Iomega introduces portable USB 3.0 SSD-based flash drives

Oct 15, 2010

Iomega announced today a new host-powered Iomega External USB 3.0 SSD flash drives. The new drives optimize speed of the USB 3.0 interface with the added protection of built-in encryption.

The miniature 1.8-inch external USB 3.0 flash drive, dressed in a classy metal enclosure, has a sleek look and also delivers more protection from drops up to 10 feet. Iomega's new SSD drives boast 256-bit hardware encryption for peace of mind, anti-virus and backup software plus a three-year warranty.

The Iomega USB 3.0 External SSD Flash Drive has no moving parts. The result is a solid, durable drive with fast loading time for applications and top speeds for digital images, graphics, high definition video and music. Creative professionals may discover the Iomega USB 3.0 SSD Drive an invaluable upgrade.

Utilizing the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface with up to 10 times the speed of USB 2.0 drives, the new external SSD Drive performs twice as fast as a 7200 RPM SATA hard drives using the same USB 3.0 interface.

With no external power supply needed, the new Iomega SSD drives are personal computer compatible, as well as other devices that only have USB 2.0 ports. Iomega also provides USB 3.0 adapter cards to place into USB 2.0 laptop and desktop computers so new Iomega SSD Drive users can enjoy native USB 3.0 speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second.

With a worldwide release expected for early November, the new Iomega External SSD .0 will be available in three capacities: 64GB for $229.00, 128GB for $399.00, and 256GB for $749.00.

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