Overland Tandberg – RDX QuikStor

Removable Disk System

The RDX QuikStor media-based removable storage system offers rugged, reliable and convenient storage for backup, archive, data interchange and disaster recovery. It provides enterprise performance and fast access, with transfer rates of up to 1,188 GB/hr and capacities up to 5TB per cartridge.

Tandberg RDX QuikStor


  • Vast capacities: 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB or 5TB of hard disk capacity on one piece of media.
  • Fast access: Blistering disk-based speed and access provides up to 330 MB/s* with SATA III or 260 MB/s* with SuperSpeed USB3.0
  • Shock-proof design: Ruggedized media
  • PowerEncrypt Hardware Encryption***
  • Convenient & Secure: Expand capacity and span backups across media. Media rotation and off-site copies for archiving and peace of mind
  • Mobile: The external USB3+ version can be used as a mobile storage device
  • Windows-Backup support**
  • Interface: SATA III or USB3.0 high speed
  • Greater than a 10-year archive life
  • Cost-effective solution that suits all sectors from SOHO to departmental users
  • Full backwards and forward compatibility
  • 3-year warranty: Advanced Replacement Service


RDX QuikStor combines the portability and reliability of tape-based backup with the speed and simplicity of a hard disk drive. Compact internal or external RDX drives accept pocket-sized RDX media. Your computer will recognize each cartridge and provide instant access and easy drag-and-drop control.


Write and read access is near-instant allowing users to work directly with the data on the media like one would with any other hard disk drive. With RDX capacities ranging from 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB to 5TB, users have enough capacity to support a wide range of storage requirements, ensuring their data is fully protected.


RDX drives are tough, and media is shockproof and rugged enough to last more than 10 years. Knocks and drops don’t mean lost data. Plus valuable data can be further protected through Tandberg Data’s RCE encryption software, ensuring complete peace of mind.


The RDX media is small and durable, so slip easily into a pocket for easy transport. They can be carried to another site for use by another computer or moved off-site for archiving.


The external RDX USB3+ drive only needs a USB3.0 connection to work. It is as easy to use as an external USB disk drive but much more robust and reliable. This enables RDX for outdoor usage like scientific data collection, in the media and entertainment environment, mobile workforce or just for easy data distribution across locations.

Capacity Expansion and Media Rotation

Media Spanning to multiple RDX media allows backups to grow and to expand capacity beyond a single RDX media. All that is needed: Multiple RDX media and supporting backup software. For best practice, multiple media should be used for backup and stored off-site for disaster recovery purposes. A minimum rotation of 3 media is recommended: 1st in drive for next backup, 2nd in transit and 3rd off-site for disaster recovery.

Rack Integration with RDX QuadPAK

The RDX QuadPAK allows up to 4 RDX external drives to be securely installed in a 19″ rack to simplify backup and restore operations. This enables RDX to coexist with other IT equipment like servers, disk systems and network components in one rack.


PowerEncrypt hardware encryption is now included with the SATA III version of the Overland Tandberg RDX QuikStor drives***. RDX PowerEncrypt data encryption can be added to all RDX media encrypting data written to RDX media with AES-256 XTS standards. Data access is restricted to only those having a password key deployed with the RDX Manager software.

In addition, software encryption is supported for all RDX drives, including external RDX QuikStor drives and RDX QuikStation removable disk appliances.

Additional Protection

RDX WORM enhances RDX for compliant archiving (optional software solution). RDX RansomBlock protects against virus and ransomware attacks. RDX Cartridge Encryptor (RCE) is free software to encrypt data stored on RDX media.

Fixed Disk Mode for Windows Backup

RDX QuikStor provides a fixed disk mode and allows a seamless integration into windows-backup.** Windows-Backup of current operating systems does not support removable media any more. Users are constrained either to refrain from an operating system upgrade, or to use a third party backup software.


