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PowerQuest Granted Patent for Partitioning Technology

OREM, Utah - July 18, 2000- PowerQuest® Corporation, a provider of proven solutions for storage management, announced today that the company was granted its fourth patent on partitioning technology. U.S. Patent No. 6,088,778, which was granted to PowerQuest on July 11, 2000, applies to a method for manipulating disk partitions that aids in the installation of an operating system.

"Patented technology tells our customers they are getting powerful solutions from PowerQuest that allow them to complete complex tasks in a way that is not available from anyone else," said Eric J. Ruff, CEO and founder of PowerQuest. "The technology included in this patent is at the core of several PowerQuest products and protects the investments we have made in developing and marketing our unique technology."

PowerQuest has previously been granted three patents for its partitioning technology. The technology in these patents is included in PowerQuest's PartitionMagic®, Drive Image® Pro, and ServerMagic products.

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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