Maxell Ships Data Cartridge

Maxell Corporation of America ships LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridge

April 25, 2007

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FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- Maxell Corporation of America, the technology leader in data storage and backup tape, today announces that it has begun shipping its new LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridge, which meets companies growing demand for storing and backing-up digital information by offering double the capacity available in LTO Ultrium 3 data cartridge. The Maxell LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridges incorporate new technology including data encryption and other security features for meeting government policies and regulations.

Maxell recently completed the world’s first LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridge compliance verification process including an exhaustive series of tests to confirm interchange compatibility with other drives and media. The tests confirm users of Maxell LTO Ultrium products can be 100% confident of compatibility and interchangeability between Maxell LTO Ultrium media and all brands of Ultrium drives and media. Maxell has a successful track record with LTO compliance testing and was first to pass the Ultrium 1, Ultrium 2 and Ultrium 3 data cartridge compliance verification process, as well.

With a compressed transfer rate of up to 240MB/sec and storage capacity of up to 1.6TB, Maxell’s Ultrium 4 data cartridge is the fourth generation in the LTO Ultrium technology roadmap which extends to capacities of up to 3.2TB. The new technology provides two times the capacity of LTO 3 data cartridge and a transfer rate that is 50 percent faster. The LTO Ultrium 4 technology is backward compatible with earlier generations, allowing LTO Ultrium 4 end-users continued access to Ultrium 2 & 3 tape archives to extend their investments made in previous versions. The Maxell LTO Ultrium 4 data cartridge may be used in all 4 Ultrium drives.

New to Ultrium tape technology, the LTO Ultrium 4 format features encryption capabilities designed to enable hardware-based writing of encrypted data to the LTO Ultrium data cartridge, helping to protect the storage and transport of sensitive information. The LTO Ultrium 4 format also features the WORM (Write Once, Read Many) functionality that debuted in LTO Ultrium 3 products, allowing secure backup and storage of critical data for legal support and regulatory compliance such as Sarbanes Oxley, HIPAA and SEC 17a-4.

“Maxell is proud to continue exemplary support for our customers by providing the latest LTO 4 data storage tape to fulfill changing data storage needs. End-users know they can rely on Maxell to continue our focus on quality, innovation and manufacturing excellence,” stated Steven Pofcher, senior marketing manager of Maxell Corporation of America. “With vastly increased performance and capacity as well as encryption and WORM functionality, Maxell is confident of maintaining our dominant market share and the continued success of the LTO Ultrium format.”

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