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ProStor Boosts Removeable Capacity

BOULDER, Colo. -- ProStor Systems, a leading developer of removable disk storage solutions, today announced the latest boost in capacity in its line of RDX removable disk media – 300 GB of native storage capacity housed in a rugged removable disk cartridge designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses with the greatest reliability for backup and archive applications at less than half the price of competing tape solutions.

Until the introduction of RDX removable disk backup solutions, tape was the only viable medium for high-capacity backup and archiving. In its first year, RDX removable disk technology has gained considerable market momentum, with an installed base of more than 35,000 docks and almost 100,000 RDX disk cartridges. Driving this acceleration is ProStor’s commitment to rapid qualification of higher capacity cartridges, such as today’s announcement of the new 300 GB RDX removable disk cartridge, which provides 88 percent more storage per-cartridge than the current highest capacity 160 GB RDX cartridge.

The rapid adoption of RDX technology demonstrates that users value the speed and reliability of disk but still need high-capacity removable media for low-cost data protection and disaster recovery applications. With a capacity roadmap increasing at more than three times the rate of tape technology, RDX technology now offers higher native storage capacity and backup speed than all leading tape formats used by SMBs. ProStor Systems expects to qualify an RDX removable disk cartridge with 500 GB of storage capacity in 2008.

“Customers need cost-effective removable storage to backup, archive and safeguard their data in the face of ever-increasing storage requirements,” said Robert Amatruda, research director of tape and removable storage at IDC. “ProStor’s RDX technology addresses the need for high-capacity removable storage for low-cost data protection and disaster recovery applications.”

ProStor Systems Inc.