SAN DIEGO, May 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- 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(R) eGo(TM) 1TB Desktop Hard Drive.
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(R) eGo(TM) 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(R) Retrospect HD software (PC-only
download) for automatic backups, scheduled backups, or on-demand backups.
The Iomega(R) eGo(TM) Desktop Hard Drive is compatible with Mac OS X
10.1 or higher and with Microsoft(R) Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP,
and Windows Vista(TM). EMC(R) Retrospect HD backup software is available
for free download (PC only).
Price and Availability
The Iomega(R) eGo(TM) 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
Iomega Corporation, headquartered in San Diego, is a worldwide leader
in innovative storage and network security solutions for small and
mid-sized businesses, consumers and others. The Company has sold more than
400 million digital storage drives and disks since its inception in 1980.
Today, Iomega's product portfolio includes industry leading network
attached storage products, external hard drives, and our award-winning
removable storage technology, the REV(R) Backup Drive. OfficeScreen(R),
Iomega's managed security services, available in the U.S. and select
markets in Europe, provides enterprise quality perimeter security and
secure remote network access for SMBs, which help protect small enterprises
from data theft and liability. To learn about all of Iomega's digital
storage products and managed services solutions, please go to the Web at
http://www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at
NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development,
production and distribution of the Iomega(R) eGo(TM) 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).
Copyright(C) 2008 Iomega Corporation. All rights reserved. Iomega, eGo,
REV, and OfficeScreen 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Analyst/Investors, please contact:
Preston Romm, Iomega Corporation, (858) 314-7188
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