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Iomega Announces New Network Storage Products for the Home Office and Small Business Networks
Jul 31, 2007 (06:07 AM EDT)
SAN DIEGO, July 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iomega Corporation , a global leader in data protection and security, today unveiled a new lineup of Iomega(R) StorCenter(TM) Network Hard Drive products, delivering easy-to-use networking features for the home office and SMB networks.
Available immediately, Iomega's three new StorCenter(TM) models, ranging in storage capacity from 500GB* to 1TB, incorporate popular home-network features like media-serving capability and print server capability. They also integrate smoothly into small enterprise networks with features that include Active Directory support, journaling file system, and EMC(R) Retrospect Express backup and disaster recovery software.
"Iomega is a recognized industry leader in the SMB network storage segment, and now we're strengthening our leadership position with the launch of our fourth generation network hard drive line," said Tom Kampfer, president and COO, Iomega Corporation. "Iomega network hard drive storage products are specifically designed to make it easy and dependable for SMBs and home office users to manage their data across the network, which is increasingly the location for storage products that deliver anywhere, anytime file access. Today's new Iomega StorCenter products are cost-effective network hard drives that feature a high performance architecture and superb backup software to keep network data accessible and protected."
Iomega StorCenter Features and Benefits
Iomega's new StorCenter Network Hard Drives are compatible with both Windows and Mac computing environments. The units can be installed and configured in minutes using the included Discovery Tool Pro software; Apple Bonjour support provides equally seamless discovery and configuration capabilities to Mac OS X users.
Once configured, the new Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drives allow users to access files from any networked PC or Mac for easy file-sharing and print serving. All three of the new Iomega StorCenter models use 3.5-inch 7200 RPM SATA-II hard drives with an 8MB cache for fast, cost-effective storage. Iomega's 500GB and 750GB StorCenter drives are single-drive products that feature a Gigabit Ethernet connection with jumbo frame support. The top of the line, the 1TB StorCenter Network Hard Drive, is a two-drive product supporting RAID 0 (striping), RAID 1 (mirroring) and JBOD (which treats both drives as a large single drive).
All three new StorCenter Network Hard Drive models support advanced network features that give SMBs and home users many of the same file-serving and data security safeguards enjoyed by large enterprises. Journaling file system helps prevent data loss in the event of a power failure. Active Directory support gives the StorCenter Network Hard Drive the ability to function as a client member in an Active Directory domain, allowing the drive to use the domain users and groups. UPnP AV media server capability allows users to enjoy photos, video, and music throughout the office or the home. Each StorCenter model also has two external USB 2.0 ports for attaching external hard drives or printers, and each drive supports client PCs running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.
The Iomega StorCenter(TM) Network Hard Drives announced today are compatible with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 Professional; XP Home; XP Professional; XP Professional x64; and Windows Vista(TM) Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate. Also compatible are Mac OS X 10.2.7 or higher and Linux distributions Redhat 9, Mandrake 10, Debian 3.0, Gentoo, and FedoraCore 3.
Price and Availability
The Iomega(R) StorCenter(TM) Network Hard Drive 1TB is available for $389.00; the Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 750GB, for $359.00; and the Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB, for $269.00. (All prices are U.S. suggested retail.) Today's new products are available worldwide through distribution, online resellers, retail, and at http://www.iomega.com .
Iomega Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader in innovative storage and network security solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than 400 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980. Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading network attached storage products, external hard drives, and award-winning removable storage technology such as the REV(R) Backup Drive. OfficeScreen(R), Iomega's managed security services for SMBs, provides enterprise-quality perimeter security and secure remote network access, helping protect small enterprises from data theft and liability. To learn about all of Iomega's digital storage products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at http://www.iomega.com http://www.iomega.com/ipartner . Resellers can visit Iomega at .
NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development, production and distribution of the Iomega(R) StorCenter(TM) Network Hard Drive products, anticipated product pricing and availability, expected product performance and specifications, future applications for the new product and all other statements that are not purely historical, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Iomega as of the date hereof, and Iomega disclaims any intention or obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the successful completion of product development and testing, market acceptance of, and demand for, the Iomega product, any difficulties encountered in ramping up production or other manufacturing issues, including component availability and pricing, co-development, production, and distribution issues, product pricing, performance issues associated with new products or new product/software combinations, and conformity to specifications, dependence upon third party suppliers, competition, intellectual property rights and other risks and uncertainties identified in the reports filed from time to time by Iomega with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Iomega's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2006, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
* 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
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