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Tandberg Unveils Removable RDX SSD Cartridges

Tandberg Data announced its new Solid-State Drive (SSD) RDX removable hard disk cartridges as well as new internal and external SuperSpeed USB 3.0 RDX docks.

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Tandberg Data Ships New USB 3.0 RDX Dock and Family of RDX Solid-State Disk Cartridges

Backup performance improves by up to eight times with SuperSpeed USB 3.0 and new SSD cartridges provide the ultimate in speed and reliability for demanding environments

Westminster, Colo., (May 3, 2011): Tandberg Data, the global supplier of data protection solutions, today announced a new family of affordable RDX removable disk solutions with the introduction of USB 3.0 connectivity for its RDX QuikStor data protection solution. Also announced today was a new line of RDX cartridges based on solid-state disk technology for demanding environments that require super fast, extremely durable and portable storage.

The RDX QuikStor is a disk-based removable storage system with portable cartridges that offer rugged, reliable and convenient backup, ideal 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 powerful 20:1 deduplication and data protection when activated with the RDX QuikStor solution.

The new RDX QuikStor SuperSpeed USB 3.0 docks are fully compatible with all RDX cartridges, maintaining full 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, making the device more environmentally friendly.

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 blazing 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.

“Tandberg Data has shipped more than 70 percent of the world’s RDX solutions in the past four years and the company continues to roll out new and innovative RDX-based solutions to help customers find affordable and creative ways to protect their ever-growing volumes of data,” said Marije Gould, vice president of marketing for Tandberg Data. “This announcement further validates the company’s commitment to be the world’s leading provider of innovative RDX data protection solutions for small businesses and remote offices.”

Pricing and Availability
The RDX QuikStor with USB 3.0 (internal dock) will be available in May, and the RDX QuikStor (external dock) will be available in June through Tandberg Data’s established channel of OEM, distributor and reseller partners. The manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of the RDX QuikStor with USB 3.0 starts at $179 (US). All RDX QuikStor removable disk storage solutions come with a 3-year advanced replacement service warranty. The new RDX solid-state disk cartridges will be available in May, starting at $350 for the 64GB cartridge.

RDX Technology
Tandberg Data’s RDX technology provides a safe, rugged and portable storage choice for SMBs and SMEs. Designed to back up and archive data from servers and workstations, RDX removable disk technology offers users higher capacity, faster speed and lower cost than low-end tape products. Its fast transfer rate of up to 180MB/second allows users to back up their entire server onto a single cartridge, quickly and safely.

About Tandberg Data
Tandberg Data is a leading global supplier of data protection solutions for small and medium-sized businesses. The company’s wide range of cost-effective storage products and services provides customers with best-in-class tape, disk, removable disk and software solutions for backup, archiving and disaster recovery. These solutions are marketed through a global channel of qualified resellers, distributors and major server OEMs. An extensive service and support network supports all Tandberg Data products worldwide. For further information, please visit