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IOGEAR speeds up data transfers with SATA products

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, CA – December 3, 2007 – 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

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

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

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