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Iomega eGo 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive - Blackbelt - 35314

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After upgrading to a system with USB 3.0, I purchased this drive with high expectations. I had issues with this drive almost immediately. After re-assigning its drive letter through Windows, my entire system locked, forcing me to perform a hard reboot. After rebooting, the drive was recognized with the correct (re-assigned) drive letter, so I started copying data. The drive lost communication with my PC every few minutes - locking up my entire system until the drive was physically disconnected (unplugging the cable). I upgraded my system's USB 3.0 driver, with the hope this was the cause of the lock-ups. Unfortunately, it was not. This drive continued to lock up my system. Needless to say, the drive was returned to (kudos to for a painless return process). I've since purchased a Western Digital USB 3.0 drive that has been 100% trouble free.

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Excellent Drive

by A customer on 11/26/2010

I just got this drive and works great. Small and compact. I used the encryption that iomega gave and its good. It only took a couple minutes to encrypt whereas bitlocker took over 5 hrs. It comes up as a CD and you just click on the program it asks for your password and your drive is ready to use. I have not tried the USB3.0 speeds yet as I still need an adapter.

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A Blackbelt

by Leonard on 12/28/2010

Easy to set up and proceed with work. I did not spend much time on installations, software download and initializing the drive. The protection and grip is something new and as long as the hard drive remains full-fledged compact, I don't see any trouble. It looks compact and doesn't need much space. It keeps up its name as “Blackbelt”.

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Product Overview

Super Speed. Super Tough.

The eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive offers a stylish look that is fast, sleek, and rugged. Now with a fast USB 3.0 interface, you can save your media in a fraction of the time – up to 10 times faster than with USB 2.0. All Iomega USB 3.0 drives are backward compatible to USB 2.0 using the same USB cable. So enjoy fast speeds now if you have a USB 3.0 computer or use USB 2.0 and be confident you can upgrade later! You’ll need a PC with a USB 3.0 port for the best performance. 256-bit hardware encryption built-in for data security(PC only) and Iomega Protection Suite software is included at no additional cost (via download) with antivirus and backup software. Plus, the Iomega Drop GuardTM Xtreme helps protect the drive from drops up to 7 feet! Available 500GB capacity, the eGo is protected by a 3-year limited warranty when you register your product!


Manufacturer Iomega
Mfg Part# 35314
SKU 217395414
UPC 742709353147
UPC 14 00742709353147
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Tech Specs
Cache - 8 MB
Data Transfer rates: USB 3.0 - 5 Gbits/s*
Hardware Encryption: 256-Bit AES Encrypted Storage Controller
System Requirements:
Built-in USB connection
Microsoft Windows XP; Windows Vista, Windows 7
Requires native USB 3.0 port or USB 3.0 PCI Express adapter or USB 3.0
ExpressCard for best performance
Check for the latest support information; backwards
compatible to USB 2.0 & 1.1
Mac OS X 10.4-10.6
USB 2.0 speeds apply
Drive must be reformatted for use with Mac
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