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The Iomega eGo BlackBelt is a super rugged portable hard drive offered by Iomega with 500 GB of storage.

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3-year limited warranty

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ruggedized - shock protection

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powered by USB - doesn't require a separate A/C adapter

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compact and lightweight

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easy to use - plug & play

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only available with the rubberized 'BlackBelt' in black

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bright LED light

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$30 premium over the standard eGo

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The Iomega eGo BlackBelt is a super rugged portable hard drive offered by Iomega with 500 GB of storage.  The Iomega Drop Guard Xtreme gives the hard drive unparalleled protection and can protect the device from a 7' drop; double the industry average.  This portable device does not require an external power supply and is easily connected to virtually any Mac or PC with USB 2.0/1.1 for power and data transfer up to 480 Mbits/sec. It is formatted for easy plug-and-play connectivity and includes free EMC Retrospect and MozyHome Online backup software with 2 GB of free online storage. The Iomega eGo BlackBelt includes an Iomega Power Grip band and a USB 2.0/power cable.

Specifications
  • Capacity: 500GB
  • Preformatted and hot plug-and-play
  • No AC adapter needed
  • Compatible with PC and Mac
  • USB 2.0/1.1 compatible
  • Transfer rates: USB 2.0: 480 Mbits/s
  • Three-year limited warranty
Requirements: 
  • PC Users:
    • 300 MHz processor or higher
    • Available USB connection (USB 2.0 host connection or controller for USB 2.0 speeds)
    • Microsoft Windows Vista / 2000 / 2000 Professional / XP Home / XP Professional / XP Professional x64
    • 256MB RAM or higher as required by operating system
    • 1GB hard drive space
  • Mac Users:
    • Mac Power Mac G3 or great, iMac, MacBook, MacBook Pro or Mac mini computer
    • Mac OS X 10.1 or above
    • Built-in USB connection (USB 2.0 host connection or controller for USB 2.0 speeds)
    • 128MB RAM or higher as required by operating system
    • 200MB hard drive space
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