Tandberg Data, represented locally by Maxtec, has announced the availability of the RDX QuikStor, a new disk-based storage device with removable cartridges for data backup and archival aimed at small and mid-sized businesses and professional power users.
"RDX QuikStor combines all the advantages of tape with the benefits offered by hard disk and offers customers a quantum leap to faster backup and accessibility," explains Gudmundur Einarsson, CEO, Tandberg Data. "Using RDX QuikStor, organisations that currently rely on tape to protect, archive and interchange their data, will benefit from enhanced performance, instant random access, high reliability and, most importantly for small businesses, a lower cost than competing low-end tape solutions. Those using fixed disk drives for backup will be able to take advantage of the transportability and unlimited capacity that only removable media can offer.
RDX QuikStor is designed to replace current low-end tape technology such as Travan, DAT, and AIT, where ease of use and cost are prioritised. This new device delivers all the benefits of tape and disk without the risks inherent in either technology. Like tape, the RDX QuikStor cartridges are removable and portable for off-site storage, disaster recovery and archival applications. They can be safely archived for more than a decade and it is an inexpensive backup and recovery solution. Unlike other low-end tape media that may need to be replaced after 50-100 uses, RDX QuikStor media has been built to endure over 10 years of average use.
Consisting of either a 3,5 inch or 5,25 inch internal drive by connecting to the host either via S-ATA or an external drive bay via USB, the RDX QuikStor has been designed for high reliability. The cartridge houses a high-capacity mobile 2,5-inch hard disk drive in a reinforced, shock-proof design to protect the hard disk drive even when it is outside the drive case.
As well as offering professional-class reliability, the native 30 MB/sec transfer rate reduces the traditional backup window from hours to minutes. For example, it takes the Tandberg RDX QuikStor system less than an hour to backup 80 GB of native data and milliseconds to access files.
QuikStor cartridges range in capacity from 40 GB, 80 GB and 120 GB. More importantly, they are forward and backwards compatible without limitation, meaning that future cartridges with ever-increasing capacities and faster data rates will work in legacy systems.
The Tandberg RDX QuikStor is now available through Maxtec.