Ruggedized Disk Storage (RDX)

The Quantum RDX® system is a fast, simple, reliable and compact disk-based data protection system that satisfies the backup and archive needs of today’s fast-paced business. Combining the removability and high capacity of tape with the random file access and performance of disk, the Quantum RDX provides a compelling answer to the on-site/off-site data protection needs of small businesses and branch offices.

Ruggedized Disk Storage (RDX)

Featured Benefits

Quantum RDX cartridges contain a rugged mobile hard drive in a highly effective shock-resistant mounting. They are available in various capacities, all of which are read and write compatible and interchangeable with any RDX dock. Choose from the easily integrated SATA or USB internal dock, which can be quickly installed into a server or desktop 5.25-inch bay, or the convenient tabletop USB dock that can be connected in seconds.



Backups complete in minutes. Quick access to data for fast restores.



Every backup appears as a full backup; no hunting through incrementals. To restore, simply pick a recovery date, then drag and drop files from Windows Explorer.



Ruggedized cartridges can withstand a one-meter drop to a hard surface without damage, and have a 30-year archive shelf life in a normal office environment.



Cartridges can be used for months without filling up, thanks to data deduplication technology.




On-site/off-site data backup, and multiple, interchangeable cartridge capacities.



Supports government-level security with the highest level AES-256 bit encryption standard. 


  • Drive Type Quantum RDX
  • Cartridge Capacity* 3 TB, 2 TB, 1 TB, and 500 GB
  • Average Sustained (cartridge dependent) Up to 260MB/sec USB 3.0 and 330MB/sec SATA III
  • Drive Access Time, Average <15 msec
  • Interface Internal 5.25” SATA III: SATA, USB3.0: Type-B
    and Tabletop dock: USB3.0
  • Dock RDX can be used as an external hard drive.
    See for operating system compatibility
  • Backup Software Microsoft's® Windows® operating system provides a very capable and simple to use backup function which suits most companies, but it doesn't support removable media solutions such as RDX® removable disk or LTO tape. Companies had to use additional software or external hard drives for their backups. In some cases, companies would skip system upgrades to keep their backup strategies alive.

    With the new generation of RDX USB 3.0 devices from Quantum, we fill an important gap and provide you with the missing functionality that enables you to use removable RDX media for your day-to-day backup operations, and more.

    If you‘re looking for an easy-to-use backup solution that is simple to administer and gives you the flexibility of using removable media to create off-site copies, then RDX is for you.
  • Cartridge 5,000 load/unload cycles
  • Dock 10,000 load/unload cycles
  • MTBF 550,000 hours MTBF
  • Unrecoverable Error Rate 1 error in 1014 bits read
  • Media Drop Shock (non-operating) 1m (39.4in) drop to tile over concrete floor
  • Cartridge Vibration (maximum) 0.5G operating, 1.0G non-operating

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