Connect Tech’s New FlashDrive/104 Provides Reliable, Solid State Storage for Rugged Applications.

GUELPH, ON – November, 2007 – With over 20 years of hardware design and
manufacturing experience for the industrial PC and embedded markets, Connect Tech Inc.
proudly announces the addition of FlashDrive/104 to its list of product offerings.

FlashDrive/104 is a flash based solid state storage solution ideal for rugged
applications. Designed with the latest NAND technology and no moving parts,
FlashDrive/104 offers a robust, reliable replacement for magnetic hard drives that can be
prone to corruption and mechanical failures. “FlashDrive/104 is perfect for any
application that requires a high tolerance to shock, vibration or extreme temperatures,”
said David Worthen, President of Connect Tech.

Connect Tech considered not only the need for enhanced performance improvements, but
also, the importance of challenges that can arise as a result of external disturbances
when designing FlashDrive/104. As a result, this solid state drive was engineered with
components capable of enduring harsh conditions and high density flash memory chips to
provide immense storage capabilities for reduced latency and rapid data transfer.
FlashDrive/104 also features an on-board flash controller that provides bad block
management, error code correction and an embedded Flash file system to protect and retain
data files and programs.

PC/104 based FlashDrive/104 is usable with any platform and offers driverless operation
so that it may be utilized within any operating system environment. Users will be
impressed with the reliability and performance enhancing features of this mass storage,
solid state drive, while appreciate the time and frustration saved with the benefits of


Hard Disk Interface

Industry standard ATA/IDE interfaces

Read/write performance up to 10MB per second

Supports up to PIO (programmed input/output) Mode-4

Supports up to multi-word DMA Mode-2

Standard master/slave selection

Flash Storage

4, 8, 16 or 32 GB models available

Global write protect

On-board Flash controller featuring:

¦ Embedded Flash file system

¦ Wear leveling algorithms to increase longevity of Flash

¦ Bad block management and error code correction

About Connect Tech:

Since 1985, Connect Tech has provided high quality, cost-effective connectivity
solutions worldwide. Committed to excellence in both product design and customer service,
Connect Tech continues to build on a reputation for manufacturing superior performance
communication solutions for mission critical applications.

Designer and manufacturer of multi-port serial adapters, flash drives, FPGA &
Digital I/O products, external wireless radio modems, design & debugging tools and
Ethernet-to-serial devices, Connect Tech’s commitment to customer satisfaction is
demonstrated by our ongoing willingness to comply with important product certifications
and approvals, the best warranty in industry and free technical support.

Contact Information

Connect Tech Inc.

42 Arrow Road
Guelph, Ontario, N1K 1S6

tele: 519.836.1291
fax: 519.836.4878

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