Press Release Summary:
Ranging in capacity from 500 GB to 1 TB, IomegaÂ® StorCenter(TM) Network Hard Drive Products incorporate media-serving and print server capability. All 3 models use 3.5 in. 7,200 rpm SATA-II hard drives with 8 MB cache. They include Active Directory support, journaling file system, and EMCÂ® Retrospect Express backup and disaster recovery software. Single-drive 500 GB and 750 GB devices feature Gigabit Ethernet connection, while 2-drive, 1 TB unit supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD.
Original Press Release:
Iomega Announces New Network Storage Products for the Home Office and Small Business Networks
Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drives Deliver Powerful Solutions That Keep Network Storage Simple
SAN DIEGO, July 31 /-- Iomega Corporation (NYSE:IOM), 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 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 www.iomega.com/. Resellers can visit Iomega at http://www.iomega.com/ipartner.
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