Iomega earns CNET's distinguished Editors' Choice award for excellence in HDD

Iomega earns CNET's distinguished Editors' Choice award for excellence in HDD.

The Iomega eGo Portable Mac Edition in Ruby Red is a looker. Sarah Tew/CNET

I'm very proud to announce CNET's most recent Editors' Choice product, the Iomega eGo Portable Mac Edition. Iomega has always registered excellent marks in our throughput and cost-per-gigabyte ratings, but this particular HDD uniquely combines three different ways to connect the drive to a computer: USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800.

The drive comes in three versions: a 500GB in ruby red, a 320GB in a cobalt blue, and a 250GB in alpine white. All of the drives come formatted to work with Macs out of the box, but you can easily format the drive back to Fat32 using the Mac Disk Utility to make it work with Windows.

In addition, all of Iomega's drives come with Iomega's "Drop Guard" feature that protects the drive from up to a 52-inch drop. We don't recommend testing that claim, but you should watch the video above for a little impromptu test.


Also, be sure to check out our full review of the Iomega eGo Portable Mac Edition for speed test results and a more detailed analysis.

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Iomega eGo Portable Mac Edition (320GB, USB 2.0, FireWire, blue)

The Bottom Line: Mac and PC users alike will appreciate the Iomega eGo Portable's triple interface connectivity that lets you choose from USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800. Combined with a rugged enclosure, free data protection software, and a robust three-year warranty, this drive is a great example of well-rounded hardware. We thoroughly recommend it both for average consumer as well as data-hounds on a budget. / Read full review

Read the full CNET Review

Iomega eGo Portable Mac Edition (250GB, USB 2.0, FireWire, white)

The Bottom Line: Mac and PC users alike will appreciate the Iomega eGo Portable's triple interface connectivity that lets you choose from USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800. Combined with a rugged enclosure, free data protection software, and a robust three-year warranty, this drive is a great example of well-rounded hardware. We thoroughly recommend it both for average consumer as well as data-hounds on a budget. / Read full review

Read the full CNET Review

Iomega eGo Portable Mac Edition (500GB, USB 2.0, FireWire, cherry red)

The Bottom Line: Mac and PC users alike will appreciate the Iomega eGo Portable's triple interface connectivity that lets you choose from USB 2.0, FireWire 400, and FireWire 800. Combined with a rugged enclosure, free data protection software, and a robust three-year warranty, this drive is a great example of well-rounded hardware. We thoroughly recommend it both for average consumer as well as data-hounds on a budget. / Read full review

About the author

Justin Yu covers headphones and peripherals for CNET. When he's not wading through Web gulch or challenging colleagues to typing tests, you can find him making fun of technology with Jeff Bakalar every afternoon on The 404 show.

 

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