Iomega Introduces New Portable External Drives

Hardly is an external hard drive portable whatsoever. Carrying around a USB cable, a drive, and AC adaptor is no fun. Iomega wants to put an end to this with its new eGo portable hard drive. With 160GB of storage, this baby draws power through its USB 2.0 connection so you don’t have to cart around a clunky power cable. With a great looking bright red paint-job and funky design, I wouldn’t mind picking one up for $160.

Also announced is the eSATA/USB 2.0 Pro Hard Drive. It’s pro because, ah, it has a USB 2.0 connection and a really fast transfer rate? It stores 500GB and only retails for $210, so it’s still a decent deal. Looks like Iomega is back on its game. It’s probably a good idea to stay away from Zip and Jaz disks anyway.

Iomega rolls out portable, external hard drives [MacNN]