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Iomega eGo USB 2.0 Red review

£80

Manufacturer: Iomega

Our Rating: We rate this 4 out of 5

The Iomega eGo range of portable storage devices are built around sturdy aluminium extrusions in a palm-friendly form that could be quite easily mistaken for a hip flask.

The Iomega eGo range of portable storage devices are built around sturdy aluminium extrusions in a palm-friendly form that could be quite easily mistaken for a hip flask.

With hard-disk storage capacities going up and prices coming down it's now easier than ever to acquire the means to carry vast amounts of data on pocket-sized hard drives.

Iomega adds style to the equation with its new Iomega eGo range, built around sturdy aluminium extrusions in a palm-friendly form that could be quite easily mistaken for a little hip flask.

Seen here in an eye-catching scarlet red finish, the Iomega eGo is available as the USB 2.0-only model we tried, or a dual-interface model with FireWire for £10 premium. Inside this version was a Toshiba 2.5in 250GB 5400rpm HDD with 8MB cache.

The Iomega eGo ships with just a USB 'Y' cable (the extra USB type-A plug at the computer end enabling more power if the connected computer doesn't supply enough though a single bus), and a software licence for use with EMC Retrospect HD backup software.

This Windows-only program is not included with the Iomega eGo but is available to download from the internet.

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Iomega eGo USB 2.0 Red Expert Verdict »

250GB
218g
133x89x19mm
USB powered
requires: Windows2000/XP/Vista, Mac OS X 10.1.5 or higher
USB 2.0 connector
  • Build Quality: We give this item 9 of 10 for build quality
  • Features: We give this item 7 of 10 for features
  • Value for Money: We give this item 7 of 10 for value for money
  • Overall: We give this item 8 of 10 overall

The Iomega eGo is a stylish, quiet and lightweight portable drive that is just the ticket for carrying a large amount of data. USB bus power means no unsightly power supplies are required. For the more colour conservative, also available in white or blue.

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