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Imation Corp. is the only company in the world solely focused on the development, manufacture and supply of removable data storage products spanning the four pillars of magnetic, optical, flash and removable hard disk storage. With more than 50 years of data storage leadership beginning with the development of the world's first computer tape, in 2006 Imation proudly marked its 10th anniversary as an independent company. In addition to the Imation brand, Imation Corp.'s global brand portfolio includes the Memorex brand, one of the most widely recognized names in the consumer electronics industry, famous for the slogan, "Is it live or is it Memorex?" Imation is also the exclusive licensee of the TDK Life on Record brand, one of the world's leading recording media brands. And as co-developer of Nickelodeon's Npower brand of consumer electronics, Imation helps empower kids of all ages to use the latest technology. Additional information about Imation and its brands is available at or by calling 1-888-466-3456.

see also:- Imation - editor mentions on and Imation's SSD page

  • editor's comments:- January 2013 - Imation has marketed many types of storage products (some of which no longer exist or which are in the declining years of their market life.) These include:- Floppy drives, hard drives, tape drives, optical media, USB flash drives and, latterly, SSDs.

    Imation recently acquired Nexsan for $120 million - which among other things is in the rackmount hybrid SSD ASAPs market.
Imation - recent milestones in SSD history and storage history

In March 2008 - Imation entered the SSD market with products oemed from Mtron.

Their SSD product line (in Feb 2009) is essentially identical to Mtron's.

In April 2008 - the company published a white paper called - Flash SSD Data Reliability and Lifetime (pdf). Starting from a description of floating gates and going all the way up to the architecture of a flash SSD this paper written by Alan R. Olson & Denis J. Langlois includes good descriptions of data failure modes, including:- erase failure, stress induced long term leakage, disturb faults, and the potential for inadequate error correction code coverage in MLC.

see also:- more SSD reliability articles, more storage reliability articles

In March 2010 - Imation announced it has extended its RDX (removable hard disk) license agreement with ProStor Systems through 2020. Imation also announced that it has invested $5 million to help advance ProStor's technology.

In January 2013 - Imation acquired Nexsan for $120 million - which among other things is in the rackmount hybrid SSD ASAPs market.

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