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IOGEAR Delivers Blazing Fast File Transfers [05-11-2004]

Introduces practical solution for storing and protecting important documents Irvine, CA – May 11, 2004 – IOGEAR has eliminated the long process of transferring files to a computer’s hard drive with the launch of its new 3.5” Combo ION Drives. The external devices allow consumers to store documents, pictures, music and videos in one compact enclosure. PC- and Mac-compatible, the ION drive’s innovative design creates optimal cooling without the need for additional noisy fans. Depending on the size of the hard drive, the product ranges from $219.95 for the 80GB to $419.95 for the 250GB version. Users can also purchase the drive enclosure for $99.99. The drives are available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets. The ION Drives boast both FireWire 800 and USB 2.0 compatibility and offer extremely high data transfer rates of up to 800 Mbps (FireWire) and 480 Mbps (USB 2.0). Ideal for backup, the drives upgrade computers easily in less than two minutes. “With the wide availability of digital products today, consumers are always looking for more room to store personal files,” said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR Inc. “By using one of IOGEAR’s external hard drives, users will no longer slow down their computers with long file transfers or clutter up the desk with multiple devices for backing up.” IOGEAR’s hard drives function on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS 9.2 and above. The hard drive is available in 80, 120, 160, 200 or 250GB storage sizes, and is hot swappable and Plug-n-Play. It also comes with IOGEAR’s standard three-year warranty. For further information on IOGEAR products, please visit

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