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Iomega Expands Storage Capacity of Two Popular Storage Products - One for the Home & Office, One for the Road

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Chris Romoser, Iomega Corporation, (858) 314-7148 romoser@iomega.com

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For Immediate Release

Iomega Expands Storage Capacity of Two Popular Storage Products - One for the Home & Office, One for the Road
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Mac Users Rejoice: New 1 Terabyte UltraMax and New Dual Interface 120 Gigabyte Portable Hard Drive Make Ideal Gifts Year Round

SAN DIEGO, December 19, 2006- Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader in data storage and protection, today announced new versions of two of its versatile storage products: the high-end Iomega® UltraMax™ Desktop Hard Drive with expanded capacity to a towering 1TB*, and a new stylishly black small form-factor Iomega® dual interface Portable Hard Drive with 120GB** of storage capacity.

Iomega® UltraMax™ Desktop Hard Drive
Designed for Mac® OS X users, Iomega's popular UltraMax Desktop Hard Drives deliver secure, high-capacity storage in a rugged enclosure that complements the Apple® Mac® Pro and Power Mac series of computers. With RAID 1 and a built-in FireWire and Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) hub for future expansion, Iomega's UltraMax Drives excel in digital content creation, graphic design, and other disk-intensive tasks.

"Apple's Mac Pro is a thoroughbred personal computer that needs an external storage system that can keep pace," said Peter Wharton, Vice President of Marketing, Iomega Corporation. "With FireWire 800, the Mac HFS+ file system, and RAID 1 performance, Iomega's new UltraMax drive has incredible power right out of the box, and its interface choices and RAID options will enhance your workflow whether you're connecting it to Mac Pro, an iMac, or a MacBook."

In addition to the default mode of RAID 0, which stripes data across the UltraMax drive's two 7200-RPM SATA hard drives, other drive settings include RAID 1, 'spanned' (both hard drives are treated as a single volume), and 'simple' (each hard drive is treated as its own drive letter). For ease of use, the new Iomega UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive has a manual RAID switch, allowing the user to turn off the RAID configuration and use the drive configured as JBOD.

The Iomega UltraMax Hard Drive is preformatted with Apple's HFS+ file system for Mac OS X users. HFS+ makes more efficient use of large hard drives and supports journaling under Mac OS X, which makes it easier to recover data in case of a problem.

The stackable UltraMax drive enclosure complements the new Mac Pro series of Apple computers as well as the older Power Mac series. The enclosure is metallic grey with a mesh grill, an echo of the Mac Pro computer's industrial design. Its three interfaces include FireWire® 800, FireWire 400, and Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0), and it provides users with a three-port Hi-Speed USB hub for easy expansion. Cables for FireWire 800, FireWire 400, and USB 2.0 operation are included with the drive.

Iomega® Black Portable Hard Drive
Fashionably thin at just 0.5 inches (12.7 mm) and an incredibly light 5.8 oz.(163 g), the Iomega® Black Portable Hard Drive 120 GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire® is packed with ideal features for mobile users. It is the perfect storage companion for your Mac notebook, including host-powered operation and Drop Shock™ technology. The drive's 2.5-inch hard drive delivers fast 5400 RPM performance and comes with both FireWire 400 (1394a) and USB 2.0 cables.

"Host-powered products are great for mobile users because they eliminate the need to bring along a power adapter and find a wall outlet for it," said Wharton. "The Iomega Black Portable Hard Drive gets all the power it needs from the USB or FireWire cable. Choice of connectivity combined with 120 gigabytes and a stylish little package make the new Iomega Black Portable Hard Drive an ideal portable hard drive for road warriors and others that need more freedom and versatility in their storage products."

Other travel-friendly features include the use of industry-leading EMC® Retrospect™ Express backup and disaster recovery software for improved data security. In addition, Iomega's Drop Shock technology provides enhanced durability by helping protect both the drive and its data from unexpected bumps and jolts.

A single Iomega 120GB Dual Interface Black Portable Hard Drive can hold up to 480,000 photos, 2,220 hours of music, or 180 hours of video***.

Included Software
For secure storage and worry-free backup and disaster recovery, Iomega also includes EMC® Retrospect® Express software with the new UltraMax Drive and the new Black Portable Hard Drive. Retrospect Express delivers automated, reliable, cost-effective protection for Windows® and Mac® users. Its award-winning design makes it easy to set up and manage highly efficient backups on any personal computer, greatly simplifying disaster recovery. Users can back up open files, verify backup integrity during the backup, have scheduled backups proceed even without logging in, and recover individual files or a complete system to any point in time.

Operating System Compatibility
The Iomega® UltraMax™ Desktop Hard Drive 1TB Triple Interface is compatible with Mac® OS X 10.1 or above on Apple® computers with an Intel processor or G3 processor or higher. The UltraMax Drive can be reformatted to NTFS or FAT32 for use with a PC (instructions included), making it compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 2000, Windows XP Home and XP Professional editions, as well as the upcoming Windows Vista. FAT32 format allows cross-platform use.

The Iomega® Portable Hard Drive 120GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire is compatible with Mac OS X 10.1 or higher, as well as Windows 2000 Professional/XP Home/XP Professional and the upcoming Windows Vista.

Price and Availability
The Iomega® UltraMax™ Desktop Hard Drive 1 TB FireWire® 800/FireWire 400/USB 2.0 with Hub is available now for $499.95. The Iomega® Portable Hard Drive 120GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire is available for $189.95 (All Pricing is U.S. suggested retail). Both products are currently available worldwide.

About Iomega
Iomega Corporation provides easy-to-use, high value storage solutions to help people protect, secure, capture and share their valuable digital information. OfficeScreen, Iomega's managed security service for SMBs features industry-leading firewall/VPN, SSL VPN and IPSec bundles that create secure wide area networks that connect remote offices and workers to applications and data at a company's headquarters, while countering security threats from hackers, worms and viruses across a company's entire network. Iomega's award-winning storage products include the Iomega® REV® platform: the new Iomega REV 70GB Backup Drive, available in various computer interface models for server implementations; and the Iomega REV 35GB Backup Drive, available in several computer interface models for desktop backup and archive applications; as well as REV-based automation products such as the REV 1000 Autoloader and the new REV Loader 560, which utilizes a REV 70GB Backup Drive and up to eight REV disks. Iomega also offers its Zip® 100MB, 250MB and 750MB drives; high-performance Iomega external hard drives, network hard drives and other HDD solutions such as the new Iomega 1TB Triple Interface UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive and the Iomega 120GB Dual Interface Portable Hard Drive; and other portable storage products. For small and medium business networks, Iomega NAS servers offer capacities of 160GB to 2TB. 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 1-888-516-8467, r on the Web at www.iomega.com. Resellers can visit Iomega at www.iomega.com/ipartner.

NOTE: The statements contained in this release regarding development, production, performance, and distribution of the Iomega® Portable Hard Drive 120GB Hi-Speed USB 2.0/FireWire® and UltraMax™ Desktop Hard Drive, anticipated product pricing and availability, future applications for the new products 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, market acceptance of, and demand for, the Iomega products, 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, 2005, and its most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.

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* 1 TB = 1,000,000,000,000 bytes.

**1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes.

*** highly compressed 3-megapixel JPG photos (4 photos/MB); 128Kbps MP3 audio (1.1 min/MB); DVD MPEG at 720x480 resolution (11MB/Min.)

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