Iomega Corp. on Wednesday introduced the
desktop hard drive. Available in 160GB and 250GB capacities, the external hard disk drive has been created to complement Apple’s Mac mini. It’s available for US$199.95 and $249.95 respectively.
The MiniMax includes a three-port USB 2.0 hub and three-port FireWire 400 repeater/hub. It also uses a specially designed active/passive cooling system to operate noiselessly. It occupies the same footprint as the mini — 6.5 inches square and 2 inches tall. It can be stacked underneath or on top of the Mac mini, and multiple MiniMaxs can be stacked together, as well.
Iomega has also included a copy of Dantz Retrospect software to help users manage backups and data recovery using the drive.
Both drives use mechanisms that operate at 7200RPM and feature 2MB memory caches.
Compatible with G3s or greater equipped with built-in USB or FireWire connections, the MiniMax requires Mac OS X v10.2 or later. It’s also compatible with Windows.