Removable Disk Cartridge replaces tape systems for SMBs.

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Providing backup, data security, and expandable storage solution, 300 GB capacity RDX removable disk cartridge houses mobile 2.5 in. HDD in shock-proof design capable of sustaining up to 1 m drops. Cartridge inserts into dock, which can be connected internally through SATA or externally via USB, and offers transfer rates up to 45 MBps. While millisecond file access times enable instant data retrieval, EMC® Retrospect software ensures data protection.

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Imation Offers 300 GB RDX Removable Disk Cartridge

Highest Removable Disk Capacity Available for Small and Medium Business Backup

OAKDALE, Minn., Oct. 9 -- Imation Corp., a worldwide leader in removable data storage media, today announced it has added a 300 GB capacity cartridge to its line of RDX removable disk cartridges. The RDX system, a low-end tape replacement solution, is designed to provide small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with easy and reliable backup, data security and expandable storage. The new 300 gigabyte cartridge is the largest available capacity for any removable hard disk solution in use today.

"Small and medium-sized businesses need a high-performance, cost-effective storage solution that is easy to use, reliable, and scalable as their data storage requirements continue to grow," said Keith Schwartz, North America sales and marketing, Imation. "The RDX system, now available with 300 gigabyte cartridges from Imation, is a perfect fit for businesses faced with ever-expanding storage needs."

"We are committed to advancing the RDX roadmap to keep pace with customers' data storage needs," said Bob Williamsen, vice president of marketing for ProStor Systems. "As more SMB users seek a replacement for their low-end tape systems, the RDX solution provides these businesses with unmatched reliability, the highest storage capacity and the fastest speed of any removable hard disk solution in the market. We are pleased to partner with Imation to extend our RDX offerings."

Each RDX disk cartridge houses a high-capacity mobile 2.5-inch hard disk drive in a shock-proof design to allow the cartridge to sustain a fall from up to one meter. The cartridge is inserted into a dock, which can be connected internally through SATA or externally with a USB. The fast transfer rate of up to 45 MB/second reduces the typical data backup window from hours to seconds, allowing a user to back up 100 GB of data in less than an hour. Unlike tape, which winds sequentially to read data, RDX technology accesses files in milliseconds, allowing for instant data retrieval. Users protect their technology investment simply by choosing the RDX disk cartridge capacities, ranging from 40 GB to 300 GB, which suit their specific applications.

Making it even easier for SMBs to protect their data, the Imation RDX system also includes EMC(R) Retrospect software. The award-winning software installs in minutes and delivers fast backups, accurate restores and full disaster recovery with minimal manual effort or expertise. Further, EMC Retrospect offers government-certified 256-bit AES encryption, the highest level of protection available.

Imation's RDX Removable Hard Disk Cartridge will be available for a manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) of $499.99.

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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 marked its 10th 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?" Imation is also the exclusive licensee of the TDK Life on Record brand, one of the world's leading recording media brands. Additional information about Imation and its brands is available at or by calling 1-888-466-3456.

Imation, the Imation logo, Memorex, 'Is it live or is it Memorex?' are trademarks of Imation Corp and its subsidiaries. The TDK Life on Record logo is a trademark of TDK Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

CONTACT: Mary Rawlings-Taylor of Imation Corp., +1-651-704-6796,; or Jamie Ernst of Brodeur, +1-210-495-5757,, for Imation Corp.

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