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New Iomega Network Hard Drive Lightens Storage Load for Home, Small Business Users

  • 16 November, 2004 16:42

<p>Media Contact:
Jennifer Thurgate, Infinity Communications Australia, +61 2 9923 1133,</p>
<p>Sydney, November 15, 2004 – Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced the new Iomega® Network Hard Drive for shared file storage on home and small networks. Available immediately in capacities of 160GB* or 250GB, Iomega’s Network Hard Drive is perfect for home and small business users, providing a convenient location for shared files, photos, music and video. The Iomega Network Hard Drive lightens the storage load for networked PCs without the cost and complexity of a server.</p>
<p>“Large application files have become much more common in recent years, straining the resources of home and small business users,” said Chris McPherson, managing director, Asia Pacific, Iomega Pacific. “People outgrow their hard drives, or they find that they are losing track of important files because the files are scattered across the network. The new Iomega Network Hard Drive solves both problems by keeping those large files together in a convenient, easily managed location. This new product meets a huge demand for flexible, low-cost network storage for the kinds of files that people are using today.”</p>
<p>Network Storage Made Simpler</p>
<p>Conventional external hard drives require a host PC for their storage connection. However, the Iomega Network Hard Drive simplifies life for network users by attaching directly to the network via its 10/100 Fast Ethernet port and running independently of any PC. As a result, every network user enjoys uninterrupted file access even when the other PCs on the network are not running, providing client PCs with total flexibility to shut down or reboot as needed.</p>
<p>Installation is also extremely easy, even for non-technical users. After plugging the drive into an available Ethernet port—for instance, on the broadband router that many households use to share Internet access—each user simply runs Iomega’s discovery tool software, which automatically configures access to the Network Hard Drive for that PC. The Network Hard Drive then appears on the desktop as a locally attached drive and can be used just like any other drive. The Iomega 250GB Network Hard Drive can store the equivalent of 375 hours of video, over 4,300 hours of music, or 1 million photos.**</p>
<p>Iomega Automatic Backup Included</p>
<p>Each Network Hard Drive comes complete with award-winning Iomega Automatic Backup software for up to four client PCs. With Iomega Automatic Backup software, backups are automatic and “touch-free”—no need to remember to push a button or run a program. Users simply select the files and folders to protect, set the backup schedule, and let Iomega Automatic Backup software do the rest. And restoring data is easy—just drag and drop.</p>
<p>Iomega Automatic Backup software includes these advanced features:</p>
<p>· Enables touch-free backups whenever a file changes</p>
<p>· Allows personalized backup schedules</p>
<p>· Supports multiple backup locations</p>
<p>· Saves multiple file revisions (user selectable)</p>
<p>· Supports DVD, CD, hard drives, network drives, and solid-state memory cards</p>
<p>· Caches backup data when backup media is unavailable</p>
<p>· Simplifies file restoration with drag and drop convenience</p>
<p>Also included is Adobe® Photoshop® Album SE for managing digital photo collections and MusicMatch® Jukebox for digital audio.</p>
<p>The Iomega Network Hard Drive is compatible with Ethernet networks and client PCs running Microsoft® Windows® 98/98SE/Me/2000/XP operating systems, Mac® OS X 10.2.7 or higher, Linux kernel 2.4.24 or above (user must have root access to the Linux System), and Samba version 3.04 or above. Configuration relies on DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol) IP addressing, which is provided by the router, switch or hub used to connect the Iomega Network Hard Drive.</p>
<p>Price and Availability</p>
<p>The Iomega Network Hard Drive is available now. The 160GB Network Hard Drive retails for AUD $469.00 and the 250GB Network Hard Drive, for AUD $629.00</p>
<p>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 new Iomega® REV™ 35GB Drive, popular Zip® 100MB, 250MB and 750MB Drives, high-performance Iomega external hard drives, Iomega Mini USB Drives and Micro Mini™ USB Drives, Iomega internal and external CD-RW Drives, Iomega Super DVD Drives including the QuikTouch™ Video Burner, and the Iomega Floppy USB-Powered Drives. Iomega simplifies data protection and sharing at home and in the workplace with Iomega Automatic Backup software, Iomega Sync software, HotBurn® CD-recording software, and Active Disk™ technology. For networks, Iomega NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 1TB. The Company can be reached on the Web at</p>
<p>In Australia, Iomega's distributors are Ingram Micro, Tech Pacific and LAN 1.</p>
<p>* Please note that this is for your information only, and all enquiries should still be directed to the media contacts reflected at the top of the release - thank you.</p>
<p>NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development, production and distribution of the Iomega Network 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, 2003, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.</p>
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<p>* 1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.</p>
<p>** Estimate based on 1.48Mbps MPEG-1 video, 128Kbps MP3 audio, 250KB three-megapixel JPEG photos.</p>
<p>Copyright© 2004 Iomega Corporation. All rights reserved. Iomega, Zip, REV, Active Disk, Micro Mini, HotBurn and QuikTouch are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Iomega Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. Certain other product names, brand names and company names may be trademarks or designations of their respective owners.</p>
<p>Jennifer Thurgate</p>
<p>Infinity Communications Australia</p>
<p>Level 1, 160 Pacific Highway</p>
<p>North Sydney NSW 2060</p>
<p>Tel +61 2 9923 1133</p>
<p>Fax + 61 2 9923 1199</p>
<p>Mob 0418 219 664</p>

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