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 Freecom FHD-3 External hard drive: The starting point for a new multimedia storage concept
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Message Text: A high quality product for today's professionals: Freecom introduces the FHD-3, a new hard drive with USB 2.0 and FireWire connections.

With the new FHD-3 you can add up to 400GB of additional storage capacity to every computer. Thanks to the included Freecom Personal Media Suite, the True Image software from Acronis and the SYNC button, your data is always up-to-date and secure. On top of all this, this intelligent hard drive is the start for a whole new, innovative multimedia storage concept by Freecom.

The new FHD-3 can be positioned both horizontally and vertically; the design of the aluminium external hard drive is a real eye-catcher. What might look like ?just another hard drive? is in fact the start of a brand new multimedia storage concept. In the near future, Freecom will introduce more products that use the same design format. Concepts that Freecom are working on include an AV-module, with which the user can connect the FHD-3 to a TV and use the drive as a HD-recorder. When connecting to a wireless LAN module, you will be able share the data on the FHD-3 in a wireless network environment. These additional modules will stack on top of each other, thereby creating a real Multimedia Tower with the FHD-3 as basis.

The fast and extremely silent hard drive with One Button Data Synchronization comes in 160, 250 and 400 Gigabyte versions. These large capacities make the drive ideally suited for working with storage-space consuming data-files like video, digital photos, presentations or MP3 music files. The FHD-3 is available in 2 versions; the customer can choose between a USB 2.0 version or a version with both USB 2.0 and FireWire connections. Both interfaces ensure fast data transfer rates and ensure rapid access to all data. The FHD-3 is easy to install ? whether on a PC, Mac or notebook ? no need to reboot or reconfigure the computer. Its small size of only 175 x 140 x 44 mm make the hard drive extremely portable.

Freecom offers the new FHD-3 with a footstand (to enable the drive to be positioned vertically), USB 2.0 connection cable, FireWire / iLink connection cable (only with the USB & FireWire version), Power adapter and Manual (on CD). Also included in the package are the Freecom Personal Media Suite (this software suite consists of the SYNC program for file synchronization, a Password protection, Secure&Compress security coding software, Autorun for automatically running a file or program and True Image by Acronis; this software takes an exact image of your hard drive or separate partitions for complete backup and allows the user to restore all of their hard drive files, including operating systems and programs.

The Freecom FHD-3 is available from the end of July 2004, starting at a suggested selling of 179 Euro excluding VAT (160GB version), and comes with the usual Freecom 2 years manufacturer?s warranty and unlimited free helpdesk support.

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