Iomega today announced two lines of exciting new external hard drives for
Mac users and others that value high capacity drives with a variety of
functionalities: the new Iomega® UltraMax 640GB* Desktop Hard Drive, providing
Mac users with secure, high-capacity storage in a rugged enclosure that
complements the Apple® Mac® Pro and Power Mac series of computers; and the small
form factor Iomega® Portable Hard Drive with Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire® dual
interfaces, available in 80GB and 120GB capacities.
The Iomega® UltraMax 640GB Desktop Hard Drive is expected to be available later
this month for S$ 755. The new Iomega® Portable Hard Drive 120GB Hi-Speed USB
2.0/FireWire is available now for S$ 405; the Iomega Portable Hard Drive 80GB
Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire is available now for S$ 298.

Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage and
protection, today announced two lines of exciting new external hard drives for
Mac users and others that value high capacity drives with a variety of
functionalities: the new Iomega® UltraMax 640GB* Desktop Hard Drive, providing
Mac users with secure, high-capacity storage in a rugged enclosure that
complements the Apple® Mac® Pro and Power Mac series of computers; and the small
form factor Iomega® Portable Hard Drive with Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire® dual
interfaces, available in 80GB and 120GB capacities

The New Iomega® UltraMax 640GB Desktop Hard Drive

With RAID 0 and a built-in Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) hub for future expansion,
Iomega’s new UltraMax drive helps users excel in digital content creation,
graphic design, and other disk-intensive tasks.

“Delivering dependable storage products for imaginative Mac users is always
exciting, and 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 Romain Cholat, Vice President, International Sales, 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 JBOD.

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,” Cholat 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 tool. Its three
interfaces include FireWire® 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.

The UltraMax 640GB Desktop Hard Drive is compatible with Mac® OS X 10.1 or above
on Apple® 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® Windows® 2000, Windows XP Home and XP Professional editions.
FAT32 format allows cross-platform use.

The new Iomega Portable Hard Drive Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire Drive

Iomega’s new dual interface Portable Hard Drive features a sleek metallic
industrial design that’s fashionably thin at just 0.5 inches (12.7 mm), weighs
less than 6 ounces, and fits easily into a shirt pocket. Both the 80GB and the
120GB models come complete with Iomega’s durable Drop Shock™ technology to help
protect the drive and data from damage due to unexpected shocks. In addition,
for the ultimate in portability, both drives also feature USB-powered operation,
which eliminates the need to carry a separate external power supply. Just plug
the Iomega Portable Hard Drive into the USB or FireWire port and use it like any
other external drive.

The new Iomega dual interface Portable Hard Drive (both capacities) utilizes a
2.5-inch hard drive that delivers fast 5400 RPM performance. Each drive comes
complete with FireWire 400 (1394a) and USB 2.0 cables, a quick start guide and
the Iomega Solutions CD. Iomega’s new dual interface Portable Hard Drives are
compatible with Windows 2000 Professional/XP Home/XP Professional and with Mac
OS X 10.1 or higher.

Included Software

For secure storage and worry-free backup and disaster recovery, Iomega also
includes EMC® Retrospect® Express software with the new UltraMax drive and the
new dual interface Iomega Portable Hard Drive. Retrospect Express delivers
automated, reliable, cost-effective protection for Windows® and Mac® 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.

Price and Availability

The Iomega® UltraMax 640GB Desktop Hard Drive is expected to be available later
this month for S$ 755. The new Iomega® Portable Hard Drive 120GB Hi-Speed USB
2.0/FireWire is available now for S$ 405; the Iomega Portable Hard Drive 80GB
Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire is available now for S$ 298 (All prices are Singapore
suggested retail). All products are available through value-added resellers and
distributors.