M-Systems Drops in Solid-State IDE Flash Disk for 3.5 ATA Drive

11/21/2003 - M-Systems (Nasdaq: FLSH), a leader in flash-based data storage products, added a 3.5" form factor to its FFDTM (Fast Flash Disk) IDE Plus product line.

Previously available in a 2.5" case, the new IDE Plus product is now available in a case measuring 3.5-inches wide by 1-inch thick in capacities up to 28GB. This new product, with its 40-pin connector, is designed to be a drop in replacement for 3.5" ATA mechanical disks within mission critical systems that require highly reliable operation within harsh environmental conditions.

"There is a huge deployment of 3.5" ATA mechanical disks within mission critical applications that need to be upgraded," said Ofer Tsur, M-Systems' marketing manager for FFD products. "As a true drop in replacement for 3.5" ATA mechanical disks, the FFD 3.5" IDE Plus provides a smooth migration for demanding applications within military and aerospace, telecommunication, transportation and factory automation systems."

In addition to high reliability, all of M-Systems' FFD IDE Plus products offer sustained read and write rates up to 13MB per second and advanced security features. Each product incorporates 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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