Iomega Makes the Move From Gigabytes To A New One Terabyte "Super eGo" External Hard Drive
SAN DIEGO, May 2008 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data protection and security, today announced that stylish data security has reached the 1TB* plateau with the worldwide introduction of the Iomega® eGo™ 1TB Desktop Hard Drives.
This new single-drive HDD “Super eGo” is now available worldwide in ruby red, midnight blue, and jet black. Its design is based on the popular Iomega® eGo™ Portable Hard Drive, one of Iomega’s best-selling line of hard drives. The eGo Portable is currently available in 160GB, 250GB and 320GB capacities, and in several different colors, including new camouflage and leather-wrapped models. The new eGo Desktop model houses a 1TB, 3.5-inch hard drive with USB 2.0 connectivity that holds up to 4,000,000 photos, over 18,500 hours of music or 1,500 hours of video.**
“By applying the award-winning style of the eGo design to a desktop hard drive, Iomega is giving users a one-terabyte Super eGo that’s all about form and function, a beautiful and pleasing design for even the most data-intensive applications,” said Peter Wharton, vice president marketing, Iomega Corporation. “Today’s computer users want more style, capacity, and data security out of their computer hardware; the colorful, dependable and colossal one terabyte eGo Desktop Hard Drive delivers on all counts.”
The new 1TB eGo Desktop Hard Drive is a complete storage solution out of the box, including a license for EMC® Retrospect HD software (PC-only download) for automatic backups, scheduled backups, or on-demand backups.
The Iomega® eGo™ Desktop Hard Drive is compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 or higher and with Microsoft® Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP, and Windows Vista™. EMC® Retrospect HD backup software is available for free download (PC only).
Price and Availability
The Iomega® eGo™ Desktop Hard Drive, USB 2.0, 1TB is now available worldwide for $269.95 (pricing is U.S. suggested retail) from online retailers, VARs, resellers and select retailers, as well as at www.iomega.com.
NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development, production and distribution of the Iomega® eGo™ Desktop Hard Drive, USB 2.0, 1TB, 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 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, 2007, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
* 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.
** 4 photos/MB - highly compressed 3-megapixel JPG photos; 1.1 min/MB - 128 kbps MP3 audio; 11 MB/Min - DVD MPEG 2 (720 x 480).
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