updated 05:45 pm EST, Tue December 21, 2004
New Iomega drives
As . All three models, which come complete with backup and disaster recovery software, include FireWire 800 connectivity for Mac users seeking the highest speeds available.
Designed for individual users in small businesses and at home, the new drives are the fastest external hard drives ever from Iomega and are ideal for managing and protecting large files.
"This is Iomega's third-generation external hard drive design, so we have incorporated a lot of good customer feedback and insight," said Brad Nelson, product general manager, consumer products, Iomega Corporation. "More and more computer users are working with massive data files—digital photos, downloadable music, and digital video clips to name a few—and they appreciate an external hard drive because it is so convenient for storage and backup. Iomega’s External Hard Drive includes award-winning backup software too, so
it’s a great value."
Several features distinguish Iomega’s triple-interface drives, which range in capacity from 160GB to 400GB. All are 7200 RPM drives and are quiet in operation, according to the company. All include USB 2.0 (Hi-Speed USB), FireWire 400, and FireWire 800 interfaces. Other features include a Kensington security slot for high-traffic locations and an on/off switch for powering down the drive at night or on weekends. Eachdrive also comes complete with Dantz Retrospect Express for Mac users, as well as the award-winning Iomega Automatic Backup software and disaster recovery software for Windows users.
Iomega Automatic Backup software provides advanced real-time backup that is automatic and "touch-free"--users do not have to count on remembering to push a button or run a program. They simply select the files and folders to protect and set the backup schedule.
New triple-interface drives (USB 2.0, FireWire 400, FireWire 800) are now shipping for availability at major retailers and online, with pricing starting at $200 for the 160GB model, $280 for the 250GB model, and $430 for the 400GB model.