Iomega External Hard Drives Earn Top Rating in Consumer Reports Magazine
Iomega Triple-Interface Black Series Tops Comparison Test
SAN DIEGO, August 28, 2006 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data protection, announced today that the Iomega® Triple Interface Professional Series (Black Series) Hard Drive has received the coveted “Quick Picks” designation from Consumer Reports® magazine as the highest rated backup drive in the September 2006 issue.
Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports magazine, is the largest nonprofit educational and consumer product testing center in the world. It reports a circulation of approximately 4 million subscribers for Consumer Reports magazine, which published the September review of external backup drives.
In a review of six competing backup hard disk drives, the Iomega Triple Interface Professional Series Hard Drive topped the Consumer Reports’ list as the only external hard drive to earn an overall rating of “Excellent.” Software features, ease of use, and ability to maximize storage through file compression contributed to Iomega’s top rating.
In the category of network drives, Iomega’s StorCenter Network Hard Drive received a high ranking, as well, finishing second and also earning an “Excellent” rating.
“Along with the increasing recognition in the marketplace and among users that Iomega is receiving for its external hard drives and network hard drives, we are delighted to earn the recommendation of a universally respected organization like Consumers Union,” said Jonathan Huberman, Chief Executive Officer, Iomega Corporation. “The review in Consumer Reports underlines how easy and inexpensive it is to save and back up irreplaceable files, photos, and documents with a versatile hard drive like the Iomega Triple Interface Professional Series External Hard Drive.”
About Iomega Hard Drives
Iomega offers an external hard drive for virtually every purpose and capacity need.
The Triple Interface Professional Series Hard Drive offers the versatility of FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 connectivity, enabling transfer speeds of up to 800Mbits/second in a slender, stackable configuration with a built-in stand for upright desktop usage. The Triple Interface Hard Drive is available in 250GB*, 320GB, 400GB, 500GB and 750GB capacities. Consumer Reports magazine tested the 250GB model at $220; with special pricing currently available, consumers can now get the 320GB model for $219.95. (All pricing is U.S. suggested retail pricing.)
The Iomega® StorCenter™ Network Hard drive offers low-cost network storage, printer server capability for USB-attached printers, and 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet connectivity along with additional USB 2.0 (host) ports to add additional storage. Iomega StorCenter drives are available in one-drive, two-drive and four-drive models that feature up to 1 terabyte of capacity.
For the ultimate in portability, some Iomega drives are USB-powered and require no external power supply. Models include the new highly portable dual interface (USB 2.0 and FireWire 400) Portable Hard Drive in 80GB or 120GB capacities, which fits easily in a shirt pocket for on-the-go data storage and backup needs.
For Mac users, Iomega’s MiniMax™ Hard Drive complements the Mac® Mini computer with 160GB or 250GB of hard drive space as well as three FireWire® ports and a 3-port USB 2.0 hub.
Value drives in the Iomega lineup include the Silver Desktop Series in capacities up to 500GB and the Silver Portable Series in capacities up to 160GB.
For more information about these and other Iomega external hard drive products, please see the Iomega web site at www.iomega.com.
Iomega Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and share their valuable digital information. Iomega’s award-winning storage products include the Iomega® REV® platform: the new Iomega REV 70GB Backup Drive, available in USB 2.0 and ATAPI computer interface models for server implementations; Iomega REV™ 35GB Drive, available in multiple interfaces, as well as the REV 1000 Autoloader and new REV Loader 280; Zip® 100MB, 250MB and 750MB Drives; the new Iomega StorCenter™ Network Hard Drives, high-performance Iomega® External Hard Drives including the Iomega Micro Mini Hard Drive, the Iomega StorCenter™ Network Hard Drive, the Iomega 1TB Desktop Hard Drive XL Series, the Iomega MiniMax USB 2.0/FireWire Desktop Hard Drive and the Iomega ScreenPlay™ Multimedia Drive; Iomega Mini USB Drives, Micro Mini™ USB Drives, and the Iomega Mixx™ MP3 player; Iomega external CD-RW Drives; Iomega Super DVD Drives and the QuikTouch™ Video Burner; and Iomega Floppy USB-Powered Drives. Iomega simplifies data protection and sharing at home and in the workplace with Iomega Automatic Backup software, Iomega Sync software, HotBurn® CD-recording software, and Active Disk™ technology. For networks, Iomega StorCenter Pro NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 1.6TB. For unlimited capacity and anytime, anywhere access, Iomega offers iStorage™ secure online storage. Iomega also offers businesses and consumers a comprehensive data recovery services solution for recovering lost data due to hardware failure, file corruption or media damage. The Company can be reached at 1-888-4-IOMEGA (888-446-6342), or on the Web at www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at www.iomega.com/ipartner.
NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding managed security services, development, production and distribution of the Iomega external hard drive products, anticipated product pricing and availability, expected product performance and specifications, future applications for the new product and all other statements that are not purely historical, are forward looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward looking statements are based upon information available to Iomega as of the date hereof, and Iomega disclaims any intention or obligation to update any such forward looking statements. Actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, the successful completion of product development and testing, market acceptance of, and demand for, the Iomega product, any difficulties encountered in ramping up production or other manufacturing issues, including component availability and pricing, co-development, production, and distribution issues, product pricing and conformity to specifications, dependence upon third party suppliers, competition, intellectual property rights, any difficulties implementing the CSCI, Inc. integration with Iomega or developing infrastructure to support a managed security services business, and other risks and uncertainties identified in the reports filed from time to time by Iomega with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including Iomega’s Annual Report on Form 10 K for the year ended December 31, 2005, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
* 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
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