Iomega readies wireless NAS device

Entry-level NAS device will come in 160GB and 250GB configurations

Iomega Corp. is soon expected to ship its first network-attached storage (NAS) device based on wireless networking technology.

Called the NAS 100d, the product will be marketed as an entry-level NAS device designed for small office and home office users looking for an inexpensive storage device to put on their networks, Iomega said in an e-mail statement.

The NAS appliance, which is already listed as available for order on a number of online retailers, will come in 160GB and 250GB configurations and will have built-in support for the 802.11g wireless networking standard.

It will feature a simple user interface that will allow users to do automatic backups and "drag-and-drop" file restoration. The device will also come with two USB 2.0 ports so that additional storage can be added to the appliance, Iomega said.

The 160GB version of the device has a retail price of $499 according to a listing on computer seller PCNation's Web site.

Iomega declined to provide further comment on this story, beyond its original e-mail statement.