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Maxell Ships DAT 160

Maxell Corporation of America announces general availability starting in May of DAT 160

FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- Maxell Corporation of America, the technology and marketing leader in premium data storage media products, today announces general availability starting in May of DAT 160, the sixth generation DDS media, which has increased storage capacity and new features to help secure data for regulatory compliance.

Maxells DAT 160 media delivers up to 160GB of storage capacity (compressed) and a transfer rate of up to 49.3GB/hour (compressed). The increased capacity of Maxell DAT 160 has been achieved through the development of a wider tape and a re-engineered cartridge design. The width of the tape was increased to achieve higher capacity, while retaining the overall benefits of a compact DDS size.

New to DDS technology, the Maxell DAT 160 offers WORM (Write Once, Read Many) capability, allowing secure backup and storage of critical data for legal and regulatory compliance (such as Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA). The addition of WORM is the result of joint development efforts between the DDS media and drive manufacturers; and its presence adds even more to the DDS value proposition. The Maxell DAT 160 WORM cartridges will be easily identifiable by its two-tone black and light gray coloring.

A newly developed wide-tape cleaning cartridge (DAT/CL2) is also available for head cleaning maintenance of the DAT 160 drive to maintain clean head conditions for optimum data storage performance.

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