Wednesday, June 23, 2004

New version of Ontrack® Disk Manager® helps computer users manage growing data storage needs

Ontrack® Disk Manager® Hard Drive Installation Software more effective with support for drives over 137GB

MINNEAPOLIS – June 23, 2004 – Ontrack Data Recovery™, the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services in the industry, today announced the availability of Ontrack® Disk Manager® 5.0, an upgraded version of its popular hard drive installation software. Responding to the fact that today’s PC users fill up their hard drives more quickly with larger files including Internet, video, audio and multimedia files, this version now offers support for drives over 137GB in size – overcoming the current ATA 137GB BIOS limitation. This provides PC enthusiasts with more freedom to install drives and configure their system for maximum performance.

“As people continue to download a staggering amount of content available on the Internet, including the growing number of people downloading music and video files, hard drives are filling up faster than ever,” said Jim Reinert, sr. director of Software and Services for Ontrack Data Recovery. “Disk Manager is an economical solution to storage, helping PC users to extend the life of their computer by adding new drive capacity rather than upgrading to a completely new system."

With the disk drive industry set to reach a historical cumulative shipment level of two billion drives during the third quarter of 2004, according to Computer Technology Review (April 2004), Ontrack’s software upgrade makes installation of these drives easier than ever. Disk Manager software, with its beginning in 1985, is already responsible for more than 150 million installations, or nearly 1/10 of total drives ever manufactured.

Using an improved graphical interface, Ontrack Disk Manager 5.0 intelligently leads PC enthusiasts and computer technicians step-by-step through the entire disk installation process. In addition to support for drives greater than 137GB, this newest version of Disk Manager includes a Drive-to-Drive data copy feature that allows the user to copy from folder to folder or from partition to partition, and the ability to run from bootable CD for Windows and DOS. Ontrack Disk Manager 5.0 supports installation of any manufacturers’ hard disk drive, including Fujitsu, Hitachi, IBM, Maxtor, Quantum, Samsung, Seagate, Toshiba and Western Digital.

Pricing and Availability
Ontrack Disk Manager 5.0 is designed to work on any SATA/ATA/IDE or SCSI disk drive and supports Windows XP Home and Professional, 2000, Millennium, 98SE and DOS operating environments. It is available for $59.95 and the upgrade is available for $39.95. Ontrack Disk Manager can be purchased by calling Ontrack at 1-800-872-2599 or online at

About Ontrack Data Recovery
Ontrack Data Recovery ( is the largest, most experienced and technologically advanced provider of data recovery products and services worldwide. Ontrack is able to recover lost or corrupted data from virtually all operating systems and types of storage devices through its do-it-yourself, remote and in-lab capabilities, using its hundreds of proprietary tools and techniques. Ontrack Data Recovery is a brand name of Kroll Ontrack Inc., which operates as the Technology Services Group of Kroll Inc. (NASDAQ: KROL).

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