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sTec(R) s840 SSDs Certified for Windows Server 2012

sTec(R) s840 SSDs Certified for Windows Server 2012

SSDs with Windows Server 2012 Cluster in a Box Systems Enable Continuous
Availability with High Performance

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:
STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today
announced that its high-performance s840 Series Enterprise SAS SSDs have been
certified for Windows Server 2012, which includes use with Windows Server 2012
Cluster in a Box systems. The significant performance advantages of the sTec®
enterprise-class s840 solid-state drives (SSDs) complement Windows Server
2012's "cluster in a box" and continuous-availability initiatives.

"SSD technology is rapidly emerging as a significant, viable storage element
in a new generation of servers running on the ubiquitous Windows Server
platform," said Swapna Yasarapu, director of SSD technical marketing at sTec.
"Microsoft's decision to highlight support for this storage technology in
Windows Server 2012 reflects how SSD technology has become a mainstream
storage solution that delivers unprecedented performance for servers in data
centers, cloud computing and other high-performance enterprise environments."

"Windows Server 2012 enables a new generation of systems that deliver high
availability and performance to a broad market," said Brian Hillger, director,
Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft. "SSDs are a key technology that can
help unleash the full performance capabilities of these new systems. Our work
with sTec is a significant step towards giving customers the benefits of SSDs
in high-availability systems and helping customers utilize the full potential
of Windows Server 2012."

sTec's s840 Series Enterprise SSDs are designed to enable storage systems to
realize outstanding, sustainable input/output per second (IOPS), and relieve
the performance bottlenecks associated with traditional rotating media disk
drives.A single s840 drive can replace multiple hard disk drives (HDDs), thus
easing the rack-space demands and performance penalties exacted by rotating
media.

Windows Server powers many of the world's largest datacenters, enables small
businesses worldwide and delivers value-added benefits to organizations in
between.In addition to supporting SSD storage, Windows Server 2012 offers a
range of new features and enhancements, including those for virtualization,
networking, user experience, cloud computing and automation.

For more information on the s840 and other sTec enterprise-class SSDs, go to
http://stec-inc.com/product/s840.php.

About sTec, Inc.

sTec, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state
storage solutions designed for the ever-growing performance, reliability and
endurance requirements of today's advanced data centers.The industry's first
company to deploy solid-state drives (SSDs) into large-scale enterprise
environments, sTec offers the industry's widest range of solid-state storage
solutions, which protect critical information for major business and
government organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California,
sTec also serves the embedded and military/aerospace markets with SSDs for
industrial and rugged environments. For more information, visit
www.stec-inc.com.

sTec and the sTec logo 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 collaboration between
sTec and Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 platform; customer adoption and
utilization of sTec's s840; the adoption of sTec's s840 into new applications
and markets; the benefits from developing technologies; overall product and
solution cost savings; the capabilities and performance of sTec's products and
solutions; and the evolving enterprise storage and server markets. 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 those expressed or implied in
forward-looking statements are detailed in 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. The information
contained in this press release is a statement of sTec's present intentions,
beliefs or expectations. sTec may change its intentions, beliefs or
expectations, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such
factors, in sTec's assumptions or otherwise. Except as required by law, sTec
undertakes no obligation to 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
         jsteach@stec-inc.com
        
         Merrill Freund or Lauren Whitehouse
         Schwartz MSL
         (415) 512-0770
         stec@schwartzmsl.com

sTec, Inc.