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Monday, December 19, 2005

Iomega releases desktop hdd with 1TB capacity

Iomega International S.A has introduced 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 fast access to data, the Iomega 1TB drive delivers high capacity with a complete backup and disaster recovery solution.

The new Iomega Tera Series connects to the host PC through 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.

The unit measures 318mm x 163mm x 203mm (L x W x H), and is designed to take up little space on the desktop.

It comes with 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).

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.

For Windows users, Iomega includes Iomega Automatic Backup Pro software for backup and disaster recovery for critical data. IAB Pro software 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.

The new Tera Series is available for EUR 999.

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