HP RDX Video - Could HP RDX Disk based backup be right for your business

RDX vs Tape - Key Benefits


RDX -removable disk Storage

Comparable Tape Technology

Capacity (native)

160GB to 1TB

DAT 320 to LTO-4

performance (native)

Up to 45MB/sec

Between LTO-2 and LTO-3

Data Deduplication Technology


Not Available

Ruggedized Cartridge



Forward and Backward Compatibility



Cost Comparison

RDX Dock plus 2 500GB Cart's

(LTO-3HH drive + 2 400GB carts)

Why RDX versus Tape - Key RDX Value Propositions vs Tape:

Speed – Initial native transfer rates = LTO2, speeds increase exponentially with data replication
Recovery – Recovery from disk begins instantly, tape requires a minute or more to load and find the file to be retrieved.
Capacity – Data deduplication software provides a cartridge advantage of up to 20:1 vs. similar capacity tape
Ease of Use – Built in backup application—set up your protection plan with a few mouse clicks and restore files using drag-and-drop from Windows Explorer
Reliability – Ruggedized, disk-based solution that will last for years
Affordable – Starting at $299 (Street Price) for a Dock, a cartridge and GoProtect data deduplication software—includes Quantum Rapid Exchange 3-year warranty