July 10, 2008

Apricorn’s Rugged Pocket Drive, Aegis Mini is Now Available in 160GB Capacity

Holds up to 40,000 Songs or 200 Hours of Video

Atomic Public Relations

Michelle Sieling, 415-402-0230

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Apricorn, Inc.

Michelle Fischer, 858-513-4480

[email protected]

Apricorn, (www.apricorn.com) the leader in personal storage, announced today the 160GB capacity enhancement for the Aegis Mini, a pocket sized, ultra-portable 1.8-inch external drive with USB 2.0 or FireWire connection.


Apricorn's tiny portable drive, the Aegis Mini, is now available in 80GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities. Smaller than a deck of cards and weighing in at a mere 3.7 oz, the pocket-sized Aegis Mini has enough capacity to store your entire collection of photos, music and videos - up to 40,000 songs or 200 hours of video.

The Aegis Mini's robust, compact design centers around a 16- point omni-directional shock-mounted 1.8" hard drive and comes with a padded neoprene travel pouch, protecting the drive from the rigors of travel. With extremely low power demands, the Aegis Mini is bus powered certified, ensuring that the drive powers on all notebooks. Pair this with your choice of a convenient integrated USB 2.0 or FireWire cable, which wraps neatly around the Mini when not in use, and you have the perfect notebook storage companion.

The Aegis Mini is compatible with both PC and Apple(R) systems, and comes bundled with Apricorn's Data Protection Suite, a complete software package offering backup and synchronization.

Data Protection Software Suite includes:


-- Apricorn EZ Gig II(R) Backup & Disaster Recovery Software

-- Microsoft(R) Sync Toy

-- Apricorn SMART-ER(R) - Internal Hard Drive Error Reporting Software


-- ShirtPocket SuperDuper!

-- Qdea(R) Synchronize! X(TM)

-- Apricorn Encrypter

Package Contents

-- Aegis Mini with integrated USB 2.0 or FireWire cable

-- 1-meter extension cable

-- Neoprene travel pouch

-- Data Protection Suite software CD

-- Quick Start Guide

System Requirements

Hardware: Pentium(R) II CPU, Apple(R) G3 or later, 128MB RAM, available powered USB or FireWire port (depending on model), CD-ROM or CD-R/RW drive

Software: Windows(R) 2000, XP, and Vista(TM); Mac OS 10.x or later

Availability and Pricing

Apricorn's Aegis Mini is currently available in the US, Canada and online at www.apricorn.com


-- USB 2.0 interface: $169 (80GB), $229 (120GB), $259 (160GB)

-- FireWire interface: $179 (80GB), $239 (120GB), $269 (160GB)


1 year limited

About Apricorn

Celebrating 25 years of leading the personal storage industry, Apricorn offers a broad family of innovative, high-quality storage, backup & upgrade products for notebook & desktop applications. Apricorn was founded in 1983 and has developed numerous award winning products under the Apricorn brand and is an OEM supplier to a number of leading computer manufacturers. Apricorn is headquartered in Poway, California, and distributes products throughout US and Canada. For additional information please visit http://www.apricorn.com.

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