Flash Memory Drives provide rugged, removable, storage.

Press Release Summary:

Fit into 34 and 54 mm ExpressCard slots, HSC ExpressCard/34(TM) Flash Memory Drives are offered in 1, 2, 4, and 8 GB capacities to provide users with compact, removable storage. RoHS-compliant products operate without software drivers and offer respective read and write times of 32 and 22 MB/sec. Inserted almost flush to side of host computer, drives are compatible with Windows XP(TM)/Vista(TM) as well as Mac OS 10.4 and higher.

Original Press Release:

Hagiwara Sys-Com Announces Release of HSC ExpressCard/34(TM) Flash Memory Drives

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 7 -- Hagiwara Sys-Com Co., Ltd. (HSC), the industry leader in semiconductor application products for the cutting-edge consumer and industrial electronics -- today announced the availability of the HSC ExpressCard/34(TM) Flash Memory Drives.

The HSC ExpressCard/34 Flash Memory Drive fits into standard 34mm and 54mm ExpressCard slots found on many new laptops such as the Apple MacBook Pro. Providing ultra-fast transfer speeds; 32MB/sec (read) and 22MB/sec (write), high capacities (up to 8GB) and requires no software drivers to operate, it's sure to be a "must have in your bag" item for anyone needing compact and rugged removable storage. And unlike conventional USB flash drives, the ExpressCard/34 Flash Memory Drives inserts almost flush to the side of the host computer virtually eliminating worries for "on the go" stowage. Windows VISTA users can experience performance improvements when used in combination with ReadyBoost(TM) and the ExpressCard/34 Flash Memory Drive.

"We had released the ExpressCard/34 Flash Memory Drives in Japan last December and have received many inquiries from around the world regarding availability to other countries," said Tatsuya Kawamatsu, Hagiwara Sys-Com Co., Ltd. Consumer Solutions Division. "We are very pleased that we are now able to provide this product to America and Europe as well."

As an environmentally conscious manufacturer, Hagiwara Sys-Com produces various flash memory cards that are RoHS compliant including the ExpressCard/34 Flash Memory Drive.

Key Features

-- Ultra-fast transfer speeds; 32MB/sec (read) & 22MB/sec (write)

-- Rugged and Compact; inserts almost flush to the side of the host computer

-- No software drivers required

-- Available in high capacities; 1GB, 2GB, 4GB and 8GB


-- Requires ExpressCard/34 or ExpressCard/54 slot on host computer. Please check with your manufacturer for compatibility.

-- OS supported: Windows Vista(TM), Windows XP(TM) (SP1 & SP2) and Mac OS 10.4 and above.

Pricing and Availability
Suggested retail price starts at $66.50.
Available directly at the HSC Online Store (http://www.hsc-us.com/).
European distributor inquiries welcome. Please contact sales@hsc-us.com

About Hagiwara Sys-Com

Hagiwara Sys-Com Co., Ltd. designs, manufactures and markets highly innovative and versatile semiconductor application products ranging from digital consumer to industrial/embedded computing. Hagiwara is known for its high quality and reliability of their products of industrial and consumer applications.

CONTACT: Hagiwara Sys-Com Co., Ltd., +1-949-756-2028, mediarelations@hsc-us.com

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