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Storage Clips: McData reports earnings surge

McData reported strong results for the fourth quarter, as well as fiscal year 2005; Iomega launches desktop autoloader.

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McData reports earnings
McData reported results for the fourth quarter as well as fiscal year 2005. Net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2005 totaled $181.8 million, compared to $168.5 million reported in the third quarter of 2005 and $105.7 million reported in the fourth quarter of 2004. Net revenues for fiscal year 2005 were $614.4 million, compared to $399.7 million reported in fiscal 2004.

Iomega unveils desktop autoloader
Iomega announced the Iomega REV Loader 280, a desktop autoloader for small business backup and archive duties. The product provides access to 280 GB (560 GB compressed) of storage, managing up to eight removable 35 GB REV disks in a compact desktop form factor less than 7 inches tall and 5 inches wide. The Loader connects to a server through a USB 2.0 interface and comes bundled with a license for CA BrightStor ARCserve Backup for Windows, including support for disaster recovery.

The autoloader is expected to be available worldwide in early April at a street price of around $1,000. Iomega REV 35 GB disks are now available for about $50 per disk in quantities of four.

Maxtor drives qualified in Promise array
Maxtor and Promise Technology announced today that Maxtor's Atlas SAS and MaxLine SATA hard drives are qualified with the Promise VTrak J300s JBOD system. The companies have also completed compatibility testing of the Promise SuperTrak EX8300 and EX8350 SATA 3 Gbps RAID-6 controllers with Maxtor MaxLine SATA hard drives.

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