External SSD flash drives boast USB 3.0 with in-built encryption
According to Iomega, the new generation portable storage device is targeted at high-end users and creative professionals.
Iomega said the pocket-sized 1.8-inch external drives will be available in early November in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB capacities.
Units are encased in a metal enclosure with added protection from drops of up to 10 feet, the company claimed. Drives also offer 256-bit hardware encryption for security, bundled anti-virus and backup software, and, a three-year warranty.
The Iomega USB 3.0 External SSD Flash Drive is a solid state drive that has no moving parts, resulting in a more durable drive with fast application loading and top transfer speeds for high definition video, digital images, graphics and music. Professional videographers, photographers and other creative professionals will find the Iomega USB 3.0 SSD Drive a perfect match for their deadlines and digital storage needs.
Using the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, the Iomega External SSD Flash Drive boasts up to 10 times the speed of USB 2.0 drives. Iomega’s new external SSD Drive also performs twice as fast as a 7200 RPM SATA hard drives utilizing the same USB 3.0 interface.
Cool-to-the-touch, the new Iomega SSD drives require no external power supply and are completely backward compatible with personal computers and other devices that only have USB 2.0 ports.
Iomega also offers USB 3.0 adapter cards (sold separately) to insert into USB 2.0 laptop and desktop computers so users of the new Iomega SSD Drive can experience native USB 3.0 transfer speeds of up to 5 gigabits per second.
Included free of charge with Iomega’s new External SSD Flash Drives is the Iomega Protection Suite, a one-stop portfolio of backup and anti-virus software giving users added protection for their photos, videos, music and other files.
The Iomega Protection Suite includes v.Clone software, an Iomega exclusive, which captures a complete virtual image of a PC, including the operating system, all applications, settings and all files to Iomega hard drive. Accessing the cloned copy and using it on another computer is as straighforward as just as working from one’s own PC, Iomega said. When users reconnect, it will automatically be synchronised with the data on the primary PC, so that files are always up-to-date.
Also bundled is Iomega’s QuikProtect backup software for scheduled file-level backups of data to hard drives and network-attached storage devices for Windows and Mac desktops and notebooks; Included too is Roxio Retrospect Express, software to backup all data plus applications and settings for Windows and Mac desktops and notebooks. All of the software elements in the Iomega Protection Suite are accessible via easy download to owners of the Iomega External SSD Flash Drive.
The new drive will be available in early November in three capacities: 64GB for $229.00, 128GB for $399.00, and 256GB for $749.00.