NAS Servers feature hot-swappable SATA-II hard drives.

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Iomega® StorCenter(TM) Pro NAS 250d servers come with Storage Server 2003 R2 operating system. Supporting RAID 5, RAID 0, and RAID 1 options, 1.5 TB Server with print capability has three 500 GB 7,200 rpm hard drives, while 750 GB model uses three 250 GB drives. Two-drive 500 GB models support RAID 0 and RAID 1. All models include BrightStor ARCserve v11.5 with disaster recovery, and EMC Retrospect Express for client backup/recovery.

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Iomega Announces New Network Attached Storage Products for Small Businesses

New Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d Models Feature Hot-Swappable SATA-II Drives for Improved Performance, Network Uptime

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 28 -- Iomega Corporation (NYSE:IOM), a global leader in data storage and protection solutions, today announced the next generation of its popular Iomega® StorCenter(TM) network-attached storage (NAS) devices. These new servers give small and medium business networks improved performance, reliability, and security in a convenient whisper-quiet desktop form factor.

The new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d Servers will soon be available worldwide in four new models ranging in capacity from 500GB* to 1.5TB*. All models feature the Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003 R2 operating system, optimized for file and print services across the network. Configuration is virtually automatic with Iomega's Discovery Tool software, and the Microsoft Management Console provides a standard interface for network administration.

"Iomega's new easy-to-use StorCenter Pro 250d NAS appliances deliver on four network essentials that SMBs need in today's data-driven business environment: protecting data, securely sharing data, ease of use and saving users time and money," said Tom Kampfer, President and COO, Iomega Corporation. "These imperatives matter because secure access to corporate data is the lifeblood of a modern small or mid-sized business. By adopting hot-swappable drives and faster hardware in a desktop format, Iomega StorCenter Pro 250d NAS appliances give SMBs and network managers the improved network uptime and data security they need at an economical price. By utilizing Windows Storage Server R2, the 250d offers the reliability and compatibility of Windows with far greater performance than could be achieved in a comparable Linux-based device."

While previous generations of Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS servers have used Microsoft technologies, the new Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d servers are the first Iomega NAS servers offered with Windows Storage Server 2003 R2.

"Small and medium-size businesses face highly competitive environments where growth is critical to survival. Reliable data storage, backup and archive processes are a key to success, but most SMBs don't have in-depth IT expertise," said Bala Kasiviswanathan, Group Product Manager for Storage at Microsoft. "Iomega's next generation StorCenter Pro NAS servers with Microsoft Windows Storage Server R2 give SMBs ideal solutions that are easy to implement and maintain for sharing, protecting and archiving their data."

One of the new systems announced today, the StorCenter Pro NAS 250d 500GB server, also comes with a built-in Iomega® REV® 70GB drive for state-of-the-art server backup and restore operations. Award-winning REV drives and removable 35GB and 70GB REV disks combine the speed and reliability of a hard drive with the removability of tape for lightning-quick backup and recovery.

StorCenter Pro Features and Benefits

The flagship product in today's announcement is the Iomega® StorCenter(TM) Pro NAS 250d 1.5TB Server with print capability. Like all 250d Server products announced today, it uses SATA-II hot-swappable hard drives. Three 500GB 7200-RPM hard drives provide a total capacity of 1.5TB, and hardware RAID options include RAID 5 (striping plus parity), RAID 0 (striping), and RAID 1 (mirroring). The 750GB model uses three 250GB drives and supports the same hardware RAID options. The 500GB models in today's announcement are two-drive models that support RAID 0 and RAID 1, driven by Intel® Matrix RAID technology.

Like the previous-generation 200d series, the 750GB and 1.5TB models in the 250d series feature dual Gigabit Ethernet connections with automatic load balancing and failover, and an external Ultra 320 SCSI connection. A faster Intel Celeron D 352 3.2 GHz processor replaces the previous generation's Celeron 2.5 GHz processor, improving overall performance.

Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d Servers provide broad support for Microsoft file and print services. File services with 500GB models include Active Directory, Encrypting File System (EFS), Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS), and SRM. Additional standard services with the 750GB and 1.5TB models include Distributed Files System (DFS-N and DFS-R), and File Server Resource Manager (FSRM).

Print services for the 750GB and 1.5TB models include a 5-printer license (upgradable to unlimited printers) for Microsoft Print Server.

For backup and disaster recovery, all Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d models include CA BrightStor ARCserve OEM edition software with disaster recovery, version 11.5, along with EMC Retrospect Express software for client backup and recovery (5-client license included; additional licenses are available).


Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS 250d Servers support clients running Microsoft Windows 2000/XP Home/XP Professional/XP Professional x64, Mac® OS X 10.2.7 or higher, and Linux distributions, including Redhat 9, Madrake 10, Debian 3.0, Gentoo, and FedoraCore 3.

Supported network file protocols include Microsoft, Linux/UNIX, Apple, Internet, FTP, and WEBDAV.

Price and Availability

The StorCenter(TM) Pro 250d 500GB Server with REV® Built-In is now available for $1,999, as well as the StorCenter(TM) Pro 250d 500GB Server for $1,399. The StorCenter(TM) Pro 250d 750GB Server with Print is expected to be available December 30, 2006, for $2,799. The Iomega® StorCenter(TM) Pro 250d 1.5TB Server with Print is also expected to be available December 30, 2006, for $3,999. (All prices are suggested US retail.)

About Iomega

Iomega Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and share their valuable digital information. OfficeScreen, Iomega's managed security service for SMBs, features industry-leading firewall/VPN, SSL VPN and IPSec bundles that create secure wide area networks that connect remote offices and workers to applications and data at a company's headquarters, while countering security threats from hackers, worms and viruses across a company's entire network. 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 REV-based automation products such as new REV Loader 560, which utilizes a REV 70GB Backup Drive and up to eight REV disks. Iomega also offers its Zip® 100MB, 250MB and 750MB drives; high-performance Iomega external hard drives, network hard drives and other HDD solutions; as well as other portable storage products. For small and medium business networks, innovative Iomega NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 2TB. Iomega also offers 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 Resellers can visit Iomega at

* 1GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes; 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes

Source: Iomega Corporation

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