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DISC, Inc. announces High-Availability and Clustering Network Attach Storage
 

MILPITAS, Calif., (April 03, 2003) - DISC Inc. (Nasdaq: DCSR), a manufacturer of automated solutions for enterprise storage, today announced the availability of DISCSTOR/nas-HA, a feature-rich advancement to its current network attached storage solution. The High-Availability and Clustering features of DISCSTOR/nas-HA allow customers the ability to combine the speed and performance of hard-disk drives with the long-term stability and portability of optical storage.

DISCSTOR/nas is a dedicated network attached file server and storage system that gives users a complete storage and archive solution. With features such as scalable volume sets and transparent access to data, users have the flexibility of distributed storage throughout the enterprise. Data that would otherwise be taken offline, in storage-limited environments, can be made continuously accessible with DISCSTOR/nas. Administrators can set up the device to operate as a logical drive and can control simultaneous data migration policies and multiple volume sets for individual departments and workgroups. Volume sets can scale in capacity as software management monitors usage levels and will automatically prompt the administrator for additional storage capacity as required.

Critical applications requiring High-Availability are ensured of continuous data storage in the event of component failure through the self-backing, self-archiving technology in DISCSTOR/nas. By deploying a DISCSTOR/nas storage system administrators can reduce downtime and increase productivity.

“The storage industry as a whole has already proven that it can roll out high-capacity systems that are designed for storing hot and frequently used data,” stated Bob Riland, President and CEO of DISC. “The next challenge is in designing a complete solution that can provide near and long-term storage capabilities while ensuring the data will be available 24x7. Using High-Availability and Clustering we have designed DISCSTOR/nas-HA to do just this, offering users a highly reliable, cost-effective strategy to enable instantaneous data access while protecting data integrity”


DISCSTOR/nas is compatible across the entire DISC product line, giving users seamless connectivity up to 10 TBs of decentralized storage on the network. DISCSTOR/nas 1.3 is available immediately.


About DISC:

Established in 1986, DISC, Inc., a manufacturer of automated library solutions, delivers an extensive range of NearLine storage solutions offering scalable, reliable, high-data availability network storage for mission-critical applications with capacities ranging from 40 GBs to more than 9 TBs of data. Headquartered in Milpitas, California, DISC, Inc. has sales and local customer support representation in over 40 countries. For a complete listing, check our website at www.disc-storage.com or contact us in North America at (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000, and in Europe at 49 (0) 6721.964.430. DISC can also be reached at sales@disc-storage.com.

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This release contains forward-looking statements that are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements about the performance, cost and ease of integration of our Capacity Doubler™ technology, adoption of our technology by the data storage market and our customers’ ability to benefit from our services and technology are forward-looking statements. These statements are made based on our current beliefs and expectations. Investors are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risk and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. Risk factors that could affect our future include business conditions, economic conditions and growth in the data storage market, market acceptance of our products, our ability to keep pace with technological innovation and competitive developments, our ability to respond to changes in the data storage market, our ability to raise further capital which we anticipate will be required to finance our operations, the loss of key personnel, our history of losses, the loss of customers or distributors and increased competition and pricing pressure. For more information about factors that could potentially affect our financial results, please refer to our fillings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, copies of which may be accessed through the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov/. We do not undertake to update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by or on behalf of DISC.

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