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  1. RumpRoast

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Iomega 2 little 2 late?

    This is an interesting product. 4 years ago this would have been great.

    I'm afraid that with the size of hard drives these days, a 35/90 won't cut it in a business environment.

    I'll be watching to see if they can up the limits to say 100/200 and then 200/400. The speed and size of their offering would then truly rival tapes. At 35/90, changing disks/tapes would be burdensome.


  1. macgyvr64

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Media

    Too bad the disks run $60 each! Unless you need the portability of the disk, a simple internal hard drive (or possibly a FireWire one) might be more cost effective, as IDE drives seem to be around $1/GB...unless that REV compression up to 90 GB is really reliable.

  1. xdude

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    not bad

    The problem with the simple internal drive is that your letting your backup ride on that one disk. If you need multiple backups of your documents directory (daily, weekly, monthly), this looks like a good way to go.

  1. Authorized Apple Tech

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Not compatible with MacOS

    The Iomega website says this device is only Windows compatible.

  1. marco114

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Better...

    If you are really serious about backups and need maximum bang for the buck... i highly recommend LTO2 tape drives. They are REALLY fast, and hold 200/400GB of data PER tape and the tapes are $72 or so..

    They come in firewire etc.. The drives are expensive, but if you do lots of backups.. LTO2 rules.

  1. residentEvil

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    agree

    switching from DLT to LTO right now at work. much better. my progession has been: reel -> 4mm -> DLT and now -> LTO

  1. wlinder

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    This sounds good

    This looks like a good solution for small businesses - much lower drive cost, good media cost, and the ability to boot from your backup. Of course, this isn't the solution for everyone. It looks like they are not trying to replace large hard drives, they are trying to replace tape. One thing which their press release doesn't go into is the fact that this technology doesn't have the problems associated with tape backup - retensioning, short tape life, no random access, etc.

  1. xdude

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Mac compatible?

    In their FAQ (http://www.iomega.com/rev/rev-faq.html) they mention that their firewire-bus external drive is compatible with MacOS X. Perhaps to be released at a later time?

  1. jgrubic

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    MacNN - way to botch it

    As mentioned, the USB drive is apparently not compatible with MacOS. It may or may not work since it uses the UDF file system - or maybe MacOSX will just recognize it and use it. Who knows. But nice of MacNN to do some fact checking before posting the news blurb. Not.

    The correct FAQ that mentions MacOS compatibility with an upcoming FireWire version:

    http://www.iomega.com/rev/rev-software.html

  1. dvandelay

    Joined: Dec 1969

    0

    Compatibility

    An Iomega rep told me the FireWire version will work with Macs. That should be available mid-June.

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