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ROCHESTER ADSTAR PROVIDES MAJOR STORAGE PRODUCTS FOR RISC/6000, AS/400 AND IBM PERSONAL COMPUTER COMPANY

 ROCHESTER ADSTAR PROVIDES MAJOR STORAGE PRODUCTS
 FOR RISC/6000, AS/400 AND IBM PERSONAL COMPUTER COMPANY
 ROCHESTER, Minn., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM Rochester ADSTAR will provide several major tape, disk, optical and diskette storage devices for use in IBM's RISC/6000, AS/400 and IBM Personal Computer Company products. These ADSTAR storage devices were unveiled at today's RISC/6000 announcement and during recent Personal Systems and AS/400 introductions.
 Rochester's Custom Storage Solutions organization will provide RISC/6000 users six storage options, including:
 -- A 5-gigabyte (GB), 8-millimeter (mm) external tape drive. This stand-alone device provides users additional capacity for saving, archiving and retrieving data. This drive is also available as an internal unit.
 -- A 4-mm external tape drive that provides up to 2 GB of data storage and increased capacity when using data compression. This stand- alone device allows for a data transfer rate of up to 732 kilobytes (KB) per second.
 -- An enhanced 1/4-inch cartridge tape drive, which provides up to 1.2 GB of storage per cartridge, twice the capacity of the existing model. This drive can read and write tapes written to four different industry standards. CSS provides a similar drive for the IBM Application System/400.
 -- A rewritable optical disk drive, which supports the use of on- line data bases and temporary storage of large files, such as those used in multimedia. Capacity is 595 Megabytes (MB) per disk, with a data transfer rate of up to 612 KB per second.
 -- A 1-GB disk drive mounted in a stand-alone enclosure. The 7204 Model 1 is an external drive which attaches to the RISC/6000's small computer systems interface (SCSI) via a SCSI cable.
 -- The 7203 Model 1 External Portable Disk Drive Feature provides users 1 GB of storage. This compact package can easily be removed by users from their system for securing or transferring data from one system to another.
 Custom Storage Solutions is also supplying a 2-GB, 4-mm tape drive option, which gives Personal System/2 users a high-capacity tape storage device ideally suited for backing up data.
 Two diskette drives and three hard disk drives will also be provided by CSS for use in IBM Personal Computer Company products, including a 3.5-inch, 1.44-MB drive and a new 5.25-inch, 1.2-MB drive, along with three 3.5-inch hard disk files with capacities of 120 MB, 170 MB and 213 MB.
 Further expanding user options for the PS/2, Rochester ADSTAR's Storage Subsystems group developed the 3514 Disk Array subsystem specifically for the PS/2.
 This subsystem, available in two models, uses the RAID 5 technique to protect users' data in the event of a single file or power supply failure.
 The Model 01 provides storage capacities ranging from 800 MB to 2.8 GB, while the model 04 enables users to store from 2 GB to 7 GB of data.
 The 3514 Disk Array Subsystems, which are manufactured in Rochester, are designed as deskside floorstanding towers.
 Also announced was the 3515 High Performance Disk Subsystem for the PS/2. It introduces the serial link architecture, which enables up to 16 disk drives to be supported from a single adapter with no performance impact. With this subsystem, up to 50 GB of storage may be attached to a single PS/2.
 Both the 3514 and 3515 are supported by Novell Netware and IBM's Operating System/2 (OS/2).
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 /CONTACT: Dick Ulland of IBM, 507-253-4340/ CO: IBM Rochester ST: Minnesota IN: CPR SU: PDT


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