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Seagate Removable Storage Solutions (RSS) and Imation are to extend the life of Travan tape technology with new drives and cartridges offering up to 40GB compressed storage.

The Travan 40 drive will have a native capacity of 20GB with a 2MB per second transfer rate and is backwardly compatible with existing Travan technology. Internal drives will interface via ATAPI, while external drives are to have a USB 2.0 connection.

Imation will provide the 40GB cartridges for the platform. The products are targeted at SME businesses for desktops, low-end servers and mobile users, although more details will only be forthcoming in early 2002.

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