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USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Iomega 1TB eGo BlackBelt USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive £79.99 @ DABS
USB 3.0  USB 3.0  USB 3.0  Iomega 1TB eGo BlackBelt USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive £79.99 @ DABS

USB 3.0 USB 3.0 USB 3.0 Iomega 1TB eGo BlackBelt USB 3.0 2.5" Portable Hard Drive £79.99 @ DABS

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Note This is pocket size (2.5 inch) portable Hard Drive and Not BIG Desktop size HDD.

Kick your digital storage up a notch with the super-rugged Iomega eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive! The Iomega Drop Guard Xtreme feature provides unparalleled ruggedness and protects your drive from a 7' drop - over twice the industry average! And with huge capacity, you'll have lots of room for all your photos, music, and important files. Plus, the Iomega eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive requires no external power supply.

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.

Tech Specs
Preformatted and hot plug-and-play
No AC adapter needed
Compatible with PC and Mac
Data Transfer Rates: USB 3.0 - 5Gbits/s
Hardware Encryption: 256-Bit AES Encrypted Storage Controller
Three year limited warranty (with product registration)
1TB Drive: 13.1cm x 9.3cm x 2.6cm (L x W x H)
Weight: 1TB Drive: 0.23 kg

What You Need
PC Users: 300 MHz processor or higher / Built-in USB connection / Requires USB 3.0 port or ExpressCard™ or PCIe slot for best performance / Microsoft® Windows® Vista™* / XP Home / XP Professional / Windows 7 (32-bit) / 256MB RAM or higher as required by operating system
Mac® Users: Mac® PowerPC G3 or Intel Core Duo processor / Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6 or higher / USB 2.0 speeds apply / Must be reformatted for use with Mac / 128MB RAM or higher as required by operating system

49 Comments

Original Poster

Note This is pocket size (2.5 inch) portable Hard Drive and Not BIG Desktop size HDD.
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41P-q1VMZXL.jpg
Note This is pocket size (2.5 inch) portable Hard Drive and Not BIG Desktop size HDD.

http://i54.tinypic.com/2m796cp.gif

Also this one available for the same price, but it is not rugged. dabs.com/pro…tml

http://www.dabs.com/images/product/uni2/DigitalContent/75/75ZZ_9589C48E-05A8-4B38-9A0C-EE5AA5A184EF_large.jpg

Edited by: "DownHill911" 19th Jan 2011

Does anyone know what model/make of HDD Iomega use in these? Thinking about getting one to stuff in my macbook pro.

HOT DEAL!

Is this USB 3.0? X)
Edited by: "GeeJay86" 19th Jan 2011

Pretty misleading. It isn't 10x faster and the data transfer rates of 5Gbps are only relevant for cache read/writes. Inside its just a regular 2.5" HDD, with typical read\write speeds of 60-80MBPS; sure it might be twice as fast as a USB2.0 drive but not ten times!

If you took this out of the caddy, would it fit into a MacBook?

Is the already a 1tb 2.5inch hdd? If it is, hot hot hot!!!

Munkster

If you took this out of the caddy, would it fit into a MacBook?



Probably not, its probably a 12.5mm drive and the MBP probably only takes 9.5mm drives...

ah_heng

Is the already a 1tb 2.5inch hdd? If it is, hot hot hot!!!



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Edited by: "jah128" 19th Jan 2011

Original Poster

jah128

Pretty misleading. It isn't 10x faster and the data transfer rates of … Pretty misleading. It isn't 10x faster and the data transfer rates of 5Gbps are only relevant for cache read/writes. Inside its just a regular 2.5" HDD, with typical read\write speeds of 60-80MBPS; sure it might be twice as fast as a USB2.0 drive but not ten times!


I know what you are saying but it is really wort to go for USB 3.0 if price is good. I have 500GB USB 2.0 and needed to copy some movies quickly and then i realised USB 2.0 is not quick at all :-(
I was digging for USB 3.0 for quite some time. I checked a lot of reviews regarding USB 3.0 and i see it like big step forward.

Hot deal but i have USB 3 and its only 2 - 3 times faster defo not 10. However this is good for what it is.

Does anybody know if this works with the ps3? Bought the western digital usb 3.0 drive last month and it didnt work so sent it back.

Original Poster

amin-credible

Hot deal but i have USB 3 and its only 2 - 3 times faster defo not 10. … Hot deal but i have USB 3 and its only 2 - 3 times faster defo not 10. However this is good for what it is.


