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Tandberg Data Protection Solutions for Mac OS X now Shipping

VXA drive and autoloader are ideally suited for busy SMBs and departmental organizations seeking robust, reliable, and easy-to-use data protection products

Oslo Norway, (October 15, 2007) –Tandberg Data (OSE: TAD), a leading global supplier of backup and archiving technologies, today announced the availability of two new products for Mac OS X. The VXA-320 Firewire/USB Tape Drive, and the StorageLoader VXA-320 Firewire are designed to work seamlessly on the Mac OS X platform. The new products are now available and include backup and recovery software, providing Apple customers a variety of feature-rich data protection solutions at industry-leading prices.

The Tandberg Data family of data protection products for Mac OS X is designed and tested for compatibility with Mac Xserve and Xserve RAID to ensure reliable data protection. The new products complement the Tandberg StorageLoader with the LTO-3 half-height drive, the industry’s first 1U, LTO-3 tape autoloader also Apple-certified for the Mac OS X.

The VXA-320 Packet Drive records up to 320 GB compressed to a single cartridge at a data transfer rate of up to 24 MB/sec. compressed. The StorageLoader VXA-320 is a full-featured, sleek 1u autoloader with 10 cartridge slots offering up to 3.2 TB of capacity and a bar code reader standard. Both the VXA-320 drive and StorageLoader VXA will offer the flexibility and convenience of hot-swappable Firewire connectivity – ideal for the Apple user.

“As the only tape format with Packet Technology and the scalability of three different cartridge capacities,
VXA is a smart choice for IT managers who want to step up to tape back up”, says Pat Clarke, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Service. “VXA-320 FireWire products are all hot-swappable products, fully compatible with all Mac operating systems as well as all VXA-2 and VXA-320 products shipping today.

This newest generation VXA drive also incorporates a high speed USB 2.0 interface (drive only) for additional flexibility for both Mac and Windows applications.”

About the VXA-320 FireWire/USB Tape Drive and StorageLoader VXA with Firewire:

Tandberg Data’s award-winning Packet Technology enables VXA® Packet drives, autoloaders and tapes to read and write data in packets just like the Internet, providing far superior restore integrity,exceptional transfer speeds and scalable capacity. VXA Packet drives and autoloaders deliver transfer speeds up to 86 GB per hour with VXA-320, allowing network administrators to backup 320 GB of data in less than four hours. With Check-After-Write and 4-level Reed-Solomon Error Correction, VXA products are up to 180 times more likely to restore your data – even from a damaged tape. Superior product reviews and adoption by major OEMs have established VXA Packet Technology as the new standard in tape backup.

VXA-320 delivers full read-and-write compatibility with VXA’s second generation, protecting the investment of users who have already stepped up to the VXA platform. With VXA-320, VXA-2 users can keep their same X Media tapes and immediately realize twice the capacity and speed. Only VXA offers three different cartridge sizes (320/172/80 GB), providing users the flexibility to choose the capacity that best meets their current storage and budget needs and giving VXA-320 users a clear price-per-gigabyte advantage over any other entry-level tape format.

The VXA-320 Firewire Tape Drive and StorageLoader VXA with Firewire include EMC (Formerly Dantz) Retrospect Workgroup software. Both products will be available now through the Apple Store and through Tandberg Data’s global network of resellers and distributors. Estimated prices for the VXA-320 FW drive and StorageLoader VXA-320 are $1199 and $2170 respectively.

For more information, visit your local Apple Store, or to locate a distributor in your area, please visit

For further information please contact:

Marije Stijnen
Director of Corporate Marketing
Tandberg Data
Tel.: + 44 7909 906012

Sharon Munday
Account Director
KPR Global
Tel: +44 1189 745418

About Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of backup and archiving technologies. Tandberg Data offers of a complete range of tape libraries, tape autoloaders and tape drives (based on the LTO™, SLR™ and VXA® tape technology platforms), storage software, data media and disk-based storage such as the RDX™ QuikStor. These solutions are marketed exclusively through a channel of qualified resellers and distributors.

These solutions are underpinned by OEM agreements with major server manufacturers including IBM, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Fujitsu-Siemens, Apple and Dell and supported by all major operating systems and storage software applications to operate in heterogeneous network environments. All solutions are designed to meet the growing storage requirements of small and medium-sized organisations with scalability, reliability and backward compatibility features that ensure cost effective operation and long-term investment protection.

In addition to corporate offices in Oslo, Norway, TANDBERG DATA ASA has subsidiaries in the USA, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Japan and Singapore, as well as branch offices in Italy, India, and China (PRC) Thailand and Brazil. TANDBERG DATA ASA is a publicly held company based in Oslo, Norway and is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker=TAD).

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RDX QuikStor, BAKStor, and SLR are trademarks of Tandberg Data ASA. 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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