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To benefit small business entrepreneurs, corporate IT
directors and home PC users, leading computer retailer, PC
World, will now be selling OnStream's high performance,
removable storage drive for Windows® '98 power desktops and
workstations, the USB30, at its 85 stores nationwide.
Offered at the competitive price of £199* ex VAT, this
external drive is the most reliable, fastest and best value
of its type available anywhere in the UK.

"We have selected OnStream's USB30 because it's designed to
meet the more demanding storage requirements that older tape
technologies are no longer suited to and provides
exceptional standards of data reliability for desktop and
notebook backup that were previously only available in the
enterprise market," said xxxxx, title, PC World.

The 30GB compressed capacity of the OnStream USB30 is enough
to hold all the data on most current desktop PCs. Its USB
connection means it's suitable for PCs or laptops that are
less than two years old and running Windows 98 and the
flexibility of the drive means that it can be used as an
archiving device or a backup solution or even as an external
hard drive.

"The OnStream Echo software employed by the drive gives
users both the reliability of automatic and the flexibility
of manual back-ups. It offers a frequency scheduler so that
they can choose how often to back up, 'drag & drop'
archiving and retrieval to and from any application and
effortless organisation of files. Its catalogue feature
automatically tracks every file avoiding the frustration
associated with searching for files across multiple
cartridges." added Syd Virdi, VP Sales and Marketing,
OnStream Europe.

Echo also supports data-intensive, multimedia projects
allowing MPEG2 video and MP3s to be recorded and played
directly from the drive making it ideal for graphic artists,
web designers, audio/video professionals, CAD engineers and
other power users.

OnStream's patented Advanced Digital Recording (ADR)
technology delivers an unprecedented blend of data
reliability, capacity, performance and affordability.
Reliability features include an advanced servo system, which
ensures media integrity while writing and keeps the head
from wandering off track, and spatially distributed error
correction code (ECC) that greatly increases the chances for
data recovery. Furthermore, with ADR technology, drive
breakage is very unusual and so there is less manufacturer
intervention for repairs. Such an intelligent, efficient
design requires fewer parts, so that the USB30 works
smarter, not harder, resulting in a better all-round

A one-year warranty is available on each drive purchased
with an additional one year granted upon product

30GB, removable ADR cartridges are also available at PC
World priced £29.95 each or £75.95 for a three-pack. - ends

* Unless otherwise stated, all prices are ESP (estimated
retail price) and are quoted exclusive of VAT.

About OnStream

Incorporated in 1998, OnStream, Inc. delivers affordable,
high capacity removable storage solutions for servers,
workstations and power desktops. The privately held,
Colorado-based company is a spin-off from Philips
Electronics of The Netherlands. OnStream offers the Echo
30GB line of desktop drives in SCSI digital tape drive for
server applications and soon-to-ship ADR line of
multi-platform SCSI drives for server back-up. All the
drives are powered by OnStream's patented Advanced Digital
Recording (ADR) technology. For more information, visit,
OnStream at

Where IGB = 1 billion bytes. All capacities mentioned assume
2:1 compression using back-up software. Capacity and
performance will vary with file types and system

OnStream, ADR, ONStream Echo, the OnStream logo and ADR logo
are trademarks of OnStream, Inc. All other trademarks are
properties of their respective companies.

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