Iomega Predator External CD-RW Drive with FireWire
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Iomega Predator External CD-RW Drive with FireWire



ROY, Utah, April 2, 2001 - Iomega Corporation (NYSE: IOM), a global leader
in data management solutions, is now shipping its Predator external CD-RW
drive with FireWire connectivity to North American distributors. The new
Predator FireWire drive combines style and performance, offering twice the
CD-R write speed of USB 1.1 and five times the CD read speed.

Iomega's Predator CD-RW drive with FireWire connectivity has a rated
performance of 8X4X32X (8X write, 4X rewrite, 32X read) and supports
additional popular interfaces by using detachable and interchangeable
adapters. Users will be able to easily switch among any of four
hot-swappable connection types: USB 1.1, FireWire, and PC Card and USB 2.0
when available. These choices will give Predator owners the freedom to
transform their drives as needed for different desktop and laptop

"Offering the speed of FireWire with our sleek Predator CD-RW drive is
exciting for Iomega," said Doug Collier, senior vice president, marketing
and product management, Iomega Corporation. "We are delivering on the needs
of Macintosh users and a growing population of PC users of FireWire
connectivity with a cutting-edge portable CD-RW drive with speed
performance far in excess of current USB connections."

The Predator external CD-RW drive with FireWire adapter began shipping
March 31 and will be available worldwide in Q2. The Predator drive with
FireWire adapter is currently available for $329.95 (U.S. estimated retail
price) at FireWire interface adapters will be sold
separately beginning later this month and will retail for $79.95.

About Predator

Released to market in December 2000, Iomega's Predator CD-RW breaks the
mold of traditionally heavy, brick-like external drives with a sleek,
lightweight and stylish design. Compatible with both PC and Macintosh
platforms, the Predator drive's set-up is as simple as installing the
software and connecting the drive. The software suite includes Adaptec
Easy CD Creator 4.0, Adaptec DirectCD 3.0, Adaptec Toast, MusicMatch
Jukebox Plus, MGI PhotoSuite, Iomega QuikSync software (30-day trial
version) and Adobe ActiveShare software. Also included in the package are
one CD-R disc, audio cable, data cable and an external power supply.

Iomega CD-RW Drives

Iomega CD-RW drives are available worldwide, two internal drives compatible
with any Windows PC and three external drives compatible with both Windows
and Macintosh. Varying speeds meet the diverse needs of users: 12X10X32X
(internal) with BURN-Proof technology; 8X4X32X (internal); 4X4X6X
(external); and the versatile Predator (external) 4X4X6X with USB adapter
and 8X4X32X with FireWire adapter. A robust software package is included
with each CD-RW drive. All Iomega CD-RW drives are available at and are supported by Iomega's customer support team.

About Iomega

Iomega Corporation (NYSE:IOM) manufactures and markets the award-winning
Zip, Jaz and PocketZip drives and disks, the HipZip digital audio
player, the FotoShow digital image center, LifeWorks software, and Iomega
QuikSync software; Iomega also markets Iomega CD-RW drives and Iomega
Microdrive. Iomega's products help people to save, share, manage and
create important information such as Internet downloads, audio files,
personal photographs, spreadsheets, and slides, while protecting that
content from viruses and hackers. Used in homes, businesses, government and
educational facilities and by creative professionals everywhere, Iomega
storage solutions are the enabling technologies preferred by millions. The
Company can be reached at 1-888-4-IOMEGA (888-446-6342), or on the Web at


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