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Crucial Technology Shifts Flash Drive Line into Overdrive
Date: Thursday March 09, 2006
Category: Memory
Manufacturer Link: Crucial
Crucial Gizmo! overdrive-- Write speeds up to 80X or 13 MB/s-- Read speeds up to 160X or 25 MB/s

Crucial Technology Shifts Flash Drive Line into Overdrive: New Crucial Gizmo! overdrive boasts write speeds up to 13 MB per second

Crucial customers can now transfer their digital files at write speeds up to 13 megabytes per second (MB/s) and read speeds up to 25 MB/s. Crucial Technology, one of the world's leading online memory upgrade providers, today introduces two Hi-Speed additions to the popular Gizmo!(TM) USB flash drive line: the Gizmo!(TM) overdrive and Gizmo!(TM) overdrive with security software.The new Gizmo! overdrives are housed in the same slim Gizmo! drive casing, but sport new colors and optional security software. Features include the following:

Crucial Gizmo! overdrive-- Write speeds up to 80X or 13 MB/s-- Read speeds up to 160X or 25 MB/s-- Glossy-white 68mm x 20mm case-- Transfer-indicating red LED-- Available in 512MB, 1GB, and 2GB densities-- Currently priced from $47.99 (512MB) to $175.99 (2GB)

Crucial Gizmo! overdrive with security software-- Same performance as Gizmo! overdrive-- Security software for data encryption and password protection-- Jet-black 68mm x 20mm case-- Currently priced from $49.99 (512MB) to $189.99 (2GB)

"We took the award-winning design of the current Crucial Gizmo! drive, stepped up the performance, improved the look, and added a version with security software," said Crucial Technology Product Marketing Manager Terry Groth.  "This new combination of features allows you to move and store your data quickly and safely, too - a must for today's demanding, on-the-go users."

The Gizmo! overdrive automatically appears as a removable drive when plugged into the USB port of a desktop PC, Macintosh or notebook and is compatible with Microsoft(R) Windows(R) 2000 and above, Mac(R) OS 9.1 and above and Linux kernel 2.2.19. Security software supports only Microsoft Windows 2000 and above. Each Gizmo! overdrive is Hi-Speed USB 2.0-compliant and comes with a multilingual user guide, limited lifetime warranty, free second-day shipping (for a limited time only) within the contiguous U.S. on qualified orders and Crucial's renowned customer service and free technical support. A USB 2.0-compliant port is required for operation at Hi-Speed.

About CrucialCrucial Technology is a division of Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. Crucial provides high-quality memory upgrades, graphics cards, flash memory and a host of products to enhance the entire computing experience on its Web site at Crucial offers over 110,000 upgrades for more than 20,000 desktops, notebooks, servers, routers, printers and electronic devices.

Micron Technology, Inc., is one of the world's leading providers of advanced semiconductor solutions. Through its worldwide operations, Micron manufactures and markets DRAM, NAND flash memory, CMOS image sensors, other semiconductor components, and memory modules for use in leading-edge computing, consumer, networking and mobile products. Micron's common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)under the MU symbol. To learn more about Micron Technology, Inc., visit

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