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PRESS RELEASE: WiebeTech Announces 7200RPM MicroGB+TM Pocket Drive Offering Desktop Performance
WICHITA, KS - July 7, 2003 - WiebeTech announces a 7200RPM version of the popular MicroGB+ pocket drives.
"This is our first pocket drive offering that supports audio and digital video editing at a desktop performance level," said James Wiebe, CEO of WiebeTech. "Simply put, the performance envelope of MicroGB+ has been expanded by approximately 30 percent."
Using Hitachi's latest notebook drive, this new configuration produces performance benchmarks that are directly comparable to desktop drives. First benchmarking is producing read and write benchmarks of 34MB and 30.5MB/sec., respectively.
This new version of MicroGB+ has a capacity of 60GB. It is available in a FireWire only version (MicroGB+) or a version supporting FireWire and USB2 (MicroGB+Combo). The new version will ship starting the week of July 7.
Price and Availability
The following chart reflects today's announcement.
Product //Order Code//Price// Availability
60GB / 7200RPM / FireWire only / /MPL-60/7200 // $469.95 // Stock
60GB / 7200RPM / Combo // MPC-60/7200 // $499.95 // Stock
In the U.S. and Canada, dealers may purchase any configuration of MicroGB+ from WiebeTech's distributor, www.drbott.com, or from dealers. All configurations are in stock and available directly from www.wiebetech.com . Canadian resellers may purchase products from EMJ (www.emj.ca).
WiebeTech LLC was founded in July 2000 by James Wiebe and is focused on delivering the very finest storage technology for personal computing.
Note: MicroGB+ is a trademark of WiebeTech LLC. Other marks are trademarks of their respective owners. All specifications and pricing are subject to change without notice.
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(First posted on Monday, July 7, 2003 at 12:43 EDT)