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For Immediate Release
Ships New Double Layer DVD Drive
New Iomega Super DVD
12x Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive Reaches 8.5 GB
July 27, 2004 Iomega Corporation (NYSE:
IOM), a global leader in data storage, today announced
that the new Iomega® Super
DVD Writer 12x Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive is now shipping.
The innovative new DVD+RW/-RW drive adds the ability
to store more than 12 CDs of data on a single 8.5 GB*
DVD+R DL (double layer) disc, giving users an outstanding
new tool for managing their videos, data, music and
"As DVD recordable drives grow in popularity, double-layer
8.5 gigabyte discs are the natural next step in disc
capacity," said Scott LeFevre, product general manager,
branded products, Iomega Corporation. "Adding double-layer
recording capability to our DVD burners offers a huge
improvement in usability, unlocking the tremendous storage
potential of double-layer discs while maintaining Iomega's
commitment to reliability, value, and ease of use."
New 8.5 GB Capacity
By using two recording layers rather than one, the new Super DVD Writer 12x
Dual-Format drive can give users a total of 8.5 GB capacity on new DVD+R DL
discs. Double-layer discs offer 80 percent more capacity than previous-generation
4.7 GB DVD discs. This capacity increase has such important benefits as:
- Users can store DVD-quality home video at higher bit rates, improving picture
resolution and quality.
- Businesses can archive up to 12 CDs worth of data on a single DVD+R DL
disc, reducing the cost and complexity of archiving data.
- IT departments can build system images for use with their client PCs.
- Filmmakers can master and test new DVD titles using inexpensive discs before
pressing a batch of discs with traditional equipment.
The Iomega Super DVD Writer 12x Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive is an excellent
choice for virtually any writable disc format, including CDs, single-layer
DVDs and double-layer DVDs.
Supported formats include DVD+R and DVD+RW (12x4x10x
write, rewrite, and read speeds), DVD-R and DVD-RW
(8x4x10x), and CD-R and CD-RW discs (40x24x40x). Ripping
music CDs is also faster than ever, thanks to 40x digital
The new drive is quick and easy to set up, operate and
share among multiple computers and operating systems.
It also features buffer underrun protection for reliable
burns and comes with the Iomega DVD Solutions Wizard,
which takes the guesswork out of recording tasks by helping
users select the appropriate software and type of disc
for different tasks.
DVD+R DL is a "write-once" recording standard. A double-layer DVD+R DL disc
contains two recording layers of organic dye film. The top layer is semi-transparent,
allowing the recording laser to focus on either the top layer or the bottom
layer. When the laser heats microscopic regions on one of the recording layers,
it creates permanent dots in the organic dye film. The resulting data can be
read in virtually any standard DVD player or DVD-ROM drive.
Bundled software includes Iomega's DVD Solutions Wizard, Iomega Automatic
Backup, Iomega HotBurn Pro, Sonic MyDVD™ video-editing software, Sonic™ Cineplayer
software for the highest quality video playback, MusicMatch™ Jukebox music
management software and Adobe® Photoshop Album™ Starter Edition. For Mac® OS
users, Charismac® Discribe™ and MusicMatch™ software are included.
Iomega's DVD Solutions Wizard launches directly from the desktop and takes
the guesswork out of writing DVDs by helping users select the appropriate software
and type of disc for different tasks.
Iomega® Automatic Backup software, a PC Magazine Editor's Choice for real-time
backup software (June 17, 2003, edition), provides continuous real-time backup
to any drive letter, the ability to save multiple revisions and keep multiple
backup sets on different destination drives, the ability to exclude files by
file type, to schedule backups, and to cache backups temporarily. Iomega Automatic
Backup is also available separately at www.iomega.com for
Iomega's HotBurn Pro software complements Windows® XP by adding true drag-and-drop
file recording, an integrated console interface, integrated DVD and CD copying
imaging, compilation creation, and a jewel case editor. Added features include
a graphical audio layout editor; pop, click and hiss removal filters; and bootable
Price, Availability, & Requirements
The Iomega® Super DVD Writer 12x Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive is shipping now,
with availability at retail, catalog, and online at www.iomega.com for
$249.95 (U.S. suggested retail).
The new drive is compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 98SE, 2000, Me,
or XP; Mac® OS 10.2.7 or newer with a Macintosh G4 or faster with built-in
USB 2.0 connection.
Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage
solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and
share their valuable digital information. Iomega's
award-winning storage products include the new 35GB
Iomega REV™ Drive, popular Zip® 100MB,
250MB and 750MB drives, high-performance Iomega® HDD
Drives in desktop and portable configurations, Iomega
Mini USB Drives and Micro Mini™ USB Drives, Iomega
external CD-RW drives, Iomega
Super DVD drives and the Iomega
Floppy USB-Powered Drive. Iomega simplifies data
protection and sharing at home and in the workplace
Automatic Backup software, Iomega
Sync software, HotBurn® CD-recording
software, and Active
Disk™ technology. For networks, Iomega
NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 1TB. For
unlimited capacity and anytime, anywhere access, Iomega
offers iStorage™ secure
online storage. Iomega also offers businesses and
consumers a comprehensive data
recovery services solution for recovering lost
data due to hardware failure, file corruption or media
damage. The Company can be reached at 1-888-4-IOMEGA
(888-446-6342), or on the Web at www.iomega.com.
NOTE: The statements
contained in this release regarding development, production
and distribution of the Iomega Super DVD 12x Dual-Format USB 2.0 Drive, anticipated
product pricing and availability, expected product performance and specifications,
future applications for the new product and all other statements that are not
purely historical, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the
Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All such forward-looking
statements are based upon information available to Iomega as of the date hereof,
and Iomega disclaims any intention or obligation to update any such forward-looking
statements. Actual results could differ materially from current expectations. Factors
that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited
to, the successful completion of product development and testing, market acceptance
of, and demand for, the Iomega product, any difficulties encountered in ramping
up production or other manufacturing issues, including component availability
and pricing, co-development, production, and distribution issues, product pricing
and conformity to specifications, dependence upon third party suppliers, competition,
intellectual property rights and other risks and uncertainties identified in
the reports filed from time to time by Iomega with the U.S. Securities and
Exchange Commission, including Iomega's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the
year ended December 31, 2003, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form
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* 1 GB = 1 billion bytes.
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