April 3
Jaz To Support FireWire
Iomega ships USB adapter

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

Iomega Corp., Roy, Utah, says it will begin supporting FireWire on its Jaz drives by mid-2000. The move is specifically geared toward Mac users. Mark Lucas, executive vice president, global marketing and product management, for Iomega said in a released statement: "Mac users voiced a need for USB-enabled storage solutions and we have provided them with various drives and accessories to meet that need; now there is a call for FireWire-enabled storage solutions and we plan to meet this request as well."

Meanwhile, Iomega has started shipping a SCSI to USB adapter for its 1 GB and 2 GB Jaz drives. The adapter is expected to go for $79.95 and requires Mac OS 8.5.1 or higher. At press time, the adapter was not available on Iomega's Web site. Internal and external 2 GB Jaz drives currently sell for about $350. Disks run about $100 each in packages of three.

For more information, visit http://www.iomega.com.

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