The leading company in data protection, Iomega has announced two new additions to its award-winning eGo Portable Hard Drive family – ultra secure Iomega eGo Encrypt (320GB) with hardware-based encryption for double data protection and “black-on-black” super rugged Iomega eGo BlackBelt (250GB) with Drop Guard Xtreme data protection.

Highlights of Iomega eGo Encrypt Portable Hard Drive:

  • Ultra Secure – Take your data anywhere safely with the extra security of government-grade AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) 128-bit hardware-encrypted portable hard drive
  • Rugged – Iomega’s Drop Guard Xtreme feature protects the drive when dropped up to 7 feet (over twice the industry average)! Power Grip band included
  • Compact – Just 5.5″ X 3.63″ X 1″ and .60 lbs, this drive slips easily into a briefcase or laptop bag
  • High Performance – Uses hardware-based encryption (AES 128-bit) for better performance
  • Versatile – Automatically backup to your eGo Encrypt drive using professional-level EMC Retrospect software and MozyHome Online software – 2GB free (software via download)

“Adding two exciting models to our eGo Portable Hard Drive lineup is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to having the most rugged and stylistic portable drives in the marketplace today,” said Peter Wharton, vice president of marketing, Iomega Corporation. “The eGo Encrypt Drive is a ruggedized silver bullet with enterprise-level encryption for all your important files, while the eGo BlackBelt Drive is a shock-absorbing black beauty of a portable drive that makes its own fashion statement. Two perfect holiday gifts for anyone with lots of important files and a flair for the extraordinary.”

Highlights of eGo BlackBelt Portable Hard Drive:

  • Super Rugged – The Iomega Drop Guard Xtreme feature raises the bar on drop protection! (protects the drive when dropped up to 84 inches)
  • Stylish – Compact black design with included black Iomega Power Grip band slips easily into a back pack or briefcase
  • Secure – EMC Retrospect software and MozyHome Online software – 2GB free (software via download)

The new Iomega eGo BlackBelt 250GB USB 2.0 portable hard drive is now available worldwide for about $120, while the new Iomega eGo Encrypt 320GB USB 2.0 portable hard drive will be available worldwide this month for about $150.