Press Release

Quantum to Showcase StorNext 4.0 Software Enabling End-to-End Digital Workflow in Live Demonstration at IBC 2010
Will Also Highlight Rich Media Content Integrity Capabilities of New Scalar i6000 Library With LTO-5 Tape Technology

LONDON, Sep 07, 2010 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --

Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM), the leading global specialist in backup, recovery and archive, today announced that it will conduct live demonstrations of a broadcast workflow and tiered storage environment enabled by the company's StorNext 4.0 data management software at IBC 2010. Designed to meet the challenges of tremendous rich media growth resulting from new 3-D and HD technologies, StorNext 4.0 software provides real-time, high-performance access, sharing, management, tiering and archiving of media files to optimize and speed production of final content. Also at the conference, Quantum will highlight its Scalar i6000 enterprise library with LTO-5 tape. Working with StorNext(R), the Scalar i6000 gives broadcasters an intelligent and cost-effective tiered storage and archiving solution for long-term content retention and protection. With new Media Data Integrity Analysis (MeDIA) functionality in the Scalar i6000, broadcasters can be assured that their content is maintained at the highest levels of dependability required for media archives.

The StorNext 4.0 demonstration will show how it enables the specialized requirements of broadcast workflows whilst at the same time using well known industry applications running on standard hardware platforms.

Multiple Quantum partners will also be using StorNext to enable their demonstrations at the show.

Both the StorNext and Scalar i6000 products will be on display in Quantum's booth (Hall 7, Stand G27), September 10-14, at the RAI Centre in Amsterdam.

StorNext 4.0 In addition to its high-performance access, sharing and archiving capabilities, StorNext 4.0 boasts several new features for the media and entertainment industry, including partial file retrieval, replication and distributed data movers. For active archiving purposes, StorNext 4.0 provides media-aware, timecode-based Partial File Retrieval (PFR) to streamline workflow in media asset management applications. Operating in real time, PFR allows segments of large media files -- rather than the entire file -- to be quickly retrieved and utilized based on timecode parameters.

The new robust replication engine provides many options for protecting and managing data across distributed environments. Broadcasters can adopt a data distribution strategy to achieve a 24/7 global workflow, reducing project timelines and cost. In addition, with its deduplication functionality, StorNext 4.0 can intelligently replicate only unique data, thereby significantly reducing network bandwidth and storage requirements.

Finally, new distributed data movers (DDMs) deliver added performance to StorNext's Storage Manager(TM) archiving software by enabling faster access to content that has been archived to tape as part of a cost-efficient tiered storage strategy.

Scalar i6000 The Scalar i6000, introduced in April, is Quantum's new tape library built for large-scale environments. It can hold up to 5300 cartridges, enabling storage of 8 PB of media files or the equivalent of 2,000 hours of 4K HD video. With new security and failover features and greater capacity and performance improvements resulting from the integration of LTO-5 tape drives, the Scalar i6000 also saves significant floor space and lowers power and cooling costs.

The Scalar i6000 incorporates Quantum's next-generation iLayer(TM) software with an innovative new archiving and management feature called Media Data Integrity Analysis (MeDIA). This feature is ideal for checking the restore capabilities of archived or deep vaulted content stored on tape. It can proactively scan thousands of archived cartridges to detect potential data problems and maintain integrity. MeDIA provides three levels of media scanning and runs in the background so it does not affect day-to-day operations.

About Quantum Quantum Corp. (NYSE: QTM) is the leading global storage company specializing in backup, recovery and archive. Combining focused expertise, customer-driven innovation, and platform independence, Quantum provides a comprehensive, integrated range of disk, tape, and software solutions supported by a world-class sales and service organization. This includes the DXi(TM)-Series, the first disk backup solutions to extend the power of data deduplication and replication across the distributed enterprise. As a long-standing and trusted partner, the company works closely with a broad network of resellers, OEMs and other suppliers to meet customers' evolving data protection needs. Quantum Corp., 1650 Technology Drive, Suite 800, San Jose, CA 95110, (408) 944-4000, www.quantum.com.

Quantum, the Quantum logo, Scalar and StorNext are registered trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates. DXi, iLayer and StorNext Storage Manager are trademarks of Quantum Corporation and its affiliates. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

"Safe Harbor" Statement: This press release contains "forward-looking" statements. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. Specifically, but without limitation, statements relating to 1) customer benefits and value to customers from using Quantum's StorNext 4.0 software and Scalar i6000 libraries, and 2) customer demand for and Quantum's future revenue from such software and libraries, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Safe Harbor. All forward-looking statements in this press release are based on information available to Quantum on the date hereof. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause Quantum's actual results to differ materially from those implied by the forward-looking statements. These risks include operational difficulties, unforeseen technical limitations, unexpected material deviation in product operation, the ability of competitors to introduce new solutions that compete more successfully with our solutions, unexpected changes in market conditions and unanticipated changes in customers' needs or requirements, as well as the risks set forth in Quantum's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled "Risk Factors," in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 6, 2010 and in Quantum's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 11, 2010. Quantum expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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