Are your principles—and perhaps some online gambling debts—preventing you from coughing up the price premium for a USB 3.0 external hard drive? Well, your steadfast refusal to compromise might pay off. Iomega has announced plans to upgrade all of its portable hard drives to USB 3.0 without increasing prices over current USB 2.0 models.
Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega and EMC's Consumer and Small Business division, comments:
As a market leader in external hard drive solutions, Iomega is proud to be the first to move towards an all USB 3.0 portable hard drive lineup – and at no extra price premium to our customers.
The press release adds that Iomega's 500GB and 1TB eGo portable drives will transition over to the new interface by October 2010, with the rest of the line-up to follow suit next year. Although the shift won't happen overnight, it's still nice to see a storage company making the inevitable transition to USB 3.0 without gouging consumers in the process. Oh, and the fact that the drives include shock protection and AES-256 hardware encryption doesn't hurt.
Thanks to CrunchGear for the tip on this one.
|Silverstone's Strider Titanium PSUs are ready for a high-power future||11|
|VR180 video bridges the gap between YouTube and VR||0|
|Steam 2017 Summer Sale, part deux||15|
|Deals of the week: Z270 mobos, spinning storage, and more||4|
|G.Skill readies up for X299 with quad-channel DDR4 at 4200 MT/s||16|
|Asus' VivoBook S510 is an ultrabook for the budget crowd||16|
|Windows Insider Build 16226 gives users a look at GPU utilization||23|
|Steam's 2017 Summer Sale is downright hot||49|
|Asus XG-C100C NIC breaks the gigabit barrier||34|
|Not everyone is familiar with the (excellent) tools in the SysInternals suite. For a better OOTB experience, this is a move in the right direction IMH...||+17|