Tandberg Updating RDX Firmware
Adding Windows Backup mode and compatibility with
Windows 8 and Server 2012
Tandberg Data announced an updated version of its RDX
utility and firmware, which includes a new RDX Windows backup mode and
compatibility with newer versions of Windows, such as Windows 8 and Server 2012.
the new RDX utility and firmware provides better integration with Windows,
enabling users of
RDX QuikStor to leverage the
benefits of the integrated Windows Backup application. With the new mode,
Windows sees the RDX as a valid disk target without the need for a third-party
RDX USB 3.0 can now be used for
scheduled system backups, including bare metal DR as well as a deduplication
volume in Server 2012.
The free RDX utility and supporting firmware is available
to Tandberg Data RDX users for download.
RDX removable disk technology is
becoming the replacement technology and successor to the DDS/DAT. It is a
standard in removable disk backup, with more than 500,000 businesses having
integrated RDX storage products worldwide. Today, more than 500PBs of data are
stored on RDX-based technology.
Advantages of RDX vs. DDS/DAT include:
Tandberg Data RDX USB 3.0 systems can seamlessly integrate
into servers with USB 2.0 docks and DAT72/160/320 drives, even using the same
cables and RDX dock. RDX cartridges can be rotated, just like tape, to backup
and store data in off-site, secure locations.
RDX-based solutions include single dock systems,
LAN-attached disk-based appliances and multi-cartridge removable disk libraries.
Thay are used by organizations for storage, backup, archive, DR and cloud
seeding, among other applications.
- Higher capacity and flexible media
- Higher write/read performance
- Minimal user-generated media handling problems
- Environmental tolerance to dust, temperature, humidity
and operational vibrations
- Long media usage (5000x RDX usage compared to 99x DDS/DAT
- No media wear
- No drive cleaning
- Non-operational shock and media drop resistance
- Future-proof technology with extensive product roadmap