Iomega Pursues SMBs with Low-Cost Storage Products

Three storage solutions are aimed at increasing the company's lead in the entry-level network-attached storage arena.

Iomega Corp. has announced three storage solutions aimed at increasing the companys lead in the entry-level NAS arena by focusing on simplicity, low cost, automation and data protection.

A new SATA (Serial ATA) drive, an expanded network-attached storage server lineup and a new line of low-cost storage servers all serve to further the San Diego companys standing in the eyes of small and midsize businesses looking to adopt NAS technology.

The new SATA drive, part of Iomegas REV 35GB removable storage products, provides high-speed data transfers with random-access capability.

The result, said Wayne Arvidson, director of professional storage solutions, is a faster, easier and less expensive backup and file recovery system.

And since the REV drive allows organizations to expand storage capacity in 35GB increments, they also can be used as an alternative to external hard drives.

The REV SATA drive is bundled with Iomegas Automatic Backup Pro software for file-level backup and disaster recovery.

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The software allows system administrators to perform live or scheduled system backups within Windows without shutting down or rebooting the system.

Iomega also has added four new models to its NAS 200d line of NAS servers—a 320GB drive, a 480GB drive, a 750GB drive and a 320GB drive with a built-in REV 35GB drive for high-performance backup and archiving.

All four models have a Microsoft Windows Print Server Support option for up to five network printers. Support for unlimited network printers is an optional upgrade.

Finally, Iomega announced the NAS 300r series with Microsoft Windows Storage Server 2003.

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