Iomega Ships Windows Powered NAS Servers

‘Zip’ drive creator, Iomega Corp, announced today that it is now shipping a new line of Windows Powered Network Attached Storage (NAS) servers, built with an optimized version of Windows 2000 technology. The new Iomega NAS P400M, P405M, and P410M servers are designed to offer seamless integration into Windows 2000 networks for cross- platform file sharing.

“We’ve listened to our customers and have complemented our current UNIX- series NAS products with a new line of Windows-based NAS servers that addresses our customers’ advanced needs,” said Werner Heid, president and CEO, Iomega Corporation. “Today’s small and mid-sized businesses can add network capacity more economically and seamlessly with NAS servers than with complex and expensive general purpose servers. Windows 2000 networks and the new Iomega NAS P400M, P405M, and P410M servers are designed to work perfectly together and deliver a higher level of networking integration.”

The new Iomega NAS P400M, P405M, and P410M servers are powered by the NAS version of the Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server operating system. Built-in Windows 2000 features include support for Active Directory services, Persistent Storage Manager, Distributed file system service, and File Replication Service. On the hardware side, the Iomega NAS platform features four hot-swappable 7200 RPM drives, RAID 5, teamed dual 10/100 Ethernet support, Ultra 160 SCSI support (on the P405M and P410M) for local tape backup, and storage capacities of up to 480GB.

“With demand for Windows Powered NAS continuing to accelerate,” said Zane Adam, director, product management and marketing, Enterprise Storage Division, Microsoft Corp., “we are pleased to be working with Iomega to bring to market a NAS solution, delivering levels of scalability, reliability and high availability that Windows Powered NAS customers have come to expect, at very attractive price points.”

MSRP for the NAS P400M with 160GB will be $2,199; for the NAS P405M with 320GB, $3,399; and for the NAS P410M with 480GB, $4,399.

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