Iomega Brings Hard-Drive Performance to a Removable Disk

Iomega Brings Hard-Drive Performance to a Removable Disk

by / April 28, 2004
SAN DIEGO, April 21, 2004 -- Iomega has begun shipping the new Iomega REV35 GB/90 GB drive, which the company says will bringing proven hard drive reliability and performance to the world of removable storage. As an alternative to tape and other backup and archiving solutions, Iomega's REV drive and 35 GB removable REV disks deliver advanced server and desktop backup, while also providing businesses and home users with a portable storage device for sharing and archiving large files.

"Backing up to tape has always involved compromises because tape is a relatively fragile, slow and expensive linear-access technology," said Werner Heid, president and CEO of Iomega Corp. "Iomega's new REV drive makes backup and system or file recovery tasks faster, easier and less costly. Small business owners and IT managers will save immediately in terms of labor, hardware costs and system downtime."

According to the company, the Iomega REV drive offers the removability of tape with the speed and ease of use of a hard drive. REV disks transfer data up to eight times faster than tape, are smaller than a deck of playing cards (10x77x75 mm), and can be rewritten more than a million times (estimated). With a maximum sustained transfer rate of 25 MBps, and using drag and drop random access technology, REV users can copy and restore individual files in seconds.

"Iomega's REV drive is a compelling alternative for customers who have traditionally used tape for backup and data protection on their entry level servers as well as high-end desktops," said Robert Amatruda, research manager at IDC. "REV's performance, easy-of-use and attractive price make it a good fit for small businesses that value high-capacity removable storage."

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