Qualstar Announces LTO 6 Availability

Qualstar Announces LTO 6 Availability 
XLS and RLS Tape Libraries Now Shipping With LTO 6 Drives 
SIMI VALLEY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/08/12 --   Qualstar Corporation
(NASDAQ: QBAK), a manufacturer of data security and archive storage
solutions and high efficiency power supplies today announced that all
models of its RLS and XLS tape libraries are available for immediate
shipment with LTO 6 drives. LTO 6 tape drives will also be released
for upgrades to Qualstar's large installed base.  
"This is great news for systems administrators battling to secure,
protect and archive ever-growing masses of data, especially the
explosion in unstructured 'big data,'" said Larry Firestone,
President and CEO of Qualstar Corporation. "This new generation of
Ultrium LTO tape technology in combination with our proven rack mount
and enterprise tape libraries deliver the most reliable and
cost-effective data protection and archival storage solutions on the
LTO 6 delivers 2.5 terabytes native capacity per tape, and 6.25
terabytes per tape with typical data compression, increases of 66%
and 200% respectively, over the current generation. The new drive's
data transfer rate performance also grew to 160 megabytes per second
to keep pace with overall system requirements.  
Qualstar's RLS Rack Mount Libraries expand from 50 tape slots to over
470 slots in a single 19-inch rack to now store over 2.9 petabytes of
data. Qualstar's XLS Enterprise Libraries scale from 350 tape slots
to more than 11,700 slots, yielding over 73 petabytes of storage
using the new LTO 6 technology.  
Qualstar will show LTO 6 drives its RLS and XLS Tape Libraries in
booth 4251 at SC12, the IEEE's annual supercomputing conference in
Salt Lake City, Utah, on Nov. 12 - 15, 2012. 
Qualstar tape libraries are available through Authorized Resellers.
Contact Qualstar, an Authorized Reseller or visit www.qualstar.com
for more information. 
About Qualstar Corporation
 Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a
diversified electronics manufacturer specializing in data storage and
power supplies. The company's products are known throughout the world
for high quality and Simply Reliable designs that provide years of
trouble-free service. More information is available at
www.qualstar.com or www.n2power.com, or by phone at 805-583-7744. 
Qualstar and the Qualstar logo are registered trademarks of Qualstar
Bob Covey 
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