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Tandberg Data RDX With USB 3.0 and SSD Cartridge

Tandberg Data announced a family of RDX removable disk solutions with the introduction of USB 3.0 connectivity for its RDX QuikStor data protection solution. Also announced was a line of RDX cartridges based on solid-state disk technology (SSD) for environments that require fast, durable and portable storage.

The RDX QuikStor is a disk-based removable storage system with portable cartridges that offer rugged, reliable and convenient backup for the SMB and remote offices. It combines the benefits of tape - reliability, portability and long archive life - with the performance, random access and ease of use of hard disk technology. RDX AccuGuard software delivers 20:1 deduplication and data protection when activated with the RDX QuikStor solution.

The new RDX QuikStor SuperSpeed USB 3.0 docks are compatible with RDX cartridges, maintaining interchangeability of all RDX docks and cartridges. The new RDX QuikStor USB 3.0 achieves speeds up to eight times that of the USB 2.0 and SATA versions. In addition, the RDX QuikStor USB 3.0 has been optimized for power efficiency.  Cartridges will remain the same, it is our understanding that all docking stations, shipping sometime later this quarter, will be USB 3.0 connectivity.  In discussions with Imation RDX, we believe their USB 3.0 docking stations will be more likely shipping mid to late 3rd quarter and OEM's such as Dell (RD1000), IBM and HP will follow suit.

New RDX Solid-State Disk Cartridges
Customers now have the choice between standard high-capacity RDX cartridges or the new RDX solid-state disk cartridges, which provide fast transfer rates of up to 180MB/s, when used with the RDX QuikStor USB 3.0. Designed for mission-critical, data-intensive applications such as medical, military, video editing and surveillance, the new RDX solid-state disk cartridge capacities include 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. Standard RDX media is available in capacities ranging from 160GB to 1TB, with an ever-increasing capacity roadmap that tracks with the 2.5-inch mobile hard disk drive industry.  SSD's will be more expensive than the standard high-capacity RDX cartridges, and although they're faster, it's not hugely significant with USB or SATA interface from the one-disk station to the host.  This price difference, estimated intially at 10 times per gigayte will play a major factor in determining the success of SSD in RDX Storage Technology.