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Iomega release USB 3.0 External SSD drives

Iomega have just announced a new series of USB 3.0 external Solid State Drives, ranging in size from 64gb to 256GB.

These new drives are based around an external enclosure offering superfast USB 3.0 speeds while remaining compatible with the older USB 2.0 interface. USB 3.0 is clearly the way to go if you want maximum speed but backwards compatibility is a good option when moving between machines without support.

The drives are also bundled with software which may prove useful – especially the Iomega V.Clone (drive cloning) suite which makes offline backups a doddle. They are also bundling one year free Trend Micro Internet Security Software or Smart Surfing software, Iomega QuikProtect (file backup), Roxio Retrospect Express and 2GB of Mozy Online Backup service.

Pricing is only mentioned for the USA market at this point, $229 for the 64GB version, $399 for the 128GB model and $749.00 for the 256GB. Iomega also offer a 3 year limited warranty.

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