Iomega Ships Mac-Ready REV Drive

Iomega Corp. on Monday introduced a new version of its REV 35GB removable drive system with a FireWire interface, specifically for Mac users. The new drive is targeted at Mac users as a high-performance device for backup and large file portable storage, combining the speed and ease of use of a hard drive with the removability of tape or optical products.

The REV drive (see photo below) features read/write performance of up to 25MB/sec and the ability to store up to 35 gigabytes per disk. Each REV FireWire drive ships with one Mac-formatted disk. The drive comes in a white and light grey design created to complement the Mac, the company said. The drive can be bus-powered on any FireWire 400 or FireWire 800-equipped Mac.

The REV drive has been shipping since April in USB 2.0 and ATAPI internal configurations, but this is the first time that Iomega has specifically targeted the Mac market with a REV solution. Iomega indicated that Serial ATA (SATA), SCSI and autoloading REV drive versions are planned for release later this year.

The REV drive for Mav requires Mac OS X v10.1.5 or higher.

It is shipping now for US$399.95. Mac-formatted disks are available separately for $60.00 each.

Iomegais Web site had yet to be updated with information about the new Mac-ready REV drive as The Mac Observer posted this article.