Seems to be a good day to talk about IBM's Microdrive. Today Microtech announced a $50 mail-in rebate off the 340MB Microdrive (only Microtech brand). "The Microtech kits combine the 340MB IBM Microdrive with the award winning Microtech™ CameraMate™ and ZiO!™ lines of digital card readers, as well as with the new MediaVault™ digital media storage accessory. The rebate is also applicable to the IBM retail packaged drive and Travel Kit." The offer is available until August 10, 2001.

MICROTECH™ GIVES CONSUMERS A BREAK WITH IBM MICRODRIVE

Summer Promotion Offers $50 Mail-in Rebate On Select Microdrive Products

GUILFORD, CT - June 15, 2001 - SCM Microsystems (Nasdaq: SCMM, Neuer Markt: SMY), a leading provider of solutions that open the Digital World, is now making it more affordable for consumers to use the IBM Microdrive with portable consumer devices such as digital cameras, PDAs, MP3 players, etc. As a distributor of the IBM Microdrive one-inch hard disk drive, SCM Microsystems is providing a $50 mail-in rebate on 340MB Microdrive products offered through the Microtech™ brand.

SCM Microsystems offers a wide variety of kits through their Microtech brand. The Microtech kits combine the 340MB IBM Microdrive with the award winning Microtech™ CameraMate™ and ZiO!™ lines of digital card readers, as well as with the new MediaVault™ digital media storage accessory. The rebate is also applicable to the IBM retail packaged drive and Travel Kit.

"With the summer season upon us, consumers will increasingly enjoy outdoor activities with their portable digital devices," said Al Conte, vice president marketing, retail brands for SCM Microsystems. "The proliferation of these devices and digital media will give consumers many more business and personal reasons for wanting affordable, high-capacity removable storage. This Microdrive promotion allows us to help consumers take full advantage of the digital lifestyle with minimal impact to their pocketbooks."

By offering a $50 mail-in rebate with the purchase of 340MB Microdrive products, SCM Microsystems allows consumers to experience seemingly endless storage possibilities at a low cost. The 340MB IBM Microdrive is a high-capacity, high-performance, one-inch hard disk drive that enables users of digital cameras to capture large quantities high-resolution photos without having to frequently download data. Notebook users can back-up and transport their data more quickly and conveniently. In addition, handheld PC users and MP3 enthusiasts can access more music files and applications, and maintain large databases.

"The Microdrive already offers the lowest cost per megabyte among removable memory formats, but the promotion offered by SCM Microsystems gives consumers an added break and a great incentive for transitioning from traditional analog media to the convenience and flexibility of digital media," said Michael Kuptz, Microdrive business line manager, IBM Storage Technology Division.

The mail-in rebate is effective immediately through August 10, 2001 for the following products:

  • MD340 - IBM p / n 07N4096 - UPC# 087944-502500
  • MD340/A - IBM p / n 07N4095 - UPC# 087944-502517
  • MD340DK - UPC# 717420 - 171301
  • MD340RK - UPC# 717420 -172322
  • MD340MVK - UPC# 717420 - 172322

The mail-in rebate form is availble via download at:
www.microtechint.com/specialoffers/md340rebate.