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PowerQuest DriveCopy 4.0 Simplifies Hard Drive Upgrade Process by Adding Virtual Floppy Technology

OREM, Utah (U.S.A.) - June 25, 2001 - PowerQuest® Corporation, a provider of proven solutions for storage management, continues to simplify the hard drive upgrade process by announcing the release of DriveCopy™ 4.0. DriveCopy 4.0 allows a user to upgrade the entire contents or selected partitions of an old hard drive to a new hard drive in minutes while keeping the data, settings and partitions intact. New enhancements for DriveCopy 4.0 include PowerQuest’s patent-pending Virtual Floppy technology along with support for Windows® Me and support for hard drives up to 80 GB.

“This program is a real time saver. It is one of the tools I keep in my must have CD-ROM case. It sure makes setting up a new drive easier,” said Bill Leeper, an independent computer consultant from Portland, Ore.

PowerQuest’s Virtual Floppy technology removes the need to create boot diskettes, thus allowing the user to prepare the system for a hard drive upgrade in a fraction of the time. For example, with DriveCopy 3.0 a user would first create boot diskettes. After installing the new drive, the user would then use the boot diskettes to run DriveCopy and copy the old hard drive onto the new one. With DriveCopy 4.0 a user may choose the Virtual Floppy option during software installation. After installing the new hard drive and rebooting the system, DriveCopy automatically runs, simplifying the upgrade process.

In addition to Virtual Floppy technology, the graphical wizard interface in DriveCopy 4.0 makes the upgrade process more intuitive by walking a user step-by-step through the upgrade, thus enabling the everyday PC user to upgrade his or her own hard drive.

System Requirements
Windows 95/98, Me, NT 4.0 Workstation, 2000 Professional, Linux or DOS (Linux and 16-bit operating systems require DOS), Intel/386 SX compatible or higher, 16 MB RAM (32 MB required for FAT32 or NTFS), VGA or higher video support, CD-ROM drive.

Pricing and Availability
DriveCopy 4.0 will be available in July for a suggested retail price of US $49.95. Users may purchase the product through computer retail stores or via download from PowerQuest’s Web site at Registered DriveCopy users may purchase the upgrade for US $39.95 from the PowerQuest Web site only. Languages supported include English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese Traditional.

About PowerQuest
PowerQuest Corporation is a global provider of automated deployment and recovery solutions for corporations and individual users. Based on the company's Virtual Volume Imaging (V2i) technology and Active State Management (ASM) architecture, PowerQuest products and services simplify the management of storage throughout the technology lifecycle. PowerQuest products are available directly from the company and throughout a network of partners in more than 34 countries.

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