Iomega has been making sleek hard drives for years, but it’s hard to imagine the company creating anything much smaller or simpler than its new Helium Portable Hard Drive ($100-$150) anytime soon. This slab of aluminum is only 4.75” x 3.04” x .61”, and weighs just over half a pound. That’s tiny.
Helium is available in either 500GB or 1TB capacities, and connects to your computer via USB 2.0. It comes pre-formatted in HFS+, so it’s ready to go out of the box for use as a Time Machine backup drive, or just general storage. Iomega also includes 2GB of free storage on Mozy, so that you can backup crucial files to the web as well as the drive. If you’re looking for a portable drive, this is definitely one to consider.