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Iomega debuts REV 35GB/90GB removeable drive storage

updated 08:55 am EST, Thu November 13, 2003

REV 35GB/90GB storage

has announced its first product based on its RRD technology, the new Iomega REV 35GB/90GB (native/compressed) system is expected to be launched in March of 2004, while working prototypes of Iomega REV drives are expected next week during Comdex Las Vegas 2003: "With price and performance advantages over traditional tape backup systems, the soon-to-be released Iomega REV system is designed for state-of-the-art backup and high capacity portable storage for small and medium-sized businesses and enterprise workgroups."

Iomega REV disks will have a 35GB native capacity, and will hold 90GB compressed using the bundled Iomega Automatic Backup Pro software. Iomega says that that compared to traditional tape systems, Iomega REV drives and disks are
faster, more durable, easier to maintain and are expected to be priced below $400, much more inexpensive than popular tape alternatives, including
DDS, DAT-72, VXA, AIT-1, DLT and DLT VS80. Iomega REV disks, expected to cost approximately $49 each, are smaller than a deck of playing cards, more durable than tape, and have an expected native maximum transfer rate of 22MB/sec, according to the company.




Based on average data rates, Iomega says the drive will provide up to 3x performance gains over DDS tape backups and easier file restoral because the Iomega REV drive is a random-access storage device, which will allow users to copy or restore individual files in seconds. The Iomega REV drives will also
include a unique "Boot and Run" feature that provides home and business
users with prompt disaster recovery.



The Iomega REV drive is expected to debut in March of 2004 in USB 2.0
external and ATAPI internal configurations. Iomega REV autoloaders, which
will support multiple disks per drive unit, as well as external bus-powered
FireWire and internal SCSI and SATA models, are currently in the design
stage for planned introduction in the second half of 2004. Iomega says that "major OEMs" are currently testing RRD technology evaluation units for potential OEM products in the second half of 2004. Final pricing for the REV drive will be announced at product launch.




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    BIG Click of Death?

    Will this be the BIG click of death?

    It does sound good, based on marketing hype. This sounds like it might be a good alternative to my Ecrix VXA-1 tape drive.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Iomega Trolls, climb on!

    Wheeee!

    Iomega is releasing a new product! Hurry everybody, climb aboard the Click of Death bandwagon!

    Wow guys, every time Iomega releases a new product, everyone piles on. Some funny people even claimed to have a click of death on their Iomega CD burners. How is a company supposed to keep making Mac products if they keep getting slammed?

    Yes, yes, I know. Some of you were bitten by Iomega (most of you, however, had a cousin who had a friend who heard about a guy who had a problem). Guys, it's magnetic storage, it's moving parts - it WILL fail eventually. Backup, people! Use your obvious brainpower and, ummm, humor, to do something constructive.

    Yeesh.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Oh Really?

    I had the click of death. Not my cousin, brother or friend of a friend. I wouldn't trust them to back up my car.
    Never again.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    what you say?

    so what if it's magnetic storage?

    you don't consider "tape backup" to be magnetic storage? the tape is magnetised, and has moving parts, in fact, it has parts that are capable of being twisted, and can fail much easier.

    tape ripping anyone?

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    uh....

    Firewire HD case: $100 Iomega device: $400
    40 gig hd: $60-75 apiece. Iomega Cart: $50

    so $300 difference / $25 media difference = 12 cartridges you'd have to buy to make this cost-efficient. Per Device.

    why does iomega even try with this removable drive c***?
    and yes, i've had the click of death. my roomate had it too. a client of mine saw her current project folder die due to these things.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    imagine

    being stupid enuf to trust this POS company with your data...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA that just kills me.
    I second the FW HD point.40 and 80 gig drives are just not that expensive any more and for back up each drive doesn't need its own case. just swap the drives out..I got 3 rotating. its the bomb.

    Iomega products are at best sneaker net material..thats it..

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Rev Recipe

    1. Take the best parts of Jaz, Peerless and Clik!
    2. Throw them out.
    3. Combine what's left.

  1. MacNN.com Reader

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Are they serious? Really?

    I cannot believe this. Today--Yes, it will get cheaper, no doubtly--hard drive is about $ 1 per GB. You can get 120 GB at $ 120, even 250 GB at $250. I believe that hard drive is much more reliable than this very suspicious cartridge. And twice the speed. Connection? You can find USB 2.0/1.1, Firewire 400/800 all compatible case at $140.

    None of specification and feature of this pathetic device is better than "simple and common" hard drives. Data compatibility is another big issue. How can you be sure that everybody will run down to OfficeMax and buy this? That's the dream of Iomega which has never given up. They think that they can finally hit the market as Zip did. Once it's established, then they think they can sell the cartridge at ridiculous price forever, like Jaz cartridge. They never learn...

    It's not because of death of click. Please get real and use your rest of money to something productive to the world.

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