StorageTek Announces TimberWolf Upgrade Program

StorageTek have announced a trade-in program to give customers in the US an opportunity to upgrade their TimberWolf 9730 tape libraries to the newer StorageTek L40 tape library. The L40 can accommodate mixed media and SDLT tape drives.

StorageTek’s 9730 trade-in program provides customers $3,000 cash back when they trade in their existing TimberWolf tape library and purchase a StorageTek L40 tape library with SDLT technology. Additionally, StorageTek will pay for the removal of the 9730 from the customer site.

“The demand for cost-effective, reliable data protection solutions has never been greater,” said Jessica Iler, StorageTek senior product manager, Automated Tape Solutions. “Our L40 is a cost-effective way to protect data while reducing overall total cost of ownership. By utilizing StorageTek’s L40 tape library with SDLT drives, customers can take advantage of more than three times the capacity and twice the speed (compared to DLT 7000) for the ultimate data storage investment protection at a cost that is unparalleled in the industry.”

According to StorageTek the L40 provides very affordable, high-performance, high-capacity data management for demanding distributed environments, combining proven technology and reliable, high-speed robotics at an entry-level price.

Valid for customers in the United States, the 9730 trade-in program is effective immediately and will continue through Oct. 31, 2002.

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