Quantum Removable Disk System Aimed at Small Businesses
The entry-level RDX system includes a removable cartridges and Quantum GoProtect backup software for Microsoft's Windows operating system.Quantum, a specialist in backup, recovery and archiving solutions, announced worldwide availability of Quantum RDX, a removable disk-based data protection system that leverages data reduction technology to decrease cartridge requirements by up to 20:1. Aimed at SMBs (small to medium-sized businesses), the non-proprietary Quantum RDX system offers removable disk cartridges for onsite and offsite storage to help meet data backup, disaster recovery and archiving requirements. The disk system could serve as a replacement for low-end tape devices, such as DDS/DAT, a company release said. The entry-level RDX system includes a dock (USB tabletop, SATA or USB internal versions), removable cartridges and Quantum GoProtect backup software for Microsoft's Windows operating system. GoProtect data reduction technology eliminates redundant data, thereby decreasing the number of cartridges required for backups. Open standards-based RDX cartridges are sold separately in 160GB, 320GB, 500GB and 640GB capacities, and each cartridge contains a 2.5 inch mobile hard drive in shock-resistant mounting that is read and write compatible and interchangeable with any RDX dock.
GoProtect software offers integrated protection plans, while data restores can be done with drag and drop functionality through Windows Explorer. RDX system is available now from Quantum's partners and distributors worldwide. Pricing for tabletop solutions (dock, removable cartridges, software) starts at just over $300 with cartridges (160GB) starting under $150. "The simplicity, speed and interoperability of the Quantum RDX system make it an ideal, cost-effective backup solution for SMB customers that like the portability of their current tape devices but also want the performance advantages of disk," said Rob Clark, senior vice president, tape business and OEM partnerships at Quantum.