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Kano Adds Fast FireWire 800 to SureVAULT Plug-and-Play RAID-5

For Immediate Release

Kano Adds Fast FireWire 800 to SureVAULT Plug-and-Play RAID-5 Storage
for PC and Mac

Gives Users More Flexibility and Throughput

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Garden Grove, CA =96 July 15, 2003 =96 Kano Technologies has brought the spe=
of FireWire 800 to its SureVAULT 800 RAID-5 desktop storage systems. The
fast FireWire 800 connection allows users more flexibility and throughput
than traditional FireWire 400 devices.

“We designed our SureVAULT 800 with FireWire 800 to satisfy those customers
who need higher throughput RAID storage. This performance capability is
particularly valuable for users with large video editing and archiving
projects Users will find that they can quickly access and share data, even
very large files, at the office, home or school,” said Robert Young, Kano’s
director of national sales. “Our goal is to provide the fastest, simplest
way to share protected data between desktops, networks and work groups.”

SureVAULT 800 is hot-pluggable and is immediately recognized by Mac OS X
and Windows XP, without the need for additional software. With FireWire
800, FireWire 400 and USB 2.0 connections, the SureVAULT 800 can work with
virtually any Mac or PC.

The SureVAULT 800 RAID-5 system stripes data to three IDE hard disk drives
simultaneously. The system is portable and very easy to install. It uses
hot-swappable drive bays and provides RAID’s fast, secure and reliable

SureVAULT makes data recovery very easy. In case of drive failure,
SureVAULT automatically switches operations to the remaining drives, and
gives a visual and audible alert. Without shutting down the desktop, the
user can hot-swap drives from the RAID array. SureVAULT immediately and
automatically rebuilds the data while the user continues to access and
write files to SureVAULT.

All Kano products feature exclusive, custom-designed industrial enclosures
that minimize vibrations and dust infiltration. Each chassis has
high-volume, low-noise fan ventilation, specially engineered to maintain
the optimum operating temperature for maximum drive life and dependability.
All enclosures are CE-certified and UL-approved.

SureVAULT 800 RAID-5 systems are available in storage capacities that range
from 360GB to 850GB. The SureVAULT system measures 4.75-inches high,
9.5-inches wide and 12.75-inches deep. It weighs 14.5 pounds. The MSRP
starts at $2199 for the SureVAULT 800 360GB system. All SureVAULT products
are available now from PC Connection and MacConnection. For a complete list
of Kano reseller partners and dealers, contact a Kano sales rep at (866)
500-KANO (toll free) or (714) 379-5520.


California-based Kano Technologies is a leading DVD+RW/R storage-solution
company and is backed by major investors with extensive storage experience.
The company develops, sells, and supports leading-edge optical-storage
applications and solutions that take full advantage of the performance,
capacity and compatibility of the DVD+ format. Kano offers a broad line of
CD and DVD duplicator and publishing systems including the Atlas CD-R and
K2xtreme DVD+R publishers. Recently, Kano entered the desktop RAID market
with its SureVAULT Desktop RAID storage solution for Macs and PCs. All Kano
products are manufactured in an ISO 9001:2000 facility.

Kano Technologies Corporation
11522 Markon Dr., Garden Grove, CA 92841
Fax: 714-379-4541

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