Like i Said. Price difference is not as big between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 so anything faster than USB 2.0 is GOOD>

It is a big step forward sure, point is now you are limited by the hard drive rather than the bus. So if speed is the big goal, I'd guess a 3.5" drive (or of course an SSD) would make 'better' use of it. That all said, if you want 1TB of storage, need the portability of a 2.5" mo]del and have USB 3.0 to use, this looks a pretty good deal [I hate the marketing blurb, but thats Iomega's fault, not yours]

Good deal, but don't think you will get more than a fifth of advertised 3.0 speeds due to the drives inside these.

HOT

All hard drives have to be formatted to fat32 to work with the PS3 so there was probably no problem with the one you sent back,

shootermcg89

Does anybody know if this works with the ps3? Bought the western digital … Does anybody know if this works with the ps3? Bought the western digital usb 3.0 drive last month and it didnt work so sent it back.

shootermcg89 - Jan 19, 2011 18:50Does anybody know if this works with the … shootermcg89 - Jan 19, 2011 18:50Does anybody know if this works with the ps3? Bought the western digital usb 3.0 drive last month and it didnt work so sent it back.

Should all work fine with ps3 as long as you format it in FAT32 try SwissKnife should work a treat.

Voted Cold.

£10 cheaper at Aldi. Before anybody jumps, similar specs (USB 3.0 and 2.5")

aldi.co.uk/uk/…htm

some benchmarks here:
techspot.com/rev…tml
10x faster is clearly totally dishonest.

other benchmarks here:
tomshardware.com/cha…tml
show the samsung s2 is the fastest of the portable USB 3.0 drives they tested, but the Iomega isn't on there.

personally, i would pay the extra 5 quid and get the samsung tho it no doubt has its disadvantages

DVS_Dee

Does anyone know what model/make of HDD Iomega use in these? Thinking … Does anyone know what model/make of HDD Iomega use in these? Thinking about getting one to stuff in my macbook pro.



I can answer you this, inside the iOmega 1Tb is the Samsung HDD.

The 1TB SATA is a bit thicker than the 500Gb or 640Gb, but it fits in Macbook Pro Unibody, BUT DOES NOT FIT in the new Mac Mini Unibody

wakaru

Voted Cold.£10 cheaper at Aldi. Before anybody jumps, similar specs (USB … Voted Cold.£10 cheaper at Aldi. Before anybody jumps, similar specs (USB 3.0 and 2.5")http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_16581.htm



Link goes to a 3.5" drive.

wakaru

Voted Cold.£10 cheaper at Aldi. Before anybody jumps, similar specs (USB … Voted Cold.£10 cheaper at Aldi. Before anybody jumps, similar specs (USB 3.0 and 2.5")http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_16581.htm


Unless you posted the wrong link, that Aldi hard drive it 3.5" and needs a power cable.

Original Poster

hamkam

some benchmarks … some benchmarks here:[url=http://www.techspot.com/review/339-iomega-ego-usb3/page2.html]http://www.techspot.com/review/339-iomega-ego-usb3/page2.html[/url]10x faster is clearly totally dishonest.other benchmarks here:[url=http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/usb-3.0-storage-charts/benchmarks]http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/usb-3.0-storage-charts/benchmarks[/url],108.htmlshow the samsung s2 is the fastest of the portable USB 3.0 drives they tested, but the Iomega isn't on there.personally, i would pay the extra 5 quid and get the samsung tho it no doubt has its disadvantages


Not 10 times faster but rapidly faster. Took Picture from your REVIEW.
http://i54.tinypic.com/2m796cp.gif

How reliable are iomega HDs? Currently have a western digital desktop HD but I am looking for a portable drive. And also will this need to be plugged into one or two usbs? Thanks

Great one.

wakaru

Voted Cold.£10 cheaper at Aldi. Before anybody jumps, similar specs (USB … Voted Cold.£10 cheaper at Aldi. Before anybody jumps, similar specs (USB 3.0 and 2.5")http://www.aldi.co.uk/uk/html/offers/special_buys3_16581.htm


*jumps and slaps*
bzzzt
as said above not the same type!

heovang

I can answer you this, inside the iOmega 1Tb is the Samsung HDD.The 1TB … I can answer you this, inside the iOmega 1Tb is the Samsung HDD.The 1TB SATA is a bit thicker than the 500Gb or 640Gb, but it fits in Macbook Pro Unibody, BUT DOES NOT FIT in the new Mac Mini Unibody



Cheers boss, just what I was looking for!

