Iomega 60GB USB 2.0 Portable Hard Drive Now Shipping

The new Iomega HDD 60GB Portable Hard Drive, which will be on display this week at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, includes the unbeatable combination of Symantec Norton Ghost 2003 software–for full-system disaster recovery–and Iomega® Automatic Backup software–for on-the-fly incremental backups. The combination gives users a sleek, dependable external hard drive that is also an integrated high-speed storage solution for protecting their entire computing environment in one convenient package.

“External hard drives have exploded into an exciting storage category in recent months because low-cost external drives can extend the life of a personal computer and vastly improve the computing experience,” said Michael Johnson, general manager, optical and sourced products, Iomega Corporation. “The new Iomega HDD 60GB Portable Hard Drive gives users the space they need for everything from editing digital video clips to capturing and holding a disk image of their internal hard drive.”

Hardware

The new Iomega HDD 60GB Portable Hard Drive is a sleek, portable device about the size and shape of a PDA (drive only; dimensions when attached to interface are 7.5″x3.5″x0.7″). Weighing about 8 oz. (231 g), the 4200RPM drive is available in either Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0, backwards compatible with USB 1.1) or FireWire® configurations and the interfaces are easily swappable so that the drive can be used with different operating systems.

Software

With the included Norton Ghost 2003, a $70 value, users of Iomega external hard drives can capture an exact image of the PC’s main hard drive, including all system files, settings and installed software. Should disaster strike, the disk image is simply copied back to the replacement drive-no tedious reinstallation and reconfiguration of software, no Internet downloads of software updates and patches, just an uneventful return to a functional personal computer.

Between full-system backups, Iomega Automatic Backup software keeps users protected. This proprietary Iomega software solution provides automatic incremental backups of designated directories. Iomega Automatic Backup Software also lets users create multiple backup configurations, set up scheduled backups as needed, exclude unwanted files (e.g., .tmp files) from their backups, maintain multiple file revisions, and much more.

The new Iomega HDD 60GB Portable Hard Drive, shipping now, is available in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, and online at www.iomega.com. Pricing with included Hi-Speed USB interface (USB 2.0) is $379.95, and with FireWire® interface is $399.95 (prices are U.S. suggested retail).


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