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Tandberg Data Offers new 640GB RDX cartridge, the largest removable disk in its class

SNW, Frankfurt, Germany, (27 October, 2009): Tandberg Data, the global supplier of data protection solutions, today announced that it has expanded its RDX® QuikStor™ cartridge capacity offerings to include the 640GB RDX QuikStor cartridge. Designed for use with RDX QuikStor drives, the new cartridge provides 640GB of storage, allowing customers with larger data sets to simplify media management and reduce cartridge swap time.

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.

In addition to the new larger capacity 640GB RDX QuikStor cartridge, SMB customers can choose from a range of RDX cartridge capacities, including 80GB, 160GB, 320GB and 500GB. All RDX QuikStor cartridges are removable for off-site storage, disaster recovery and archival applications, and are built to last more than 10 years with normal use.

The 640GB RDX QuikStor cartridge provides small business users with a unique and robust backup alternative to tape. With its native 45MB/sec. transfer rate, Tandberg Data’s RDX QuikStor allows users to access any file in milliseconds while cutting their backup window from hours to minutes. In addition, the RDX QuikStor’s forward compatibility enables users to preserve their technology investment because all future RDX cartridges will work in today’s systems.

Tandberg Data is the leading worldwide provider of RDX removable storage systems having shipped more than 150,000 RDX QuikStor drives and more than 450,000 RDX QuikStor cartridges worldwide in less than three years.

RDX FileKeeper

A copy of RDX FileKeeper software is included with every RDX QuikStor drive kit, providing customers with simple, “always on” protection and a complete backup of all system and application data. In addition to RDX FileKeeper, RDX QuikStor is compatible with most popular backup software, including EMC Retrospect, Symantec Backup Exec, Yosemite Backup, CommVault Galaxy and CA ARCserve software.

Availability and Pricing

The 640GB RDX QuikStor cartridge will be available in mid-November 2009 through Tandberg Data’s established channel of distributor and reseller partners. The manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of the 640GB RDX QuikStor cartridge is $450.

Storage Networking World Europe

Tandberg Data will showcase its range of data protection solutions, including the RDX QuikStor system, to visitors of SNW Europe at Booth #34. The Tandberg Data team will be available to meet with customers, partners and press, and appointments can be booked for product presentations and meetings.

Where: Congress Frankfurt

Ludwig-Erhard-Anlage 1

60327 Frankfurt am Main

When: 27-28 October

Contact: Anja Scholl - anja.scholl@tandbergdata.com

Info: www.snweurope.net

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For further information please contact:

Susan Merriman
Global Corporate Marketing Manager
Tel.: (303) 417-7110
Email: smerriman@tandbergdata.com

Sharon Munday
Account Director, KPR Global
Tel: +44 (0) 7787 566382
Email: smunday@kprglobal.com

Tandberg Data’s Product Commitment

Tandberg Data is committed to offering small and medium-sized businesses a complete choice of tape and disk-based data protection solutions. Tandberg RDX® QuikStor™ is an entry-level removable disk technology, offering capacity points from 80GB to 640GB, while Tandberg Data DAT products provide entry-level tape backup technology, offering capacity points from 72GB to 320GB.

Midrange customers with higher storage and performance requirements can utilize Tandberg Data LTO tape drive and tape automation solutions for offsite storage and archiving. Midrange customers that need to minimize downtime and improve manageability should opt for a Tandberg Data virtual tape library (VTL), the DPS1000 Series, which was introduced this summer.

About Tandberg Data

Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of data protection solutions. Tandberg Data offers a wide selection of secondary storage solutions, ranging from disk-based appliances, such as the RDX® QuikStor™ and the Tandberg DPS1000 Series™ VTL, to automated tape solutions like the Tandberg StorageLoader™ and StorageLibrary™ Series. Tandberg Data also offers tape drives, based on the LTO™, DAT, SLR™, and VXA® tape technology platforms, and media. Tandberg Data solutions are supported by robust, easy to use software, such as the RDX® FileKeeper™, the continuous data protection solution for the RDX QuikStor. All solutions are supported through a worldwide service and support network, recognised globally for its outstanding levels of service. In addition to the standard warranty and support offerings, on-site service upgrades provide Tandberg Data customers with further peace of mind.

Tandberg Data products are supported by all major operating systems and software applications to successfully integrate and operate in heterogeneous storage environments. All solutions are designed to meet the growing storage requirements of small and medium-sized organizations with scalability, reliability, and backward compatibility features that ensure cost-effective operation and long-term investment protection.

Tandberg Data markets its solutions exclusively through a global channel of qualified resellers and distributors. This channel model is supported by OEM agreements with major server manufacturers including Apple, Fujitsu, Fujitsu Technology Solutions, HP, Hitachi, IBM, and NEC.

For further information, please visit http://www.tandbergdata.com

Tandberg StorageLibrary, StorageLoader, SecureService, DPS1000 Series, DPS1100, and DPS1200 are trademarks of Tandberg Data. RDX QuikStor and SLR are trademarks of Tandberg Data. VXA is a registered trademark of Tandberg Data. 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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