Iomega today announced that the Iomega Super DVD 4X External Drive is now shipping worldwide, joining the internal version which began shipping earlier this month.
With a Hi-Speed USB (USB 2.0) interface and support for all major DVD and CD standards, Iomega's new external DVD drive ends the confusion over competing DVD technologies, giving consumers a single drive that works with all major optical formats.
The Iomega Super DVD 4X Drive received the "Best of CeBIT America Award" for personal hardware at the CeBIT America technology trade show held in June 2003 in New York City. Judges were impressed by its ability to record all major CD and DVD formats, including DVD+R/+RW, DVD-R/-RW, DVD-RAM, CD-R, and CD-RW.
Bundled software includes Iomega® Automatic Backup software, a PC Magazine Editor's Choice for real-time backup software (June 17, 2003, edition). Iomega Automatic Backup provides continuous real-time backup to any drive letter, optionally saves multiple revisions and keeps multiple backup sets on different destination drives, allows users to exclude files by file type, and can perform scheduled backups and even cache backups temporarily when the destination drive is not available. Iomega Automatic Backup is also available separately at www.iomega.com for $39.95.
Also included is Iomega's HotBurn Pro® software, which complements Windows® XP by adding true drag-and-drop file recording, an integrated console interface, audio and MP3 CD creation, CD/DVD copying and imaging, and a jewel case editor. Other advanced features include a graphical audio layout editor; pop, click and hiss removal filters; and bootable CD creation.
To complete the solution, Iomega Super DVD also includes Sonic MyDVD(TM) video-editing software, Sonic(TM) Cineplayer software for the highest quality video playback, MusicMatch(TM) Jukebox music management software and Adobe® ActiveShare photo management software.
Pricing and Availability
The Iomega Super DVD 4X External Drive is now shipping in the U.S. for $329.95, and is also available online at www.iomega.com . An internal version of the Iomega® Super DVD Drive began shipping in mid-September for $259.95.