Memorex Packs a Massive 4GB Into Smallest USB Hard Drive Available Today

'Mega TravelDrive' Delivers Best Combination of Size and Capacity

Sep 15, 2005, 01:00 ET from Memorex

    CERRITOS, Calif., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Memorex introduces the Mega
 TravelDrive(TM), the latest addition to the award-winning family of
 TravelDrive portable storage devices.  For business travelers or anyone with a
 laptop and a massive amount of data to store, the new Mega TravelDrive offers
 4GB of capacity in less than a two-inch square -- making it the smallest
 portable USB hard drive available.
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      At just 1.75" x 1.96" x .56", the ultra-compact Mega TravelDrive is 20%
 smaller than today's pocket hard drives.  The Mega features a pivoting USB
 connector that easily plugs into your computer's USB port on planes, trains or
 anywhere space is tight, without requiring an extra power supply.  And with
 4GB of capacity, consumers can store more than 8,000 digital photos; 1,200
 songs in MP3 format; or tens of thousands of text files in this stylish,
 platinum-finish device.  The Mega also features a blue LED indicator that
 flashes during data transfer.  The product comes bundled with convenience
 accessories such as a protective, black carrying pouch and a USB cable.
     "The Mega TravelDrive delivers high capacity, portable USB storage in an
 unbelievably small form factor," said Allen H. Gharapetian, vice president of
 marketing and product development for Memorex.  "This product offers the best
 cost-per-megabyte ratio compared to other portable storage solutions of this
     The added capacity of the Mega TravelDrive makes it ideal for frequent
 travelers, students, photographers and graphic artists who regularly create
 large files and share them on the go.  The Mega conforms to USB 2.0 standards
 and is cross-platform compatible for use with both Mac and PC.  Users can
 simply connect the Mega TravelDrive to any computer's USB port and immediately
 store and access files.
     Availability and Pricing
     The Memorex Mega TravelDrive will be available at major consumer
 electronics retailers by October, for a suggested retail price of $149.99.
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     Memorex Products, Inc. is the U.S. market-share leader of digital media
 and media accessories.  Since the early 1970s, Memorex has been one of the
 most widely recognized and respected names in the consumer electronics
 industry. Today, it is an influential brand in CD and DVD media, optical
 drives and USB flash drives.  Memorex is headquartered in Cerritos, Calif.
 For more information on Memorex Products, Inc. or its products, please call
 562-653-2800, or visit the company's Web site at
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 International Inc.  TravelDrive is a trademark of Memorex Products, Inc.
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