Quantum RDX - Features, Benefits and FAQ's
Features and Benefits
Flexible onsite/offsite data backup at hard drive speeds (best practices)
•Interchangeable, removable cartridges of various capacities
•Windows backup software with data deduplication technology (reduces standard
backups by up to 20:1)
•3-year rapid exchange warranty
Frequently asked Questions
What is the file format on a Quantum RDX disk?
Quantum RDX cartridge is preformatted with the Windows NTFS file format,
which is required by the GoProtect software and most Windows applications. It
can, however, be reformatted for another operating system if desired.
Does Quantum RDX work in a Linux environment?
Quantum RDX is tested and certified with RedHat Enterprise Linux v3 and v4
(or greater) and SuSE Linux Enterprise Server v9 and 10 (or greater). Other
Linux distributions are likely to work, although they have not been specifically
tested. However, the GoProtect software is Windows-only, so Linux users will
need to have their own backup software or use archiving features provided by the
Which backup software is compatible with Quantum RDX?
Quantum RDX can be used with most software packages that can mount removable
disk devices. Quantum RDX is certified to be compatible with the leading backup
packages most commonly used in small and medium business, such as Symantec
Backup Exec, EMC Retrospect, and Computer Associates ARCserve.
Can Quantum RDX be used for “bare metal restore” disaster recovery?
Quantum RDX cartridges are preformatted in NTFS with a master boot record, so
if you are using backup software that supports bare metal restore on
and your computer system BIOS will support RDX as a bootable device, this will
work. In general, a removable SATA device is not supported as bootable (create a
boot CD instead), while a removable USB device is generally bootable. In any
case, the provided Quantum GoProtect™ software will not do a bare metal restore.