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Iomega's FireWire-Based Peerless Drive System

Iomega Corporation today announced the availability of its award-winning new Peerless(TM) drive system with FireWire(R) interface for Macintosh(R) and Windows(R) computers.

According to Iomega, its next generation removable storage features pocket-sized 10GB and 20GB disks and interchangeable interface modules. The new FireWire(R) interface gives the Peerless drive system a sustained transfer rate of up to 15MB per second with a computer equipped with a FireWire(R) 1394 PCI card.

"The Peerless drive is designed for many different types of users," said Werner Heid, president and CEO, Iomega Corporation. "People who are editing digital video or running other high-bandwidth streaming applications can never have too much backup speed or storage capacity, making the new Peerless FireWire bundle an ideal choice. Users who need broad compatibility with current PC and Mac computers will appreciate the modular design of Peerless, which allows them to swap the FireWire interface module for a USB interface module. The speed, capacity and modular design of Peerless make it one of the most versatile storage solutions on the market today."

The FireWire-based Peerless drive bundle for Macintosh and Windows computers is available for a suggested $359 (U.S. retail, 10GB bundle) or $399 (U.S. retail, 20GB bundle). It is compatible with Windows 98SE, Me, and 2000, and with Mac OS 8.6 through 9.x. Certification with Windows XP and Mac OS 10.x is in progress. The Peerless drive system is available from major retailers, distributors, and online at www.iomega.com.