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Memorex Bundles NTI's FileCD 2.0 Software With Pocket 8cm and Full-Size CD-RW Media

TUSTIN, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 30, 2001--Memorex and NewTech Infosystems (NTI) have announced that Memorex will bundle NTI's FileCD 2.0 high-performance packet-writing software with its 8cm Pocket and full-size CD-RW media.

With FileCD 2.0, storing data on high-capacity CD-RW media is as quick, easy and affordable as copying to a floppy disk. Memorex will bundle FileCD 2.0 on its 10-spindle 8cm Pocket, and 5-pack, 10-pack and 25-spindle full-size CD-RW media. Each of these configurations includes a bonus CD containing NTI FileCD 2.0 for installation on the user's computer.

"We are witnessing the replacement of the floppy/Zip by CD-RW technology. Users are demanding high-capacity removable storage that is as convenient and easy to use as a floppy -- and they don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it,'' said Bill Yao, president and CEO of NTI. "Bundled with NTI FileCD 2.0 software, Pocket CD-RW is the perfect high-capacity replacement for floppy or Zip storage."

"Pocket CD-RW media is smaller than a floppy diskette, but it contains over 160MB of formatted storage -- well over 100 times as much as a floppy,'' said Michael Golacinski, president of Memorex. "It is durable and cost-effective, can be rewritten over and over, and is compatible with virtually any CD-ROM drive. Because of these powerful attributes, we expect significant growth in the 8cm Pocket CD-RW segment over the next year. For users requiring even more storage, our full-size CD-RW media stores over 500MB of formatted data, and its cost per MB is better than either floppy or Zip.''

NTI FileCD 2.0 features:

FileCD 2.0 sports an intuitive user interface and makes storing data on a CD as easy as storing it on a floppy. It provides the option of copying or moving files to a CD via the Windows ``Send To'' function -- or "dragging-and-dropping'' from Windows Explorer or the FileCD window. FileCD 2.0 features include fast "Full Format'' and "Erase,'' as well as File "Delete,'' "Rename'' and "Copy.''

FileCD 2.0 offers reliable support for UDF 1.5 (the emerging standard for optical media), as well as cross-platform ISO formats. In either format, FileCD operates reliably in Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP environments.

About NTI

NewTech Infosystems (NTI), is a leading developer of powerful, feature-rich, easy-to-use software for CD-R/RW (and, in the future, DVD) recording devices. It has delivered complete recording and backup solutions since its inception in 1993.

The NTI family of products includes NTI CD-Maker, Backup NOW!, DriveBackup!, FileCD and Dragon Burn! FileCD comes bundled with CD-Maker and Backup NOW!, and is also available in a standalone version. All NTI products are available in multi-lingual versions, and are distributed through OEM, retail and volume end-user licensing channels.

For more information, visit www.ntius.com . NTI has headquarters at 1395 Warner Ave., Tustin, Calif., 92780. Phone is 714/259-9700. Fax is 714/259-9727.

About Memorex

Memorex is an industry-leading manufacturer and marketer of digital media products, computer peripherals and accessories. Memorex continues to maintain its own line of audio and video media products.

Since the early 1970s, Memorex has been one of the most widely recognized names in the consumer electronics industry. Today, it remains a well-respected brand in both the consumer electronics and computer industries.

Memorex has headquarters in Santa Fe Springs, Calif., and is a subsidiary of Memtek Products Inc. For more information on Memorex products, call 562/906-2800 or visit the company's Web site at www.memorex.com

NOTE TO EDITORS: The names NTI CD-Maker, NTI Backup NOW!, NTI DriveBackup!, NTI FileCD, NTI Dragon Burn!, and EasySteps belong to and are trademarks of NTI. All other names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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