Tandberg Data Ships RDX QuikStor Solution

Tandberg Data has announced the general availability of the RDX QuikStor, a new disk-based storage device with removable cartridges for data backup and archival aimed at small and mid-sized businesses and professional power users. RDX QuikStor is designed to replace current low-end tape technology such as Travan, DAT, and AIT, where ease of use and cost are prioritized. The new device delivers all the benefits of tape and disk without the risks inherent in either technology. Like tape, the RDX QuikStor cartridges are removable and portable for off-site storage, disaster recovery and archival applications. They can be safely archived for more than a decade and provide an inexpensive backup and recovery solution. RDX QuikStor media has been built to endure over 10 years of average use.

Consisting of either a 3.5-inch or 5.25-inch internal drive by connecting to the host either via S-ATA or an external drive bay via USB, RDX QuikStor has been designed for high reliability. The cartridge houses a high-capacity mobile 2.5-inch hard disk drive in a reinforced, shock-proof design to protect the hard disk drive even when it is outside the drive case. As well as offering professional-class reliability, the native 30 MB/sec transfer rate reduces the traditional backup window from hours to minutes. It takes the Tandberg RDX QuikStor system less than an hour to back up 80 GB of native data and milliseconds to access files.

RDX QuikStor initial cartridges range in capacity from 40 GB, 80 GB and 120 GB. They are fully forward and backward compatible without limitation, meaning that future cartridges with ever-increasing capacities and faster data rates will work in legacy systems.

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