Benchmark Ships 100,000th Tape Drive

Benchmark Storage Innovations, Inc. today announced that it has shipped its 100,000th tape drive. Dell was the recipient of the milestone drive.

“The entire Benchmark team is to be congratulated for their accomplishments,” said Lew Frauenfelder, Benchmark’s CEO and president. “It represents a tremendous amount of hard work and dedication.”

“As the proud recipient of the 100,000th tape drive, we congratulate Benchmark on achieving this significant milestone,” said Russ Holt, vice president of Dell’s Enterprise Systems Group. “Benchmark’s DLT1 tape drive offers the flexibility and performance to accommodate a wide range of Dell PowerVault storage customers, from small businesses with simple networks to large customers that need to protect significant amounts of data.”

“It is appropriate that Dell is the recipient of the 100,000th drive,” added Frauenfelder. “As Benchmark’s first systems OEM partner, Dell’s partnership significantly helped broaden the worldwide market for our storage solutions.”

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Following its path of proven engineering excellence, Benchmark recently was granted its fourth U.S. Patent by the United States Patent and Trademark office. Benchmark currently has 13 additional patents pending

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