Iomega Introduces Innovative External RAID Storage for Apple's Mac OS X Computers (and PC Users, Too!)

Iomega UltraMax Drive Delivers Flexible High-End Performance for Creative


Sep 07, 2006, 01:00 ET from Iomega Corporation

    SAN DIEGO, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Iomega Corporation (NYSE:  
 IOM), a global leader in data storage and protection, today announced the
 new Iomega(R) UltraMax 640GB* Desktop Hard Drive, providing Mac users with
 secure, high-capacity storage in a rugged enclosure that complements the
 Apple(R) Mac(R) Pro and Power Mac series of computers. With RAID 0 and a
 built-in Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) hub for future expansion, Iomega's UltraMax
 drive helps users excel in digital content creation, graphic design, and
 other disk-intensive tasks.
     "The new Iomega UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive is an amazing external hard
 drive with lots of capacity, flexible volume configurations, and useful USB
 2.0 ports," said Peter Wharton, Vice President of Marketing, Iomega
 Corporation. "Large file transfers put a premium on data throughput. The
 UltraMax drive uses the Mac HFS+ file system and RAID 0 for incredible
 power right out of the box, striping data across two hard drives for faster
 performance. The UltraMax is both functional and versatile -- the kind of
 advanced storage solution our customers expect from Iomega."
     In addition to the default mode of RAID 0, which stripes data across
 the UltraMax's two 7200-RPM SATA hard drives, other drive settings include
 'spanned' (both hard drives are treated as a single volume), and 'simple'
 (each hard drive is treated as its own drive letter). For ease of use, the
 new Iomega UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive has a manual RAID switch, allowing
 the user to turn off the RAID configuration and use the drive configured as
     The Iomega UltraMax Hard Drive is preformatted with Apple's HFS+ file
 system for Mac OS X users. "HFS+ makes more efficient use of large hard
 drives and supports journaling under Mac OS X, which makes it easier to
 recover data in case of a problem, and that makes the UltraMax the
 no-compromise choice for Mac environments," Wharton added.
     PC users can reformat the Iomega UltraMax Drive to NTFS for use with
 Windows, or can set up cross-platform use with an included FAT32 format
     The stackable UltraMax drive enclosure complements the new Mac Pro
 series of Apple computers as well as the older Power Mac series. The
 enclosure is metallic grey with a mesh grill, an echo of the Mac Pro
 computer's industrial design. Its three interfaces include FireWire(R) 800,
 FireWire 400, and Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), and it provides users with a
 three-port Hi-Speed USB hub for easy expansion. Cables for FireWire 800,
 FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 operation are included with the drive.
     For secure storage and worry-free backup and disaster recovery, Iomega
 also includes EMC(R) Retrospect(R) Express software with the new UltraMax
 drive. Retrospect Express delivers automated, reliable, cost-effective
 protection for Windows(R) and Mac(R) users. Its award-winning design makes
 it easy to set up and manage highly efficient backups on any PC, greatly
 simplifying disaster recovery. Users can back up open files, verify backup
 integrity during the backup, have scheduled backups proceed even without
 logging in, and recover individual files or a complete system to any point
 in time.
     The UltraMax 640GB Desktop Hard Drive is compatible with Mac(R) OS X
 10.1 or above on Apple(R) computers with an Intel processor or G3 processor
 or higher and a built-in USB or FireWire connection.
     The UltraMax Drive can be reformatted to NTFS or FAT32 for use with a
 PC (instructions included), making it compatible with Microsoft(R)
 Windows(R) 2000, Windows XP Home and XP Professional editions. FAT32 format
 allows cross-platform use.
     Price and Availability
     The Iomega(R) UltraMax 640GB Desktop Hard Drive is expected to be
 available later this month for $449.95 (U.S. suggested retail). More
 information about the Iomega(R) UltraMax 640GB Desktop Hard Drive will be
 available on Monday, Sept. 11, at
     About Iomega
     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(R)
 REV(R) platform: the new Iomega REV 70GB Backup Drive, available in USB 2.0
 and ATAPI computer interface models for server implementations; the Iomega
 REV 35GB Backup Drive, available in several computer interface models for
 desktop backup and archive applications; and two REV automation solutions:
 the rack mount REV 1000 Autoloader and the new desktop form factor REV
 Loader 280, both utilizing the REV 35GB Backup Drive. Iomega also offers
 its Zip(R) 100MB, 250MB and 750MB drives; high-performance Iomega external
 hard drives and HDD solutions such as the new the Iomega UltraMax 640GB
 Desktop Hard Drive and the Iomega StorCenter(TM) Network Hard Drive,
 available in multiple capacity sizes, including a new 1TB wireless model;
 Iomega Mini USB Flash drives, Micro Mini(TM) USB Flash drives; Iomega
 external CD-RW drives; Iomega Super DVD drives; and Iomega floppy
 USB-powered drives. Iomega simplifies data sharing at home and in the
 workplace with HotBurn(R) CD-recording software. For small and medium
 business networks, Iomega NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 2TB. For
 unlimited capacity and anytime, anywhere access, Iomega offers iStorage(TM)
 secure online storage in various capacity amounts for personal and
 professional use. 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. Coming soon: Iomega
 managed security services for small and medium-sized businesses. The
 Company can be reached at 1-888-4-IOMEGA (888-446-6342), or on the Web at Resellers can visit Iomega at
     NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development,
 production and distribution of the Iomega UltraMax 640GB Desktop Hard
 Drive, 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, 2005, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
     * 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.
     Copyright(C) 2006 Iomega Corporation. All rights reserved. Iomega, Zip,
 REV, Micro Mini, iStorage, HotBurn and StorCenter are either registered
 trademarks or trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or
 other countries. All other trademarks, trade names, service marks, and
 logos referenced herein belong to their respective companies.
     Media please contact:
     Chris Romoser, Iomega Corporation, (858) 314-7148
     Analyst/Investors, please contact:
     Preston Romm, Iomega Corporation, (858) 314-7188

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