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
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.