SimpleTech Develops Industry's First Portable 7200 RPM Hard Drives

7/16/2003 - SimpleTech, Inc. (Nasdaq: STEC), a leading provider of Flash-based storage, as well as custom and standard memory solutions, announces the immediate availability of its complete line of portable 7200RPM notebook hard drives and external drive upgrades, offering a true desktop replacement for mobile users. Corporate mobile users, video editors, multimedia professionals, and graphic artists require high-speed hard disks that offer rotation speeds greater than 5400RPM, which until now, could only be found on the desktop.

"SimpleTech is the first company to offer a complete line of portable, 7200RPM storage solutions, which consists of a full range of system-specific, high-speed notebook hard drive upgrades, as well as portable external USB 2.0/FireWire drives," said Charles Hayes, storage product manager for SimpleTech. "Our line of portable 7200RPM storage solutions delivers the same throughput and performance as desktop storage."

The durable, portable notebook hard drive upgrades deliver desktop performance, with 60GB capacity and the only available 7200RPM 2.5" system- specific hard drive, enabling corporate mobile users to work with the same computer while in the office or on the road. SimpleTech's notebook hard drive upgrades meet or exceed OEM system specifications, ensuring fast and easy installation, and guaranteeing 100 percent compatibility.

The SimpleDrive D7200(TM) USB 2.0/FireWire 7200RPM external drive delivers the fastest speed currently available in a portable external hard drive, and is compatible with any desktop or laptop computer with a USB or FireWire port. The rugged D7200 is ideal for video editing, multimedia storage, and mobile backup, offering a non-operational shock rating of 1000Gs, 60GB capacity, and up to 480Mb/sec. data transfer rate. SimpleTech's StorageSync(TM) backup software for Windows is included, providing quick and easy backup, restore and synchronization for an entire PC, or selected files and folders.

"SimpleTech's D7200 portable, external hard drive is as powerful and reliable as desktop storage, providing the same capacity, speed and reliability in an ultra-slim, durable form factor," Hayes said. "Offering plug-and-play cross-platform convenience, the D7200 meets the requirements of the most demanding PC or Macintosh user."

SRP for the notebook hard drive upgrade is $499.99 and SRP for the SimpleDrive D7200 external drive is $399.99.

About SimpleTech
SimpleTech, Inc. is a technology solutions provider offering products based on DRAM, SRAM and Flash memory technologies. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, the company is a leader in the design, development, manufacturing and marketing of custom and standard memory solutions. For more information, visit the company's Web site at

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