Iomega eGo

Iomega eGo 320GB pocket external hard drive

Pocket-flat backup bargain?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Data security is also a feature of the Protection Suite software bundle. None of the apps are actually in the box: you need to download the programs separately and install them using the serial numbers provided.

Iomega eGo

Choose your colours

The core of the PS bundle comprises EMC Retrospect Express for Windows and Mac, plus a copy of EMC Retrospect Express HD for Windows only. The first two are standard backup fare of the kind that tends to be bundled with USB drives, and perfectly good they are too. The HD edition is an off-the-shelf, standalone product that sells for around 50 quid and leads home users through backup tasks using a friendly wizard interface.

Also included is Iomega's own QuickProtect for Windows - a very basic file-copy backup utility that does not require any special software to restore the files - and a six-month subscription for McAfee VirusScan Plus for Windows. By now, you have probably realised that Mac users are missing out a bit.

One final cross-platform inclusion is the promise of a free 2GB worth of online storage at the MozyHome Online Backup. This would be generous if it wasn't for the fact that MozyHome already offers 2GB of free online storage to everyone anyway.


The new eGo 320GB is slim, light and good-looking. It's rugged enough to deal with knocks and even the occasional drop - onto carpet only, please - but the much-lauded Protection Suite software bundle is uninspiring: Retrospect Express is definitely worthwhile but the other bits and pieces feel like, well, just bits and pieces. So, the eGo is not the fastest nor the most feature-packed pocketable disk drive around, but it does the job very stylishly and the price is competitive. ®

More Portable Storage Reviews...


BlockMaster SafeStick

Freecom ToughDrive Sport

Samsung S1 Mini

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk

Iomega eGo

Iomega eGo 320GB pocket external hard drive

In its redesigned case, the subtly rugged eGo is reborn as a ‘data protected’ package that still looks pretty.
Price: £75 (320GB), £100 (500GB) RRP

More from The Register

next story
Will.i.am gets CUFFED as he announces his new wristjob, the PULS
It's got four KILOWATTS of something, apparently
Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says
Google said to debut next big slab, Android L ahead of Apple event
Netscape Navigator - the browser that started it all - turns 20
It was 20 years ago today, Marc Andreeesen taught the band to play
A drone of one's own: Reg buyers' guide for UAV fanciers
Hardware: Check. Software: Huh? Licence: Licence...?
Jaguar Sportbrake: The chicken tikka masala of van-sized posh cars
Indian-owned Jag's latest offering curries favour with us
The Apple launch AS IT HAPPENED: Totally SERIOUS coverage, not for haters
Fandroids, Windows Phone fringe-oids – you wouldn't understand
Here's your chance to buy an ancient, working APPLE ONE
Warning: Likely to cost a lot even for a Mac
Is living with Dolby Atmos worth the faff?
Subtle, naturalistic ambiance – perfect for Transformers 4
Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores
The, er, Beats go on after noise-cancelling spat
prev story


Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Win a year’s supply of chocolate
There is no techie angle to this competition so we're not going to pretend there is, but everyone loves chocolate so who cares.
Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.