Iomega, the portable storage solutions under the EMC umbrella, has begun moving all its external products from USB 2 to the zippier USB 3 standard. For starters, the new Iomega eGo SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive will be shortly launched in USB 3.0 which is 10 times faster than USB 2.0 when it comes to data transfer speeds. Iomega plans to move all eGo Portable Hard Drives in 500G and 1TB capacities to the new USB 3.0 interface by early October. In the first quarter of 2011, the company plans to move the Iomega Prestige Portable Hard Drive line to USB 3.0 and shortly thereafter, Iomega will move the rest of its portable external hard drive models to the USB 3.0 interface.
“As a market leader in external hard drive solutions, Iomega is proud to be the first to move towards an all USB 3.0 portable hard drive lineup – and at no extra price premium to our customers,” said Praveen Sahai, Director of Sales – India & SAARC, Iomega Corporation, “With a super fast USB 3.0 interface delivering speeds of up to 10 times that of USB 2.0; super tough with a 7-foot drop spec that’s twice the industry average and super secure with AES 256 hardware encryption, Iomega’s eGo Portable Hard Drives will be the premium must-have portable storage product”.
Aug 27 2010