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Tandberg Data’s RDX® Quikstor™ now available with 300GB media

  • 24 January, 2008 14:39

<p>January 24 Sydney – Tandberg Data, a leading global supplier of backup and archiving technologies, has announced the general availability of the internal RDX QuikStor with a USB connection.</p>
<p>This enables customers to free up SATA ports for use with internal RAID configurations, and allows simple integration without requiring a HBA. Tandberg Data is also one of the first vendors to launch the 300GB RDX® QuikStor™ cartridge.</p>
<p>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 300GB of capacity, the RDX QuikStor is an ideal replacement to entry-level tape drives such as DAT and Travan.</p>
<p>The RDX closely follows the development of mobile hard disks. The 300GB capacity (native), the largest ruggedised disk in its class, will allow customers with larger data sets to store their data rapidly on the RDX QuikStor. Its well-defined product roadmap provides full backward and forward compatibility. The RDX QuikStor offers users investment protection whilst providing secure, fast and simple backup and archiving of their data.</p>
<p>“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, Chief Executive Officer of 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.”</p>
<p>About the RDX QuikStor</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>As well as offering professional-class reliability, the native 45MB/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 80GB of native data and milliseconds to access files.</p>
<p>RDX QuikStor cartridges range in capacity from 80GB, 120GB, 160GB and 300GB. 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.</p>
<p>Price and Availability</p>
<p>The 300GB cartridge for the RDX QuikStor is now available through Tandberg Data’s established channel of distribution and reseller partners. For pricing issues, kindly contact your local Tandberg Data sales representative or Tandberg Data Authorised distribution channels.</p>
<p>About Tandberg Data Asia Pte Ltd</p>
<p>Tandberg Data Asia (TD Asia) strives to be the leader in the storage solution market, optimising users’ investment needs.</p>
<p>Established since 1992, TD Asia is a subsidiary of Tandberg Data ASA**, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of backup and archiving technologies. TD Asia offers a complete range of tape libraries, tape autoloaders and tape drives (based on the LTO™, SLR™ and VXA® linear tape technology platforms), storage software, data media and disk-based storage such as RDX™ QuikStor and Viking NAS series. These solutions are marketed exclusively through a channel of qualified resellers and distributors.</p>
<p>TD Asia is headquartered in Singapore, with centralised Sales, Marketing, Finance, Administration, Logistics, Technical and a state-of-the-art Service and Repair Centre to cater for consumer needs worldwide.</p>
<p>APAC address: 20 Bendemeer Road, #04-05 Cyberhub Singapore 339914
Tel: +65 6396 0786
Fax: +65 6396 0787
Website: www.tandberg.com.sg</p>
<p>** Tandberg Data ASA is a publicly held company based in Oslo, Norway and is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker=TAD).</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>David Frost, PR Deadlines Pty Ltd
+612-4341 5021 or 4341 5021
davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>
<p>Huang Yanyi, Tandberg Data (Asia) Pte Ltd
+65-6396 0786 or mobile +65-8188 9621
huang.yanyi@tandberg.com.sg</p>
<p>or contact the Marketing Team at marketing@tandberg.com.sg.</p>

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