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Tandberg Data Announces Worldwide Availability of RDX® WORM Media

WORM technology for RDX® QuikStor and RDX® QuikStation meets requirements for regulatory compliance and enhances application possibilities

Dortmund, 13 Aug., 2013, Tandberg Data, the developer and leading manufacturer of RDX® technology, and an industry leader in data storage and protection solutions for small and medium-sized businesses, remote offices and workgroups, today announced the worldwide availability of RDX media with WORM (Write Once Read Many) functionality. Combined with RDX WORM media, RDX removable disk systems, including RDX QuikStor and RDX QuikStation, now meet an expanded set of regulatory compliance requirements and are ideal for use with a large number of archiving applications.

Files stored on RDX WORM media cannot be modified or deleted and can be accessed and read without limitation. Data can be added to RDX WORM and existing files cannot be overwritten. With this new enhancement, RDX becomes the single best technology to replace magneto-optical drives, CDs and DVDs.

“Since 2005, RDX technology has been promoted by major system OEMs and trusted by professional IT departments for reliable and affordable backup and disaster recovery,” said Hugo Bergmann, product manager at Tandberg Data. “With the new WORM functionality, RDX now integrates extremely well into a broad range of archiving solutions. In addition, prosumer users can take full advantage of this technology by archiving their music, movies and photos in a safe and undeletable manner.”

RDX WORM is particularly well suited for the following applications:

  • Enterprise Content Management (ECM)
  • Document Management Systems (DMS)
  • Finance Data
  • Data Logging
  • Patient Files like PACS
  • Video and Voice recording
  • Documentation

Compared to currently available optical media like CDs, DVDs or BluRay, RDX removable disk technology provides significantly greater storage capacity. Tandberg Data offers RDX media with integrated WORM functionality in capacities of 320GB, 500GB and 1TB. All generations of RDX media and drives are compatible with each other.

Pricing and Availability

RDX WORM media is now available via Tandberg Data’s worldwide network of distributors and partners. Pricing starts at $196 for the 320GB media.

Broad Range of RDX Solutions

By providing ongoing RDX enhancements, Tandberg Data continues to strengthen its leadership position in developing innovative RDX solutions. This robust removable storage system combines the advantages of tape—removability, portability and long archive life—with the benefits of disk—random access, high performance and data reliability. In addition to external and internal RDX drives, Tandberg Data offers RDX QuikStation, a network-attached removable disk automation solution. RDX provides users with higher capacities, faster throughput and lower cost compared to low-end tape products. Fast transfer rates of up to 180 MB/s reduce backup windows and allow backups of 600GB in less than an hour.

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