SimpleTech, Inc., has just announced the availability of the SimpleDrive External Hard Drive in 160 GB and 250 GB capacities, adding to its existing line of SimpleDrive External Hard Drives. The products will be unveiled at the PMA (Photo Marketing Association) trade show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from February 12-15, 2004. SimpleTech will exhibit in booth N-64.
“Demand for external storage is increasing among photographers and others who need extra space to store digital images and other large multimedia files,” said Ken Roberts, director of product marketing at SimpleTech. “The SimpleDrive External Hard Drive is ideal for storing large files as the drives provide a fast, convenient way to quickly store and backup voluminous amounts of data.”
For added data safety and security, SimpleTech’s StorageSync(TM) automatic backup software for Windows is included free with the new desktop hard drive. The software is easy to use and is completely automatic, enabling fast and easy backup, restoration and synchronization for an entire PC or selected files and folders.
The SimpleDrive offers lightning-fast storage with transfer speeds up to 480 Mb/sec. and operates at 7200 RPM for fast throughput. SimpleDrive External Hard Drives are available with a USB 2.0 connection and are backward compatible with USB 1.1 and compatible with Window’s(R) and Macintosh(R) operating systems. They also offer convenient plug-and-play installation and are mass storage compliant and hot-swappable.
SimpleDrive External Hard Drives include a Kensington security lock slot to prevent unauthorized removal of the SimpleDrive, providing the reliability and security that users demand. A Kensington MicroSaver security cable can be used to attach the drive to a secure and immovable object such as a wall or desk.
With a newly designed fan-free sleek aluminum case, the drives dissipate heat, providing ultra-quiet and cool operation. The SimpleDrive measures 5.51″ (H) x 8.86″ (L) X 1.35″ (D).
Manufacturers suggested retail price for the SimpleDrive External Hard Drive is $219.99 for the 160 GB capacity, and $369.00 for the 250 GB.
The 160 GB SimpleDrive External Hard Drive is now available and general availability of the 250 GB is expected this month at BJ’s Wholesales, Sam’s Club, Amazon.com, Buy.com, CDW, J&R Music World, Ingram Micro, Insight, NewEgg, PC Connection, PC Mall, Zones, and SimpleTech’s online retail store.
The SimpleDrive External Hard Drive comes with a one-year warranty backed by SimpleTech’s reputation for quality and support.