Iomega has also released a new product, Peerless
. Just looking at the ads makes me drool. This baby is smaller, faster, and stores way more than the Jaz: fits in the palm of your hand, 15 MBps (that's bytes
, not bits), comes with 10 Gb and 20 Gb cartridges, retails for 200+ USD, supports modular connectivity (SCSI
, you name it!) The firewire connection means it will be good for video cams
, digital cameras, and perhaps even recording broadcast TV. I've read that the product was developed together with IBM
, who has recently invented some new new technology for storage devices which will boost storage capacities way beyond what was previously deemed feasible. I suspect it is this technology that Iomega is using.
BTW, I am not affiliated with Iomega or IBM. I'm just a guy that loves cool techie toys, and I really like Iomega, and can personally testify that their tech-support service is superb: I've had some problems with my Jaz drive before (thing refused to eject), and the tech support was prompt, courteous, competent and of course, solved my problem (there is a little aperture at the front panel of the Jaz, which if you poke with a little pin, like re-setting a Palm, you can force an eject -- my Jaz disk was ejected, undamaged).