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IOGEAR Stores And Secures Digital Documents And Multimedia Files [07-08-2004]

Launches affordable solution for storage and backup needs
Irvine, CA – July 12, 2004 – IOGEAR has combined computer storage and backup equipment in one device with the launch of its new 3.5” Combo ION Drive with Tri-Select technology, which enables automatic backup based on users’ settings. The external device allows consumers to store and protect important documents, as well as audio, video and other media files in one compact enclosure. The ION Drive offers both FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 compatibility and extremely high data transfer rates of up to 400 Mbps (FireWire) and 480 Mbps (USB 2.0). Tri-Select backup technology allows multiple types of backup settings to be designed for computers. Once the Tri-Select button has been set up, it will automatically backup a single file or an entire directory as programmed. Compatible with both PC and Mac platforms, the drive provides a corporate-level storage and backup solution at a cost consumers can afford. Depending on the size of the hard drive, the products will vary in price for the 80GB and 250GB versions. Users can also purchase a drive enclosure from IOGEAR. The product will be available in August 2004 from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets. “Storing and protecting important documents, as well as multimedia files is becoming a necessity as the digital age continues to evolve,” said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR Inc. “By using IOGEAR’s new ION drive, consumers can save important work documents or memorable family pictures and feel confident that if the computer fails, everything is secure on their external hard drive.” IOGEAR’s hard drive functions on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS 9.2 and above. The hard drive accepts ATA-133 hard drives with capacities in excess of 300GB, 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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