ELANTRA has released the new 5GB CMS Fire & Forget line of Type II PC-card hard drives (HDD) designed to give PDA and notebook users additional storage capacity and the ability to share files between the two mobile systems.
This credit card-sized HDD with 20MB/sec data transfer and 15ms seek, is fast enough to stream video and MP3 files. It weighs less than two ounces and requires only a single PC-card slot to operate.
On notebook systems using Windows OS, the Fire & Forget automatically initiates an incremental backup of the drive and stores them in native file format. With the launch of the higher capacity 5GB card, CMS also announced a more than 30 percent price reduction on its 2GB solution.
CMS's line of Fire & Forget HDDs are compatible with any pocket or handheld PDA equipped with a PC-card slot and running Microsoft CE 3.0 software, such as the Compaq iPAQ Pocket PC.
With only 16MB to 64MB of RAM out of the box, PDAs typically don't have the capacity to utilise graphic intensive files, mixed media files, or capacity-hungry programs on a daily basis.
With Fire & Forget, users simply insert the drive into the PCMCIA slot of the PDA enabling quick and easy retrieval of even the most robust files.
Plugged into a host system, Fire & Forget functions as an additional drive, making all of the user's files and applications immediately accessible without the installation of additional software.
It requires no additional cables or power support, only the PC card slot. For sharing large files, the Fire & Forget easily bridges the gap between the desktop, notebook and hand-held PDA using CMS' USB to PCMCIA converter.