Addonics Announces Combo Hard Drive For Desktop or Mobile Storage

FREMONT, Calif. --(May 03, 2001)-- Addonics Technologies announced its Combo Hard Drive -- a hard drive kit solution that provides a literal smorgasbord of options for notebook or desktop computer users.

Addonics Combo Hard Drive combines the features of the Internal and External hard drive into one device. When used as an external hard drive, the device can be connected to one of the three leading I/O interfaces -- USB, Firewire, or PCMCIA, by using a corresponding Addonics interface cable. To use as a desktop storage solution, users can install the bundled Desktop Drive Cradle in any free 5 1/4" drive bay on the desktop computer and then slide the Combo Hard Drive into the Desktop Drive Cradle.

The Combo Hard Drive consists of a 3.5-inch drive enclosure; a desktop drive cradle for use as an internal drive; one of the following interface cables -- USB, Firewire or PCMCIA, for use as an External Storage device; AC/DC power adapter; ExData Pro Software; software driver diskette, and installation guide.

Users do not need any special tools. It takes less than two minutes to build a mobile storage solution. The Combo Hard Drive enclosure also comes with a built-in cooling fan to ensure reliable operation of even the largest capacity IDE hard drives. The front panel of the drive enclosure is removable to accommodate any 3.5-inch standard IDE drive, including Iomega ZIP drives and Fujitsu MO drives. Users merely slide open the cover on the drive enclosure and connect the cables to the IDE device. Users then attach their choice of Firewire, USB or PCMCIA cable options to the back of the Combo Hard Drive and their computer.

The Addonics Combo Hard Drive starts at $99 MSRP for the USB version. The Addonics Combo Hard Drive enclosure is light and small, adding just 4 ounces and less than 2 inches to the weight and length of the drive selected for use. The Combo Hard Drive supports DOS 5.0, Windows 3.1/95/98/NT/2000 PRO as well as Apple Mac OS 9.1 and above, Linux and Solaris.

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