RDX® QuikStation™

Removable Disk Array

The RDX® QuikStation is a network-attached removable disk array designed to provide a platform for data protection and off-site disaster recovery for SMB and SME environments. The RDX data storage solution won the 2011 Storage Networking Product of the Year award, click here to read a press release detailing the win.

Nicknamed "the Swiss Army Knife of Data Protection," it is so versatile that users can configure the appliance in up to 10 unique modes.

RDX QuikStation removable disk array product awards


The highly flexible RDX QuikStation allows users to configure the unit as:

RDX QuikStation removable disk array with hand removing cartridges

  • 8 individual RDX QuikStor targets (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)
  • 8 individual iSCSI disk targets (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)
  • Emulated StorageLoader™ (8 slots and 1 LTO-3 tape drive)*
  • Emulated StorageLibrary™ T24 (8 slots and 1-2 LTO-3 tape drives)*
  • Emulated StorageLibrary™ T40+ (8 slots and 1-4 LTO-3 tape drives)*
  • 8 individual LTO-3 Tape Drive targets (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)*
  • Emulated LTO autoloader or RDX autoloader
  • 2 hybrid configurations that offer a combination of tape automation and RDX QuikStor

RDX QuikStation Advantages

Configuration flexibility
The RDX QuikStation provides removable data protection for any or many systems on the same network. The removable disk array emulates 10 configurable storage types, offering users versatility and expanded compatibility. The RDX-based appliance can look like a tape library or autoloader, virtual RDX drives, stand-alone tape drives, generic disk drives, or a combination of tape and disk. Media spanning allows users to store up to 16TB with a single backup set.

Compatible
RDX QuikStation is compatible with popular backup applications to quickly and easily integrate automated removable disk into existing protection plans. ISCSI connectivity provides for easy integration into existing Ethernet infrastructure.

Manageable
Built-in web-based management with multi language support is accessible from any standard web browser and offers user-friendly control through it front panel LCD with multi language support of configuration, management, operation, status and security.

Removable Disk-Based Array
Finally, a removable disk array solution that delivers the cost, durability, and removability of tape with the random access and performance of disk.

Features and Benefits

FEATURE BENEFIT
Based on RDX Removable Disk RDX is the de facto industry standard for removable disk technology and has been adopted by all major system OEMs. RDX delivers the removability and durability of tape with the random access and performance of disk.
Media Removability & Transportability Easily facilitates safe data transport for offline storage, disaster recovery, archiving, data collection and interchange. Up to 10-year RDX media shelf life for data archiving capability.
8 individual RDX drives Use as 8 individual iSCSI targets with simultaneous read/write capability or as individual media locations within an emulated library.
8 Individual LCD drive displays Provide status information for each individual media to facilitate media management at the unit as well as via the web-based management interface.
Up to 16TB online capacity with unlimited offline capacity By utilizing 2TB RDX media, a maximum online capacity of 16TB can be achieved. RDX media removability allows for limitless offline storage and media capacities will increase with the RDX roadmap.
Simultaneous read/write across 8 drives The ability to simultaneously read or write from all 8 drives in iSCSI mode means that high performance data transfer rates can be achieved to meet shrinking backup windows.
2U Rackmount Form Factor, mounting kit included Efficient data center space utilization in only 3.5”, an industry-standard 2U Rackmount Form Factor
Network Attached Simple installation & deployment utilizing existing infrastructure and widespread networking expertise

Perfect solution for consolidating multiple RDX operations
Green features for minimal power, cooling, and space requirements Very low power requirements: under 90 watts, typical

RDX removability means that RDX media that is not currently in use can be taken offline to minimize data center power and cooling needs

High density 2U Form Factor packs a lot of functionality in a very small space minimizing impact on data center space requirements
Configuration flexibility with iSCSI or tape automation emulation modes Tape automation modes facilitate quick integration with existing backup applications. iSCSI facilitates centralization of resources, security, and management among multiple hosts in heterogeneous environments while reducing hardware controller costs by utilizing the ubiquitous Ethernet interface.
Dual Gigabit Ethernet (1GbE) ports, failover bonded Provides high availability network connectivity.
Integrated web-based management Using a standard web browser from anywhere in the world: manage, control, diagnose, and configure security.
One-year On-site Service (where available) Backed worldwide by Tandberg Data’s exceptional service. In addition, warranty service upgrade packages are available in most areas.
Compatible with major backup software packages Facilitates easy integration into existing data protection infrastructures. Compatible with Windows®, Linux, and Mac
Easy to Setup and Use Start protecting data fast, no special knowledge or training required.
Integrated Linux-Based Operating System Provides a clean and powerful architecture for maximum performance and compatibility.
Designed, Manufactured, Sold, and Serviced by Tandberg Data The world’s SMB data protection experts for over 30 years.

