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IOGEAR Shrinks Bulky External Hard Drives [11-09-2004]

Introduces companies smallest external drives at 1.8”
Irvine, CA – November 8, 2004 – IOGEAR has slimmed down the equipment required to transfer files on an external hard drive with the launch of its 1.8” USB 2.0 and Combo External ION hard drives. The devices allow consumers to store documents, pictures, music and videos in one compact enclosure. Perfect for the mobile professional, the products are small enough to be clipped onto a belt, or on an airplane or car seat pocket. The external drives are compatible with both Mac and PC platforms and offer high data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps (USB 2.0) and 400 Mbps (FireWire). Both the USB 2.0 and Combo ION Drives are backward compatible with USB 1.1 specifications. The product also offers an exclusive version of Dantz® Retrospect® software for easy backup. Depending on the size of the hard drive, the products vary in price from $199.95 for the 20GB USB 2.0 version to $299.95 for the 40GB USB 2.0 version. Users can purchase the Combo 20GB drive for $249.95 and the 40GB version for $349.95 . The drives are available immediately from all major catalog resellers, online resellers and selected retail outlets. “Mobile professionals are always looking for more convenient ways to store their files while on the go or traveling for business,” said Bryan Wells, storage product manager at IOGEAR. “With the tiny 1.8” external hard drives, consumers can save space in their luggage or on their desktop, without sacrificing transfer speed or storage capacities.” IOGEAR’s hard drives function on Windows 98/ME/2000/XP and Mac OS 9.2 and above. The hard drives are available in 20GB and 40GB storage sizes, and are hot swappable and Plug-n-Play. The products come with IOGEAR’s standard three-year warranty. For further information on IOGEAR products, please visit

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