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6.6 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 Review

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.
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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 Portable Hard Drive, SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Reviewed

SmallNetBuilder
17 September 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 7
7.4

Iomega eGo Compact Portable Hard Drive

good house keeping
16 August 2010
  • Excerpt: The Iomega QuikProtect application is easy to use once you have it on your computer, but getting it there is another story
  • Pros: Stylish, Easy to use software, Drop resistance up to 51 inches
  • Cons: Software must be downloaded from the Web, Poor tech support
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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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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 8
8.0

Iomega eGo Portable review

expertreviews.co.uk
10 June 2011
  • Excerpt: The Iomega eGo portable hard disk is slightly larger than other 2½in drives; it doesn’t weigh a huge amount more, but you’ll certainly notice the increased dimensions if you keep it in your pocket. The extra bulk is mostly caused by the rubber surround, fitted to prevent damage from drops and knocks. Iomega claims this should keep your data safe even if you drop the disk from a height of 2m.
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