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120-Gigabytes to Go! US Modular Introduces the Latest Dragon Drive -- 120-GB of Storage in a Ultra-Slim, Stainless Steel Package the Size of Your Back Pocket.

IRVINE, Calif. -- US Modular (, a leading designer and manufacturer of personal memory and storage products, today announced that the company's award-winning Dragon Drive now comes with more firepower, a huge 120-gigabyte of storage space. The new 120-gigabyte drive has won the coveted Editor's Choice award in several magazines and is on the market for $399.

The BUS-powered portable external storage drive system is offered in massive sizes of 20-gigabyte to 100-gigabytes and comes in a stainless steel package. Dragon Drives are some of the tiniest portable auto-detectable combo (USB 2.0 + FireWire) hard drives (2.5" form factor) on the market today. Less than an inch high, these ultra-slim high-performance hard drives are the ideal storage solution for palm-tops, notebooks or desktop PCs - at home, in the office or anywhere in between. Unique in that they require no messy AC power cords (they are 100-percent powered through the two included USB 2.0 cables or FireWire cable), the Dragon Drives maintain a sleek footprint making them the perfect laptop or desktop companion. With both Hi-Speed USB 2.0 and FireWire connections, set-up is a snap and data transfer is blazing fast. Dragon Drives are available in size configurations of 20-GB to 120-GB and will be priced at MSRPs of $99 to $399.

 FireWire Features:
 -- Compatible with 1394-1995 and 1394A Phys
 -- SBP-2 Target Revision 4 Compliant Interface
 -- Fully ATA-5 Compliant
 -- Supports UDMA5 (ATA100)
 -- Supports ATA PIO Modes 0-4, DMA Modes 0-2 and Ultra DMD Modes
 -- ORB Co-processor to Accelerate Translation of ORBs to ATAPI
 -- Supports ORB Chaining for Increased Performance
 -- Transfer Rate for High-speed IEEE1394 Interface: up to 400
 -- Driver-less: Easy installation support Windows(R)
 98SE/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS(R) 8.6 or later without driver

 USB 2.0 Features:
 -- USB 2.0 Transfer Rates up to 400 Mbps (40 Times Faster
 Transfer Rate than that of USB 1.1)
 -- USB 2.0/IDE Compliant: Integrated USB Transceiver; High Speed
 (400Mbit) and Full Speed (12Mbit)
 -- USB Suspend/Resume, Remote Wake Up
 -- Easy Installation
 -- Windows 98SE; Windows Me/2000/XP, Linux(R) and Mac OS (without
 -- ATA PIO modes 0-4: ATA Interface Operation Mode is
 automatically configured through firmware
 -- UDMA modes 0-4 operation

 Power Supply:
 -- Power-less: Power by FireWire or USB bus power. No external
 power is required

 -- LxWxH: 133x78x21 mm (cable not included) or 5.2"x3"x0.8"
 -- Weight: 4.6 ounces
 -- Cable Length: Approx. 6-feet (1-FireWire and 2-USB 2.0 cables

 -- One Year Warranty with 24/7 tech support

SALES: 120-gigabyte Dragon Drives will begin shipping in October and will be available nationwide. Vendors interested in carrying US Modular's award-winning line-up of products may contact US Modular directly at


US Modular specializes in standard and high-density memory modules, cards and drives for custom and standard applications. US Modular also develops innovative storage solutions, utilizing flash, DRAM and Rotating Media. Aftermarket upgrades of PCs, servers, notebooks, digital cameras, and other devices are also part of US Modular's complete product offering.
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