Iomega heeft een vernieuwd design van de inmiddels anderhalf jaar oude 2GB Jaz drive aangekondigd. De nieuwe Jaz drive is in een moderner doosje verpakt, maar blijft compatible met oude 1GB en 2GB Jaz schijven. De drive beschikt nog steeds over een SCSI interface, die met optionele adapters drive ook aan een USB, PCMCIA of parallelle poort geprikt worden:
Iomega Corporation today announced shipment of its newly-designed two-gigabyte Jaz(R) drive. This is the first redesign of Iomega's Jaz external 2GB drive, which began shipping in December 1998. The new design gives the Jaz drive a sleeker exterior and stackable design, which can help users maximize valuable desk space. The Jaz drive is compatible with Windows(R) 95/98/NT 4.0 and 2000, as well as Mac OS 8.1 through 9.x.
Iomega's redesign of its Jaz(R) 2GB drive is another step the company has taken in an initiative to expand the functionality of the Jaz platform. In April, Iomega began shipping its Jaz USB adapter and also announced its intention to develop and ship a FireWire(R) adapter for its Jaz drive. Iomega's adapters provide users of current products an easy and inexpensive connectivity enhancement option, and allow Iomega to accommodate its large installed base. "Our efforts in redesigning the Jaz drive highlight our overall long-term commitment to high-capacity, high-speed removable storage products," said Mark Lucas, executive vice president, global marketing and product management, Iomega Corporation.
About Jaz drives and disks
Jaz(R) drives and Jaz 1GB and 2GB disks unleash the creativity of professionals in the graphic design and publishing, software development, industrial 3D CAD/CAM, enterprise management systems and entertainment authorizing markets by giving them unlimited space for their dynamic digital content. Service bureaus are an integral part of these professionals' projects, and with the proliferation of Jaz drives in service bureaus around the country, they can manage their data and projects almost anywhere.
Selling at an estimated street price of $349.95 (U.S.), the award-winning Jaz(R) 2GB drive offers an affordable professional storage solution for today's powerful workstation computers. The Jaz 2GB drive and 2GB disks exceed not only the capacity, but also the performance of other removable storage products in its class by operating at an impressive maximum sustained transfer rate of 8.0MB per second -- fast enough to run applications or deliver full-screen, full-motion video.
The Jaz(R) 2GB drive is compatible with Jaz 1GB disks, protecting the investment of the owners of more than 2 million Jaz drives worldwide. It provides twice the capacity and up to 40 percent higher performance than the original Jaz 1GB drive. Jaz drives and disks are available worldwide through VARs, resellers, system integrators, distributors, mail order and retailers. The redesigned Jaz(R) 2GB drive is currently available at www.iomegadirect.com or through major distributors and resellers.