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Imation Expands SLR Tape Offerings for IBM Servers

Wednesday, May 02, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

OAKDALE, Minn. (May 1, 2001)-Imation Corp. (NYSE: IMN), a worldwide leader in data storage and information management, today announced IBM will begin shipping SLR100 100GB and 10GB tape cartridges, compatible with the SLR100 tape drive and SLR100 Autoloader, that are compatible with IBM eServer products for mid-market customers. The extension of Imation's OEM relationship with IBM further demonstrates that the new generation SLR100 platform is gaining broad acceptance among OEMs and IT professionals worldwide. Imation co-developed the SLR technology with Tandberg Data. Tandberg has shipped more than three million SLR tape drives worldwide, and Imation estimates that over 20 million SLR cartridges have been shipped in the industry. The SLR100 tape drive, based on QIC (quarter inch cartridge) technology, offers 100GB of capacity and a 10MB transfer rate (assuming 2:1 compression). SLR100 provides the already large installed base of IBM eServer iSeries and AS/400 users an economical migration path to higher capacity and transfer rates as well as backward compatibility with previous QIC formats (SLR5, MLR1, and MLR3 cartridges). "We are pleased to be working with IBM as it further supports the adoption of SLR100 as a viable option for IBM iSeries and AS/400 customers," said Frank Russomanno, general manager of Imation Data Storage Media and Services. "This is a positive step for the SLR format."




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