Iomega Won't Charge Premium For Upcoming USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drives

Please be advised: from here on out all of Iomega’s portable hard drives will be fully USB 3.0 compliant. Of course, this is useless to you unless your motherboard works with USB 3.0, or you add a USB 3.0 card to your setup. (Don’t worry: Iomega sells those items, too.)

At the very least, Iomega isn’t using the transition from USB 2.0 to USB 3.0 as an excuse to gouge its customers.

In fact, it seems Iomega sent us just such a drive a few weeks early. Woo~!

Iomega writes, and quite proudly, “The new all-USB 3.0 eGo Portable Hard Drives will feature hardware encryption and super toughness, too, thanks to a drop spec twice the industry average – all at USB 2.0 product prices.”

The new portable hard drives, in 500GB and 1TB sizes, should start trickling out in October. Right now, I can find the 500GB eGo Portable Hard Drive for $108 (less on discount), so expect the new USB 3.0 model to be right around there. Well, I mean, it should exactly be $108, given the “all at USB 2.0 product prices” line, but we’ll see.

Yup, that’s about it.