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Iomega Home Media Network Hard Drive

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<p>Iomega will launch the Home Media Network Hard Drive during this Macworld Expo, a new external storage device that is expected to hit stores in the coming weeks. The product brings the concept of network storage, whose intention is to meet the sharing of music, photos and videos between computers, TVs and consoles such as the Xbox 360.</p><div class=

Connected to a router via Gigabit Ethernet cable, it differs from similar devices in that it depends on a customized version of Linux with which it serves PCs running Linux or Windows, as well as Macs. Files can be streamed via iTunes, or in UPnP and DLNA formats.

The product can additionally be used as a simple backup disk by simply using the software included in the package in addition to allowing the expansion of capacity with additional disks connected via a USB port, also used to connect printers on the network. Models with 500GB and 1TB will be available at a cost of US $ 160 and US $ 230, both will come with a free subscription to the online backup service MozyHome, where they can be stored up to 2GB at no cost and, above that amount, unlimited storage costs US $ 5. / monthly.

Slowly, however steadily, the growth in the use of home multimedia storage solutions. The first to do the honor were the Mvix, followed by the famous LaCie models. Now we have Iomega trying to get into the game with the launch of the Home Media Network Hard Drive at Macworld Expo in San Francisco.

(Via: Engadget.)