Iomega Announces New eGo™ Portable Hard Drives On Display at This Week's Macworld Conference & Expo

Popular Portable Hard Drive Now Available in Dual Interface and Higher Capacity Models, And New Colors, Too
(PresseBox) (San Diego, ) Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage and protection, today introduced new higher capacity and dual interface models for its hugely popular Iomega® eGo™ Portable Hard Drive, which has changed the way computer users view design and function in portable hard drives.

Iomega will be showing its new eGo Portable Hard Drive models as well as the rest of its Apple-oriented products at this week's Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, January 15-18. The Iomega booth (#4610) is located in the West Hall.

New Additions to the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive Line

The newest additions to the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive family include new models with dual USB 2.0 and FireWire® 400 interfaces. These are available in Europe in160GB in a beautiful Jet Black or Alpine White and in 250GB in Red ,Jet Black and Alpine White. Iomega also announced today new 250GB USB 2.0-powered models in Red, Midnight Blue and Silver.

Launched in June as a 160GB USB 2.0 Powered portable hard drive, the Iomega eGo Drive has received media accolades around the world for its style and its substance. .

"With the eGo Portable Hard Drive, Iomega shook up the industry by introducing fashion to a world previously known for little gray and black boxes," said Romain Cholat, Vice president of International Sales, Iomega Corporation. "Now we're raising the bar with exciting new models that offer more capacity and connectivity with PCs and Macs. The new models are available in several different stylish colors, making the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive the ideal portable storage product for family, friends, students, professionals and anyone who wants to add some personality to their computer."

The eGo Drive: More Than Just A Pretty Face

Iomega's eGo Drive is a stylish and sassy 2.5-inch drive that easily fits in a briefcase or purse, giving users dependable portable storage and allowing them to express their own personal palette, popular today with colored laptop computers. The eGo Drive has an elegantly curved chassis available in several different eye-catching colors, each with chrome endcaps that sets the eGo Drive apart from other portable hard drives.

But the Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive is also about function. No power supply is required when utilizing the USB port on any of the eGo Drive models. The dual interface models are ideal for seamless storage, backup and archive support on both PC and Mac computing systems. All Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drives come with a version of EMC® Retrospect® software for automatic backups, scheduled backups, or on-demand backups. DropGuard™ technology, another data safety advantage for eGo Drive users, protects the eGo drive from accidental damage caused by drops of up to 51 inches - far superior to the drop height specifications of other branded portable hard drives Talk about style and lots of storage space, too - the 160GB eGo Portable Hard Drive can carry up to 640,000 photos, over 2,900 hours of music or 240 hours of video with confidence, while the 250GB eGo Portable Hard Drive can carry up to 1 million photos, over 4,600 hours of music or 375 hours of video.**

Compatibility

All Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drives are compatible with Microsoft® Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home/XP Professional/XP Professional x64, and Windows Vista™. The eGo Portable Hard Drive is also compatible with Mac OS X 10.1.5 or above.

Price and Availability

The Iomega® 160GB USB 2.0 Powered eGo™ Portable Hard Drive is now available in Europe (Red and Silver) for Eur 109,00. The 160GB Dual Interface eGo Portable Hard Drive is available in Europe (Black and White) for EUR 129,00 each, as well as the 250GB Dual Interface eGo Portable Hard Drive (Red, Black, White) for EUR 219,00. The 250GB USB 2.0 Powered eGo Portable Hard Drive is now available (Red, Silver, Blue) for Eur 199,00. (Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drive models vary by colors in the U.S., Europe and Asia. All pricing listed here is suggested EUR retail, VAT included.) Iomega eGo Portable Hard Drives are available from online retailers, VARs, resellers, select retailers and at www.iomega.com.

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