sTec(R) SAS SSDs with Multi-Level Cell Technology Selected for Fujitsu Storage ETERNUS DX Series

sTec(R) SAS SSDs with Multi-Level Cell Technology Selected for Fujitsu Storage

Leading Information, Communication Technology Company Implements sTec's
High-Performance Solid-State Storage Solutions for Customers' Growing Data

SANTA ANA, Calif., July 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ:STEC),
a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today announced
that Fujitsu Limited has selected sTec® solid-state disks (SSDs) with the SAS
interface and MLC multi-level cell (MLC) technology as the core storage for
its ETERNUS DX series storage systems. The sTec s842 (formerly ZeusIOPS)
drives in the ETERNUS DX series mark Fujitsu's first deployment of sTec MLC
SSDs and further validates sTec as the leading provider of highly reliable,
high-performance solid-state storage solutions to global system makers.

"As our customers' data storage and management demands have increased
dramatically over time, so too have their needs to manage heavy workloads,"
said Yasuhito Arikawa, senior vice president, Storage Systems Business Unit,
Fujitsu Limited. "By implementing sTec's MLC s842 drives, we've developed a
cost-efficient storage solution with high endurance and reliability. sTec has
demonstrated that it is a key technology partner to help us meet our
customers' ever-growing storage requirements."

sTec's MLC drives enable enterprise applications to realize outstanding and
sustainable input/outputs per second (IOPS) to relieve performance bottlenecks
of servers and storage systems.They breathe new life into existing storage
infrastructures, increase server utilization, and reduce the total cost of
ownership of SSD-based storage systems. The MLC drives deliver high
performance and reliability, exceptional reduction in heating and power
requirements and fluid integrationwith existing enterprise storage

The ETERNUS DX series of storage systems are designed for server message block
(SMB) and distributed environments requiring high reliability, availability
and serviceability.The rack-mounted storage systems can accommodate up to
3,072 drives.

As part of its deployment of sTec's MLC drives within its storage systems, the
Fujitsu ETERNUS DX series systems are empowered with sTec's CellCare™
technology to further improve endurance of the overall SSD solutions. CellCare
is an innovative, patented set of sTec technologies for creating
enterprise-class SSD endurance, performance and reliability using
cost-effective, high-density MLC NAND flash memory. CellCare transparently
extends the life of MLC flash media as much as 13 times longer by applying
advanced signal processing techniques to adapt and tune how flash media is
accessed to reduce the wear out. It eliminates a key cost barrier to deploying
high-performance SSDs and enables enterprises to accelerate applications and
data access.

"We have more than two decades' experience in meeting the most exacting
enterprise storage demands for global leaders such as Fujitsu and look forward
to extending our partnership with that company," said Michael Burnie, senior
vice president AsiaPac sales, sTec. "We continue to focus on the three pillars
that define SSD excellence — endurance, reliability and performance — in order
to keep pace with the rapid growth of big data and the need for instant access
to it."

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 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

sTec, the sTec logo and CellCare 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,
capabilities, performance, and cost savings from the incorporation of sTec's
MLC SAS SSDs, including sTec's s842 SSD, into Fujitsu's ETERNUS DX series
storage systems; the benefits, capabilities, performance, and cost savings of
sTec's SSD solutions, including sTec's MLC SSDs and CellCare technology; the
benefits from sTec's MLC SSDs used in enterprise applications; and addressing
the ever growing storage requirements of end-customers and the rapid growth of
big data. 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, which are available on
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CONTACT: Jerry Steach
         Director, Public Relations
         sTec, Inc.
         +1 (415) 222-9996

sTec, Inc.
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