, to provide users protection for their photos, videos, music and other files.

The company stated that it plans to announce additional eGo portable hard drive models with multiple interface combinations, in June.

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