updated 01:00 pm EDT, Mon October 17, 2005
StorCenter network drive
today announced the new Iomega StorCenter network hard drive with built-in UPnP (universal plug and play) A/V network media server and embedded FolderShare software. The new StorCenter utilizes Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1,000 Mpbs) and a secure setup with password-protected network storage for up to 25 users without a server. Embedded FolderShare software provides a secure peer-to-peer network for sharing and synchronizing files with other computers anywhere on the internet. The StorCenter features two USB 2.0 ports for expansion, and two USB hubs to attach additional storage devices. Both 160GB and 250GB models use a 7200 RPM drive, and 250GB models come with an 8MB cache. The Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive is expected to ship later this month in capacities of 160GB ($200) and 250GB ($290), with a one terabyte (TB) model expected early next year.