Milpitas, CA — Quantum Corporation’s DLT and Storage Systems Group announced that Compaq Computer Corporation, a worldwide leader in storage solutions and a Quantum OEM business partner, is offering the Quantum DLT 8000 drive as the Compaq 40/80 GB DLTtape drive for the mid-range enterprise computing market.
“We are pleased to offer the 40/80 DLT solution to meet our customers’ storage requirements for higher performance and greater capacity and reliability,” said Rusty Smith, director of Compaq’s business segment, Storage Products Group. “Today’s businesses have storage needs that are more demanding than ever before. Combining Compaq’s powerful storage server technology with DLTtape(TM) provides a robust backup solution that meets the needs of a large segment of our customers.”
The 40/80 GB DLTtape drive provides a native capacity of 40 GB (80 GB average compressed), and a 6 MB per second data transfer rate (up to 12 MB per second compressed). The drives are backward read-and-write compatible with 20/40 GB DLT and 35/70 GB DLT formats and use the same DLT IV cartridge.
“Compaq’s continued support for DLTtape reinforces Quantum’s position as the market leader in tape backup platforms,” said William Boles, vice president, marketing, of Quantum’s DLTtape Group. “Together we can more effectively protect business-critical content in enterprise and computing environments.”
Compaq offers a family of DLTtape products, including the 35/70 GB DLT and 20/40 GB DLTtape Drives, 35/70 GB DLT Tape Array and 35/70 GB DLT Tape Libraries. Continuing their support for DLTtape technology, Compaq has also selected Quantum’s new Super DLTtape technology as their leading mid- to high-end back up, restore and archive solution platform.
With more than 1.4 million DLTtape drives and 50 million DLTtape media cartridges shipped to date, DLTtape technology is a standard for backing up and archiving business-critical data for mid-range servers and high-end workstations. Information on the DLTtape platform can be found at http://www.dlttape.com . Information about Super DLTtape can be found at http://www.dlttape.com/super .