Storage-hardware maker Quantum has named two new executives, the company said Thursday. Ray Robidoux will take over as president of Snap Appliances, the division that makes special-purpose file servers and whose spinoff Quantum canceled. Russell Stern will be chief operating officer at Quantum's ATL division, which makes robotic equipment for handling tape-backup cartridges.
Meanwhile, Quantum Snap competitor Maxtor on Monday introduced a new version of its MaxAttach product line, the 4300, that's 1.75 inches thick and lets administrators take a "snapshot" of data periodically and restore to that version if needed. The $5,999 system, with 400GB of capacity and a 1-gigabit-per-second Ethernet connection to the network, is based on a special-purpose version of Windows 2000.