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Iomega debuts larger network storage

updated 09:10 am EDT, Thu April 20, 2006

StorCenter network storage

Iomega today announced the release of two new StorCenter network storage products: the StorCenter Wireless Network Storage 1TB, and the StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB. Designed for secure data sharing across the network in small business and home settings, Iomega's latest network storage desktop products offer easy access to data, easy expandability, RAID data security, automatic data backup, and the convenience of built-in print server and media server features. The Iomega StorCenter Wireless Network Storage 1TB (pictured at right) is available worldwide for $900, and the Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB is also available now for $500.

"Network storage devices are gaining in popularity with small businesses and advanced home users for a simple reason: they meet a growing need for anywhere, anytime access to data," said Brett Schechter, senior product manager, HDD solutions, Iomega Corporation. "Iomega's StorCenter storage devices are easy to utilize, and they include sophisticated network features that save users time and money."

StorCenter Features and Benefits

The StorCenter Wireless Network Storage 1TB features a Gigabit Ethernet connection and four 250GB hard drives that can be utilized in a RAID 5 configuration (striping plus parity) for high capacity with excellent performance and data redundancy. Users also have the option of RAID 0 (striping) for all-out performance or RAID 1 (mirroring) for data protection. Built-in wireless 802.11g networking is protected by a choice of WEP or WPA data encryption, providing the flexibility of secure username and password authorized access with cable-free placement anywhere in the home or office.

The smaller StorCenter Network Hard Drive features a high-performance Gigabit Ethernet interface and two 7200 RPM drives for a total native capacity of 500 GB. The combination of small size, quiet operation, ease of use and high capacity makes it perfect for home offices or small businesses. It offers RAID 0 (striping) for performance or RAID 1 (mirroring) for data protection.

Both StorCenter Network Hard Drives have two USB 2.0 (HiSpeed USB) ports to provide added storage expansion and print server capability that permits an attached USB printer for shared access. When used with appropriate digital media adapters (DMAs), each drive can also act as an AV media server that can operate seamlessly with other UPnP AV media devices. Iomega Automatic Backup Pro software is included for a complete set-and-forget backup and disaster recovery solution.

Both new StorCenter Network Hard Drives support Microsoft Windows 98SE/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS X 10.2.7 or higher, and Linux distributions Redhat 9, Mandrake 10, Debian 3.0, Gentoo, FedoraCore 3.

"Professionals around the world need a secure way to share, store, and access work files in just about any small business -- real estate offices, financial services companies, travel businesses, medical practices, dental offices," continued Schechter. "Iomega StorCenter drives make powerful network storage easily achievable, and in the home they can also be the foundation for a whole new generation of digital media servers for music, TV, and movies."

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