RDX® Media

RDX Removable Disk Media

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Overview

The RDX® Technology is a disk based removable media storage-system which offers the best of disk, like fast random access performance, high transfer rate and data reliability and the best of tape, like removability and portability, long archival life and affordability. It consists of an RDX drive and RDX media, which are fully forward and backward compatible.

RDX media is offered in three different versions:

  • With capacities from 500GB to 5TB
  • WORM media with security features like WORM (write once, read many)
  • RansomBlock (ransomware protection) with capacities from 1TB to 4TB

Backup Standard

RDX is a backup standard in the SMB environment for more than 10 years. As Tandberg Data is the technology owner of RDX, also many major OEMs have decided to add the RDX technology into their portfolio.

Unique Media Design

  • Rugged, reliable and removable
  • Easy and unsophisticated handling
  • Never become obsolete with full forward and backward compatibility
  • Media qualification with business grade disk-drive selection processes

RDX® Media

Backup, Restore and long-term Archiving

The RDX media is ideal for backup, restore and long-term archiving tasks. It is an affordable solution with capacities from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB to 5TB. RDX media fits perfect in every individual environment.

Backup and Recovery

If RDX is used as a backup and recovery device, as a rule of thumb, the capacity of RDX media chosen should be at least double the size of the capacity of data to be backed up. This includes the assumption of implementing an incremental backup strategy or using deduplication. RDX is supported by all major backup software vendors.

Long Term Archiving

A 10 years archival life and unlimited compatibility of drive- and media-generations are the best prerequisite for long term archiving of your data, like customer records, financial files or business documents, but also videos, photos or music.

Data Moving

RDX media is also best for storing, sharing and moving all business data. The rugged cartridge design makes it easy to distribute data by regular post or courier services from one office to the other.

A perfect fit

RDX media is a universal storage device, which fits in almost every application.

Unique Media Design

Rugged, Reliable, Robust

All media types have a rugged design. RDX media is drop protected and resists a fall from 1 meter to concrete floor. This ensures secure transportation with courier services or shipping. RDX is ideal for just in rough environments like dust, dirt or humidity. It is electrostatic proof by discharging during ejection from the drive and electrostatics won’t harm electronic components of the media. Internal RDX drives are protected against vibrations, so RDX can be integrated into servers with multiple hard disks and vents.

Easy and unsophisticated handling

The media is keyed to prevent from inserting it into the drive in a wrong direction, which may cause damage to the media. Because of its rugged design, there is no special care necessary. Unlike tape, there is no need to watch out special areas of the media like the tape material or mechanical parts.

Full forward and backward compatibility

The RDX QuikStor solution is fully backward and forward compatible, so you protect your investment in both the drive and the media. All media versions are readable and writable in all drive versions. So even the first media which was introduced 2006 is still usable in the current drives and vice versa.

Media Qualification with high quality standards and Business grade selection processes

Each new media has to pass qualification testing. Drop tests, vibration tests and climate tests are performed to ensure high quality and longevity. RDX media is specified for 5,000 load/unload cycles, providing years of daily use. So every time, a new capacity is introduced, these media have to pass these tests first to ensure the known and appreciated reliability on RDX.

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