Apricorn Releases the New EZ-GIG(TM) With More Functionality and a New Look and Feel

EZ-GIG's 3-in-1 Design Saves More Time and Boasts More Attractive Packaging

May 24, 1999, 01:00 ET from Apricorn

    SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In today's competitive product
 design industry, manufacturers are scrambling to come up with fresh ideas and
 new looks for their products. Apricorn, a leading manufacturer of notebook
 computer storage products, today released the latest version of EZ-GIG(TM),
 the company's award-winning data transfer utility kit for notebook computers.
 This new version now functions not only as an effective hard drive upgrade
 tool, but as a backup storage drive and an external storage hard drive, all
 bundled in one sleek, compact design.
     This new 3-in-1 data transfer and storage solution for notebooks is now
 easier to use and is compatible with all major laptop models, as well as all
 Windows operating systems. EZ-GIG utilizes the PCMCIA slot and installs itself
 automatically, with no configuration needed. With the new 3-in-1 version,
 users can not only transfer data in under 10 minutes, but they can now utilize
 EZ-GIG as a back-up storage device and use the product as an external hard
 drive. All three of these functions come together in an attractive and compact
 external case.
     EZ-GIG was the first utility kit that allowed users to make an exact
 mirror copy of their notebook's internal hard drive to a new, larger-capacity
 drive, in less than 10 minutes. The product provides a direct connection to
 the new hard drive through a PC Card interface and Apricorn's proprietary
 utility software. With the click of a mouse, EZ-GIG transfers the operating
 system and all of the data, files and applications to the new hard drive. The
 new drive is then installed and the system boots exactly as before -- no
 reinstallation or reconfiguration is necessary.
     "In this extremely competitive market, it is important for manufacturers
 to continue to produce an appealing product for their customers," said Paul
 Brown, president of Apricorn. "We are very excited about the new EZ-GIG and
 are pleased to announce that we have expanded and improved upon an already
 successful and effective product."
     Pricing and Availability
     EZ-GIG is available now through Ingram Micro, Inc., the industry's largest
 distributor of microcomputer products, and through authorized Apricorn
 resellers, including Propeller Computer Products, CDW, Creative Computers,
 Insight, Multiple Zones, and Micro Warehouse.  Prices for the new 3-in-1
 EZ-GIG Solution, including hard drive, begin at $329 SRP, and vary according
 to drive size and portable manufacturer and model.  In addition, Apricorn
 offers a variety of configuration and licensing options.
     EZ-GIG software supports the following operating systems:  MS-DOS(R),
 Windows(R) 3.X, Windows(R) 95 or higher (including Windows(R) 98), Windows
 NT(R), OS/2, and  Mac OS(TM). EZ-GIG also supports all multiple OS scenarios
 including NT dual boot, OS/2 dual boot, OS/2 Boot Manager and all other
 popular boot selection programs.
     In addition, the EZ-GIG recognizes and properly transfers all special
 notebook partitions such as SystemSoft suspend partitions, Phoenix Miser
 partitions, AMI BIOS suspend partitions and Compaq Armada setup partitions.
     Toll-free technical support is available for all Apricorn products from
 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, and via the Apricorn Tech Support Web Page.
     About Apricorn
     Apricorn Inc., headquartered in San Diego, California, specializes in
 portable computing storage products, and has been at the forefront of
 developing new computer product enhancements and add-ons for nearly 15 years.
 Apricorn has maintained its leadership position by consistently being the
 first to market with reliable, high-capacity memory modules for new notebook
 computers. The product line currently includes over 150 different memory
 expansion products for every popular notebook computer from today's leading
 manufacturers. Apricorn's EZ-GIG recently won a WIN100 award from WINDOWS
 Magazine, and has been officially approved by such notebook makers as Fujitsu,
 Dell, Toshiba, Compaq, Hewlett-Packard, Apple and IBM.
     Contact Apricorn at 800-458-5448, or 619-513-2000, or at www.apricorn.com.
     NOTE:  All product names are trademarks of their respective companies.

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