Iomega just remove the range of portable hard drives with EMC function with which we can back up our files important. The models are the Iomega eGo and eGo Encrypt BlackBelt. After in-depth look at the hard drive eGo BlackBelt.
Whenever we buy a portable hard drive one of the first characteristics that we are the size, this unit in particular has a very comfortable and very good size. Its shape is round which makes the catch on the one hand you feel very comfortable. His weight of 0.22 kg. makes it very portable and convenient to carry, ideal for our files anywhere. Its dimensions are 134 mm long, 89 mm and 19 mm high.
Another of the most important feature is security, our data have well-protected and saved. With the Extreme Drop your Guard unit is protected from falls of up to 2.13 meters. The housing is protected with a rubber in the form of rubber? X? that protects the top, bottom, as the corners, giving the feeling of greater certainty as to the falls and blows. After analyzing the physical safety, we turn to data security. Users can leave the program with the EMC Retrospect can back up our most important files. This software will have to download it to us in our Macs and we can make our bakup a file, you can encrypt data using technology SimpleCrypt? that protects data backup disk; PLUS includes AES and DES encryption 128/256 bits. They also give us the option of staying in the service through Internet MozyHome Online. We may go up to two gigabytes of information, this capacity can be expanded but will have to pay according to the number of megabytes you want to achieve.
This hard drive in question has a capacity of 250 GB and can hold up to 1,000,000 photos, 4,625 hours of music or 375 hours of video. The internal hard drive is a
Seagate ST925082 7AS to 5400 rpm with 8MB of internal cache, which chooses the house Iomega Seagate brand, one of the largest manufacturer of hard drives.
As for connections, this somewhat limited. We found a single mini-USB 2.0 port, which gives us both the connection and data transfer providing energy for its operation. Yet we can feed the ego by a 5-volt transformer. In the section on compatibility, the systems supported are Mac OS X 10.1 or higher, and Windows 2000, XP and Vista.
We have connected the BlackBelt in our test system and used SiSoftware Sandra 2009 diagnostic and reporting. The data obtained in the section on reading speed of 32MB / s, with an access time of 15 ms. They are seeing very good results which is an external hard drive connected via USB 2.0.
We also tested it with a xBench by 1.3 compared to the MacBook’s internal HD 320 Gb a Westerm Digital.
The results are as follows:
Watching can see that the comparative Iomega has achieved very good results in comparison with domestic Westerm Digital, we must bear in mind that the transfer of the disk is Iomega USB 480 Mbits / s with an 8MB cache.
Conclusions, price and availability
The Iomega eGo BlackBelt hard drive is a good option in the large number of deals in the market, and we can say that gives us both physically and security of data, stability, speed, and even gives us the option to upload data to our MozyHome . The official price published on the website of Iomega is 99.90 euros.