Iomega focuses storage gear on Mac users

Iomega is turning its attention to Mac users with an expanded line of external storage products it unveiled at Apple Expo in Paris this week. The company showed off new portable, RAID and multi-interface drives.

The new $599 1.5TB UltraMax Pro Desktop Hard Drive features USB 2, FireWire 400 and FireWire 800 interfaces, and inside are two SATA II hard disk drive mechanisms that can be configured either as a RAID 0 or RAID 1 configuration, or as a JBOD (Just a Bunch of Disks) using a manual switch. The enclosure is designed to complement Apple’s pro line.

Iomega’s UltraMax Desktop Hard Drive features 500GB for $219.95 or 750GB for $319.95 respectively. It includes external Serial ATA (eSATA), FireWire 800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 ports. It also includes cables for all four interfaces, and like the UltraMax Pro, features a design that complements Apple’s pro line.

The company is offering a new 750GB MiniMax Desktop Hard Drive which features three USB 2.0 and three FireWire ports. It’s stackable with the Mac mini. Iomega’s MiniMax USB 2.0 + Hub has three USB 2.0 ports in its hub along with 500GB of storage — Iomega says that model is also suitable for the AirPort Extreme Base Station.

Iomega is also offering a new dual-interface version of its 160GB eGo Portable Hard Drive for $159.95, with FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 interfaces. What’s more, the company is introducing a 250GB version in October for $259.95. The eGo features a cherry-red chassis with chrome endcaps.

All of the drives include EMC Retrospect Express software to enable users to back up using the drives. It verifies backup integrity and enables you to schedule backups without having to log in, and recover individual files or complete systems to any point.

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