Quantum, Benchmark Team for Tape Automation

Quantum Corp. , a provider of data protection and network storage systems, and data-storage management and security firm Benchmark Storage Innovations Inc. today announced the addition of Benchmark’s ValuSmart Tape 80 to Quantum’s PowerStor L200 and L500 library systems.

The partnership provides DLTtape technology’s first half-high, 5.25-inch form factor and offers 80 GB of compressed capacity and a 6 MB/second compressed transfer rate. This announcement furthers Quantum’s commitment to building on its existing tape automation leadership by delivering a range of reliable, cost-effective solutions.

The PowerStor L200 and L500 with ValuSmart Tape 80 are available immediately, with a manufacturer’s suggested list price of $5495 for the L200 with a single drive, and $6995 for the L500 with a single drive.

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