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Quantum to push disk-based backup

Quantum, which stopped selling hard disks in 2000 but continues to sell networked storage systems, will begin selling hard disk-based backup systems, the company said this week. The DX30 acts like the tape backup system at the heart of the company's business but works much faster, the company said. The system uses Quantum's Adaptive Disk Array Management software, which better suits disk systems set up to deal with the backup task, a job that typically involves the sustained transfer of huge quantities of data. In Quantum's case, tape still would be used for long-term data archives. The DX30, 3.5 inches thick with 3 terabytes of capacity, is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2002, Quantum said.

Quantum, which stopped selling hard disks in 2000 but continues to sell networked storage systems, will begin selling hard disk-based backup systems, the company said this week. The DX30 acts like the tape backup system at the heart of the company's business but works much faster, the company said.

The system uses Quantum's Adaptive Disk Array Management software, which better suits disk systems set up to deal with the backup task, a job that typically involves the sustained transfer of huge quantities of data. In Quantum's case, tape still would be used for long-term data archives. The DX30, 3.5 inches thick with 3 terabytes of capacity, is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2002, Quantum said.