M-Systems Shrinks IDE Flash Disk and Increases Capacity by More than 2x

11/6/2003 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH), a leader in flash-based data storage products, announced significant improvements to its solid-state 2.5" IDE Plus flash disk product line.

Previously available in capacities up to 21 gigabytes (GB), FFDTM 2.5" IDE Plus is now available in capacities up to 47GB, an increase of 123 percent. Through improvements in technology, M-Systems has been able to trim the thickness of its FFD 2.5" IDE Plus products down to 11.3mm for capacities up to 10GB and as little as 8mm for capacities up to 2GB.

"As flash silicon prices continue to decline and mission-critical applications push for higher disk storage space, we see an increase in demand for higher flash disk capacities," said Ofer Tsur, M-Systems' marketing manager for FFD products. "The ability to offer higher capacities in slimmer casing will enable the FFD IDE Plus to fit into rugged laptops, tactical computers and other demanding applications within military and aerospace, telecommunication, public safety and factory automation systems."

All FFD 2.5" IDE Plus products incorporate fast security erase and sanitize (purge) features complying with security guidance from the Department of Defense (DoD 5220.22-M National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual), National Security Agency (NSA 130-2), Air Force (AFSSI 5020), Army (380-19) and the Navy (Navso 5239).

About M-Systems' Complete Family of IDE and SCSI Flash Disk Products
M-Systems' IDE and SCSI product line are state-of-the-art solid-state flash disks, which are designed as drop-in replacements for 3.5" and 2.5" ATA and SCSI mechanical hard disks. The FFD line operates at high altitudes, extreme shocks and vibrations at industrial temperature ranges while providing free maintenance data storage solution.

M-Systems offers a complete line of solid-state flash disk products in 2.5-inch IDE, 2.5-inch Narrow SCSI, 3.5-inch Narrow SCSI, and 3.5-inch Ultra-Wide SCSI form factors. For more information, please visit the FFD section of M-Systems' web site at www.m-sys.com/content/Products/FFDFamily.asp.

About M-Systems
M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH) is a leader and innovator of flash-based data storage products known as flash disks. M-Systems' flash disks provide the functionality of a mechanical hard drive in a silicon chip. M-Systems' products are based on its patented TrueFFS® technology and target applications in a vast array of markets, including connected devices, mobile and telecom. M-Systems' products include the DiskOnChip®, DiskOnKey® and Fast Flash Disk (FFDTM) product families. For more information, please contact M-Systems at www.m-sys.com.

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