New PCI and PCMCIA cards for high-speed upgrades now available

SEPTEMBER 5--SmartDisk Corporation (Naples, FL; www.smartdisk.com) has announced availability of USB2.0, FireWire, and combination PCI and PCMCIA cards for users who want to upgrade their desktop or notebook computers to the new high-speed standards.

SEPTEMBER 5--SmartDisk Corporation (Naples, FL; www.smartdisk.com) has announced availability of USB2.0, FireWire, and combination PCI (Peripheral Component Interconnect) and PCMCIA (Personal Computer Memory Card International Association) cards for users who want to upgrade their desktop or notebook computers to the new high-speed standards. All four cards allow powering of multiple devices and improve transfer stability.

For notebook users, SmartDisk offers a credit-card-sized, three-port, powered, Cardbus card that slides into any PCMCIA Cardbus slot and allows the addition of FireWire technology to both PC and Mac notebooks. The FireWire PCMCIA card enables the use of existing and upcoming FireWire devices including external hard drives, digital cameras, and DV camcorders.

SmartDisk also offers a variety of PCI cards with cutting edge technology that allows users to integrate the latest in digital technology while preparing a system for future connectivity devices. SmartDisk's USB 2.0/FireWire Combo PCI Card features three external and one internal Type A USB ports and two external and one internal 6-pin FireWire ports. The USB 2.0 PCI Card features four external and one internal Type A USB ports. SmartDisk's FireWire PCI Card features three external 6-pin FireWire ports. "These new cards enable users to immediately upgrade their computers to the newest high-speed technology at an affordable price," notes Rod H. King, senior vice president of worldwide sales and marketing for SmartDisk.

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