Toshiba's Storage Device Division (SDD), and Iomega Corp.
announced they will arm mobile professionals with an easy-to-use system for protecting important data.
Iomega(R) Automatic Backup software will now be bundled with
Toshiba's removable 5GB PC Card hard drive -- offering laptop users a
"set-and-forget" solution for backing up business/personal files.
"This bundled solution provides users with an additional level of
comfort when creating digital files at the office or on the go," said
Maciek Brzeski, vice president of marketing at Toshiba SDD. "Today's
computer users are constantly working with precious digital
productions that can now be backed up and protected automatically."
Toshiba's 1.8-inch removable PC Card drive slides into the Type II
slot found on the sides of laptops, PDAs and other digital gear --
allowing users to share or save files between devices. With the
addition of Iomega's Automatic Backup software, critical data -- from
business documents to home videos to digital scrapbooks -- can now be
preserved automatically based on back-up schedules set by the user, or
simply on the fly.
"The beauty of Iomega Automatic Backup software is its flexible
and convenient approach to file protection," said Jet Martin, product
general manager of Software Solutions, Iomega. "Combined with
Toshiba's portable hard disk drive, the hassles of data protection are
removed. Users fall in love with Iomega Automatic Backup software the
first time it prevents a data disaster, since it gives them peace of
mind that their important files are safe."
With Iomega Automatic Backup software, users can designate a file,
folder or entire drive for back-up protection. Users simply set up the
process one time, and then as files are changed and saved the software
automatically backs up a copy to the Toshiba drive.
Toshiba's 5GB PC Card hard disk drive with Iomega Automatic Backup
software is available now for $249 on www.shoptoshiba.com. Toshiba PC
Card hard disk drives also can be ordered through distribution and
from the accessory Web sites of other PC manufacturers. For additional
information, visit www.harddrives.toshiba.com. Iomega Automatic Backup
software is also sold separately for $39.95.