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Iomega's pocket-sized SSD storage solutions

Iomega has announced a 1.8-inch form factor external SSD with write speeds twice as fast as a 7200 RPM SATA HDD, hardware encryption and USB 3.0 connectivity
Iomega has announced a 1.8-inch form factor external SSD with write speeds twice as fast as a 7200 RPM SATA HDD, hardware encryption and USB 3.0 connectivity
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Iomega's external SSD unit: side view
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Iomega's external SSD unit: side view
Pocket-sized solid state storage from Iomega
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Pocket-sized solid state storage from Iomega
The external SSD is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities
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The external SSD is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities
Pocket-sized solid state storage from Iomega
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Pocket-sized solid state storage from Iomega
The SSD comes with 256-Bit AES hardware encryption and a bundled protection suite that includes Trend Internet Security suite (for PC) or Micro Smart Surfing (for Mac), Iomega's own QuikProtect backup solution or Roxio Retrospect and v.Clone virtual image technology
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The SSD comes with 256-Bit AES hardware encryption and a bundled protection suite that includes Trend Internet Security suite (for PC) or Micro Smart Surfing (for Mac), Iomega's own QuikProtect backup solution or Roxio Retrospect and v.Clone virtual image technology
Iomega has announced a 1.8-inch form factor external SSD with write speeds twice as fast as a 7200 RPM SATA HDD, hardware encryption and USB 3.0 connectivity
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Iomega has announced a 1.8-inch form factor external SSD with write speeds twice as fast as a 7200 RPM SATA HDD, hardware encryption and USB 3.0 connectivity
Iomega's new external Solid State Drive is said to have a data read speed of up to 265MB/s and a write speed of up to 215MB/s
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Iomega's new external Solid State Drive is said to have a data read speed of up to 265MB/s and a write speed of up to 215MB/s

EMC subsidiary Iomega has announced the creation of a pocket-sized external SSD storage solution with hardware encryption, write speeds said to be twice as fast as a 7200 RPM SATA hard drive, and a special feature to help protect the unit if dropped. The new unit also benefits from SuperSpeed USB connectivity, hardware data encryption and a long usage lifespan.

Packaged in a 1.8-inch form factor and enclosed in sexy metal casing, the MLC NAND Flash of Iomega's new external Solid State Drive is said to have a data read speed of up to 265MB per second and a write speed of up to 215MB per second. All of the unit's power needs are supplied by the computer to which it is connected via a USB 3.0 interface, that's reported to be ten times faster than USB 2.0. For those who haven't yet upgraded to SuperSpeed USB, the drive is backwards compatible via an optional converter.

Pocket-sized solid state storage from Iomega
Pocket-sized solid state storage from Iomega

With 4.35 x 2.72 x 0.37-inch (110 x 69 x 9mm) dimensions and weighing in at just 0.24 pounds (108g), Iomega's new drive enjoys pocket-friendly portability and features a Drop Guard Xtreme II feature to help protect the drive from any accidental drops from up to 10 feet (three meters). There's also 256-Bit AES hardware encryption and a bundled protection suite that includes Trend Internet Security suite (for PC) or Micro Smart Surfing (for Mac), Iomega's own QuikProtect backup solution or Roxio Retrospect and v.Clone virtual image technology.

With a claimed 1.2 million hour lifespan, Iomega's new external SSD solution will be available from early November in 64GB (US$229), 128GB (US$399) and 256GB (US$749) capacities.

1 comment
Matt Rings
How about this to use as an external boot drive?
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