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OAKDALE, Minn. (Sept. 8, 2011) – Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a leading global technology company dedicated to helping people and organizations store, protect and connect with their digital world, today announced an expansion of its RDX Removable Hard Disk Storage System with the addition of the Imation RDX USB 3.0 direct attach docking station with certified USB 3.0 SuperSpeed™ interface. The Imation RDX system is the ideal data protection system for small- and medium-size businesses (SMBs) that require a high performance backup and restoration solution to help manage and protect critical data.
“As a leader in RDX storage technology, Imation continues to expand its portfolio of storage solutions to help SMBs implement data protection systems that scale with their changing business needs,” said Rusty Rosenberger, director of global product management and marketing, SMB Business. “The addition of RDX USB 3.0 further demonstrates Imation’s commitment to innovative scalable storage solutions and serves as another foundational element for Imation’s next generation of tiered storage, backup and archive solutions.”
Based on the industry-standard RDX storage platform, Imation’s RDX removable hard disk storage portfolio unites the reliability and performance of disk with the ruggedized portability and scalability of tape. Now with the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 docking station, users who need rapid data access will benefit from increased data transfer rates, up to eight times faster than USB 2.0 docking stations. RDX USB 3.0 simplifies data protection by enabling faster backup and data restoration to allow SMBs to focus on their business. Imation’s RDX USB 3.0 docking station delivers fast transfer rates (up to 200MB/s, depending on media type), saves energy with intelligent power management and is available through Imation’s direct distributors.
“SMBs more than ever need reliable data protection solutions with the ease of implementation and flexibility that Imation’s RDX portfolio delivers,” said Jerome Wendt, president and lead analyst at DCIG LLC. “RDX combines the best features of tape, including ‘infinite capacity’ and data portability, with the best
of disk, including speed and reliability. It’s a clear choice for SMBs who must manage increasing amounts of data quickly and reliably. And should disaster strike, restoration of the full data set locally or remotely via Imation RDX is fast and easy.”
This new product complements Imation’s recently introduced RDX A8 Hard Disk Storage Library – an eight bay networked storage device that expands the breadth of RDX into a multi-user environment. RDX USB 3.0 also further underscores Imation’s commitment as a leader in innovative scalable storage solutions following the company’s recent acquisition of key ProStor Systems assets, including the InfiniVault™ tiered storage system and other related technologies.
About Imation Corp.
Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN) is a leading global technology company dedicated to helping people and organizations store, protect and connect their digital world. Our portfolio of data storage and security products, electronics and accessories reaches customers in more than 100 countries through a powerful global distribution network. Imation Corp.’s global brand portfolio includes Imation, Memorex, XtremeMac, TDK Life on Record and MXI Security brands. Additional information about Imation is available at http://www.imation.com.