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ProStor's InfiniVault sells slowly

ProStor has announced that just 200 customers have bought its multi-disk InfiniVault archive whereas there are 250,000 customers for the single slot RDX removable disk product. The quarter of a million customers have bought more than 1 million RDX disk cartridges, totalling 200PB of capacity. The InfiniVault multi-disk archive …
Chris Mellor, 24 Mar 2011

Imation snaps up Nexsan for $120m

Struggling tape, disk, and optical media maker Imation has found its salvation: it's Nexsan, the maker of block-and-file storage systems based on flash storage that Imation is shelling out $120m to acquire. The acquisition of Nexsan – one of myriad storage startups competing in this hot part of the IT market – comes hot on the …
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Newly spunky Tandberg grapples RDX

Two years ago Tandberg Data was an ailing company, but yesterday it agreed to buy the RDX removable disk assets from ProStor, signalling its return to health. RDX is the removable disk drive cartridge technology devised by ProStor Systems with manufacturing and marketing rights licensed first to Tandberg Data and then to Imation …
Chris Mellor, 13 May 2011
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1.5TB 2.5-inch drives

You can't rely on disk drive manufactures to tell you much at all about new higher-capacity drives coming our way, but you can get hints from their OEMs. ProStor CEO Frank Herbist recently gave out a loud one. ProStor makes removable RDX disk drives, 2.5-inch drives inside a rugged case, and the InfiniVault RDX autoloader and …
Chris Mellor, 15 Jul 2010

Shareholders rage over Imation's incredible 88% plunge

How do you build a $226m company? Start with a $2bn one. This joke could apply to Imation, which could go the way of Kodak and turn shareholder value into dross, because its management, facing declining sales of old technology, is late to respond and now buying bum companies with crappy prospects. That's the view implied by …
Chris Mellor, 20 Dec 2011
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ProStor makes new money from old data

Archiving is no big bucks bonanza. Look at the declining tape business, the collapse of Plasmon, and Copan struggling to survive. Yet in this harsh environment, startup ProStor, with its removable disk technology, appears to be booming. ProStor is a tape cartridge replacement play. A fundamental difference from tape is that the …
Chris Mellor, 20 Aug 2009
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Tandberg's RDX blockbuster

Tandberg Data looks to have a major success in waiting on its hands with the ProStor RDX QuikStor product - 90,000 drive docks have been sold in less than two years. ProStor's RDX is a removable cartridge containing a 2.5-inch notebook hard drive, up to 500GB in capacity, in a ruggedised case. It is slotted into an internal or …
Chris Mellor, 16 Sep 2008