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RDX QuikStor™ now available with 300 GB

Tandberg Data offers 300 GB cartridge and adds USB interface to the internal RDX QuikStor drive

October 15, 2007: Tandberg Data, the global supplier of backup and archiving solutions, today announced the general availability of the internal RDX QuikStor™ with a USB connection, enabling customers to free up SATA ports for use with internal RAID configurations, and allowing simple integration without requiring a HBA. Furthermore, Tandberg Data is one of the first vendors to supply the 300 GB RDX QuikStor cartridge.

The RDX QuikStor is a disk based removable storage system with portable cartridges that offer rugged, reliable and convenient backup, ideal for the SMB market. It combines the benefits of tape – reliability, portability, archive life, and low cost – with the performance, speed, random access, and ease of use of hard disk technology. With 300 GB of capacity, the RDX QuikStor is an ideal replacement to entry-level tape drives like DAT and Travan.

The RDX closely follows the development of mobile hard disks. The 300 GB capacity (native), the largest ruggedized disk in its class, will allow customers with larger data sets to rapidly store their data on the RDX QuikStor. Its well-defined product roadmap and a three-year warranty provide maximum, and full backward and forward compatibility, the RDX QuikStor offers users investment protection whilst providing secure, fast and simple backup and archiving of their data.

"Our customers have been asking us for an internal USB device, as they require enhanced flexibility when integrating the storage devices into their systems," says Pat Clarke, Executive vice president of Global Sales, Marketing and Service at Tandberg Data. "The internal USB device makes for easier integration, and frees up SATA ports. The new capacity point offers customers a lower cost per Gigabyte, while still providing full forward and backward compatibility."

About the RDX QuikStor

RDX QuikStor from Tandberg Data is designed to replace current low-end tape technologies such as Travan, DAT, and AIT, where ease of use and cost are prioritized. The device delivers all the benefits of tape and disk without the risks inherent in either technology. Like tape, the RDX QuikStor cartridges are removable and portable for off-site storage, disaster recovery and archival applications. They can be safely archived for more than a decade and it is an inexpensive backup and recovery solution. Unlike other low-end tape media that may need to be replaced after 50-100 uses, RDX QuikStor media has been built to endure over 10 years of average use.

Consisting of either a 3.5 inch or 5.25 inch internal drive by connecting to the host either via S-ATA or USB, the RDX QuikStor has been designed for high reliability. The cartridge houses a high-capacity mobile 2.5-inch hard disk drive in a reinforced, shock-proof design to protect the hard disk drive even when it is outside the drive case.

As well as offering professional-class reliability, the native 45 MB/sec transfer rate reduces the traditional backup window from hours to minutes. For example, it takes the Tandberg RDX QuikStor system less than an hour to backup 80 GB of native data and milliseconds to access files.

RDX QuikStor cartridges range in capacity from 40 GB, 80 GB, 120 GB, 160 GB and 300 GB. They are fully forward and backward compatible without limitation, meaning that future cartridges with ever-increasing capacities and faster data rates will work in legacy systems.

Pricing and Availability

The 300 GB cartridge for the RDX QuikStor is now available through Tandberg Data's established channel of distribution and reseller partners. The manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of the RDX QuikStor with a 300 GB cartridge including all necessary accessories and Symantec Backup Exec QS backup software is $699. The MSRP of the 300 GB cartridge is $499.

The prices of the RDX QuikStor start at $349 for a drive with a 40 GB cartridge. Cartridge prices start at $115 for 40 GB.

For further information please contact:

Marije Stijnen
Corporate Marketing Manager
Tandberg Data
Tel.: +44 (0)7909 90 60 12
Email: marije.stijnen(at)tandbergdata.com

About Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of data protection solutions for the SMB. Tandberg Data offers a wide selection of business-grade storage solutions, ranging from disk-based appliances, such as the RDX QuikStor™, the DPS1000 Series™ VTL and DPS2000™ Series NAS, to automated tape solutions like the Tandberg Data StorageLoader™ and StorageLibrary™ Series. Tandberg Data also offers tape drives, based on the LTO, DAT, SLR™, and VXA® tape technology platforms, and media. Tandberg Data solutions are supported by AccuGuard, a robust, easy-to-use deduplication software. All solutions are supported through a worldwide service and support network, recognised globally for its outstanding levels of service. In addition to the standard warranty and support offerings, on-site service upgrades provide Tandberg Data customers with further peace of mind.

Tandberg Data products are supported by all major operating systems and software applications to successfully integrate and operate in heterogeneous storage environments. All solutions are designed to meet the growing storage requirements of small and medium-sized organizations with scalability, reliability, and backward compatibility features that ensure cost-effective operation and  long-term investment protection.

Tandberg Data markets its solutions exclusively through a global channel of qualified resellers and distributors. This channel model is supported by OEM agreements with major server manufacturers including Apple, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, HP, Hitachi, IBM, and NEC.

For further information, please visit www.tandbergdata.com

Tandberg Data StorageLibrary, StorageLoader, SecureService, DPS1000 Series, DPS2000, VXA, SLR and RDX QuikStor are trademarks of Tandberg Data. RDX is a registered trademark of ProStor Systems, Inc. LTO is a trademark of HP, IBM, and Quantum. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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