Imation Expands Removable Hard Disk Portfolio to Include RDX Cartridges, Providing Enterprise-Class Data Protection to Small- and Medium-Sized Business


Imation now offers 160GB RDX media compatible with all RDX and RD1000 removable hard disk docks

OAKDALE, Minn., Jan. 15 // -- Previously, Imation Corp (NYSE:IMN), a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, announced a licensing agreement with ProStor Systems to manufacture, market and sell Imation-brand RDX technology and today announced it has expanded its removable hard disk drive (RHDD) portfolio to include Imation-brand RDX cartridges. Now available in capacities ranging from 40GB to 160GB -- the highest capacity RDX cartridge currently available -- Imation RDX cartridges offer small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) enterprise-class data protection and are fully read/write compatible and interchangeable with all RDX and RD1000 removable hard disk docks, including the Dell PowerVault RD1000 removable hard disk dock.

"Today's announcement satisfies small- and medium-sized customers seeking a high-performance, low-cost storage solution that is easy to use, reliable, and scalable as their requirements grow," said Steve Georgis, CEO and president of ProStor Systems. "The new 160GB cartridge highlights our commitment to continually develop RDX technology, and also attests to our partnership with Imation as a licensee for both the drive and the media."

Imation RDX cartridges contain a 2.5-inch hard disk drive and, to a host computer, an RDX cartridge backs up just as a traditional tape cartridge would, yet offers all of the advantages of disk-to-disk storage, including high performance and a low-failure rate. The cartridges map to available single and dual-platter hard disk drives, and provide both forward and backward compatibility. Imation RDX cartridges may be used with any RDX and RD1000 removable hard disk docks on the market and provides a rugged and reliable solution ideal for all of a SMBs' storage requirements.

"RDX cartridges successfully combine the best elements of tape with the best elements of disk," said James Ellis, vice president, Strategic Growth Programs, Imation. "Imation's RDX media provides complete data protection and ensures easy-to-use, reliable, fast and portable storage."

Imation offers the broadest selection of removable hard disk solutions and will add an Imation RDX removable hard disk dock to its portfolio in early Q2 2007. Imation's RDX cartridges -- currently in 40GB, 80GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities -- are generally available now and the manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) starts at $130 per cartridge. For more information on Imation's RDX technology, go to www.imation.com/ .

About Imation Corp

Imation Corp is the only company in the world solely focused on the development, manufacture and supply of removable data storage products spanning the four pillars of magnetic, optical, flash and removable hard disk storage. With more than 50 years of data storage leadership beginning with the development of the world's first computer tape, in 2006 Imation proudly marks its tenth anniversary as an independent company. In addition to the Imation brand, Imation Corp's global brand portfolio includes the Memorex brand, one of the most widely recognized names in the consumer electronics industry, famous for the slogan, "Is it live or is it Memorex?" Additional information about Imation is available at www.imation.com/ or by calling 1-888-466-3456.

Imation, the Imation logo, Memorex, and 'Is it live or is it Memorex?' are trademarks of Imation Corp and its subsidiaries. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

Source: Imation Corp

CONTACT: Mary Rawlings-Taylor of Imation Corp, +1-651-704-6796, mjrawlings-taylor@imation.com

Web site: www.imation.com/

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