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Setting New Standard In Data Storage, Trekstor Of Germany Introduces USB Memory Stick With Eight Gigabytes Storage

World’s Highest Capacity Stick Storage Devices Now Shipping to U.S. Retailers in Six and Eight GB Models

EAST ROCKAWAY, N.Y. — June 22, 2006 — Setting an astonishing new standard for storage capacity in USB memory sticks, TrekStor, Germany’s largest maker of USB storage products, has introduced the first USB memory stick with up to eight gigabytes of storage. Measuring about twice the width of current USB sticks, though thinner and shorter, the new TrekStor Model CS-D memory stick is available and shipping in six and eight gigabyte models. Both models meet USB 2.0 standards for high-speed data transfer and work with Windows, Mac, and Linux computers.

“This is a massive amount of storage in very tiny, very portable package,” said Hana Arad, president of Data Station, the U.S. marketing arm for TrekStor. Arad said that for its size — 1.25 inches wide, 0.375 inches thick, and 2.5 inches long, including cover — the new CS-D is the world’s highest capacity stick storage device. “Our eight gigabyte stick weighs less than one ounce. It is a remarkable achievement,” said Arad.

For durability and good looks, the TrekStor CS-D USB memory stick features an aluminum casing and connector cover with a brushed metal finish. Power is supplied through the USB connection; a red LED is illuminated when the stick is in use. A neck strap and USB extension cable are included. No software drivers are required, except for PCs using Windows 98. The CS-D can be plugged directly into a USB port or be connected to a USB port using the supplied cable.

“The CS-D must pass the same stringent manufacturing and quality control process as other TrekStor memory products,” said Shimon Szmigiel, TrekStor CEO.

If used to store downloaded music, the eight-gigabyte stick would hold about 2,000 songs, Szmigiel said, or about the number of songs in a 200-CD collection.

Rather than using flash memory, the CS-D employs a miniature one-inch hard drive that is shock-mounted using an original, proprietary design. The CS-D is intended for same daily use as flash-technology memory products.

Now available at Amazon.com, the CS-D is backed by a one-year warranty. The manufacturer’s suggest retail price for the 6GB model is $139.99; for 8GB, it is $179.99.

About TrekStor
Founded in 2001, TrekStor GmbH offers a number of award winning personal entertainment and storage device solutions for both work and play. Offering a mix of USB external hard drive storage, high-capacity USB sticks, and a line of high-quality portable players, all products are developed in Germany and undergo stringent quality control for superior performance, capacity and reliability. Headquartered in central Germany, the Lorsch, South Hessen-based company employees 135 people, with distribution in Europe, the Middle East and North America. Additional information on TrekStor and its products can be found at www.trekstor.de/en/.
Data Station, the U.S. marketing arm for TrekStor, is located at 469 Atlantic Ave, East Rockaway, NY 11518 (Tel: 516-593-1515).

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