MagFile offers users 275% increase in capacity using new Super DLTtape(tm) technology Tuesday 19 December 2000 PDF Print London, 19 December, 2000, - M4 Data, a leading designer and manufacturer of tape drives and tape libraries, today announced the addition of Super DLTtape technology to its tape library product range. This announcement follows on from Quantum's recent announcement of availability of Super DLTtape drives. Super DLTtape more than doubles the DLTtape specifications to 110GB native capacity and a transfer rate of 11MB/s. This enables M4 to offer customers 2.64 TB of native/uncompressed capacity in only 4U (7 inches) of rack space using their 24 cartridge autoloader, MagBak and up to 79.2GB/h throughput using both drives in a single MagFile library. Super DLTtape also offers backward compatibility within existing DLT drives and media. The MagFile family was designed to be field upgradeable as new drive technology is released thus allowing the customer to achieve maximum investment protection from their original purchase. Super DLTtape uses Laser Guided Magnetic Recording (LGMR) technology, which combines optical and magnetic technologies to significantly increase the number of tracks on a tape. It delivers improved performance and reliability that customers are demanding as their data storage protection and archiving needs continue to expand. "By adding the Super DLTtape drive to MagFile, customers now have an even wider choice of tape technologies ensuring that their library investment is fully protected," said David Huntingdon, Sales and Marketing Director, M4 Data. "Customers will also be able to mix DLTtape and Super DLTtape within a MagStak, negating the need to replace their existing technology by allowing the two formats to work together in a library." "We are delighted that M4 Data is offering Super DLTtape in its successful MagFile family," says Philippe Ory, Quantum's DLTtape Marketing Manager for Europe. "Our DLTtape platform is the defacto standard in backup and archival, with Super DLTtape setting the standard for the next-generation of tape storage products. Super DLTtape offers customers the most reliable, proven technology at unprecedented value and is an investment both for today and tomorrow." The MagFile range also offers Fibre channel connectivity for connection to a SAN (Storage Area Networks). MagFile is the only tape library currently on the market providing true incremental scalability, which allows the library to expand by sliding in modules, whilst maintaining optimum performance, resilience and high availability. About M4 Data: M4 Data provides data storage solutions to the computer community. Its primary goal is to provide customers with the most cost-effective, high performance data storage solutions based on innovative design and advanced technology, customer-focused quality manufacturing, and backed by a responsive world-wide support network. M4 Data has over twenty years experience in developing and manufacturing tape drives and automation products for the midrange and mainframe data storage market to meet the needs of some of the most demanding customers in the world. M4 Data also provides comprehensive support on its products internationally through various offices and agents. The Company's fully qualified ISO9000 production facility assures the finest quality standards. M4 Data's corporate headquarters and Research and Development facilities are located in Wells, Somerset, UK. The manufacturing facility is located in Yateley, UK. The Company received the Queen's Award for Export in 1999 and was a Finalist in the 2000 Information Management Awards. MagBak, MagStak and MagFile are all registered trademarks of M4 Data. Press Enquiries: Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey, éclat MARKETING Tel: 01628 400 900 E-mail: Nicola@eclat.co.uk E-mail: Chris@eclat.co.uk M4 Data Enquiries: David Huntingdon, M4 Data Tel: 01252 864600 E-mail: email@example.com This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of eclat Marketing in the following categories: Consumer Technology, Personal Finance, Business & Finance, Computing & Telecoms, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about.