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Personal, pocket-size storage device simplifies data transport

13 February 2002 News

SanDisk has released the Cruzer, which it claims is the world's first portable, pocket-size storage device with removable and upgradeable flash memory cards. The personal storage device, about 76 mm long, 44 mm wide and about 19 mm thick, can be slipped into a pocket or purse for easy transport of personal computer data files, image files, video and audio between homes, offices and other locations where one would like to take their personal files and information. The Cruzer accommodates both SD cards and MultiMediaCards, two extremely compact storage cards that have wide industry support.

Says Wes Brewer, SanDisk's Director of Business Development: "It is rare that a new storage product can be described as 'unique'. Cruzer is unique because it is the first pocket-size, personal data storage device that is fully compatible with both PCs and consumer electronic devices. Up to now, all small flash storage devices were either PC centric or consumer electronic centric and could not be upgraded by the user. Cruzer provides the connectivity to both the PC/notebook environment and the consumer electronic appliance and also has a unique, stylish, highly ergonomic design."

Cruzers initially will be available in four capacities - 32, 64, 128 and 256 MB. As higher capacity cards become available users will be able to upgrade their Cruzers to these higher capacities said the company.

www.sandisk.com





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