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Tandberg Data ships protection solutions for Mac OS X

  • 25 January, 2008 10:32

<p>January 25, Sydney – Tandberg Data, a leading global supplier of backup and archiving technologies, has announced the availability in Australia and New Zealand of two new products for Mac OS X.</p>
<p>The VXA-320 FireWire/USB Tape Drive, and the StorageLoader VXA-320 FireWire are designed to work seamlessly on the Mac OS X platform. The new products offer Apple customers a variety of feature-rich data protection solutions at industry-leading prices.</p>
<p>The Tandberg Data family of data protection products for Mac OS X is designed and tested for compatibility with Mac Xserve and Xserve RAID to ensure reliable data protection. The new products complement the Tandberg StorageLoader LTO-3, the industry’s first 1U, LTO-3 tape autoloader also Apple-certified for the Mac OS X.</p>
<p>The VXA-320 Packet Drive records up to 320GB compressed to a single cartridge at a transfer rate of up to 24 MB/s. The StorageLoader VXA-320 is a full-featured, sleek 1U autoloader with 10 cartridge slots offering up to 3.2 TB of capacity and a standard barcode reader. Both the VXA-320 drive and StorageLoader VXA will offer the flexibility and convenience of hot-swappable FireWire connectivity, ideal for the Apple user.</p>
<p>“As the only tape format with Packet Technology and the scalability of three different cartridge capacities, VXA is a smart choice for IT managers who want to step up to tape back up”, says Pat Clarke, Chief Executive Officer, Tandberg Data. “VXA-320 FireWire products are all hot-swappable products, fully compatible with all Mac operating systems as well as all VXA-2 and VXA-320 products shipping today. This newest generation VXA drive also incorporates a high speed USB 2.0 interface (drive only) for additional flexibility for both Mac and Windows applications.”</p>
<p>About the VXA-320 FireWire/USB Tape Drive and StorageLoader VXA with FireWire</p>
<p>Tandberg Data’s award-winning Packet Technology enables VXA® Packet drives, autoloaders and tapes to read and write data in packets just like the Internet, providing far superior restore integrity, exceptional transfer speeds and scalable capacity. VXA Packet drives and autoloaders deliver transfer speeds of up to 86GB/hr with VXA-320, allowing network administrators to backup 320GB of data in less than four hours. With Check-After-Write and 4-level Reed-Solomon Error Correction, VXA products are up to 180 times more likely to restore your data, even from a damaged tape. Superior product reviews and adoption by major OEMs have established VXA Packet Technology as the new standard in tape backup.</p>
<p>VXA-320 delivers full read-and-write compatibility with VXA’s second generation, protecting the investment of users who have already stepped up to the VXA platform. With VXA-320, VXA-2 users can keep their same X Media tapes and achieve twice the capacity and speed. Only VXA offers three different cartridge sizes (320/172/80 GB), providing users the flexibility to choose the capacity that best meets their current storage and budget needs and giving VXA-320 users a clear price-per-gigabyte advantage over any other entry-level tape format.</p>
<p>Price and Availability</p>
<p>The VXA-320 FireWire Tape Drive and StorageLoader VXA with FireWire are available through Tandberg Data’s established channel of distribution and reseller partners. For pricing issues, kindly contact your local Tandberg Data sales representative or Tandberg Data authorised distribution channels.</p>
<p>About Tandberg Data Asia Pte Ltd</p>
<p>Tandberg Data Asia (TD Asia) strives to be the leader in the storage solution market, optimising customers’ investment needs.</p>
<p>Established since 1992, TD Asia is a subsidiary of Tandberg Data ASA**, a leading global manufacturer and supplier of backup and archiving technologies. TD Asia offers a complete range of tape libraries, tape autoloaders and tape drives (based on the LTO™, SLR™ and VXA® linear tape technology platforms), storage software, data media and disk-based storage such as RDX™ QuikStor and Viking NAS series. These solutions are marketed exclusively through a channel of qualified resellers and distributors.</p>
<p>TD Asia is headquartered in Singapore, with centralised Sales, Marketing, Finance, Administration, Logistics, Technical and a state-of-the-art Service and Repair Centre to cater for consumer needs worldwide.</p>
<p>APAC address: 20 Bendemeer Road, #04-05 Cyberhub Singapore 339914
Tel: +65 6396 0786
Fax: +65 6396 0787
Website: www.tandberg.com.sg</p>
<p>** Tandberg Data ASA is a publicly held company based in Oslo, Norway and is traded on the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker=TAD).</p>
<p>For more information</p>
<p>David Frost, PR Deadlines Pty Ltd
+612-4341 5021 or 4341 5021
davidf@prdeadlines.com.au</p>
<p>Huang Yanyi, Tandberg Data (Asia) Pte Ltd
+65-6396 0786 or mobile +65-8188 9621
huang.yanyi@tandberg.com.sg</p>
<p>or contact the Marketing Team at marketing@tandberg.com.sg.</p>

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