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New Iomega Tera Series: Desktop Hard Drive with 1TB capacity


New Iomega Tera Series: Desktop Hard Drive with 1TB capacity

Triple-Interface, External Drive with four high-speed, high capacity SATA drives

Geneva – Iomega International S.A. the European Headquarters of Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage celebrating 25 years of business, today announced the Iomega® Desktop Hard Drive Tera Series, a compact four-drive enclosure with 1 terabyte (TB) of capacity*. Designed for creative services professionals and others who require the fastest editing speeds possible in today’s small office and tech-savvy home office, the Iomega 1TB drive delivers advanced capacity and performance together with a complete backup and disaster recovery solution.

The new Iomega Tera Series ( ) connects to the host PC through one of its two built-in interfaces: FireWire® 800 or USB 2.0 (backwards compatible with USB 1.1) and is compatible with FireWire® 400 through an adapter which is included in the box. Measuring a svelte 318mm x 163mm x 203mm (L x W x H), the attractive enclosure takes up little space on the desktop, yet packs incredible power:
Four 250GB* SATA drives, that can be easily removed and replaced, each running at 7200 RPM with 8MB cache for high performance,
Configurable as RAID 0 (striped) for maximum throughput.

Users who want the maximum performance possible can configure the 1TB drive for data striping across four high-capacity SATA disks (RAID 0), providing virtually instant access to data. The new drive also features two pass through FireWire 800 ports and a USB 2.0 expansion port, giving users the flexibility of attaching an additional USB 2.0 hard drive or other peripheral.

“An increasing number of today’s digital home computer users and small businesses have put together small networks that are literally running out of space to back up their daily files or work on data-intensive projects,” said Walter Grinberg, product manager Iomega International ( ). “The 1TB drive gives them an ocean of available space for projects and day-to-day backup, and it also gives them easy disaster recovery through full disk imaging.”

Users of the new 1TB Iomega Desktop Hard Drive can store up to 18,500 hours of music, 4,000,000 photos, or 1,500 hours of video** on a single Iomega Tera series device.

“Projects like video editing push the limits of today’s storage drives, particularly as the market shifts towards high-definition video, so Iomega created the Tera Series to erase the bottleneck that a single drive represents in terms of power and performance,” said Walter Grinberg, product manager Iomega International. “Whether it’s editing and managing digital video, photographs, music or work files, the Iomega 1TB hard drive takes advantage of today’s fastest interfaces and most advanced storage technologies to deliver a uniquely powerful device for the next generation of applications.”

For Windows users, Iomega includes Iomega Automatic Backup Pro software for professional-level backup and disaster recovery for critical data. IAB Pro software effortlessly backs up files on a scheduled or continuous basis. It also gives users professional-level disaster recovery from within Windows, eliminating the need to boot to DOS. Data security is further enhanced with IAB Pro software’s AES file encryption, its ability to back up multiple file revisions, and its easy configuration of scheduled backups if preferred. And with 2.6:1 file compression***, IAB Pro can make each megabyte of storage capacity go further.

The Iomega® Desktop Hard Drive is compatible with Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Home and Windows XP Professional. It is also compatible with Mac OS 10.1 or higher on Mac G3 (blue and white G3 models only), Mac G4 or iMac with built-in USB or FireWire connection.

Price and Availability
The Iomega® Desktop Hard Drive Tera Series is now available for EUR 999 at or select retailers. (All prices are suggested retail, VAT included)

Package Includes
Iomega 1TB Desktop Hard Drive, FireWire 800 (1394b) Cable, FireWire 400 (1394a to 1394b) Adaptor (Cable), USB 2.0 Cable, Power Cable, Quick Installation Guide, Solution CD Including Software: Iomega® Automatic Backup Pro (PC), Dantz® Retrospect® (Mac)


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