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Crucial Debuts Hi-Speed Flash Drives

Crucial Technology, a division of Micron, today introduced the Crucial Gizmo! Hi-Speed USB flash drive, a faster, slimmer version of the original Gizmo! USB flash drive.

The Crucial Gizmo! Hi-Speed USB flash drive utilizes the Hi-Speed USB interface, which supports data transfer speeds up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps). The updated dark gray case is only 66.5mm x 16.5mm x 8mm; small enough to allow multiple drives to simultaneously plug into neighboring USB ports. A hole in the base allows the Gizmo! drive to fit snugly on a key chain, and a green LED indicates when data is being transferred. Included security software provides data encryption and password protection.

“The Crucial Gizmo! Hi-Speed USB flash drive is a powerful, portable, and versatile storage option perfect for today’s mobile lifestyle,”

said Crucial Technology General Manager Fred Waddel. “Whether you need a Gizmo! drive to shuttle data between multiple computers, or to act as a mini hard drive to store important documents or images, it beats using small-capacity floppy disks or a one-time use CD.”

A true Plug and Play solution, the Gizmo! drive automatically appears as a removable drive when plugged in to the USB port of a desktop PC, Macintosh, or notebook. Each Hi-Speed Gizmo! drive comes with a key ring, lanyard, multilingual user guide, limited lifetime warranty, free second-day shipping (for a limited time only) within the contiguous U.S. on qualified orders, and Crucial’s renowned customer service and free technical support.

The Crucial Gizmo! drive is available on Crucial’s Web site in densities of 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB. Pricing currently ranges from

US$28.99 to US$229.99. For more information, please visit www.crucial.com/gizmo.

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