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Iomega Launches New MiniMax HDD
Optical Storage | Just Announced
Thu 01 Sep 2005

SINGAPORE, September 1, 2005 - Iomega Corporation launched the Iomega MiniMax Desktop Hard Drive, a Hi-Speed Dual connectivity (USB 2.0 and Firewire) external device designed to compliment the form factor of the Mac mini and boost its storage capacity by up to 250GB.

Despite its Mac mini styling the new HDD has been designed with flexibility in mind. It is not only a perfect companion to the Mac mini but with three USB and three Firewire ports, it can function as a complete Mac hub. The unique design of the drive means that it is equally at home stacked with the Mac mini or functioning independently as a stylish desktop HDD for Mac or PC users.

“Iomega’s MiniMax Drive has been designed to appeal to a wide range of data storage demands,” said Thomas Lok, Director, Sales and Marketing, Asia Pacific, Iomega Pacific. “Not only does our drive perfectly compliment the Mac mini but with the inclusion of multiple USB and Firewire ports it becomes a Mac hub allowing multiple users to manage, organise and protect digital movies, photography and music.”

The MiniMax HDD comes with Dantz Retrospect and Iomega Automatic Backup Pro software for hassle-free backups and data recovery.

Product features:

  • USB 2.0 high speed 3-port hub 
  • FireWire 1394a 3-port repeater/hub 
  • Smart power switch – powers up and down in tandem with Mac mini 
  • Specially designed active/passive cooling system

About Iomega Automatic Backup Pro Software

Iomega Automatic Backup software provides advanced real-time backup that is automatic and “touch-free” – no backup button to push or software program to click. Users set up automatic backups by selecting the folders they want to protect and setting the backup schedule. Iomega Automatic Backup software does the rest. Restoring data is easy – just drag and drop.

Iomega Automatic Backup software includes these advanced features:

  • Automatic backups whenever a file changes 
  • Personalized backup schedules for optional scheduled backups 
  • Multiple backup locations 
  • Multiple file revisions (user selectable number of revisions to keep) 
  • Support for DVD, CD, hard drives, network drives, and solid state-memory cards 
  • Temporary caching of backup data when backup media is unavailable. 
  • File restoration with drag and drop convenience


Microsoft Windows 2000/XP Home or Professional; Macintosh G3 or greater (blue and white G3 only), iMac or Mac mini computer with built-in USB connection and Mac OS 10.2 or above.

Price and Availability

The Iomega MiniMax External Hard Drive is expected to be available during the fourth quarter 2005 and will be available in 3 capacities up to 250 GB. Prices of the MiniMax External Hard Drive will be announced in fourth quarter 2005.

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