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DISC Wins Best of Show Award At Internet World

(August 09, 2001)

MILPITAS, Calif. -DISC, Inc. (Nasdaq:DCSR - news), a manufacturer of automated solutions for enterprise storage, today announced that it has been awarded Internet World's Best of Show in the Infrastructure category, for its DISCSTOR/naS product. This scalable solution can be used in departmental, workgroup, or even enterprise networks, and also has automated data and file migration. The DISCSTOR/naS product line allows companies to seamlessly add scalable storage to existing storage networks.

``We view Internet World's Best of Show as a strong vote of confidence for our work with cutting-edge entertainment companies,'' said DISC CEO and President Dick Ellis. ``This endorsement speaks volumes to our technology and accelerates the adoption of it in the broad-based storage market.''

The winners were judged by a panel of writers and editors from Internet World Magazine, who visited with exhibitors on the Best of Show floor. The judges carefully explored new products, services and technologies and placed priority on a product's ability to work with existing standards, as well as the degree to which it contributes to the development of future Internet products and services.

``As evidenced by the products and services we reviewed in our selection process, it's clear that the DISCSTOR/naS product embodies the ongoing innovation in our industry,'' said editor-in-chief Tony Rizzo. ``I highly recommend taking a close look at the best-of-breed solutions being offered by our award winners.''

About DISC:

Established in 1986, DISC, Inc., a manufacturer of automated library solutions, provides companies with storage devices that add capacity to networks for a fraction of the total cost of RAID. DISC's storage solutions range in capacity from 40 GB to 9.5 TB. Headquartered in Milpitas, CA, DISC, Inc. can be found on the World Wide Web at Sales and development offices are located in Northern California, Chicago, Boston, Dallas, Tampa, New York, Washington D.C., Bingen, Germany, London and Asia. In addition to these offices, the company also has authorized resellers, distributors and service partners for sales of NearLine storage solutions and local customer support in 40 countries. In North and South America, DISC can be reached by calling (800) 944-3472 or (408) 934-7000. For all other locations, please contact DISC at the European office at +49 (0) 6721.964.430. DISC can also be reached by e-mail at

This press release includes forward-looking statements, including statements about DISC's and NSM's product capabilities and leadership, the combined strength of DISC and NSM, the range and capabilities of and potential markets for the combined company's products and services, the development and availability of future products, and the potential for rapid growth and increasing market share. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, which could cause future events to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include, among others, the ability of DISC to successfully integrate NSM and its operations, the compatibility of the combined company's products and services, the combined company's dependence on successfully developing, introducing and commercializing new products and/or developing enhancements to existing products, potential defects in the products to be developed, the acceptance by the market of these products and services, rapid technological change and competitive developments, the ability of the combined company to successfully market its products and services, risks related to the growth prospects of the markets that the combined company serves, the loss of customers or distributors, increased competition and pricing pressure, and DISC's ability to obtain additional financing which it anticipates will be required to continue to finance its operations in light of DISC's and NSM's history of losses.

Further information on these and other factors is provided in DISC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2000. All forward-looking statements are based on information available to DISC on the date hereof, and DISC assumes no obligation to update such statements.


Suzy Andrade
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