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Published: 20 Oct 2012

The battle between disk and tape has heated up for small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), with several vendors launching entry-level removable disk products designed to replace tape as offsite backup media. Tandberg Data's RDX QuikStor has been available since October, while Dell launched its PowerVault RD1000 in November. Last month, Imation announced its RDX series of removable hard-disk systems along with a separate removable disk solution--Imation's Odyssey solution, a bundle that includes a docking station, hard-disk cartridge and a full version of EMC's Retrospect software at a starting price of $249. Imation introduced its Ulysses drive--a removable disk drive encased in an LTO Ultrium form factor that can slip unobtrusively into a tape library--in the first quarter of last year. The Tandberg Data and Dell and Imation RDX products are based on ProStor Systems' RDX removable disk technology, and offer native disk capacities of 40GB, 80GB and 120GB; Imation also offers a 160GB RDX native capacity disk. The drive unit is available in external and 3.5-... Access >>>

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