ProStor ( — which specializes in
enterprise-class removable disk storage systems for business backup,
archiving and retention management — has announced the availability
of a new 640GB (1.28TB compressed) RDX removable disk cartridge.

As with all industry standard RDX removable disk, the latest RDX
cartridge is fully read and write compatible with all RDX, RD1000 and
ProStor InfinVault products. Along with a lower entry price, RDX now
offers 4x higher capacity and nearly 4x the performance of the latest
generation of DAT tape, with RDX cartridge capacities continuing to
increase by approximately 50% per year.

ProStor InfiniVault customers will also benefit from an automatic 28%
archival capacity increase without any system changes or any
additional system costs, according to the folks at ProStor.The new
640GB RDX cartridge technology gives current ProStor InfiniVault
users additional free capacity and adds additional purchasing
inducement for data centers looking for an archive solution that
perfectly balances cost prohibitive disk storage versus performance
limiting tape archive solutions, they add.

RDX 640GB cartridges will be generally available beginning this month
with pricing set individually by each supplier. RDX dock products are
available today in 3.5-inch and 5.25-inch half-height form-factors
for integration inside rack and tower system chassis, as well as
tabletop and rackmount configurations. Interface options include