updated 01:55 pm EST, Wed November 9, 2005
StorCenter network drive
Iomega has begun shipping the ($290) capacities, with a 1TB (terabyte) model expected early next year.
The 160GB and 250GB StorCenter models include the built-in Freescale PowerQUICC II MPC8241 processor for streaming files directly to PCs and network-attached devices. Both models use a 7200-RPM disk drive, while 250GB model adds 8MB of cache for improved performance. Iomega Automatic Backup Pro software automatically backs up services that run in the background, and two USB 2.0 ports allow further expansion with up to four additional storage devices and two printers.
Other features include password-protected user accounts and assignable user-directory quotas, and print server capability with USB-attached printers. The StorCenter offers up to 2.6-to-1 file compression on typical uncompressed office documents, and supports AES file encryption.