Capacity500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB or 5TB of hard disk or
128GB or 256GB of solid-state disk on one media
Read/Write CompatibilityForward/backward compatibility to all RDX drives and systems
Transfer Rate Average sustainedUSB3.0 — Up to 260 MB/s, SATA III  — Up to 330 MB/s
Average access time<15 ms
InterfaceSATA III or USB3.0 SuperSpeed
Interface ConnectorSATA III: SATA, USB3.0: Type-B
Interface Operation ModeSATA III: Removable Disk, USB3.0: Removable Disk & Fixed Disk
Mounting & Operation OrientationHorizontal or Vertical
Supported File SystemsNTFS, FAT32, exFAT, ex2, ex3, ex4 and Mac OS Extended (HFS Plus)
Supported Operating SystemsWindows XP, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Small Business Server 2008, Small Buziness Server 2011, CentOS Linux, Fedora Core 5, RHEL, SLES
Media load-/ unload5,000 insertion/ removal cycles
Drive load-/ unload10,000 insertion/ removal cycles
MTBF drive550,000 Hours
Vibration (Maximum)0.5G (operating), 1.0G (non-operating)
Media Drop Shock (non-operating)1m drop to tile over concrete floor
Unrecoverable Error Rate1 error in 10(14) bits read
Temperature (operating)+10°C to +40°C (+50°F to +104°F)
Temperature (non-operating)-40°C to +65°C (-40°F to +149°F)
Relative Humidity (operating)20% – 80% (non-condensing)
Relative Humidity (non-operating)8% – 90% (non-condensing)
Altitude (ft. maximum-operating)-15 m to 3,048 m (-50 ft to 10,000 ft)
Altitude (non-operating)-15 m to 10,660 m (-50 ft to 35,000 ft)
Voltageinternal drives:   +5 V or +12 V (SATA III),   +5 V or +12 V (USB)
external drives: +12V (standard USB drive),   +5V (USB+ drive)
Current at Read/Write (Typical/Peak)internal drives: +5V: 0.9 A / 1.6 A (SATA III),  +12V: 0.005 mA / 1.4 A (USB)
external drives: 0.5 A / 1 A (standard USB drive), 0.9 A / 1.6 A (USB+ drive)
Power Connector internal drivesSATA III: SATA Power, USB: 4-Pin Molex
Power Connector external drivesStandard USB drive: Wall Adapter: +12 V (+/-10%) 1.0 A, 5.5 mm
USB+ drive: optional Wall Adapter: +5 V (+/-10%) 2.4 A to +12 V (+/-10%) 1.0 A, 5.5 mm
Regulatory Agency ApprovalsUL 60950, CSA C22.2 No. 60950, IEC 60950/ EN60950
EMCFCC 47CFR, part 15, class B, CISPR22, class B, EN55022, class B, EN61000-3-2, EN61000-3-3, CISPR24, EN55024, ICES-003, class B, VCCI, CE, C-Tick
Warranty3-year Advanced Replacement Service
Height23 mm (0.90 in) – Piece of media (HDD and SSD)
41 mm (1.63 in) – 3.5in. Internal Drive
41 mm (1.63 in) – 5.25in. Internal Drive
52 mm (2.04 in) – External Drive
Width  87 mm (3.40 in) – Piece of media (HDD and SSD)
102 mm (4.00 in) – 3.5in. Internal Drive
146 mm (5.78 in) – 5.25in. Internal Drive
110 mm (4.32 in) – External Drive
Length119 mm (4.70 in) – Piece of media (HDD and SSD)
159 mm (6.28 in) – 3.5″ Internal Drive (Including bezel)
170.72 mm (6.72 in) – 5.25″ Internal Drive (Including bezel)
178 mm (7.00 in) – External Drive (Including bezel)
Weight165 g (0.364 lb) – 272 g (0.600 lb) (HDD dependent) – Piece of media (HDD and SSD)
408 g (0.90 lb) – 3.5in. Internal Drive
635 g (1.40 lb) – 5.25in. Internal Drive
615 g (1.35 lb) – External Drive