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Qualstar Corporation Introduces the Q40 Expandable Library Offering Enhanced Capacity and Performance for the Mid-range and Enterprise Class Markets


Qualstar Corporation (QBAK), a manufacturer of data storage solutions and high efficiency power supplies, announced the release of the Q40 expandable library that offers extreme density and performance in the 3U space.

The Qualstar Q40 is an automated backup/archive solution that offers exceptional storage density, expandability and performance. The Q40 satisfies the need of high capacity but space restrained customers. The base unit offers 384 terabytes native capacity using LTO 8 tape technology expandable to 3.26 PB native capacity in only 21 U rack space. Combined with 1.08 TB/hr data transfer rate per LTO 8 drive this library can offer a total of 22.5 TB/hr with 21 tape drives offering exceptional space to capacity and performance ratio.

“With the availability of the Q40 tape library, Qualstar has added the needed solution for data storage market requiring high capacity, high performance and high density,” stated Arun Vaishampayan, VP of Global Sales at Qualstar Corporation. “The Q40 expandable tape library completes the full product spectrum supporting all backup and archiving needs of the markets today.”

The new Q40 expandable library is now available through Qualstar’s established channel of distribution and reseller partners. The Q40 will ship with a barcode reader, a rackmount kit, remote management capability and comes with a two-year advance replacement warranty.

“As businesses today are challenged by limited space and exponential data growth, the need for high density, high performance data storage solutions continue to grow,” says Steven N. Bronson, CEO of Qualstar Corporation. “With the huge long-term data retention requirements of many markets coupled with new data compliance requirements, the mid-range and enterprise class tape automation market is predicted to grow and Qualstar’s full spectrum of product offerings give users the option to meet their storage capacity requirements at a competitive price.”

About Qualstar Corporation

Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics manufacturer specializing in data storage and power supplies. Qualstar is a leading provider of high efficiency and high-density power supplies marketed under the N2Power™ brand, and of data storage systems marketed under the Qualstar™ brand. Our N2Power power supply products provide compact and efficient power conversion for a wide variety of industries and applications including, but not limited to telecom, networking, broadcast, industrial, lighting, gaming and test equipment. Our Qualstar data storage products are used to provide highly scalable and reliable solutions to store and retrieve very large quantities of electronic data. Qualstar’s products are known throughout the world for high quality and Simply Reliable™ designs that provide years of trouble-free service. More information is available at www.qualstar.com or www.n2power.com or by phone at 805-583-7744. Connect with Qualstar on LinkedIn or Twitter.

Cautionary Statement Concerning Forward-Looking Statements

Statements used in this press release that relate to future plans, events, financial results, prospects or performance are forward-looking statements as defined under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and include statements about the predicted growth of the mid-range and enterprise class tape storage market and Qualstar’s ability to meet the storage capacity requirements of users at a competitive price. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, are statements that could be deemed forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based upon the current expectations and beliefs of Qualstar's management and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For further information on these risks and uncertainties, please refer to the risk factors discussed in Qualstar’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission including, but not limited to, Qualstar’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, the “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” section of such Form 10-K, and any subsequently filed reports. All of Qualstar’s filings are available without charge through the SEC’s website (www.sec.gov) or from Qualstar’s website (www.qualstar.com).The information contained in this press release is as of the date of this press release. Notwithstanding changes that may occur with respect to matters relating to any forward-looking statements, Qualstar does not expect to, and disclaims any obligation to, publicly update any forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Qualstar, however, reserves the right to update such statements or any portion thereof at any time for any reason.

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