SAN DIEGO, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- As users begin to increasingly rely on their laptops for everyday personal and professional use, the need for higher capacity notebook hard drives intensifies. Responding to this growing trend, Apricorn, a leading manufacturer of notebook computer storage products, today announced that its award-winning EZ-GIG(TM) Data Transfer Utility Kit now supports up to 14GB hard drives. This new addition enhances Apricorn's complete line of storage solutions for notebooks, which include hard drives ranging from 2GB to 14GB. After extensive research and testing, Apricorn has developed the EZ-GIG version 3.4. This latest software update not only efficiently upgrades any notebook in a matter of minutes, but is now compatible with larger capacity hard drives. After upgrading the hard drive, using EZ-GIG version 3.4, these new, larger drives now allow users to download more software programs than ever before. "In a rapidly growing industry such as mobile computing, it is important to offer products that remain on the cutting edge of technology," said Paul Brown, president of Apricorn. "The development of EZ-GIG version 3.4 is an example of our continuing efforts to develop the most advanced, high quality notebook accessories available to consumers." About EZ-GIG Apricorn's one-click, do-it-yourself, 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 ten minutes. The product provides a direct connection to a new, larger-capacity 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. EZ-GIG 3.3 makes the upgrade process even more effortless. Pricing and Availability The Apricorn EZ-GIG Hard Drive Upgrade Solution is available now through Ingram Micro, Inc., the industry's largest distributor of microcomputer products, and through authorized Apricorn resellers, including Propeller Computer Products, COMP USA, Insight, Multiple Zones, and Micro Warehouse. Prices for the EZ-GIG Hard Drive Upgrade 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. Specifications The new 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 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.