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London, 30 January, 2001 - M4 Data, a leading designer and manufacturer
tape drives and tape libraries, announced today that it has signed a
partnership agreement with Victor Data Systems Ltd (VDS) to act as a
distributor for the MagFile range of tape drives and libraries
Japan. VDS is a subsidiary of Victor Company of Japan Ltd, better known

VDS were selected by M4 Data for their 27 years of extensive experience
manufacturing tape drives and supplying full network solutions. The
MagFile range will enhance and compliment their portfolio of computer
peripheral products.

"VDS believes MagFile is the best product for backup/archive, as well as
providing the best solution for LAN free backup and ServerFree backup in
SAN environment," said Mr Teruo Sugiyama, CEO of VDS. "The product is
scalable, flexible and reliable, and highly suitable to current needs in
Japan and Asia."
"Our new partnership with VDS will allow us to expand our presence in
Japanese and Asian market sectors," said David Huntingdon, sales and
marketing director, M4 Data. "VDS have a very successful track record
selling and supporting storage solutions."

MagFile is the only tape library on the market providing true
scalability, which allows the library to expand by sliding in modules,
whilst maintaining optimum performance, resilience and high

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
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. With over
40,000 units field installed, M4 Data has the experience to effectively
address all mainframe data interchange and high-speed backup
no matter how demanding the application, providing connection to
any host platform by virtue of its multiple interfaces. M4 Data also
provides comprehensive support on its products internationally through
various offices and agents. The Company's fully qualified ISO9000
production facilities 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
in Yateley, UK. The Company received the Queen's Award for Export in
and was a Finalist in the information storage category at the
Management 2000 Awards. MagBak, MagStak and MagFile are all registered trademarks of M4 Data.

For more information about M4 Data visit

About Victor Data Systems Company, Ltd.

Victor Data Systems Company, Limited (VDS) was established in 1973 from the R & D Division of Victor Company of Japan, Limited (JVC) with the
initial aim of producing magnetic tape drives and order entry systems. Since that time, VDS has blossomed into a full-fledged manufacturer of
computer peripherals, developing innovative devices and systems and
performing a major role in JVC's Information Equipment Group.

For more information about VDS please visit

Press Enquiries:

Chris Netto/Nicola Alvey, éclat MARKETING

Tel: 01628 400 900



M4 Data Enquiries:

David Huntingdon, M4 Data

Tel: 01252 864600


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