STEC Teams With Cheetah RAID Storage to Showcase One-of-a-Kind Storage Solutions

STEC Teams With Cheetah RAID Storage to Showcase One-of-a-Kind Storage

Collaboration to be Highlighted at AFCEA West 2013 Expo

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC),
a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and
products, and Cheetah RAID Storage will demonstrate at AFCEA West the two
companies' collaboration of custom-built storage options designed to satisfy
the unique ruggedness and durability requirements of defense-industry

What: STEC™ s840 SAS SSDs will be applied in Cheetah RAID Storage's 2U Rugged
24 bay enclosure using removable canisters

Where: Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association (AFCEA) West,
Booth #2150

When:January 29-31, 2013, San Diego, Calif.

Government customers have typically been early to embrace cutting-edge
technologies brought on by highly specialized businesses such as STEC and
Cheetah. The showcase offers a clear demonstration of the value government
users can achieve by contracting with innovators like these.STEC's twenty
years of expertise in enterprise-grade solid-state technology, coupled with
Cheetah RAID Storage's innovative storage solutions, provide world-class
performance, durability and reliability suitable for the military's most
demanding environments. The companies' collaborative goal is to instill with
government customers confidence that their long-term solid-state storage
requirements will be met.

About STEC, Inc.

STEC, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state drive
(SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance,
high-reliability and high-endurance needs of today's data-intensive server and
storage platforms. With headquarters in Santa Ana, California, and locations
worldwide, STEC leverages almost two decades of solid-state knowledge and
experience to design, manufacture and deliver the most comprehensive line of
PCIe, SAS, SATA, and embedded SSDs on the market today. In addition, the STEC™
EnhanceIO^™ SSD Cache Software enables IT managers to cost-effectively scale
server application performance. For more information, please visit

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About Cheetah RAID Storage

Cheetah RAID Storage offers the highest level of performance and fault
tolerance in the RAID market, combined with exceptional value. All current
controllers support RAID levels 0, 1(0+1), 3, 5, 6 10, 30, 50, JBOD, or NRAID.
Cheetah RAID Storage OEM's storage and integrates storage to fit your needs.

STEC, the STEC logo and EnhanceIO are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of STEC, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries.All
other trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of their
respective owners.

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of
1995. This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and
uncertainties, including those statements concerning the benefits,
performance, ruggedness, durability, and cost savings from the incorporation
of STEC s840 SAS SSDs into Cheetah RAID Storage's 2U appliances; and the
evolving military SSD market in general. Such forward-looking statements are
based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties,
including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and cause
actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations.
Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from
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filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, made from time to
time by STEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its
subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its subsequent Current Reports
on Form 8-K, which are available on the Investor Relations section of STEC's
website at information contained in this press release
is a statement of STEC's present intentions, beliefs or expectations. STEC may
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publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect
events or circumstances occurring after the date thereof, or to reflect the
occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Jerry Steach
         Director, Public Relations
         STEC, Inc.
         (415) 222-9996

STEC, Inc.
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