Iomega Corporation announced a slick little external hard drive in 20 GB and 40 GB capacities that is small enough for the shirt pocket and weighs just 3.5 ounces.
The new Iomega? USB 2.0 Mini Hard Drive is the first Iomega hard drive to receive 100 percent of its power from a standard USB data port, allowing mobile professionals to travel lighter and still have plenty of storage capacity for all their important files.
Key Features and Benefits
Because the Iomega Mini Hard Drive is based on 1.8-inch hard disk technology, it is smaller and more energy-efficient than most other portable drives. The 4200-rpm drive has a rugged aluminum enclosure and features a USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB) interface for plug-and-play simplicity with any compatible Windows or Macintosh computer (see below). A blue drive light signals disk activity, and an on/off switch allows laptop users to power down the device without disconnecting it. Each drive comes with a sleek leather travel case, USB cable, and software CD, including MusicMatch? Jukebox music management software (PC and Mac) and Adobe? Photoshop Album? SE (PC) for digital photos.
The Iomega Mini Hard Drive requires a Pentium processor or higher with Microsoft? Windows? Me/2000/2000 Pro/ XP Home or Professional; MAC G4 or G3 (blue and white G3 only) or iMac computer with built-in USB connection and Mac OS 9.0 or above.
Price and Availability
The Iomega Mini Hard Drive is now available in two capacities, 20 GB ($179) and 40 GB ($279). All prices are U.S. suggested retail.