Idealstor released the Idealstor Bantam. The Bantam is a removable disk backup solution designed to completely replace tape based backup for small to mid-sized businesses. Starting at only $199.00, the Idealstor Bantam offers up to 1TB of removable disk backup capacity and transfer rates of up to 480MB/second.
The Idealstor Bantam was developed to help smaller businesses backup more data faster. The Bantam is a direct attached backup system designed to backup any server or desktop. The Bantam is a complete backup system and ships with Idealstor’s iBac Data Protection Software and management software to manage the removable disk media. Additional disk cartridges, extended warranty and USB3 controllers are available for the Bantam.
Idealstor will offer disk cartridges with capacities of 320GB, 500GB, 750GB and 1TB. Bantam cartridges are made from a rugged aluminum design and come with shock proofing to help protect the disk media when in transit or while being stored. The Bantam disk cartridges utilize 2.5″ SATA disks and are forward compatible to offer larger-sized media as larger 2.5″ disks become available.
Each Bantam includes software developed by Idealstor designed to make backing up to removable disk media a seamless process. iBac Lite, a version of Idealstor’s iBac Data Protection software, was specifically designed for the Bantam. iBac Lite includes enterprise class features such as data de-duplication, drag and drop restore and native format backup.
Upgrades are available for network-based backups and for backing up live/active databases such as Microsoft SQL and Exchange. In addition to iBac, each Bantam ships with Idealstor’s disk management software, IDM. IDM allows users to format, label and eject the Bantam cartridges and ensures data integrity and that drive letters remain consistent as Bantam media is swapped out.
More info is available at: www.idealstor.com/Bantam.php