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Stand D02 - Hall 12, Hannover, 22-28th March 2001

London, 22 January, 2001 - M4 Data, a leading designer and manufacturer
tape drives and tape libraries, announced today that it will be showing
MagFile tape library unit equipped with LTO technology at CeBIT 2001.

LTO or Linear Tape-Open Technology is a new tape standard agreed by IBM,
HP and Seagate, which provides 100 GB of uncompressed data at 10-20
on a single 4 inch cartridge. With its "open format" specifications,
provides compatibility between different vendors' products, giving users
access to numerous sources of products and media.

"By adding LTO technology to the MagFile range, customers now have a
choice of tape technologies, therefore ensuring that their library
investment is fully protected," said David Huntingdon, Sales and

Due to its highly modular construction and drive independent design, M4 Data's entire MagFile range allows for easy conversion to new drive technologies including the new LTO Ultrium, a high-capacity tape fomat
specification, and SDLT (Super Digital Linear Tape) formats where

The Ultrium format, with its single-reel tape cartridge and wider tape
width to maximise capacity, is aimed at the huge market for backup,
restore and archive data applications, generally found in network
environments. Entry level products are available below $10K and are
scalable in incremental stages up to 240 cartridges (48 TB compressed)
a standard 19 inch rack, providing the highest cartridge density on the

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. 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
in Yateley, UK. The Company received the Queen's Award for Export in
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



M4 Data Enquiries:

David Huntingdon, M4 Data

Tel: 01252 864600


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