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Adaptec Brings USB 2.0 Connectivity to Notebook Computers

Company Announces USB2connect CardBus adapter for PC and Macintosh notebooks (October 23, 2001)
Adaptec, Inc. today announced USB2connect for Notebooks, a new 2-port USB 2.0 CardBus adapter. This latest addition to Adaptec's USB 2.0 product line offers users more flexibility for connecting multiple USB devices and peripherals to their laptop computers. Now consumers can have access to high-speed USB 2.0 connectivity anywhere they travel.

Adaptec's USB2connect for Notebooks kit includes a high-speed 2-port USB 2.0 CardBus adapter for PC and Macintosh notebooks, providing laptops with plug-and-play connectivity for USB 2.0 devices such as hard drives, CD-RWs and scanners. IDC has estimated the size of the portable computer market to be over 31 million units in 2002. Adaptec's USB 2.0 drivers for Microsoft Windows 98SE, Me and 2000 are also included with USB2connect for Notebooks.

USB2connect for Notebooks is fully backward compatible with USB 1.1 devices and has full USB 2.0 high-speed certification from the USB-IF. Products that pass this program's tests are deemed USB 2.0 compliant and are added to the USB-IF's Integrators List. This list allows consumers to verify before making a purchase that a particular product is a quality USB 2.0 compliant device.

With data transfer rates of 480 Mbps, USB 2.0 is forty times faster than the USB 1.1 specification. USB 2.0's high-speed performance makes it perfect for handling the growing demand of increased bandwidth/high-speed multimedia applications and products on the market today.

Adaptec's USB2connect for Notebooks has an MSRP of US$99 and will be available at the end of October through select retailers, resellers, mail order and Adaptec's web site at

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