Quantum Showcases Network Attached Storage Solutions to Government IT Decision-Makers at FOSE 2002 Snap Server Products Address Mission-Critical Storage Needs

At Nellis Air Force Base



    WASHINGTON, March 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Quantum Corp. (NYSE:   DSS),
 a leading provider of data protection and network storage systems, is
 demonstrating at FOSE 2002 its complete line of Network Attached Storage (NAS)
 products, including the recently announced portable Snap Server(R) 1100 and
 rack-mountable Snap Server 4100, which was recently upgraded to provide
 increased capacity. Quantum is showcasing its NAS appliances at FOSE Booth
 #1340 from March 19-21, 2002 at the Washington, D.C. Convention Center.
     "Federal IT spending is escalating at an incredible rate, and
 administrators are finding that NAS appliances provide reliable solutions for
 file archiving, data backups and portable field storage," said Jim Simon,
 director of channel marketing for Quantum's Network Attached Storage Division.
 "The Snap Server's low cost, ease of configuration and minimal maintenance
 make it an attractive storage option for government agencies looking for
 high-performance products that require little administration."
 
     Air Force Base Relies on Quantum Snap Servers for Storage of Mission-
 critical Data
     The 414th Combat Training Squadron, known as RED FLAG, is based at Nellis
 Air Force Base (AFB) in Nevada.  American and Allied fighter pilots are
 trained at the base through real world simulated combat.  With five separate
 training missions each year, Nellis AFB generates hundreds of gigabytes of
 data that are critical to these missions.  Don Wells, director of information
 technologies for RED FLAG, needed a reliable, secure place to store this data.
     "During training sessions, our computer operations center will support
 more than 500 users, and we needed a place to store the large amounts of data
 that are generated and shared by so many users," said Wells. "We added
 multiple rack-mountable Snap Servers to provide a reliable storage repository
 for the mission-critical data that is generated prior to and during these
 training sessions."
 
     Availability
     Quantum's NAS products are sold by many of the top government resellers
 through Government Services Administration schedules and/or Blanket Purchase
 Agreements in order to best benefit federal, state and local government
 agencies. Ingram Micro's Partnership America Program, Tech Data's Partner
 Procurement Program, Bell Microproducts, and Arrow Electronics also provide
 discounts for government resellers.
 
     The Snap Server Product Line
     The Snap Server product family includes the desktop model Snap Server 1100
 40GB and 80GB, and the Snap Server 2200 160GB. The Snap Server 4100 240GB,
 320GB and 480GB are 1U rack-mountable units. The Snap Server 12000 is a 3U
 960GB product featuring hot swap drives and redundant hardware for corporate
 departments and large workgroups. The leader in the workgroup NAS market
 category, Quantum has shipped more than 90,000 Snap Servers worldwide as of
 December 31, 2001. Snap Server appliances typically install in five minutes or
 less without any disruptions to the network and deliver automatic,
 simultaneous multi-platform file-sharing support for Windows, Novell,
 Macintosh and UNIX/Linux users on the same network.
 
     About Quantum
     Quantum Corp., founded in 1980, is a global leader in data protection and
 network storage systems, meeting the needs of business customers with
 enterprise-wide storage solutions and services. Quantum is the world's largest
 supplier of tape drives, and its DLTtape(TM) technology is the de facto
 standard for backup, archiving, and recovery of mission-critical data. Quantum
 is a leader in the design, manufacture and service of automated tape libraries
 used to manage, store and transfer data. In addition to having the largest
 installed base of Network Attached Storage (NAS) appliances of any NAS
 supplier, Quantum is the leader in the workgroup NAS market category. Quantum
 sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2001, were approximately $1.4
 billion. Quantum Corp., 501 Sycamore Dr., Milpitas, CA 95035,
 408-944-4000, www.quantum.com.
     NOTE:  Quantum, the Quantum logo, and Snap Server are trademarks of
 Quantum Corporation, registered in the United States and other countries.
 DLTtape is a trademark of Quantum Corporation.  All other trademarks are the
 property of their respective owners.
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the federal Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Statements
 contained herein that are not statements of historical fact may be deemed to
 be forward-looking information. Without limiting the foregoing, references to
 Quantum's participation in the FOSE 2002, the extent of that participation,
 and the nature of product demonstrations are forward-looking. Such
 forward-looking statements discuss our future expectations, contain
 projections of our future results of operations, or of our financial position,
 or state other forward-looking information. There may be events in the future
 that we are not able to predict or control accurately, and any forward-looking
 statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual
 results to differ materially. These risks and uncertainties include the
 uncertainties inherent with long distance travel and the extent of the demand
 for demonstrations of our products, Quantum undertakes no obligation and
 expressly disclaims any obligation to update or supplement this information or
 its forward-looking statements. For additional information regarding risk
 factors that could affect Quantum's future results, please refer to Quantum's
 periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but
 not limited to, those risks and uncertainties listed in the section entitled
 "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of
 Operations - Trends and Uncertainties," pages F14-F21 in Quantum's Annual
 Report on Form 10-K, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on
 June 29, 2001, and pages 31-39 in Quantum's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q,
 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 13, 2002.
 
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