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
"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."
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
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
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.
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.
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