Iomega has announced that its new CD-RW external drive unveiled at the IT-Expo in Sydney recently will ship this month, but resellers will have to wait a little longer until they can harness the speed for which is was designed.
The Predator is a 8x4x32 drive but it will initially ship in a USB-1.1 configuration, running at a slower 4x4x6 speed. However, the device is upgradable to USB-2 and Firewire connectivity to achieve its designed speeds.
The drive is aimed at both companies and PC enthusiasts to save music, photos, games and content. Iomega now offers four CD-RW products - two internal drives, the current external 4x4x4 USB drive and the upgradable Predator offering.
The device is bundled with a software suite which includes Adaptec's Easy CD Creator 4.0, DirectCD 3.0, MGI photoSuite, MusicMatch Jukebox Plus and BurnProof Technology to help eliminate buffer underrun. Iomega is also including a 30-day trial version of its Quik Sync 2 software and Adobe ActiveShare software.
"The launch of the Predator into Australia reveals Iomega's commitment to offer both PC and Macintosh users various configuration options that will meet their specific needs," said country manager Peter Dawson.