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EMC Retrospect Express HD Now Available From Leading Retailers


HOPKINTON, Mass. – October 12, 2006 – Protecting your music, photos, e-mail, games, tax returns, schoolwork, computer settings – everything on your PC - has just become easier and faster. EMC Corporation, the world leader in information management and storage, today announces the release of EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0 for simple, fast, and reliable backup of a single PC to an internal or external hard drive. Earlier versions of EMC Retrospect Express HD edition were only available bundled with third-party branded hard drives. With the release of version 2.0, EMC Retrospect Express HD is now available as standalone software from leading online and storefront retailers.


Retrospect Express HD 2.0 takes only minutes to set up using a simple three-step process: choose what to protect, select a hard drive to store backups to, and set a schedule. The software automatically ensures the Windows desktop or notebook is completely and reliably protected.


Retrospect Express HD 2.0 uses the same powerful Progressive Incremental and Smart RestoreTM technologies found in Retrospect’s broader home/home office and business editions. During each backup, Retrospect captures just new or changed data, eliminating the need for time-consuming weekly full backups. If a PC user accidentally deletes or overwrites a file, a virus attacks, or their hard drive fails, Retrospect restores lost data with unparalleled accuracy.


Additional key features in Retrospect Express HD 2.0 include:


Stores backups on internal or external hard drives, including networked drives (New)

Backs up on an automated schedule and/or immediately at the press of a button

Flexibility to backup everything or just files that matter most

Restores a single file or entire PC to any point in time when a backup took place

Searches backups to find lost files quickly

Protects files that are open and in use during the backup

Removes outdated backups automatically to free disk space

Compresses backups to maximize storage (New)

Creates and easily updates backups on multiple drives, enabling a drive to be stored in a separate location for extra protection


“Retrospect Express HD 2.0 builds on the proven Retrospect technology that is protecting over 10 million PC’s worldwide today,” said Larry Zulch, Vice President and General Manager, Small and Medium Business Products, EMC Corporation. “From family photos, to your music catalog, to important documents, your PC contains an ever increasing amount of precious information you can’t afford to lose. We’re proud to bring our extremely simple-to-use and reliable software for backing up a PC to retail stores.”


“EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0 is an exciting addition to the Smith Micro product portfolio. With the release of the standalone version, we’re thrilled to bring this extraordinarily simple, yet powerful backup and recovery software directly to PC users,” said Jonathan Kahn, Senior Vice President at Smith Micro.


Pricing and Availability


EMC Retrospect Express HD 2.0 is available immediately from Smith Micro online retail stores and Office Max. The product will also be available at other major office supply stores later this month. MSRP for Retrospect Express HD 2.0 is $49.99.


About EMC


EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) is the world leader in products, services, and solutions for information management and storage that help organizations extract the maximum value from their information, at the lowest total cost, across every point in the information lifecycle. Information about EMC's products and services can be found at www.EMC.com.


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EMC and Retrospect are registered trademarks and Smart Restore is a trademark of EMC Corporation and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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