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CMS Gives PDA Users Room to Work and Play with 5GB Fire & Forget

Cuts Cost of 2GB Fire & Forget by more than 40 Percent

COSTA MESA, CA (August 6, 2001) -- CMS Peripherals( announced today the expansion of it's new Fire & Forget( line of Type II PC-Card hard drives (HDD) to 5GB. Designed to give PDA and notebook users additional storage capacity and the ability to share files between the two mobile systems, this credit card-sized HDD with 20MB/sec. data transfer and 15ms seek, is fast enough to stream video and MP3 files. The Fire & Forget weighs less than two ounces and requires only a single PC-Card slot to operate. On notebook systems using Windows( OS, the Fire & Forget automatically initiates an incremental backup of the drive and stores them in native file format. With the launch of the higher capacity 5GB card, CMS also announced a more than 40 percent price reduction on their 2GB solution from $599 to $349.

CMS's line of Fire & Forget HDDs are compatible with any pocket or hand-held PDA equipped with a PC-Card Slot and running Microsoft's CE 3.0 software, such as the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC. With only 16MB to 64MB of RAM out of the box, PDAs typically don't have the capacity to utilize graphic intensive files, mixed media files, or capacity-hungry programs on a daily basis. With Fire & Forget, users simply insert the drive into the PCMCIA slot of the PDA enabling quick and easy retrieval of even the most robust files.

Plugged into a host system, Fire & Forget functions as an additional drive, making all of the user's files and applications immediately accessible without the installation of additional software. Fire & Forget requires no additional cables or power support, only the PC card slot.

For sharing large files, the Fire & Forget easily bridges the gap between the desktop, notebook and hand-held PDA using CMS' USB to PCMCIA Converter (MSRP $89).

"Fire & Forget expands the application possibilities for the PDA market at a lower cost and higher capacity than Compact Flash memory," said Ken Burke, President of CMS Peripherals. "The new 5GB capacity of the Fire & Forget card makes it truly possible to sync your PC, notebook and hand-held while ensuring ease-of-use, speed of operation and secure data protection in a portable hard drive no larger than a credit card. The new lower price on the 2GB makes the Fire & Forget a must-have for any PDA user."

Compatible with Windows 95B/98/Me/2000 as well as Windows CE 3.0, both the 2GB and the 5GB PCMCIA Type II hard drives are now shipping with a one-year warranty. MSRP for the 2GB Fire & Forget is $349, the 5GB is $499. Solutions are available through major distributors, corporate resellers, mail order and direct from the company's website,

About CMS Products
With more than three million CMS storage solutions installed in over 90 countries, the complete line of CMS mass storage products includes backup products for notebooks, notebook hard drive upgrades and data transfer kits as well as high capacity desktop hard drives. For more information, contact CMS Peripherals, Inc., 3095 Redhill Avenue, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, Phone: (800) 327-5773 / (714) 424-5520, Fax: (714) 435-9504 or visit CMS 
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CMS Peripherals, Inc. is a registered trademark. Fire & Forget is a trademark of CMS. Any other product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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