IOGEAR Enhances Desktop Connectivity with New SATA Products


Internal and external adapters facilitate feature-rich data transfers six times faster than USB 2.0

IRVINE, Calif., Dec. 3 /- With IOGEAR's comprehensive new Serial ATA (SATA) and External SATA (eSATA) family, including PCI and PCI-Express card adapters, enclosures and cables, consumers now have a faster, cost-effective option for increasing their disk drive speeds.

With the ongoing rise in digital media, consumers need faster and more efficient ways to transmit files to and from computers. IOGEAR's new product line provides the ideal solution, as it facilitates data transfers at speeds up to 3 Gbps - six times quicker than USB 2.0. The SATA PCI and PCI-Express solutions also add RAID (redundant array of independent disks) capabilities to existing laptops and desktops, enabling data back-up and transfer performance increases unavailable with other connections. IOGEAR's new enclosure converts internal SATA hard disk drives into durable external USB 2.0 or eSATA drives that can take full advantage of the robust SATA feature set.

"As consumers increasingly use technology in their professional and personal lives, they need to be able to instantly access and store all of their information, such as digital photos, movies and music," said Miranda Su, vice president of sales and marketing at IOGEAR. "Our new SATA and eSATA products provide a convenient method to support storage by facilitating file transfers to external hard disk and optical drives at record-breaking speeds."

IOGEAR's new eSATA family includes the RAID5 eSATA 3 Gbps External 2-port PCI-Express Card (GICe702S3R5W6) (MSRP $46.99). Compatible with the PCI-Express interface and effectively quadrupling the amount of available computing bandwidth over traditional PCI, the product adds two second-generation eSATA ports to desktop computers. It facilitates data transfer rates at 3 Gbps and provides connectivity to external devices such as hard, CD and DVD drives. By supporting RAID 5, 0, 1 and 10 configurations, users can increase their computer operating performance and automatically back-up their data. Offering a similar function, IOGEAR's RAID5 eSATA 1.5 Gbps External 4-port PCI Card (GIC704SR5W6) (MSRP $69.99) adds four first-generation eSATA ports to desktop computers, enabling data transfers at 1.5 Gbps and adding RAID 5, 0, 1 and 10 capabilities.

IOGEAR's SATA family consists of the eSATA 1.5 Gbps 1Internal + 1External Low-Profile PCI Card (GIC711SW6) (MSRP $37.99), eSATA 3 Gbps 1-Internal and 1-External Port Low-Profile PCI Express Host Card (GICe711S3W6) (MSRP $46.99) and SATA 3 Gbps Internal 2 Port Low-Profile PCI-Express Card (GICe720S3W6) (MSRP $46.99), enabling users to support mobile storage accessories and internal SATA devices, such as CD-ROMs, CD-RWs and DVD-ROMs. The implementation of internal SATA enables smoother, lossless streaming video and faster music sharing.

Further rounding out the product line, IOGEAR also now offers the 2.5" eSATA 3 Gbps/USB 2.0 Combo ION Drive Enclosure (GHE7125S3W6) (MSRP $39.95) to convert internal SATA disk drives into external USB 2.0 or eSATA hard drives, allowing users to save data from older computers and laptops onto new machines, as well as bring it with them when on-the-go.

Lastly, IOGEAR now provides a variety of SATA and eSATA cables, supporting speeds between 1.5-3 Gbps and ranging in length from 1-2 meters. The entire family is available immediately from all major catalog and online resellers, as well as selected retail outlets. For further information on IOGEAR and its connectivity solutions, please visit http://www.iogear.com/.

About IOGEAR
IOGEAR, Inc., headquartered in Irvine, CA, offers fun, stylish and innovative technology products to home users, office workers and road warriors. A leading connectivity manufacturer, the company provides a range of KVM (Keyboard, Video, Mouse) and KVMP (Peripheral), Connectivity and Sharing, Networking, AV Digital Home, Mobility and Desktop solutions.

IOGEAR's products decrease office clutter, create true connected home and small-office environments and enhance mobile lifestyles. As one of the only true manufacturers in the industry, IOGEAR offers high-quality products backed by the service and support that consumers demand. Regardless of time and location, customers can reach the Customer Advocacy Team for support at 1-866-946-4327.

IOGEAR is an environmentally-conscious organization that emphasizes conserving natural resources to employees and customers. The company distributes products throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. For further information, please visit IOGEAR's Web site at http://www.iogear.com/.

Source: IOGEAR, Inc.

CONTACT: Amy White or Aida Causevic, both of LEWIS PR, +1-619-677-2700, iogear@lewispr.com, for IOGEAR, Inc.

Web site: http://www.iogear.com/

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