That beast up there is the eGo Black Belt. It’s one of two new portable hard drives launched today by Iomega, makers of the defunct Zip drive. It has “Drop Guard Xtreme” data protection, so that you can chuck it as far as 7 feet without losing your collection of ‘home videos’. It has a 250GB capacity.
Following last month’s launch of the MHZ2-BJ hard drive comes the MHZ2-CJ, which along with a substantial 320GB storage capacity features automatic hardware-based encryption to secure data against loss or theft…
Don’t mind that headline. I’m just trying to win the in-house competition for cramming the most incomprehensible tech phrases into one line. Let’s start with the easy bits first – USB key. That means USB drive. Or USB stick. Or, if you’re really confused about tech naming conventions, a memory stick. Just be warned that calling it a “memory stick” makes you sound as stupid as granddad does when he calls your Xbox 360 a “PlayStation.”
So to recap. The PicoDrive ST is a lump of RAM, that comes in up to 8GB size. It’s small so you can put it in your pocket.