RDX® QuikStor Imation

Removable Disk System

The RDX QuikStor media-based removable storage system offers rugged, reliable and convenient storage for backup, archive, data interchange and disaster recovery. It provides enterprise performance and fast access, with transfer rates of up to 936 GB/hr and capacities up to 3TB per cartridge.

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  • Vast capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB or 3TB of hard disk capacity or 128 GB, 256 GB or 512 GB of solid-state disk capacity on one piece of media.
  • Fast access: Blistering disk-based speed and access provides up to 46 MB/s with SATA or 260 MB/s with SuperSpeed USB3.0
  • Shock-proof design: Ruggedized media
  • Convenient & Secure: Expand capacity and span backups across media. Media rotation and off-site copies for archiving and peace of mind
  • Mobile: The external USB3+ version can be used as a mobile storage device
  • Windows-Backup support
  • Interface: SATA or USB3.0 high speed
  • Greater than a 10-year archive life
  • Cost-effective solution that suits all sectors from SOHO to departmental users
  • Full backward and forward compatibility
  • 3-year warranty: Advanced Replacement Service
  • Encryption capable

RDX removable disk storage media


RDX QuikStor combines the portability and reliability of tape-based backup with the speed and simplicity of a hard disk drive. Compact internal or external RDX drives accept pocket-sized RDX media. Your computer will recognize each cartridge and provide instant access and easy drag-and-drop control.


Write and read access is near-instant allowing users to work directly with the data on the media like one would with any other hard disk drive. With RDX capacities ranging from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB to 3TB and RDX SSD media capacities ranging from 128 GB, 256 GB to 512 GB, users have enough capacity to support a wide range of storage requirements, ensuring their data is fully protected.


RDX drives are tough, and media is shockproof and rugged enough to last more than 10 years. Knocks and drops don't mean lost data. Plus valuable data can be further protected through Tandberg Data's RCE encryption software, ensuring complete peace of mind.


The RDX media is small and durable, so slip easily into a pocket for easy transport. They can be carried to another site for use by another computer or moved off-site for archiving.


The external RDX USB3+ drive only needs a USB3.0 connection to work. It is as easy to use as an external USB disk drive but much more robust and reliable. This enables RDX for outdoor usage like scientific data collection, in the media and entertainment environment, mobile workforce or just for easy data distribution across locations.

Capacity Expansion and Media Rotation

Media Spanning to multiple RDX media allows backups to grow and to expand capacity beyond a single RDX media. All that is needed: Multiple RDX media and supporting backup software. For best practice, multiple media should be used for backup and stored off-site for disaster recovery purposes. A minimum rotation of 3 media is recommended: 1st in drive for next backup, 2nd in transit and 3rd off-site for disaster recovery.

Rack Integration with RDX QuadPAK™

The RDX QuadPAK allows up to 4 RDX external drives to be securely installed in a 19" rack to simplify backup and restore operations. This enables RDX to coexist with other IT equipment like servers, disk systems and network components in one rack.

Additional Protection

RDX WORM enhances RDX for compliant archiving (optional software solution). RDX Cartridge Encryptor (RCE) is free software to encrypt data stored on RDX media.

Fixed Disk Mode for Windows Backup

RDX QuikStor provides a fixed disk mode and allows a seamless integration into windows-backup.* Windows-Backup of current operating systems does not support removable media any more. Users are constrained either to refrain from an operating system upgrade, or to use a third party backup software.

Complete backup with optional AccuGuard

RDX QuikStor removable disk system and AccuGuard SoftwareTandberg Data's AccuGuard is a powerful data protection software that delivers reliable, automated backup and recovery utilizing a data deduplication engine designed to increase effective storage capacity. AccuGuard increases effective data storage by providing 20:1 deduplication, intelligently optimizing the data at the source which results in drastically improved backup windows and network bandwidth. Data retrieval is simple and painless with AccuGuard's flexible file searching, drag-and-drop recovery and point-in-time restore.

* This functionality is only available with our USB3.0 RDX drive.

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Please read this information if you are going to use media > 2TB!


Special Downloads for USB 3.0 Drives*

Filename Description Version Type
Poplar_imation_release-0241.bip Firmware for Imation RDX QuikStor USB3.0 Drives 02.41 Firmware
Imation RDX USB 3.0 Release Notes FW ver_0241  Firmware Release Notes 02.41 Release Notes


Special Downloads for USB 2.0 Drives*

Filename Description Version Type
2057_USB_REDBUD.bip   RDX firmware for External USB 2.0 Drives 2057 Firmware
3057_USB_REDWOOD.bip  RDX firmware for Internal USB 2.0 Drives 3057 Firmware
RDX QuikStor USB2.0 Release Notes FW Ver 0057.pdf Firmware Release Notes x057 Release Notes


Special Downloads for SATA Drives*

Filename Description Version Type
Using 3TB and larger Media on RDX QuikStor

Be Awares for SATA Drives

  Knowledge Base Article
0044_sata.bip RDX firmware for SATA Drives** 0044 Firmware
0083_sata.bip  RDX firmware for SATA Drives (only upgrade when you use Media >2TB and read knowledge base article before you perform the upgrade) 0083 Firmware
RDX QuikStor SATA Release Notes FW Ver 0083.pdf Firmware Release Notes 0083 Release Notes

** Does not support media > 2TB


Common Downloads*

Filename Description Version Type
Imation_RDX_Host_Tools_v1.62_setup   Imation RDX Host Tools (also for Media >2TB) 1.62 Utility
Imation RDX Utility Release Notes ver_ 1.62  Imation RDX Host Tools 1.62 Release Notes

* for OEM RDX QuikStor firmware and utilities please refer to the corresponding OEM website

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