Qualstar Corporation (ticker: QBAK, exchange: NASDAQ Global Market (.O))
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Qualstar Extends XLS-812300 Enterprise Library CapacityMemory Expansion Modules More Than Double Capacity, Providing Configuration Options That Exceed 2 PetabytesSIMI VALLEY, Calif., Feb 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Qualstar(R) Corporation (Nasdaq:QBAK), an innovator in automated
tape storage solutions, today announced that the MEM ll (Memory
Expansion Module), is now available on its popular XLS-812300 tape
library. Adding one or two MEM ll's increases total capacity more than
140%, providing more options for its entry XLS Enterprise Library
model. Shipments will begin in May, 2008.
"Expanding the capacity options for the XLS-812300 lets customers
buy the storage they need today while giving them the assurance that
the system can expand as their data grows. Easy expansion and greater
flexibility means that the XLS-812300 delivers even more value to
customers needing enterprise features without enterprise costs," said
William Gervais, Qualstar president and CEO.
Each MEM ll delivers 535 tape storage slots in just 5.3 square
feet of floor space. Using LTO 4 tape technology with typical
compression, a single MEM ll holds 856 terabytes, one of the highest
storage densities in the industry. One or two MEM ll's can be added to
each XLS-812300 Library System, raising its total capacity to 1,365
slots, or 2.2 petabytes of data. XLS-812300 libraries hold up to
twelve LTO 4 tape drives, delivering data throughput rates of over 5
terabytes per hour to meet ever-narrowing backup windows.
Adding capacity or drives is readily accomplished in the field
with minimal interruption to on-going operations. The MEM ll can be
intermixed with the XLS-812300 Expansion Pods to provide granular
solutions to meet a broad range of data protection and archival
storage growth requirements.
The XLS Enterprise Library Systems available exclusively through
Qualstar's worldwide network of Authorized Resellers. Contact
Qualstar, one of Qualstar's Resellers or visit
http://www.qualstar.com/xls for more information.
About Qualstar Corporation
Qualstar manufactures automated tape libraries and power supplies.
Its products are known throughout the world for energy efficiency and
rugged, Simply Reliable designs yielding years of trouble-free
operation. Qualstar tape libraries are sold, installed and supported
worldwide to backup, archive and protect data from incidental and
catastrophic loss. Its N2Power brand high efficiency, ultra small
switching power supplies are sold to OEM manufacturers worldwide,
where very low power consumption is required. Qualstar Corporation is
publicly traded on the NASDAQ National Market under the symbol QBAK.
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SOURCE: Qualstar Corporation
Bob Covey, 805-583-7744