Sony Introduces SuperStation, a 10GB Tape Back-Up System That Uses Two Capacities of Storage Media.
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San Jose (sănəzā`, săn hōzā`), city (1990 pop. 782,248), seat of Santa Clara co., W central Calif.; founded 1777, inc. 1850. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 1998--Sony Electronics' Recording Media and Energy Group announced at a pre-Fall COMDEX The former, premier computer trade show in the U.S. Although it grew into an end user event, it was originally created for dealers and distributors (it was the COMputer Dealers EXposition). `98 briefing the new SuperStation su·per·sta·tion
A television or radio station that broadcasts to a nationwide audience by satellite, cable, or both. , a tape backup Using magnetic tape for storing duplicate copies of hard disk files. Users can add an internal or external tape drive to their desktop computers for backup purposes, and files are typically copied to the tapes using a backup utility that updates on a periodic schedule. system that uses either a 6.6GB or 10GB cartridge.
SuperStation is available in both internal and external configurations for suggested retail prices of $149.99 and $179.99, respectively. Optional 6.6GB QIC (Quarter Inch Cartridge) A magnetic tape technology introduced in the early 1980s that has been widely used for backup. It was the first popular tape format for PCs. mini-cartridges are available in a one-pack for $24.99 or a three-pack for $74.99; a 10GB one-pack sells for $34.99 (MSRP MSRP Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price
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"The importance of reliable and flexible back-up options will continue to grow as PC users search for effective storage solutions, particularly with the new millennium approaching," said Bob Striano, president of Sony Electronics' Recording Media and Energy Group. "SuperStation not only provides the flexibility that consumers will need in storage, but also an excellent value in the tape back-up market."
SuperStation provides easy-to-understand, point and click software for backing up files, as well as all necessary cables. In addition, Sony offers toll-free, seven-day-a-week, 24-hour technical support. -0-
Internal SuperStation External SuperStation -- 6.6GB or 10GB, depending on -- 6.6GB or 10GB, depending on which media used(a) which media used(a) -- Transfer rate: 50MB/minute -- Transfer rate: 50MB/minute maximum maximum -- 149 x 43 x 154mm -- 173 x 51 x 234mm (5.9 x 1.7 x 6.1") (w/h/d) (6.8 x 2.0 x 9.2") (w/h/d) -- ATAPI (IDE/Enhanced IDE) -- Parallel port interface interface -- Availability - November 1998 -- Availability - November 1998 -- MSRP - $149.99 -- MSRP - $179.99 (a) All capacities assume a 2:1 compression ratio. Actual compression may vary depending on software and hardware configurations. Files, which are already compressed, will not compress further. 6.6GB Cartridges 10GB Cartridges -- Lifetime warranty -- Lifetime warranty -- QTR6600 (model number) -- QICEX10GB (model number) -- Availability - November 1998 -- Availability - November 1998 -- MSRP - $74.99 (three-pack) -- MSRP - $34.99 (one-pack) $24.99 (one-pack)
Sony Electronics Sony Electronics Inc., headquartered in San Diego, Calif., is the largest component of Sony Corporation of America, the U.S. holding company for Sony's U.S.-based electronics and entertainment businesses. Background: Sony Electronics' Recording Media and Energy Group is the leading supplier of recordable media products, including data media, professional audio and video tape, consumer audio and video tape, and batteries. RMEG RMEG Reference Media Evaluation Guide
RMEG Recording Media and Energy Group is a vertically integrated business unit of Sony Electronics, incorporating sales, manufacturing and engineering. The company's annual sales in 1997 exceeded $10 billion.