Iomega debuts robust 4GB and 8GB Micro Mini HDDs

Posted on Saturday, November 12 2005 @ 1:28 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Iomega has introduced two new portable hard drives with drop shock technology to handle the inevitable bumps and dings of portable use. The Micro Mini Hard Drives are available in 4GB and 8GB capacities and are equipped with USB 2.0 connectivity.

They are smaller than a credit card and weigh less than 50 grams. A fold-away USB connector is built into the Micro Mini Hard Drive's alloy case, eliminating the need for a separate USB cable. Power comes directly from the computer's USB 2.0 port-no separate power adapter required. And because it is a Plug and Play device, the Iomega Micro Mini Hard Drive goes to work right away whenever it is connected to a compatible PC (see compatibility list below).

  • 4200 RPM hard drive with 2 MB cache
  • 4GB and 8GB capacities
  • Integrated USB connector folds away into case
  • 50 grams (1.75 oz.) weight
  • Smaller than a credit card (69.9x51x14.2 mm, or 2.75x2.01x0.56 inches)
  • Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) interface, backwards compatible with USB 1.1
  • Host-powered
  • Drop shock technology for protection from drops and bumps
  • Sleek, durable design with alloy case
  • Blue LED for power and drive status
  • Carrying case and USB cable extender
  • The 4GB model is priced at $129.95 and the 8GB model costs $169.95. Both are immediately available.

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    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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