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PRESS RELEASE: Iomega Announces New Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive
New High Capacity Direct Attached Desktop Hard Drive with Hot-Swappable Drives Delivers Reliable, High Performance Storage For Small Businesses and Others
San Diego, March 29, 2007 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage and protection, today announced the new Iomega® Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive, a 2TB* drive powered by four hot-swappable SATA hard drives with hardware-based RAID security features, giving users a cost-effective but powerful storage solution for the large data and image files created in today's business environment.
A total solution featuring high capacity, high performance, a versatility in connections, redundant data security choices and backup software, the new Iomega Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive allows business professionals to easily expand their current storage capabilities and archive important files all in a single device.
"Small businesses and other professionals today need smart, cost-effective storage solutions that can meet their growing need for data storage, protection and archiving," said Ashley Ettwein, HDD product manager, Iomega Corporation. "The new Iomega Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive delivers on that need with up to two terabytes of storage capacity with true hot-swappable drives and data redundancy options that can save an organization's data from being lost, as well as minimize downtime when critical files aren't available."
A Versatile Drive for Windows and Mac Environments
The new Iomega Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive is Windows and Mac compatible, including the new Windows Vista™ operating system. The Power Pro has versatile performance with a choice of computer connections: FireWire® 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0, resulting in blazing transfer rates of up to 70MB/sec.
RAID security options on the Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive include RAID 0 for maximum capacity and speed, RAID 0+1 for striping and mirroring data across the hard drives for data redundancy, as well as RAID 5 and RAID 5+ spare for a great balance between performance and data protection. RAID security is a key feature on the Power Pro that minimizes downtime and lack of data retrieval and availability should a drive fail to operate normally.
The Power Pro's four 500GB** SATA drives are arrayed in a stylish tower, with each drive secured in a bay that can be locked. (Two keys are included.) A Kensington lock can be used to anchor the tower to the user's desktop.
For ease-of-use and maintenance, the new Iomega Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive has an LCD panel that displays the current status for RAID level and available storage capacity, as well as fan and temperature condition.
Backup Software Included With New Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive
Iomega believes in worry-free backup and disaster recovery, which is why the award-winning EMC® Retrospect® Express software is included with the new Iomega Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive. Retrospect Express delivers automated, reliable, cost-effective protection for Windows® and Mac® users, making it easy to set up and manage highly efficient backups on any personal computer, greatly simplifying disaster recovery. Users can back up open files, verify backup integrity during the backup, have scheduled backups proceed even without logging in, and recover individual files or a complete system to any point in time.
Operating System Compatibility
The Iomega® Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows XP Home and XP Professional editions, as well as all Windows Vista editions. The Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive is also compatible with Mac® OS X 10.2.8 or later on Apple® computers with an Intel Core Duo processor or G3 processor or higher.
Price and Availability
The Iomega® Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive is expected to be available worldwide on April 10 for $1,699.95. (Pricing is U.S. suggested retail.)
Iomega Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage and security solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and share their valuable digital information. OfficeScreen®, Iomega's managed security service for small and mid-sized businesses, is an innovative platform for providing enterprise quality perimeter security and secure remote access for the SMB market. Iomega's award-winning storage products include the Iomega® REV® platform: the new Iomega REV 70GB Backup Drive, available in various computer interface models for server implementations; and the Iomega REV 35GB Backup Drive, available in several computer interface models for desktop backup and archive applications; as well as innovative REV-based automation products. Iomega also offers high-performance Iomega external hard drives, network hard drives and other HDD solutions. For small and medium business networks, Iomega NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 2TB. Iomega also offers U.S. and European businesses and consumers a comprehensive data recovery services solution for recovering lost data due to hardware failure, file corruption or media damage. The Company can be reached at 1-888-4-IOMEGA (888-446-6342), or on the Web at www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at www.iomega.com/ipartner.
NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development, production and distribution of the Iomega® Power Pro Desktop Hard Drive, 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 and software availability and pricing, co-development, production, and distribution issues, product pricing 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.
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* 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.
**1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
Copyrightę 2007 Iomega Corporation. All rights reserved. Iomega, Zip, REV, StorCenter, OfficeScreen, Micro Mini, iStorage and HotBurn are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
(First posted on Thursday, March 29, 2007 at 14:45 EDT)