Iomega, an EMC company and a global leader in data protection, today announced the new Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive, a stylish aluminum USB 2.0 drive that travels easily in a pocketbook or briefcase and is a perfect complement to today's Mac notebooks.


"The compact Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive is ideal for mobile users, creative professionals and digital enthusiasts who desire a convenient and stylish way store, share and backup all of the files on their Mac computers," said Jonathan Huberman, president of Iomega Corporation. "Compatible with Mac Lion OS and Time Machine and tough enough to take on-the-go bumps, the new Helium Portable Hard Drive gives users peace of mind that their data is safe and can be automatically backed up."

A Complete Portable Hard Drive for Mac Users
Available in 500GB and 1TB capacities, the new Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive is formatted HFS+ for compatibility with Mac computers right out of the box. Unlike competing portable hard drives, the Helium Portable Hard Drive boasts both local and online backup, as well as encryption and anti-virus software:

  • With a durable aluminum case, mobile users and others can take comfort in traveling with their Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive.
  • 256-bit AES encryption keeps files on your Helium Portable Hard Drive safe from prying eyes.
  • A comprehensive suite of Mac software that includes one free year of protected internet surfing.

The Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive requires no external power supply, and comes complete with one USB 2.0 cable.

Iomega Protection Suite, Mac Edition, Included
Owners of the new Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive receive a powerful suite of Mac-oriented software solutions bundled with their drive:

  • Iomega® QuikProtect for simple scheduled file-level backup.
  • MozyHome™ Online Backup for convenient online backup of up to 2GB free.
  • A free 12-month subscription of Trend Smart Surfing for Mac allows users to shop, bank and surf online while staying safe from attacks to your identity and confidential information.

Availability and Warranty
The new Iomega® Helium Portable Hard Drive is available worldwide in two capacities: the 500GB model is $99.99, and the 1TB model is $149.99. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.) The Helium Portable Hard Drive is initially available at Apple retail stores and the Apple online store. Later this month, the product will be available from additional retailers, etailers and at

Both models of the Iomega Helium Portable Hard Drive include a three-year warranty with registration.