Storage Web Digest: FalconStor and Network Engines Team for Backup Appliance
Virtual Tape Library Appliance powered by IPStor due later this quarter.
Enterprise StorageLTO Format Hits Diamond Status A group of companies backing the Linear Tape-Open format, last week announced that more than 10 million LTO Ultrium format tape cartridgeswith a combined capacity of 2,000 petabyteshave shipped worldwide since September 2000. The LTO Ultrium format is bucking the tape storage industry trend as shipments of cartridges continue growing up to 20 percent quarter over quarter since 2002. Additionally, the LTO Program announced that 350,000 LTO Ultrium tape drives have shipped since September 2000.
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Personal StorageI/OMagic Introduces USB Floppy Drive with Built-in Media Reader I/OMagic Corp. a last week introduced its DataStation, a USB 1.1 external floppy drive with integrated media reader. Offered in the retail channel, the card reader supports Compact Flash, PCMCIA-ATA, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO and Smart Media. Read the full press release on:DataStoreX
Storage BusinessQ2 Shipments Up, Value Down for Taiwans Optical Storage Production Taiwans production of optical storage drives declined in value in the second quarter of this year from a year earlier despite growing shipments, according to the Market Intelligence Center. The decline in production value was mainly caused by falling average selling prices, as mature products like CD-ROM, CD-RW and DVD-ROM drives still accounted for the majority of shipments by Taiwan-based companies in the second quarter. The situation is expected to improve this quarter with the introduction of new products with relatively high prices, including DVD-RW, DVD+RW and combo drives. Read the full story on:DigiTimes