updated 12:00 pm EST, Thu November 10, 2011
500GB, 1TB options on sale
Storage maker Iomega says it has released an updated Mac Edition of the eGo Portable Hard Drive. 500GB and 1TB capacities are available, and each unit includes two FireWire 800 ports in addition to a USB 2.0 connection. HFS+ formatting is used, along with 256-bit AES encryption.
One difference with the new hardware is a revised external design, meant to make the drive more "elegant and cool." Special casing is meanwhile used to protect it from falls up to seven feet. A 500GB unit is listed at $180, while 1TB costs $230.