updated 04:00 pm EDT, Tue June 10, 2008
Iomega's 500GB DVR drive
Iomega today announced the release of its DVR Expander drive, made to work with TiVo and Scientific Atlanta DVRs and more than triple their TV program storage capacities. The 500GB DVR Expander interfaces via an eSATA connection, capable of 1.5GBps transfer speeds, and can hold up to 300 hours of standard-definition TV programming or 60 hours of high-def programs.
The DVR Expander is compatible with eSATA-enabled DVRs from Scientific Atlanta, available from cable providers that include COX, Time Warner and Rogers. TiVo Series 3 and TiVo HD DVRs will also support Iomega's newest hard disk drive. The DVR Expander will retail for nearly $190 when it goes on sale later on in June.