Iomega Ships 160GB Touch-Free Backup Solution

Iomega Ships 160GB Touch-Free Backup Solution


Iomega Corporation this week announced that its new Iomega HDD 160GB USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive is now shipping. Designed for the desktop with fast 7200 RPM performance and “touch-free” backup software, the new external HDD 160GB Desktop Hard Drive gives users a simple and complete solution for managing music, photos, video and other data files.

Iomega will be showing the new Iomega HDD 160GB USB 2.0 Desktop Hard Drive at next week’s CeBIT America tradeshow in New York City, May 25-27, 2004.

“Digital photography, downloadable music, and digital video camcorders, as well as an endless variety of data files, continue to create increased demand for desktop storage,” said Jennifer Burl, senior product manager, Iomega Corporation. “The new HDD 160GB Desktop Hard Drive not only gives users what they want—more space—but also what they need—more security. Automatic backup of all their important files is the safety net that can protect them from data disasters.”

Touch-Free Backups

Iomega’s latest external USB 2.0 drive comes in a slim new enclosure (7.25 x 4.5 x 1.25 inches) and includes a full version of the award-winning Iomega Automatic Backup software for advanced real-time backup. With Iomega Automatic Backup software, backups are automatic and “touch-free”—users do not have to count on remembering to push a button or run a program. They simply select the files and folders to protect, set the backup schedule, and let Iomega Automatic Backup software do the rest. And restoring data is easy—just drag and drop.

Iomega Automatic Backup software includes these advanced features:

Enables touch-free backups whenever a file changes
Allows personalized backup schedules
Supports multiple backup locations
Saves multiple file revisions (user selectable)
Supports DVD, CD, hard drives, network drives, and solid-state memory cards
Caches backup data when backup media is unavailable
Simplifies file restoration with drag and drop convenience
Key Hardware Features
Fast 7200 RPM drives
USB 2.0 interface (compatible with USB 1.1)
25 MB/sec. transfer rate (USB 2.0)
9 ms. average seek time
Hot plug & play (can connect to a running computer)

Availability and Requirements

The Iomega HDD 160GB Desktop Drive is shipping now for availability at retail, catalog, and online at, for $199.95. Iomega Automatic Backup software is compatible with Mac OS 8.6 or above and Microsoft Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me and XP. Symantec Norton Ghost™ is compatible with Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, Me, and XP.