Maxwell Offers Data Cartridge Analyzer

Maxell's LTO Cartridge Memory Analyzer reveals cartridge and tape drive condition, so businesses can store critical data with confidence

December 10, 2008

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FAIR LAWN, N.J. -- Maxell Corporation of America, the technology leader in data storage and backup tape, announces a revolutionary product for all businesses backing up their companys most vital information onto storage media, such as a cartridge or tape. The Maxell LTO Cartridge Memory (CM) Analyzer can tell whether or not a company’s data storage cartridge is in good enough condition to trust in saving important records (visit www.maxell.com to view a complete list of data storage media offered). This innovative design analyzes the quality of data storage cartridges by reading information stored on the memory chip and determining whether the cartridge is still intact or has deteriorated.

While most businesses recognize the importance of backing up their data, many don’t realize that part of this process involves ensuring that the storage device being used is actually doing its job. It is nearly impossible to judge the cartridge quality from the outside appearance, which leads many companies to unknowingly gamble with their data. The Maxell LTO Cartridge Memory Analyzer provides that access into a cartridge’s record in a clear and easy to understand format to help in determining a usable cartridge from a failing one.

As part of being able to store critical data with confidence, the CM Analyzer allows a business to create its own parameters for cartridge quality using a single score number that is automatically and consistently calculated from all available data. MaxellScore is a Tape Evaluation Score ranging from 0 (very bad) to 100 (very good). Within seconds, it is apparent if a used cartridge meets the standards set by the user.

“Maxell has always strived to support its customers by providing them with unparalleled products in both quality and convenience,” said Blake Parton, Maxell Marketing Manager of Commercial Data Storage. “With the new LTO Cartridge Memory Analyzer, businesses are able to ‘look inside’ their cartridge and find out whether or not it is working to their standards.”

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