[CES 2011] Iomega is launching its new consumer NAS (Network Attached Storage) product dubbed “Cloud Edition” which features the new Iomega Personal Cloud software which “makes every NAS box a cloud server” according to Jonathan Huberman, President, Iomega.
Leveraging parent company EMC’s know-how as a leader in the network storage and information management industry, Iomega came up with an easy to use “personal cloud solution” that lets users privately share files with friends and family. Basically, family members can use your Home Media Network Hard Drive as a shared drive, you just need to send them an email with a simple link to install a shared drive icon on their computer desktop, then, they will be able to remotely connect to your Iomega hard drive simply by clicking on this icon, it will give them instant access to the Personal Cloud web-based interface. This process is made safe by the use of a secure code. Similarly, it gives you a secure access to your data over the internet from anywhere in the world. See the Personal Cloud user interface in the screen shots gallery below.
The new Home Media drive from Iomega boasts a built-in UPnPAV Media Server (DLNA certified) and iTunes Server so content can be shared between computers and any other digital media adapters such as game consoles, digital picture frames or networked TVs.
By setting up the “Active folders”, you can automatically post selected files to your Facebook, YouTube and Flickr account.
The Home Media Network Hard Drive Cloud Edition will be available in 1 TB ($159.99 MSRP) and 2 TB ($199.99 MSRP) starting from the end of January 2011.
Features include (from the spec sheet):
Three step setup – simply plug it into your router, power it on and install the software CD.
New EMC Lifeline interface to access the different features and applications user friendly according to the manufacturer
Performances and connectivity
PLX 7820 dual core processor running at 600Mhz:
- 3x the read performance over the last generation means superfast speeds
- Can stream multiple HD movies at the same time according to Iomega (we have not tested)
Consumes less than 8 Watts of power during operation. Uses less than 2 Watts of power when idle.
5900rpm low power drive
Cool, quiet, fan-less design
10/100/1000 Ethernet Port
2 USB ports
UPnP and DLNA Certified
Built in AV Media Server – Able to stream photos, audio content and videos to a
variety of media devices like game consoles (XBOX® 360, PlayStation® 3), audio bridges, iTunes players, picture frames, networked TVs, etc.
Torrent Enabled – Easier and faster downloads of large media fi les without the need of a PC.
Security and reliability
Full suite of backup, protection and recovery software with
Iomega Protection Suite which includes:
Trend Micro antivirus • Iomega QuikProtect
MozyHome Online Backup Service • Iomega V.Clone
Device-to-Device Replication – Replicate your data to and from your
Home Media drive, or to another network target using Copy Jobs.
Time Machine Support – The Home Media drive will serve as a Time
Machine target for your Apple computers.
EMC LifeLine – The management software that powers all Iomega StorCenter NAS devices and home network solutions delivers functionality that stores, shares, manages, and protects data.
Active Folders – Set up Active Folders to automatically post files to Facebook, YouTube and Flickr accounts.
Iomega QuikTransfer – QuikTransfer button on the front of the Home media drive for
transferring data to and from a USB drive or running a copy job, without the need of a PC.
Iomega Personal Cloud
file sharing and secure remote access of your data with a web-based interface
Home Media Network Hard Drive, Cloud Edition
Printed Quick Start Guide
Solutions CD with software
Available 10/100/1000 Mbps network Ethernet port
Internet connection for remote access or cloud feature
PC: Microsoft® Windows® XP or newer;
Internet Explorer 7, Firefox® 3.x, Safari 3 or later browser
Mac: Mac OS X 10.4 or newer
Linux: Redhat 9, Enterprise 4/5, Gentoo, Mandrake 10, Devian 4, FedoraCore 6/5, OpenSUSE 10.3