Imation announces Ulysses, bags Memorex

New ‘Tape as Disk’ SATA disk-based technology set to change data storage equation.

Imation Corp. recently unveiled its new ‘Ulysses’ Tape as Disk technology. Ulysses offers users of tape backup and storage robotics the possibility of replacing tape storage with hard disks. The solution runs without modification to existing hardware or software and ‘radically accelerates’ automation. The Ulysses units fit a 2.5” Serial ATA (SATA) disk drive into a standard LTO Ultrium tape cartridge form factor. According to Imation, this offers accelerated backup and restore performance—up to 10 times faster than a tape-only library.


In a separate announcement this month, Imation has acquired consumer-oriented storage specialist Memorex in a $330 million cash transaction.

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