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6.7 out of 10

Iomega eGo Portable

Mobile—Compact and lightweight USB 2.0 portable hard drive R Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive 1TB

LAPTOP Magazine
13 May 2011
  • Summary: Overall, the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive is a very good choice. For those who don't require the extra protection, the faster Seagate GoFlex is $25 less expensive, has excellent utilities, and its connector is future-proofed. Still, while the size of the Iomega eGo might be an issue for those who will be carrying it around in a laptop bag, its generally fast speeds, durability, and extra free software justify the $124 price tag.
  • Pros: Attractive design, Can withstand short drops, Second-fastest USB 3.0 drive tested, Hard drive is encrypted
  • Cons: Must download backup software separately, Bigger and heavier than other drives
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Iomega eGo USB 3.0

Everything USB
15 October 2010
  • Summary: While certainly more robust than most portable hard drives, the Iomega also has a stylish good looks that leaves most looking like ugly ducklings in comparison. Its weakest link however is its rather slow 5400-rpm drive.
  • Pros: Surprisingly robust, Stylish design, Simple to use encryption, Software is preloaded on the drive, no need of CD/DVD to install it, 256-bit AES hardware-based encryption, 3 year warranty
  • Cons: No active cooling, Sealed unit so hard drive replacement will be difficult, No power On/Off switch for drive, 5400-rpm drive means less than blazing speeds
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Iomega eGo USB 3.0 Review

Digitaltrends
1 September 2010
  • Pros: Vastly improved transfer speeds, Sleek, portable design, Affordable (more so after October price drop), Backward compatible with microUSB cables
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Overall 8
8.0

Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive Mac Edition (500GB)

PC Magazine
30 July 2010
  • Conclusion: The Iomega eGo Mac Edition gives Apple users a triple interface drive for all the files that don't fit on their internal drives. Compatibility back to Mac OS 10.1 is a plus.
  • Pros: Compact, pocketable size. High-capacity drive. Good drop rating. Comes with all necessary cables. Compatible with Mac OS 10.1—10.5+. Speedy transfers.
  • Cons: Requires Internet connection to download software. Case is a fingerprint magnet. Drive light is a little too bright.
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Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Reviewed

SmallNetBuilder
24 July 2010
  • Conclusion: Small but capacious portable USB 3.0 drive
  • Pros: Around 3X faster than USB 2.0
  • Cons: 700 MB is permanently devoted to CD-ROM partition, Indicator inconveniently located
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Overall 8
8.0

Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive, Mac Edition

Maclife
15 October 2009
Overall 9
9.0

Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive

MacNN
29 September 2009
  • Excerpt: The Good PRO: Thin and lightweight. Needs no power cord. USB or FireWire. Wide range of sizes and prices. Works with Power Mac G3 or greater and Mac OS X 10.1.5 and above.
  • Pros: PRO: Thin and lightweight. Needs no power cord. USB or FireWire. Wide range of sizes and prices. Works with Power Mac G3 or greater and Mac OS X 10.1.5 and above.
  • Cons: CON: External power supply not included and costs $19.95.
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
24 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Iomega's eGo is a speedy, good-looking portable hard drive with a generous warranty and a good price. Main quibble: The software suite, while impressive, will tax most users with its convoluted install.
  • Pros: Fast, Three-year warranty, Slim, attractive design, Robust included software suite, Inexpensive versus other external USB drives
  • Cons: Software suite tedious to install and register, License keys supplied on easily mislaid piece of paper
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Overall 9
9.0

Iomega eGo Mac Edition portable hard drive

MacNN
12 June 2009
  • Excerpt: The Good Small and lightweight Bus powered No fan necessary Fast transfers on FW800 Cross-platform support for drive and software Attractive form factor Cables included The Bad Fairly hot during heavy use Blue LED is extremely bright Iomega's new eGo Mac Edition portable hard drives feature multiple interface connections, aluminum construction, shock protection and software bundles.
  • Pros: Small and lightweight, Bus powered, No fan necessary, Fast transfers on FW800, Cross-platform support for drive and software, Attractive form factor, Cables included
  • Cons: Fairly hot during heavy use, Blue LED is extremely bright
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Overall 7
7.0

From the Lab Review: Iomega eGo Helium Portable Hard Drive USB

Macworld
19 December 2008
  • Excerpt: (1 items) Iomega's eGo Helium Portable Hard Drive USB is a Mac-formatted storage device that’s available with a capacity of 320GB. It has a case that’s stylistically like the iconic silver casing of the MacBook Air ( ) and is Mac-ready out of the box. With the lack of FireWire in the new MacBook ( ) and MacBook Air (which never had FireWire in the first place), USB-only external drives have garnered new attention from Mac users.
  • Pros: Competitively priced, Light
  • Cons: USB-only
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