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Iomega announced the Iomega® REV® Loader 280, an innovative new desktop
autoloader for small business backup and archive duties. Utilizing superior
removable technology created by Iomega with standard hard drive components, the
Iomega REV® Loader 280 provides access to 280 GB* (560 GB compressed) of
storage, managing up to eight removable 35 GB* REV disks in a compact desktop
form factor – only 17cm tall and 13cm wide.
The Iomega REV® Loader 280 desktop autoloader is expected to be available
worldwide in early April at a street price of S$ 1899 (excluding GST). Iomega REV
35 GB disks are now available for about S$ 99 per disk. (All pricing is Singapore
suggested retail.)

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Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage, today
announced the Iomega® REV® Loader 280, an innovative new desktop autoloader for
small business backup and archive duties. Utilizing superior removable
technology created by Iomega with standard hard drive components, the Iomega
REV® Loader 280 provides access to 280 GB* (560 GB compressed) of storage,
managing up to eight removable 35 GB* REV disks in a compact desktop form factor
– only 17cm tall and 13cm wide. This new autoloader design will cost
approximately half as much as many competing automation tape products.

The new Iomega REV Loader 280 connects to a server through a USB 2.0 interface,
making it easy to use as a backup and archive device for computers on a network,
and far easier and less expensive than traditional SCSI-based tape drives. For
small businesses that require professional grade backup with removable media,
but desire a simple, hands-off solution, the desktop REV Loader 280 delivers
automated, multi-disk data protection at a price similar to single tape drive
solutions. Bundled with the REV Loader 280 is a license for CA BrightStor®
ARCserve® Backup for Windows including support for disaster recovery.

“Today’s small businesses cannot take chances with their critical data,” said
Thomas Lok, Director, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific, Iomega Pacific. “The
new Iomega REV Loader 280 delivers the speed and convenience of a hard drive
with the advanced backup protection of removable media in an automated,
‘no-touch’ data protection solution. The new Iomega REV Loader 280 is a backup
kit in a box that includes everything a small business needs and delivers on our
REV vision of ‘capacity without limits and backup without worries.’

“If disaster strikes and the server goes down,” continued Lok, “searching for
the right backup disk will become a worry of the past. The Iomega REV Loader, as
instructed by the included BrightStor® ARCserve® Backup software from CA, will
automatically load the correct disk and restore the system to its previous
state.”

REV Technology Costs Less and Works Faster

Unlike tape backup products that rely on fragile, slow and expensive
linear-access technology, the REV Loader 280 drive uses durable 35 GB* REV disks
based on hard disk drive technology. The Iomega REV Loader quietly loads disks
as required for continuous, automated data protection. Reliable operation is
possible even in dusty or dirty conditions where tape-based backup technologies
could fail. Password protection and encryption provide additional data security.
The REV Loader 280 is also dramatically faster than tape-based automation
devices, delivering up to 25 MB/sec data transfer rates with random access
capability. It out-performs many tape alternatives such as DDS-4 and DAT-72
while costing as little as half as much.

The Iomega REV® is a proven technology that is quickly becoming a business
storage standard around the world. Iomega announced in February 2006 the 1
millionth REV disk shipped since the launch of REV technology in April 2004. In
addition to the new desktop REV Loader 280, stand alone Iomega REV 35GB drives
are currently available in external USB 2.0, FireWire®, internal SCSI, SATA and
the REV Autoloader 1000 rack-mounted ten-disk automation device. REV products
are available from a large base of value-added resellers (VARs) and systems
integrators (SIs) that work directly with small businesses on their storage and
data protection needs.

Compared to tape, REV products generally cost less and work faster, reducing
backup times while delivering virtually unlimited rewrites per disk. REV disks
provide an estimated archival life of 30 years. They are also highly portable
(10 x 77 x 75 mm), durable and low cost.

This solid technical foundation gives the REV Loader 280 the reliability small
business users require for backing up their essential data and successfully
restoring it. Automatic backup verification ensures the integrity of data
backups, and file restores from any disk are completely automated, eliminating
the need to manually locate the “correct” disk. Archive capacity can also be
increased as business needs warrant with additional REV disks.

Superior Backup and Disaster Recovery Software For A Complete Solution

CA’s BrightStor® ARCserve® Backup ships with every REV Loader 280, providing a
complete backup and disaster recovery solution for small business users.

“It’s just as critical for SMBs to protect their growing volumes of data as
it is for large enterprises,even though they typically have proportionally
smaller budgets and a small number of IT staff to manage their backup
operations,” said Frank Jablonski, director of storage marketing at CA. “With
CA’s BrightStor ARCserve Backup software providing essential backup automation
and intelligence, Iomega’s new Rev Loader technology addresses this market need
with a cost-effective, easy-to-implement drive-based data protection solution.”

Price and Availability

The Iomega REV® Loader 280 desktop autoloader is expected to be available
worldwide in early April at a street price of S$ 1899 (excluding GST). Iomega REV
35 GB disks are now available for about S$ 99 per disk. (All pricing is Singapore
suggested retail.)