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Imation to Showcase SSDs

OAKDALE, Minn. -- Imation Corp. (NYSE:IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage, has been named a finalist in the Best of Interop 2008 Awards for its SSD PRO 7000 powered by Mtron and will demonstrate its Solid State Disk (SSD) portfolio at the Interop Conference and Exhibition at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas next week. The first public demonstration of Imation's SSD products will take place in booth 2257, April 28-May 1, 2008.

A panel of award-winning editors and experts from InformationWeek magazine evaluated thousands of products and selected the PRO 7000 as a finalist in the Data Center and Storage category for the Best of Interop 2008 Awards. The awards recognize exhibitors that have made significant technical impact on their market, and are helping to move business technology forward.

The Imation SSD PRO 7000 delivers industry-leading drive technology, providing an ideal solution for enterprise, corporate and IT infrastructure applications with extreme performance needs. The PRO 7000 also delivers improved efficiency by accelerating drive-intensive applications, reducing overall power consumption and enhancing lifetime reliability. With extremely high sustained read and write speeds, impressive IOPS performance and virtually no seek time, the PRO 7000 can stand up to the needs of even the most intensive data center applications.

Imation's SSD portfolio also includes the MOBI 3000 Series for high performance end users. Weighing less than half of traditional hard drives, and offering reduced power consumption, this solid-state design delivers powerful results in a lightweight package rugged enough for harsh environments. Without motors or moving parts, Imation SSDs are faster, more robust and more reliable than traditional hard disk drives (HDDs), and also provide greatly improved durability and shock resistance, while reducing overall heat and noise generation.

"Many applications are well suited to take advantage of the high performance, reliability, and energy efficiency of SSDs," said Dr. Subodh Kulkarni, vice president, Global Commercial Business, R&D and Manufacturing, Imation Corp. "Interop Las Vegas provides an excellent venue to demonstrate how SSDs fit into a solid IT strategy, including enhancing the performance of Web servers, RAID storage arrays, high performance PC workstations, video surveillance and white box systems."

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