Built on RDX Removable Disk Technology

RDX Technology Features

 

  • Combines the advantages of disk and tape
  • Entry-level tape alternative
  • Shock-proof and static-proof media
  • Highly compatible: USB/HDD
  • Extremely easy to install and use
  • Professional reliability
  • Various media capacities from 320GB to 2TB and SSD media from 64GB to 512GB
  • Major system OEM acceptance
  • 10-year media shelf life
  • 3-year media warranty
  • Encryption capable

*LTO-3 Emulation does not limit the capacity of the RDX media used

Specifications
Part Number 8900-RDX
Form Factor 2U Rackmount
Capacity Media dependent (online): 16TB using 8 x 2TB pieces of media. Unlimited offline capacity
Data Transfer Rate Up to 200 MB/sec across multiple drives (uncompressed)
Logical Media Move Time <1 second
Network Connectivity 2 x 1 Gigabit Ethernet, bonded, active backup/failover or adaptive load balancing
Configuration Options 8 individual RDX QuikStor targets (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts) 8 individual iSCSI disk targets (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts) Emulated StorageLoaderTM (8 slots and 1 LTO-3 tape drive)* Emulated StorageLibraryTM t24 (8 slots and 1-2 LTO-3 tape drives)* Emulated StorageLibraryTM T40+ (8 slots and 1-4 LTO-3 tape drives)* 8 individual LTO-3 Tape Drive targets (addressable via 1 to 8 hosts)* Emulated LTO autoloader or RDX autoloader 2 hybrid configurations that offer a combination of tape automation and RDX targets
Remote Management Integrated browser-based management console with multi-language support for English, French, German, Spanish, Chinese & Japanese
On-Board Control Panel LCD Display for each RDX bay (8), LED indicators for network, USB, system health, power, eject button with LED drive status. Multi-language support: English, French, German & Spanish
USB 2.0 Ports 1 Front, 2 Rear
Removable Media Drive 8 x RDX drives with individual display
RDX Media Compatibility (Capacity) Backward & forward: 320GB, 500GB, 750GB, 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB (HDD); 64GB, 128GB, 256GB or 512GB (SSD)

Environmental Specifications

Power Input 100 - 240 Vac, 50 - 60Hz
Power Consumption <90 Watts, typical
Environmental Compliance EU RoHS, China RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Safety & Regulatory FCC Class A, UL, CE, TUV, CB C-Tick, VCCI

Product Specifications

Unit Dimensions (DxWxH) 508mm x 438mm x 89mm / 20”x 17.25”x 3.5”
Packaged Dimensions (DxWxH) 737mm x 568mm x 210mm / 29”x 22.38”x 8.25”
Net Weight 10.16kg / 22.4lb
Gross Weight (Packaged) 16.15kg / 35.6lb
Operating Temperature 10° to 40° C (50° to 104° F)
Non-Operating Temperature -20° to 60° C (-4° to 140° F)
Operating Humidity (Non-condensing) 20% to 80%
Other Features
Included in the Box Ethernet cables (2), US and Euro power cords, USB Flash Drive, Rackmount Kit, Quick Start Guide, SecureService Activation Pack, Warranty Card, (RDX media not included)
Warranty

1-year Next Business Day On-Site (Where available)  Click here for warranty information.

  *LTO-3 Emulation does not limit the capacity of the RDX media used

 

Models
Partno. Model Description
8900-RDX RDX QuikStation 2U Rackmount  16TB using 8 x 2TB pieces of media. Unlimited offline capacity; 8 individual iSCSI disk targets 

 

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Downloads
Filename Description Version Type
RCE Software Download Software for RDX Media Encryption N/A  
RDX LOCK Software Software Download (.exe)  2.2.2.312 Software
QS2022.zip 2.022 Firmware/Release notes  2.022 Firmware
network.conf USB Network Configuration File   Utility
RDX_Utility.zip RDX QuikStor Utility and Tools 1.54 Utility

 

Documents
  File Description Type Language
RDX QuikStation Quick Start Guide Quick Start Guide
RDX QuikStation Quick Rackmount Instructions Instructions
RDX QuikStation Installation and User Manual Manual
RDX QuikStation Datasheet (EMEA) Datasheet
RDX QuikStation Datasheet (US) Datasheet
RDX QuikStation Datasheet (APAC) Datasheet
RDX QuikStation Datasheet (FR) Datasheet
RDX QuikStation Datasheet (GER) Datasheet
RDX Benefits (EMEA) Cheat Sheet
RDX Benefits (US) Cheat Sheet
RDX Benefits (APAC) Cheat Sheet
Illkirch Graffenstaden (English) Case Study
Illkirch-Graffenstaden (GER) Case Study
Illkirch-Graffenstaden (FR) Case Study
Tandberg Data Corporate Brochure Brochure

 

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