Addonics Firewire Mini DigiDrive for PCs and Macintosh

SAN JOSE, CA (February 13, 2003) -- The Addonics Technologies today announced a multi- format Firewire interface Flash memory reader/writer that allows both Macintosh and PC users to transfer digital media files at up to 400 Mbits/sec to seven different formats. The company also announced USB 2.0 compatibility for its Mini DigiDrive and Internal DigiDrive.

Addonics Firewire Mini DigiDrive eliminates the necessity to carry different types of Flash readers. With the Firewire Mini DigiDrive users can have multi-format compatibility with CF-I, CF-II, Smart Media, Memory Stick, Micro Drive, Multimedia Card, and Secure Digital Card media. The device can also simultaneously read/write to and exchange data among two different media types. The compact Firewire Mini DigiDrive measures 4.53 in (W) x 1.2 in (D) x 3.0 in (H) and weighs just 5 ounces.

To ensure compatibility with 6-pin and older 4-pin Firewire systems Addonics provides a standard 6-pin Firewire cable as well as an adapter cable that converts 6-pin Firewire to a 4-pin iLink port. The adapter cable is a Y cable with one end that connects to the iLink port and another end to the standard USB port. Operating system support includes Windows 98SE, Me, 2000, XP, Mac OS 8.6 or higher. Once the drive is installed, an icon for each type of media automatically appears under the My Computer folder in Windows.

List price of the Addonics Firewire Mini DigiDrive is with software drivers, installation guide, Firewire cable, and 6-pin to 4-pin Firewire/iLink adapter.

USB 2.0 Compliance for Mini DigiDrive and Internal DigiDrive

Addonics also gave two earlier members of its DigiDrive family a speed boost. The USB 2.0 standard increases the USB data transfer rate of 12 Mbits/sec to 480Mbits/sec. The Addonics USB 2.0 Mini DigiDrive is a palm size solution, which measures 3.75 in (W) x 3.18 in (D) x .6 in (H) and retails for .00. The Addonics USB 2.0 Internal DigiDrive fits any 3.5" drive bay and has a list price of .00. Both drives support the same seven media types as the Firewire Mini DigiDrive.v