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Apricorn Unveils New Look for the DVR Expander.

The Largest Capacity DVR External Hard Drive on the Market Now Has a Sleek New Design

POWAY, Calif. -- Apricorn, (www.apricorn.com) the leader in personal storage, today unveiled the revamped design of the Apricorn DVR Expander. Sporting a sleek black and silver aluminum frame, allowing for greater heat dissipation, and whisper quiet ultra-cool fan to keep the drive at optimal temperatures - even in cramped TV cabinets, the DVR Expander's fresh design is the perfect blend of form and function.

The DVR Expander's stackable design and convenient hideaway stand that can swivel away when not in use, enables the DVR Expander to be used in either horizontal or vertical configurations, allowing it to fit in virtually any entertainment center.

Available in 500GB, 1TB, and 1.5TB capacities, the DVR Expander's dual USB 2.0 / eSATA interface is compatible with a variety of DVRs utilizing an active eSATA or USB 2.0 connection. This includes Scientific Atlanta([R]) 8300 series DVR (eSATA), DIRECTV([R]) DVRs (eSATA) and Dish Network([R]) ViP HD DVR (USB 2.0). The DVR Expander also supports all the functions of your dual tuner DVR, including simultaneously recording two high definition channels while playing one back.

The set up of the DVR Expander, which can add up to 843 hours of standard programming or 187.5 hours of high definition programming to your DVR, takes minutes. Just connect the DVR Expander to the active eSATA or USB 2.0 port on the back of the DVR (depending on your system), format the drive using the DVR prompts, and your DVR capacity is instantly increased.

"Running out of recording space on a DVR is the biggest complaint we hear about DVRs," said Mike McCandless, Apricorn's VP of Sales and Marketing. "With our high capacity DVR Expander I can record 4 days of the Masters in High-Definition without deleting my wife's Oprah recordings. It's a marriage saver."

System Requirements

* Your DVR eSATA or USB port must be active to use the DVR Expander. If you are unsure if your DVR eSATA or USB port is active or the DVR Expander is compatible with your system, please refer to the Apricorn website or your cable provider

1 terabyte (TB) = 1 trillion bytes = 1000 gigabytes

*Accessible capacity will be less and actual capacity depends on the operating environment and formatting.

Availability

Apricorn's DVR Expander is available from online retailers and Apricorn's website www.apricorn.com.

Pricing

* 500GB: $119.00

* 1TB: $169.00

* 1.5TB: $219.00

Warranty

One year limited

About Apricorn

Apricorn, a leader in personal storage, offers a broad family of innovative, high-quality storage, backup & upgrade products for notebook & desktop applications. Apricorn was founded in 1983 and has developed numerous award winning products under the Apricorn brand and has been an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout North America and Canada. For additional information please visit http://www.apricorn.com.
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