Iomega eGo hits 1TB mark

Iomega’s eGo desktop hard drive has come in stylish variations in the past, but somehow storage space has always been limited until today. The leader in data protection and security has finally rolled out a 1TB version of its eGo desktop hard drive, dubbing it the “Super eGo“. Just how much more bloated do you think it will get in the future, and will other names feature even more astounding superlatives such as “Extreme eGo” or “Ultra eGo”? I’ll leave that to your imagination, but for now we’ll have to be content with the Super eGo being available in ruby red, midnight blue and jet black colors. It too, will take after a similar design as found on the hugely popular eGo portable hard drive, one of Iomega’s best sellers to date. To know more about the Super eGo, read on after the jump.

The current eGo Portable line will be available in 160GB, 250GB and 320GB flavors, featuring a bunch of different colors to suit your fancy, including new camouflage and leather-wrapped models. As for the eGo Desktop model, you will find 1TB of storage space in there courtesy of a 3.5″ hard drive complete with USB 2.0 connectivity, which is capable of holding up to approximately 4,000,000 photos, over 18,500 hours of music or 1,500 hours of video. Of course, those numbers depend on the image quality, audio and video encoding used – the higher the quality, the less of those you’ll be able to store.

Each purchase of the Super eGo will be accompanied by a license for EMC Retrospect HD software (PC-only download) that works great for automatic backups, scheduled backups, or on-demand backups. It also functions with both Mac OS X 10.1 or higher and Windows 2000 Professional and higher. I wonder why Iomega did not opt for a FireWire connection instead of relying on just USB 2.0 connectivity. Still, if you’re interested in this backup solution, it will retail for $269.95.

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