DownHill911

I know what you are saying but it is really wort to go for USB 3.0 if … I know what you are saying but it is really wort to go for USB 3.0 if price is good. I have 500GB USB 2.0 and needed to copy some movies quickly and then i realised USB 2.0 is not quick at all :-(I was digging for USB 3.0 for quite some time. I checked a lot of reviews regarding USB 3.0 and i see it like big step forward.



given the price difference it is worth it
even 2x fast means 1/2 the time, realistically you will get between 3-4x fast
so that 60 min backup becomes 15-20 min

There are some negative reviews on Amazon.com about the encryption software and virtual cd drive.

Also
slashgear.com/iom…51/

Would it work on PS3 or on a Bluray player to play video? Can the drive used to upgrade PS3 drive?

Thanks

tonyg1962

All hard drives have to be formatted to fat32 to work with the PS3 so … All hard drives have to be formatted to fat32 to work with the PS3 so there was probably no problem with the one you sent back,



It was formatted in fat32, the guy at ebuyer said it was a known problem with the western digital drives when I was returning it.

I actually think it was due to the virtual cd image on the western digital drives that the ps3 could not recognise it.

Voted Cold.

£10 cheaper at Aldi. Before anybody jumps, similar specs (USB 3.0 and 2.5")

aldi.co.uk/uk/…htm

colonelyumyum

Unless you posted the wrong link, that Aldi hard drive it 3.5" and needs … Unless you posted the wrong link, that Aldi hard drive it 3.5" and needs a power cable.



I'm sorry it's the wrong link. But the 1TB 3.0USB drive I've seen at Aldi's today as priced £69.99

wakaru

I'm sorry it's the wrong link. But the 1TB 3.0USB drive I've seen at … I'm sorry it's the wrong link. But the 1TB 3.0USB drive I've seen at Aldi's today as priced £69.99

#
sounds unlikely that aldi have a 1tb portable drive... never mind at that price or the fact its usb3.
they usually stick to the mainstream midrange models they can buy in bulk.
Any 1tb drive is almost certain to be 3.5inch.
i mean you saw the link you posted - think its likely that they sell both a 1tb 3.5inch usb3 as well as a 1tb 2.5inch usb3 especially at the same price?

jah128

Pretty misleading. It isn't 10x faster and the data transfer rates of … Pretty misleading. It isn't 10x faster and the data transfer rates of 5Gbps are only relevant for cache read/writes. Inside its just a regular 2.5" HDD, with typical read\write speeds of 60-80MBPS; sure it might be twice as fast as a USB2.0 drive but not ten times!



It's the interface that IS 10x faster no hard drive is going to saturate that bandwidth and even if one could it wouldn't be a laptop drive

Original Poster

Rich44

It's the interface that IS 10x faster no hard drive is going to saturate … It's the interface that IS 10x faster no hard drive is going to saturate that bandwidth and even if one could it wouldn't be a laptop drive


Thanks for sensible comment and clear explanation. I mean it honestly(in a good way)
Thanks again.;)

Rich44

It's the interface that IS 10x faster no hard drive is going to saturate … It's the interface that IS 10x faster no hard drive is going to saturate that bandwidth and even if one could it wouldn't be a laptop drive



Yep, if you want full USB3 speeds you will need multiple drives in a RAID.
The fastest USB3 drive I've seen so far is this one: uk.insight.com/en-…553 - and that is bundled with a USB3 card.
I'm sure there will be others available soon!

Rich44

It's the interface that IS 10x faster no hard drive is going to saturate … It's the interface that IS 10x faster no hard drive is going to saturate that bandwidth and even if one could it wouldn't be a laptop drive



Which is exactly why I said its misleading - the following marketing statements are clearly designed to mislead the consumer:

Now with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface you can save your media in a … 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.


Data Transfer Rates: USB 3.0 - 5Gbits/s



That first comment in particular clearly is intended to mislead the consumer into thinking the drive they will purchase is pushing ten times faster, when the reality is it is 2 - 2.5x faster on larger R/W and scarcely faster at all on small R/Ws. For what its worth, there are plenty of drives in the 2.5" form factor that will saturate the USB 3.0 interface, many high-end current and next-generation SSDs are pushing 500MBPS R/W, but you will of course pay for the priviledge...

So this deffo works with ps3?

Does this function with PC -USB2.0 ??



With a PS3 there is no reason why it should not. It wont fit inside your PS3 as its a 1.3cm drive and not a 9.5mm drive, which I believe 640gb is the biggest capacity.




Yes at USB2.0 speeds.


ganon

So this deffo works with ps3?

jamalibr20

Does this function with PC -USB2.0 ??

shootermcg89

Does anybody know if this works with the ps3? Bought the western … Does anybody know if this works with the ps3? Bought the western digital usb 3.0 drive last month and it didnt work so sent it back.



Did you remove the security partition using the WD toolkit? Just formatting it only overwrites the main partition.
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