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M-Systems DiskOnKey Product Line Increases to 4GB Capacity

(July 26, 2005)

M-Systems (Nasdaq:FLSH), the leading developer of USB flash drives (UFDs), today announced that it has increased the storage capacity of its DiskOnKey devices to four gigabytes.

   The increased storage capacity makes the new device the ideal solution for numerous corporate and specialized tasks including large file transfers, data recovery and backup, and temporary archiving and operating system management. Additionally, the four gigabyte storage capacity is an alternative solution for users requiring portable storage that is capable of storing video and photos, or as a miniature digital music file jukebox.

   "It is evident that the USB flash drive has become an ideal personal storage solution, and as users continue to demand new USB flash drive products that include applications, such as U3 smart software, they will find increased uses for higher capacities," said Blaine Phelps, worldwide marketing director for M-Systems. "The higher storage capacity available with DiskOnKey will provide a solution to the growing memory needs of consumers with continued quality and reliability." 

   Uses for the Four Gigabyte DiskOnKey Device: 

  •    Store roughly four hours of compressed video (depending on format), such as MPEG, QuickTime and Windows Media Video. 
  •    Collect the equivalent of over 2,800 floppy diskettes worth of data. 
  •    Compile 1,024 digital music files, each four minutes long. 
  •    Save countless text and graphics files. 

   Pricing and Availability 

   The manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) for the four gigabyte DiskOnKey is $569. DiskOnKey partners will offer the four gigabyte device through their respective sales channels in North America, Asia and Europe later this year. For more information regarding the DiskOnKey product line or for partner information please visit

   About M-Systems' DiskOnKey 

   The DiskOnKey is a unique, patented solution offering partners the unprecedented flexibility and ease-of-use to implement M-Systems' expertise into their existing product line or to design their own form factor using the Company's internal architecture. The award-winning DiskOnKey product line offers consumers trusted quality, reliability, extreme security and the industry's leading product warranty.

   For product information, enhancements, upgrades and general information on the USB flash drive category please visit

   About M-Systems 

   M-Systems develops, manufactures and markets innovative flash-based data storage solutions for consumer electronics and embedded markets. The Company targets the fast growing multimedia mobile handset market with its DiskOnChip(R) and MegaSIM(TM) solutions and the popular USB flash drive market with its DiskOnKey(R) product. More information about M-Systems is available online at

   All company and product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are used for identification purposes only. 

   This press release includes forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results to vary significantly. These risks include, but are not limited to: the effect of global economic conditions in general and conditions in M-Systems' industry and target markets in particular, shifts in supply and demand, market acceptance, the impact of competitive products and pricing, product development, commercialization and technological difficulties, and capacity and supply constraints including dependence on flash component suppliers; changes in M-Systems' and its customers' inventory levels and inventory valuations; timely product and technology development/upgrades and the ability to manage changes in market conditions as needed; market acceptance of new products and continuing product demand; the impact of competitive products and pricing on M-Systems' and its customers' products and markets; the development, release and sale of new products by strategic suppliers and customers; the development and growth of anticipated markets for M-Systems' and its customers' products; and other risk factors detailed from time to time in M-Systems' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. M-Systems assumes no obligation to update the information in this press release and disclaims any obligation to publicly update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect any change in its expectations or in events, conditions, or circumstances on which any such statements may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Reference to M-Systems' website above does not constitute incorporation of any of the information thereon into this press release.

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