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Imation Launches New USB Drive

10/26/2005 03:12:00 PM Eastern

Oakdale, Minn. — Imation announced its second-generation USB flash drive today, carrying over the swivel cap design from the first generation model.

The new Imation Swivel Drive Pro boasts a 50 percent increase in read speed, capable of reading files at 12MBps, the company said.

It also features a quick-release lanyard for transporting the drive. Imation offers free software on its Web site for password-protecting the drive.

The new USB 2.0 drive ships this month in 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, 1GB and 2GB capacities with a suggested retail price range from $24.99 to $199.99.