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hard disk

a computer data storage medium that consists of a rigid disk with an electromagnetic coating allowing information to be transcribed onto and from it. Permanently mounted in a dust-proof container, a hard disk has a storage capacity many times that of a diskette. Also called hard drive. Compare diskette.
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Business customers can customize their backup strategies using RDX removable disk media with cartridge capacities of 80 GB, 160 GB, 320 GB and 500 GB.
Mark Peters, a Senior Analyst with Enterprise Strategy Group, commented, "Having secured distribution of the RDX([R]) removable disk format through all the major distribution channels, it is good to see ProStor Systems focusing on extending the capabilities of its ProStor InfiniVault solution.
ProStor Systems is the developer of RDX technology, the de facto standard in removable disk.
With a current installed base of more than 75,000 end users worldwide, RDX backup and data retention solutions have captured 90 percent of the removable disk market for business server and workstation backup.
Additionally, RDX removable disk technology provides the backbone for ProStor's InfiniVault[TM], the world's first removable disk archive system that combines the performance and rapid retrieval of conventional hard disk drives with the unlimited capacity, scalability and archive protection of removable media.
Walker will assume responsibility for product management and market strategy for the company's RDX[R] removable disk technology and InfiniVault[TM], the world's first removable disk archive solution.
By leveraging RDX[R] removable disk technology, ProStor has created the world's first archive system that combines the performance and rapid retrieval of conventional hard disk drives with the unlimited capacity scalability and disaster recovery protection of removable media but with a system design that is far more reliable than tape and much lower cost than fixed-disk archive systems.
ProStor Systems, a leading developer of removable disk storage solutions for data protection and archive applications, today announced that its InfiniVault[TM] archive appliance has been named a finalist in the "Backup Hardware" category of the 2007 Storage Products of the Year awards, as selected by judges and editors of SearchStorage.
ProStor Systems, a leading developer of removable disk storage solutions for data protection and archive applications and Kazeon Systems, a leading provider of intelligent eDiscovery solutions, today announced that the ProStor Systems InfiniVault[TM] archive appliance has been certified to run with Kazeon Information Server[TM] software, helping IT departments improve information access, optimize storage utilization and cut costs within tiered storage infrastructures.
ProStor Systems, a leading developer of removable disk storage solutions for data protection and archive applications, today announced that Crossroads Systems has qualified ProStor's InfiniVault[TM] archive appliance as fully compatible with Crossroads SurePath[TM] FileMigrator Agent[TM] (FMA).
ProStor Systems, a leading developer of removable disk storage solutions, today announced that its InfiniVault[TM] archive appliance has completed interoperability testing with QStar Technologies' Network Migrator archive management software, providing worldwide customers with a best-in-class complete archive and compliance storage system.
ProStor Systems, a leading developer of removable disk storage solutions, today announced that its InfiniVault[TM] archive appliance has successfully completed a compliance assessment by Cohasset Associates, one of the foremost consulting firms specializing in document-based information management.