— Automatic Backup System Plus is FireWire Fast and Fits in a Pocket —

COSTA MESA, CA (March 27, 2002) — CMS Peripherals(R) today announced the
immediate availability of a new 60GB capacity Automatic Backup System Plus
(ABSplus) for Mac(tm) OS and Mac OS X. The award-winning ABSplus is a
complete backup solution with full recovery, designed for use with laptops
but compatible with any FireWire or USB machine. Available today for the
first time in a 60GB capacity directly from (,
the new 60GB capacity ABSplus is list priced at $799 USD, with ABSplus in
smaller capacities starting at a list price of $279 USD.

“The response from introducing the ABSplus and ABSplus for Desktops to the
Macintosh community in January was overwhelming,” said Ken Burke, president
of CMS Peripherals. “We have a lot of exciting news for Mac users over the
coming months, however it was very clear that a higher capacity ABSplus for
Mac was an immediate priority. We are pleased to provide 60GB capacity
automatic backup for Mac users today as evidence of our commitment to this

ABSplus and ABSplus for Desktops was introduced on the Macintosh platform
at Macworld Expo in January 2002 and was honored to receive a “Macworld
Best of Show Award” because of its “understanding of the Macintosh
community in an easy to use backup system.”

Setting up either ABSplus solution is a quick install and a settings choice
of “express” for single machine backup, or “advanced” for custom settings
including multiple partitions or drives on one system. Once set up, using
the ABSplus is literally as easy as plugging in the FireWire cable.

ABSplus is designed to defy extreme travel conditions, able to withstand a
non-operating shock of up to 800Gs and operating temperatures ranging from
5degrees C to 55degrees C. Both ABSplus solutions can be used as an
additional drive volume with high-speed FireWire providing enough
throughput for streaming audio and video files.

ABSplus and ABSplus for Desktops are available for Mac OS 8.6 and higher
including complete archiving, full recovery and system bootability. ABSplus
and ABSplus for Desktops on Mac OS X includes complete archiving and full
recovery for the user area of the directory tree. Both ABSplus and ABSplus
for Desktops are available with USB and FireWire.

Pricing and Availability
ABSplus is available in capacities of 10GB, 20GB, 30GB, 40GB and now 60GB
starting at a list price of $279 USD. The new ABSplus 60GB is available
today at a list price of $799 USD. ABSplus for Desktops is available in
capacities of 20GB, 40GB, 60GB, 80GB, 100GB and 120GB with a list price
starting at $349 USD.

The entire CMS product line comes with a 3-year warranty. CMS products are
available through major distributors, corporate resellers, mail order and
direct from the company’s website at (

About CMS Products
With more than four million CMS storage solutions installed in over 90
countries, the complete line of CMS mass storage products include automatic
backup solutions for both notebooks and desktops, notebook hard drive
upgrades and data transfer kits, and 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’ website at