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Sony Introduces SuperStation, a 10GB Tape Back-Up System That Uses Two Capacities of Storage Media.

SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 7, 1998--Sony Electronics' Recording Media and Energy Group announced at a pre-Fall COMDEX `98 briefing the new SuperStation, a tape backup 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 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).

"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
-- 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 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 is a vertically integrated business unit of Sony Electronics, incorporating sales, manufacturing and engineering. The company's annual sales in 1997 exceeded $10 billion.
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