Olixir Launches Ultra-Rugged Portable External Hard Drive

Olixir Technologies Expands Mobile DataVault Family of Durable Hard Drives With Launch Of Ultra-Rugged Portable External Hard Drive

High-Capacity, High-Performance Mobile DataVault 2LX External Hard Drive Exceeds MIL-STD-810F Transit Drop Test Requirement Making It An Ideal Solution For Reliable, Shock-Protected Storage of Critical Data for Commercial and Federal Government Markets.

Las Vegas – January 6, 2005 – Olixir Technologies, a provider of technologically advanced ruggedized, portable data storage solutions, today expanded its popular Mobile DataVault family of ruggedized external hard drives with the launch of the Mobile DataVault 2LX External Hard Drive at the 2005 Consumer Electronics Show. The first product to be released in Olixir’s new ultra-rugged Mobile DataVault Series 2 product line, the Mobile DataVault 2LX exceeds the MIL-STD-810F transit drop test requirements (Method 516, Procedure IV) establishing a new level of ruggedization for external data storage devices.

The ultra-rugged high-capacity Mobile DataVault 2LX meets and exceeds the demanding, and sometimes hostile, data storage environments of applications such as military field storage, mobile video surveillance, video editing, HIPAA-compliant records retention, offsite data archival, and disaster recovery, by delivering a high-capacity disk drive in a lightweight 12.5 ounce package that is as compact as a VHS tape, but tough enough to withstand numerous 6 FOOT drops.

Compatible with Olixir’s USB 2.0, Firewire and Serial ATA interface cables, the 5400 RPM DataVault 2LX incorporates an 8 MB cache enabling users to transfer up to one GB of data in under 40 seconds. This portable external drive can also be used with Olixir’s 5.25” docking bay, which is often preferred for applications requiring frequent removeability. Also available with a desktop Plug-and-Play USB 2.0/Firewire chassis, the Mobile DataVault 2LX is an ideal, easy-to-use tape drive replacement solution for data backup and archival for small- and medium-sized enterprises.

“In our lab tests, the Mobile DataVault 2LX has been shown to survive more than 75 drops from three to six feet at all directions. It has been certified to easily exceed the challenging MIL-STD-810F transit drop test requirements,” explained Darshan Shah, President of Olixir Technologies. “The availability of our ultra-rugged Series 2 drives is creating excitement among our resellers as it ushers in the next generation of portable storage technology. Because the ultra-durable Mobile DataVault 2LX exceeds military transit drop test standards, it provides users with a data storage solution that keeps data extremely safe. Hard drive manufacturers cite handling as a leading cause of damage; This new drive significantly decreases this reliability concern through extremely high durability,”

Mobile DataVault 2LX Product Specifications

The 5,400 RPM Mobile DataVault 2LX has been certified to exceed Military drop test requirements specified in MIL-STD-810F(Method 516, Procedure IV); The testing consisted of dropping the drive on all faces a total of 26 times from 4 feet. Olixir has shown this portable drive can withstand in excess of 75 drops from 3-to-6 feet. It includes 8MB of cache memory, allowing it to transfer up to a Gigabyte of data in less than 40 seconds using the available Serial ATA cable interface. In addition to Serial ATA, the versatile Mobile DataVault 2LX also supports USB 2.0, Firewire and PCMCIA interfaces through interchangeable cables. In addition, the hot-swappable drive can be used as a removable storage solution when used with Olixir’s 5.25-inch Docking Bay or desktop USB 2.0/Firewire chassis making it an ideal solution for video surveillance applications, media rotation, backup and disaster recovery and data security for small- to medium-sized businesses. The Mobile DataVault 2LX supports plug-and-play operation with Macintosh OS 8.6 and higher, Windows 2000/XP/2003 and recent versions of the Linux
operating system.

At a height of 1.40 inches, width of 4.45 inches and length of 7.5 inches, the Mobile DataVault 2LX is compact enough to fit into the palm of a hand – making it easily transportable in any briefcase, safe, cabinet or other external storage container. Weighing in at a little over 12 ounces, the Mobile DataVault 2LX is lighter than a VHS tape.

Immediately available through the Olixir Web site (olixir.com), the 60GB Mobile DataVault 2LX drive is available at a list price of $549, with discounts for volume purchases. The Mobile DataVault 2LX is also available in 40GB, 80GB and 100GB capacities.

About Olixir Technologies

Olixir Technologies designs and markets ruggedized, portable data storage solutions for digitized data, including business continuity and disaster recovery solutions. Olixir’s Data Storage solutions are designed to be easy-to-manage and allow universal access to data across servers, media types and storage networks in both the mainframe and open-systems environments. Olixir provides products and services to a broad range of customers, including large multi-national
companies, midsize and small businesses, end users, universities, medical institutions and governmental agencies. Olixir’s products are listed on GSA Contract GS-35F-0538P. For additional information about Olixir and its products, visit the company’s Web site at olixir.com.

Contacts

Darshan Shah Ken Hagihara
Olixir Technologies, Inc.

(408) 719-0595 x101

darshan@olixir.com

Olixir Technologies

(949) 768-4423

ken@integritypr.net