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FastRestore RHD Solution Combines Olixir’s Proven Ruggedized Handheld Mobile DataVault External Hard Drives with a Desktop Docking Station or Internal Docking Bay Making Them Ideal for Data Backup, Off-Site Data Archival and Transportation of Large Data Files

MILPITAS, Calif. – Sept. 9, 2008– Olixir Technologies, an industry-leading provider of technologically advanced ruggedized, transportable data storage solutions, today announced the launch of the FastRestore RHD, the most affordable, versatile high-capacity, removable hard drive storage solution on the market. The new FastRestore RHD incorporates Olixir’s patented and proven Mobile DataVault family of ruggedized hard drives which have been used by businesses and government agencies for years to store and transport data in demanding applications such as video surveillance, data storage, offsite archiving, and disaster recovery in harsh tactical environments.

Olixir Technologies’ FastRestore RHD is available with a USB 2.0 external docking station or an internal 5.25” docking bay and can be purchased with the ruggedized Mobile DataVault 3DX or ultra-rugged Mobile DataVault 2LX transportable hard drives. Compared to other removable hard drive solutions on the market, Olixir’s removable hard drive solutions offer the highest capacity per cartridge and lower cost per GB. Olixir’s Mobile DataVault 3DX offers capacities up to 750GB while providing protection against shocks of up to 1,200 Gs, whereas the ultra-rugged Mobile DataVault 2LX is available in capacities up to 250GB and provides more than 10,000 Gs of shock protection exceeding MIL-STD-810F for transit shock and vibration. Olixir’s FastRestore RHD solutions include back-up software and are designed for rotation of one or more Olixir hard drives.

The Mobile DataVault family of transportable hard drives offers industry-leading versatility and modularity. In addition to being used in the FastRestore RHD solution, the Mobile DataVault drives allow for significant economies of scale with their ability to support a variety of interfaces including: stand-alone format with the choice of USB 2.0, Firewire, eSATA, or SATA cables, or JBOD and RAID configurations in tower and rack enclosures.

“Olixir was actually one of the pioneers in the removable hard drive market having launched our first ruggedized removable external hard drive back in 2002,” explained Darshan Shah, president of Olixir Technologies. “We saw the need to deliver to market a drive-based back-up and archival alternative to tape. We invented and patented a shock absorption technology that enabled us to deliver an external hard drive that delivered extraordinary durability in a very compact package. Our innovative product was quickly adopted by government agencies around the world that required the ability to store and transport mission-critical data without having to worry about data loss resulting from movement of the drive. In recent years, we’ve seen a growing market for the solution we pioneered. In fact, the demand has become so pervasive that removable hard drive solutions have finally become a defined market segment of the storage industry. Our new FastRestore RHD Solution leverages our legacy in ruggedized transportable drive-based storage solutions giving our customers the confidence of a proven solution that has been tried and approved by agencies using our products over the long term in some of the harshest environments available.”

About the FastRestore RHD Solution

The Olixir Technologies FastRestore RHD Solution comes complete with either a desktop docking station or a 5.25-inch docking bay, EMC® Insignia® professional software with five client licenses, and an EZ-setup CD presentation that shows the user how to quickly and easily configure the software. The user determines the quantity and capacity of the ruggedized Mobile DataVault 3DX or 2LX transportable hard drives that they need
with their solution.

The FastRestore RHD which connects to a computer through a USB 2.0 interface, supports the Win 2k/XP/Vista and Mac OS 8.6+ operating systems and can be expanded via daisy-chain or by using higher-capacity removable hard drives.

Covered by a three-year warranty, pricing for the FastRestore RHD begins at $650 with one Mobile Data Vault 3DX 160GB drive. The FastRestore RHD Solution is also available with Mobile DataVault drives in capacities up to 750GB. To find select resellers that are authorized to provide a limited-time rebate in conjunction FastRestore RHD launch, visit olixir.com

About Olixir Technologies

Established in 2001 and classified by size as a small business, San Jose, California based Olixir Technologies (formerly Shwingtek, Inc.) designs and markets military-grade transportable hard drives, racks and towers for government and business use. From field data collection, transport and secure access within harsh conditions to the mobile office or environmentally controlled confines of a server room, Olixir’s data solutions are designed to be incredibly easy-to-manage.

Olixir’s patented shock protection and inherent benefits of its unique design allow users the most flexibility with a data storage solution on the market today. Only Olixir allows the most data connections in stand-alone form plus modularity with JBOD and RAID configurations in towers and racks. Olixir’s users have the ability to scale up, reconfigure and redeploy based on their application’s unique requirements. Olixir’s solutions are used by a broad range of customers that include the public sector as well as private sector multi-national companies, mid-sized and small businesses. For more information call 800-719-0595 or visit olixir.com


Darshan Shah Ken Hagihara
Olixir Technologies, Inc.



Olixir Technologies

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