SOURCE: Quantum Corporation

Quantum Corporation

September 14, 2010 08:30 ET

Quantum's New Removable Disk System With Data Reduction Technology for SMB Market Now Available

Open Standards-Based Quantum RDX Delivers Backup, Disaster Recovery and Archiving for Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) -  Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced worldwide availability of Quantum RDX, a removable disk-based data protection system that leverages data reduction technology to decrease cartridge requirements by up to 20:1. Ideal for small- to medium-sized businesses, the non-proprietary Quantum RDX system offers removable disk cartridges for onsite and offsite storage to cost effectively meet data backup, disaster recovery and archiving requirements. This flexible and easy-to-use disk system can serve as a replacement for low-end tape devices, such as DDS/DAT.

The entry-level Quantum RDX system includes a dock (USB tabletop, SATA or USB internal versions), removable cartridges and Quantum GoProtect™ backup software for Windows. Quantum GoProtect data reduction technology eliminates redundant data, thereby decreasing the number of cartridges required for effective backups.

"The simplicity, speed and interoperability of the Quantum RDX system make it an ideal, cost-effective backup solution for SMB customers that like the portability of their current tape devices but also want the performance advantages of disk," said Rob Clark, senior vice president, Tape Business and OEM Partnerships at Quantum.

Open standards-based RDX cartridges are sold separately in 160 GB, 320 GB, 500 GB and 640 GB capacities to enable customers to grow and customize their storage needs. Each cartridge contains a rugged 2.5 inch mobile hard drive in a highly effective shock-resistant mounting that is read and write compatible and interchangeable with any RDX dock.

Quantum's GoProtect software offers integrated protection plans that can be quickly set up with just a few mouse clicks, while data restores can be easily done with drag and drop functionality through Windows Explorer.

The Quantum RDX system is available now from Quantum's partners and distributors worldwide. Pricing for tabletop solutions (dock, removable cartridges, software) starts at just over $300 MSRP with cartridges (160 GB) starting under $150 MSRP.

About Quantum
Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global storage company specializing in backup, recovery and archive. Combining focused expertise, customer-driven innovation, and platform independence, Quantum provides a comprehensive, integrated range of disk, tape, and software solutions supported by a world-class sales and service organization. This includes the DXi™-Series, the first disk backup solutions to extend the power of data deduplication and replication across the distributed enterprise. As a long-standing and trusted partner, the company works closely with a broad network of resellers, OEMs and other suppliers to meet customers' evolving data protection needs. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.

Quantum and the Quantum logo are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation. DXi and GoProtect are trademarks of Quantum Corporation. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) customer benefits and value to customers from using Quantum RDX systems, and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such systems, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include operational difficulties, unexpected material deviation in product operation, the ability of competitors to introduce new solutions that compete more successfully with our solutions, unexpected changes in market conditions and unanticipated changes in customers' needs or requirements, as well as the risks set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 6, 2010 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 11, 2010. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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