Iomega’s External USB 3.0 SSD Drives to Be Available Early November, To Bundle Iomega Protection Suite

Written By Sam on 16 October 2010
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Iomega, an EMC company, has announced new host-powered Iomega External USB 3.0 SSD Flash Drives, solid state drives utilizing the speed of the USB 3.0 interface and the security of built-in encryption. The new pocket-sized 1.8-inch external USB 3.0 SSD Flash drives will be available in early November in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.

The drives come encased in a metal enclosure that can reportedly withstand drops up to 10 feet. They feature 256-bit hardware encryption for security, bundled anti-virus and backup software. In fact, the Iomega Protection Suite, the company’s backup and anti-virus software for protecting photos, videos, music and other files, will come bundled with the new drives.

Utilizing the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the Iomega External SSD Flash Drive boasts up to 10 times the speed of USB 2.0 drives and includes:

  • v.Clone software, an Iomega exclusive, that enables capturing of a complete virtual image of your PC.
  • A complementary 1-year subscription to Trend Micro Internet Security for the PC, or Trend Micro Smart Surfing software for Mac.
  • Iomega QuikProtect backup software for simple scheduled file-level backup of data to hard drives and network-attached storage devices (for Windows and Mac desktops and notebooks).
  • Roxio Retrospect Express software for backup all of your data plus applications and settings (for Windows and Mac desktops and notebooks).
  • MozyHome Online Backup service with 2GB of online capacity for free (‘unlimited’ online storage for $4.95/month).

The new drives will be available worldwide early next month in three capacities: 64GB for $229, 128GB for $399, and 256GB for $749.

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