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Globalstor Data Offers Government Agencies And Resellers A 30% Price Reduction On OptiClone Systems

OptiClone System Provides Unmatched Price/Performance in It’s Class

CHATSWORTH, CA June 6  1999:

Expanding on its success in providing and supporting mass storage systems for such high-profile customers as the U.S. Navy and Hughes Space and Communications, Globalstor Data Corporation, announced today the OptiCloneÔ, a high speed, turn-key optical disk cloning system.  Expandable to as many as 42 optical drives; the system can duplicate as many as 41 600MB disks in less than 14 minutes regardless of the operating system the master disk was created on.

Designed to meet the specific requirements of corporate and government environments, even the most basic OptiClone system consists of a powerful Windows-based Pentium PC, a custom designed user interface and seven high-speed Globalstor drives.  Fully scalable up to 42 drives, the OptiClone System can be configured with Globalstor’s 3.5-inch MO drives for 640MB media capacities providing backwards compatibility with earlier 128MB, 230MB and 540MB media.  For larger capacities, users can choose between the ISO-Standards compliant, 5.25-inch GS2600 or GS5200 drives for 2.6GB or 5.2GB MO media capacities respectively.  Both GS2600 and GS5200 drives are fully backward compatible with earlier generation 600MB, 650MB, 1GB, 1.2GB, 1.3GB and 2.3GB Magneto Optical (MO) media and support both 512 and 1024k sector sizes.  In addition, the OptiClone System can be configured with virtually any other user-preferred form of removable media drives providing greater environment and application flexibility.

Using OptiClone Wizard, a fully integrated software interface, users are guided step-by-step, through the disk-duplicating task.  In addition to the fast, accurate cloning of multiple disks, the system also offers a low-level certification option that can certify as many as 42 cartridges at one time.  This same low-level feature is ideal for environments using older media or requiring data destruction to multiple targets. 

“OptiClone is the first complete, scalable optical duplication system of its kind,” said Scott Leif, President and CEO of Globalstor Data Corporation.  “The 30 percent discount, provides an unmatched ratio of price/performance in this marketplace.  The OptiClone system requires absolutely no computer experience to produce as many as 41 copies, regardless of the operating system of the original disk.  “In the event the master drive dies,” Leif continued, “users can immediately transfer the master disk to target drive one and continue duplicating with virtually no down time.”

In the event a drive does need repair, Globalstor Data’s Express Exchange program ensures users will have a replacement within 24-hours.  Globalstor Data also offers their customers 24×7 technical support, free upgrades on software for one year, and a one-year parts and labor guarantee.

While copy times vary, depending on the capacity and options selected, users can generally expect a 2.6GB disk to copy to as many as 41 targets in less than 27 minutes per side, and a 5.2GB disk to copy in under 45 minutes.

Available in desktop and rack mount configurations, the OptiClone systems are now shipping worldwide with a list price starting at $27,000.  With the new 30 percent discount, the cost for government agencies and resellers is only $18,900.    

Headquartered in Chatsworth, CA, Globalstor Data Corporation is a leading distributor of high-end mass storage solutions and is widely recognized for its value-added services, including systems integration and customer support.  An OEM with a full spectrum of hardware and software support, the firm’s competitively priced product line includes technically advanced Magneto-Optical (MO) drives and libraries with up to 5TB of capacity, as well as all tape, RAID and fibre channel solutions with complete integration for all major operating systems.  Globalstor serves a worldwide customer base from its U.S. headquarters in Chatsworth, California and internationally through a strong foundation of over seas resellers.