DISC expands its next-generation archival storage systems with the NSM7000U

MILPITAS, Calif., (November 19, 2002) - DISC Inc. (Nasdaq: DCSR), a manufacturer of automated solutions for enterprise storage, today introduced the upgradeable NSM7000U archival storage library. The NSM7000U model is an extension to DISC’s next-generation archival storage systems announced in September. Like the NSM3000U and NSM4000U, the NSM7000U allows customers to scale their storage capacity up from an entry point of 2.4 TB to over 6 TB within the same chassis.

The NSM Modular Series Libraries are flexible and robust storage solutions designed to address the changing storage requirements of many industries and markets, including government agencies, security agencies, graphics/multimedia, financial institutions and medical imaging. The NSM series modular design architecture allows users to customize their solution by configuring drives, media slots, removable disk packs or adding a CapacityDoubler for double sided media.

“The expansion of our current product line to include the NSM7000U gives our customers increased flexibility in designing their storage solutions,” stated Bob Riland, President of DISC. “Our goal is to develop and offer products that allow users to customize storage solutions that best fit their individual storage and budgetary requirements.”

Price and Availability

The NSM7000U is available now. Prices start at $13,200 depending on configuration. DISC will have an NSM7000U on display at Comdex Las Vegas from November 18th to November 22nd. DISC can be found in the RDVDC Pavilion, booth # 7064A-26DVD. DISC is exhibiting at Comdex this week in Las Vegas. The NSM7000U is on display in booth 7064. DISC also has product on display in the Sun Partner Pavilion.

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.


Safe Harbor

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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