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STEC Announces Innovative 2TB Solid-State Drives, New Version Of Caching Software

Both the s840 and s1120 SSDs are available in versions that support unlimited writes, features maximum longevity and reliability in write-intensive applications and optimizes users' return on enterprise SSD investments.

EnhanceIO Cache Software is designed to help users easily create, configure and analyze existing storage environments with cost-effective scalability. The new version has taken a major step forward with the addition of non-disruptive, fast, consistent and reliable write-back caching that greatly improves performance while reducing latency with improved data integrity.  The software upgrade also includes usability improvements and a graphic user interface that compiles additional statistics and analytics to deliver increased productivity.  EnhanceIO is ideal for database, big data and virtualization applications, where the drive-agnostic caching software provides non-intrusive performance enhancement by seamlessly integrating into existing storage infrastructures and increasing input/output (I/O) levels.

Availability, Pricing

The STEC 2TB s840 SAS SSD and 2TB s1120 PCIe Accelerator SSD will be available in February with volume pricing starting at $7,995 and $9,425, respectively. EnhanceIO Cache Software is priced at $295 for Linux and $495 for Windows, and is available now for download from STEC's EnhanceIO page.

About STEC, Inc.

STEC, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and solutions tailored to meet the high-performance, high-reliability, and high-endurance needs of today's data-intensive server and storage platforms.  With headquarters in Santa Ana, California, and locations worldwide, STEC leverages two decades of solid-state knowledge and experience to design, manufacture and deliver the most comprehensive line of PCIe, SAS, SATA, and embedded SSDs on the market today.  In addition, STEC's EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software enables IT managers to cost-effectively scale server application performance. For more information, please visit www.stec-inc.com .

STEC, the STEC logo, EnhanceIO and PowerSafe are either registered trademarks or trademarks of STEC, Inc. in the United States and certain other countries.  All other trademarks or brand names referred to herein are the property of their respective owners.

The STEC, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=1079

Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  This release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including those statements concerning customer adoption and utilization of STEC's technologies and solutions; the size and growth of market demands for SAS and PCIe SSD solutions; the benefits, capabilities, performance, and cost savings of STEC's 2TB s840 SAS SSD, 2TB s1120 PCIe Accelerator SSD, and EnhanceIO Cache Software; the applicability and usefulness of these solutions to certain applications and industries; and the evolving enterprise storage and server markets.  Such forward-looking statements are based on current expectations and involve inherent risks and uncertainties, including factors that could delay, divert or change any of them, and cause actual outcomes and results to differ materially from current expectations.  Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward-looking statements are detailed in filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, made from time to time by STEC, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and its subsequent Current Reports on Form 8-K, which are available on the Investor Relations section of STEC's website at www.stec-inc.com . The information contained in this press release is a statement of STEC's present intentions, beliefs or expectations.  STEC may change its intentions, beliefs or expectations, at any time and without notice, based upon any changes in such factors, from STEC's assumptions and otherwise.  Except as required by law, STEC undertakes no obligation to publicly release any revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances occurring after the date thereof, or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

CONTACT: Editorial:
         Jerry Steach
         Director, Public Relations
         STEC, Inc.
         (415) 222-9996
         jsteach@stec-inc.com
         
         s840 SAS SSD, s1120 PCIe Accelerator, EnhanceIO:
         STEC Sales Support
         Toll Free: (800) 367-7330, Ext. 8305
         International: (949) 476-1180, Ext. #8305
         sales@stec-inc.com

STEC, Inc.

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