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Iomega logoIomega today said it is switching its portable USB drive lineup to USB 3.0.

The company said it is moving to the new SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface for all Iomega USB 2.0 portable hard drives, beginning with the Iomega eGo. Iomega plans to move all eGo Portable Hard Drives in 500GB and 1TB capacities to the new USB 3.0 interface by early October.

Iomega's Prestige Compact Portable Hard Drive line witll move to USB 3.0 on all models in the first quarter of 2011 and "shortly thereafter" Iomega will switch over the rest of its portable drives.

The company said pricing for the new drives will be at "USB 2.0 prices".

Iomega also offers a USB 3.0 Adapter for USB 2.0 for $39.99, and a USB 3.0 PCI Express Adaptor for is $39.99 (prices are MSRP). All Iomega portable hard drives include a 3-year limited warranty (with registration).

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