USB 3.0 750 GB Portable USB 3.0 iOmega eGo HDD £70 at Currys/PC World - HotUKDeals
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Overview
The Iomega® eGo™ Portable Hard Drive offers a stylish look that is fast, sleek, and rugged. Now with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface you can save your media in a fraction of the time – up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0. You’ll need a PC with a USB 3.0 port for the best performance (drive is backward compatible for USB 2.0 use). 256-bit hardware encryption built-in for your data security (PC only) and Iomega Protection Suite software is included at no additional cost (software available via easy download) with antivirus and backup software. Plus, the Iomega Drop Guard™ Xtreme feature helps protect the drive from drops up to 7 feet! Drive comes with the Iomega Power Grip Band and is protected by a 3-year limited warranty when you register your product.

Features:

* Fast—Up to 10 times the speed of USB 2.0;transfer speeds up to 5 Gbits/s*. Backward compatible to USB 2.0
* Mobile—Compact, portable storage so small you can take it everywhere you go; Fast USB 3.0 interface available with no external power supply required
* Rugged—Perfect for travel environments, the Drop Guard™ Xtreme feature protects the drive from drops up to 7 feet!
* Secure—256-bit hardware encryption; Iomega Protection Suite software included (via download) with antivirus and backup
* 3 Year Warranty—with product registration


What You Get:

* Iomega eGo USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive
* Iomega Power Grip Band
* USB 3.0/2.0 "Y" Cable
* Quick Install Guide
* HTML User Manual and Help Files
* Iomega Protection Suite software license included, software via download (PC only)
* Trend Micro™ Internet Security - 1 year Free via download
* Three year limited warranty with product registration
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#1
Nice deal or get 1TB Samsung S2 (USB 3.0) for 84.99 here : http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/now-even-cheaper-2-5-usb-3-0-compat/844464

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#2
Almost voted cold but then saw that it was USB 3! Seems an odd size though for a portable drive
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spudmcgraw
Almost voted cold but then saw that it was USB 3! Seems an odd size though for a portable drive


But 750 is an even number! Excuse my maths joke :P

Sorry :P
#4
Fast—Up to 10 times the speed of USB 2.0;transfer speeds up to 5 Gbits/s*

In reality is it that much faster, for example, moving 6.55 Gb files?
#5
Check out videos in my post : http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/now-even-cheaper-2-5-usb-3-0-compat/844464

It is much faster!!!
#6
Loopijuce
Fast—Up to 10 times the speed of USB 2.0;transfer speeds up to 5 Gbits/s*

In reality is it that much faster, for example, moving 6.55 Gb files?


It's much faster, regardless of the size of file.

Edit: to elaborate, in order to properly answer this question we'd need to know exactly what you mean:

Moving a file from one directory to another on the same external disk?
Moving a file from an internal disk to the external USB disk?
Moving a file from a network share to the external USB disk?

A lot of this depends on what you're trying to do, and your setup. So glib as it may seem my answer is right in the sense that all IO bound transfers to a USB 3 device are much faster than a USB 2.


Edited By: arduino on Jan 07, 2011 09:33: see edit section
#7
is it still support usb 2.0?
#8
Narkodrom
is it still support usb 2.0?


Read first paragraph.
#9
USB3 is ace, it's about 3-4 times faster than USB2 :D

i love it...
#10
bob2009
USB3 is ace, it's about 3-4 times faster than USB2 :D

i love it...


About twice as fast in real life, judging from the WD one I bought.
#11
My Samsung 640 gig given a usb 3 or esata enclosure is three time the usb 2 speed
#12
Tempting!

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