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Sonnet offers free Flash Drive with Encore/ST Processor Upgrade Kits.
April 1, 2003, Irvine CA

Sonnet Technologies, has annonced that they have extended the eligibility dates of its promotion for a free 32MB Piccolo USB Flash Drive with every Encore/ST purchase. The original end date of March 31, 2003 has now been extended to April 30, 2003, which adds 30 days to this well-received promotion, and allows for more Sonnet customers to take advantage of this special offer. Since February 1, 2003, each customer who has purchased an Encore/ST 800 MHz, 1.0 GHz, or 1.25 GHz product in the U.S, Canada, Japan, or Europe, becomes eligible to receive a free Sonnet Piccolo 32MB USB Flash Drive. Details and mail-in form can be found on the Sonnet website.

           
Encore/ST
The Sonnet Encore/ST 800 MHz, 1.0 GHz, and 1.25 GHz processor upgrades for Power Mac® G4 machines utilize the 745X series of Motorola G4 chips, delivering processor performance of upto three times that of the original systems. All three models include 2MB DDR (Double Data Rate) L3 backside cache, the same modern

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cache RAM found on Apple's latest G4 towers. This provides the highest possible performance and compatibility. The Encore/ST is designed for the following G4 systems that employ AGP graphics:

- Power Mac G4 AGP Graphics
- Power Mac G4 Gigabit Ethernet
- Power Mac G4 Digital Audio
- Power Mac G4 Quicksilver 2001
- Power Mac G4 Servers (except Xserve)
- Power Mac G4 Cube (Requires Cube   Installation Kit and professional installation.)

In order to work in both 100 MHz and 133 MHz bus speed machines, the new Encore/ST will automatically detect the bus speeds of its host machine and run at the specified performance of its processor. The card integrates seamlessly
with all software applications and supports all operating systems from Mac® OS 9.2 through OS X with no additional software required.

Piccolo
The Sonnet Piccolo is a USB flash drive, the latest technology in keychain-sized portable storage. The smallest solution in its class, the
Piccolo plugs straight into any USB port with no additional cables, drivers, software, or adapters. Offered in four capacities-32MB, 64MB, 128MB, 256MB-it is a great improvement over removable media drives for people on the go, and those with multiple systems, as no drive mechanism is required. It is compatible with any USB-ready computer, and supports Mac® OS 8.6, Mac OS 9.x, Mac OS X, Windows® 98*, Windows 98 SE (Second Edition)*, Windows Me (Millennium Edition), Windows 2000, Windows XP. (*Driver required for Windows 98/98 SE)



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