STEC Teams With Cheetah RAID Storage To Showcase One-of-a-Kind Storage Solutions

SANTA ANA, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- STEC, Inc. (Nasdaq:STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state drive (SSD) technologies and products, and Cheetah RAID Storage will demonstrate at AFCEA West the two companies' collaboration of custom-built storage options designed to satisfy the unique ruggedness and durability requirements of defense-industry applications.

What: STEC™ s840 SAS SSDs will be applied in Cheetah RAID Storage's 2U Rugged 24 bay enclosure using removable canisters

Where: Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association (AFCEA) West, Booth #2150

When: January 29-31, 2013, San Diego, Calif.

Government customers have typically been early to embrace cutting-edge technologies brought on by highly specialized businesses such as STEC and Cheetah. The showcase offers a clear demonstration of the value government users can achieve by contracting with innovators like these. STEC's twenty years of expertise in enterprise-grade solid-state technology, coupled with Cheetah RAID Storage's innovative storage solutions, provide world-class performance, durability and reliability suitable for the military's most demanding environments. The companies' collaborative goal is to instill with government customers confidence that their long-term solid-state storage requirements will be met.

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 almost 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, the STEC™ EnhanceIO SSD Cache Software enables IT managers to cost-effectively scale server application performance. For more information, please visit www.stec-inc.com.

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About Cheetah RAID Storage

Cheetah RAID Storage offers the highest level of performance and fault tolerance in the RAID market, combined with exceptional value. All current controllers support RAID levels 0, 1(0+1), 3, 5, 6 10, 30, 50, JBOD, or NRAID. Cheetah RAID Storage OEM's storage and integrates storage to fit your needs. 

STEC, the STEC logo and EnhanceIO 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.

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 the benefits, performance, ruggedness, durability, and cost savings from the incorporation of STEC s840 SAS SSDs into Cheetah RAID Storage's 2U appliances; and the evolving military SSD market in general. 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: Jerry Steach         Director, Public Relations         STEC, Inc.         (415) 222-9996         jsteach@stec-inc.com

STEC, Inc.

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