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Iomega Announces New SOHO Network Storage Products

Iomega Corporation unveiled a new lineup of Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive products, delivering easy-to-use networking features for the home office and SMB networks.

Available immediately, Iomega's three new StorCenter models, ranging in storage capacity from 500GB to 1TB, incorporate popular home-network features like media-serving capability and print server capability. They also integrate smoothly into small enterprise networks with features that include Active Directory support, journaling file system, and EMC Retrospect Express backup and disaster recovery software.

Iomega's new StorCenter Network Hard Drives are compatible with both Windows and Mac computing environments. The units can be installed and configured in minutes using the included Discovery Tool Pro software; Apple Bonjour support provides equally seamless discovery and configuration capabilities to Mac OS X users.

Once configured, the new Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drives allow users to access files from any networked PC or Mac for easy file-sharing and print serving. All three of the new Iomega StorCenter models use 3.5-inch 7200 RPM SATA-II hard drives with an 8 MB cache for fast, cost-effective storage. Iomega's 500GB and 750GB StorCenter drives are single-drive products that feature a Gigabit Ethernet connection with jumbo frame support. The top of the line, the 1TB StorCenter Network Hard Drive, is a two-drive product supporting RAID 0 (striping), RAID 1 (mirroring) and JBOD (which treats both drives as a large single drive).

All three new StorCenter Network Hard Drive models support advanced network features that give SMBs and home users many of the same file-serving and data security safeguards enjoyed by large enterprises. Journaling file system helps prevent data loss in the event of a power failure. Active Directory support gives the StorCenter Network Hard Drive the ability to function as a client member in an Active Directory domain, allowing the drive to use the domain users and groups. UPnP AV media server capability allows users to enjoy photos, video, and music throughout the office or the home. Each StorCenter model also has two external USB 2.0 ports for attaching external hard drives or printers, and each drive supports client PCs running Windows, Mac OS, or Linux.

The Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drives announced today are compatible with Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional; XP Home; XP Professional; XP Professional x64; and Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, and Ultimate. Also compatible are Mac OS X 10.2.7 or higher and Linux distributions Redhat 9, Mandrake 10, Debian 3.0, Gentoo, and FedoraCore 3.

The Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 1TB is available for $389.00; the Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 750GB, for $359.00; and the Iomega StorCenter Network Hard Drive 500GB, for $269.00. (All prices are U.S. suggested retail.) The new products are available worldwide.

Source: Iomega Corporation

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