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sTec(R) s840 SSDs Certified for Windows Server 2012

SANTA ANA, Calif., April 23, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- sTec, Inc. (NASDAQ: STEC), a leading global provider of solid-state storage solutions, today announced that its high-performance s840 Series Enterprise SAS SSDs have been certified for Windows Server 2012, which includes use with Windows Server 2012 Cluster in a Box systems. The significant performance advantages of the sTec® enterprise-class s840 solid-state drives (SSDs) complement Windows Server 2012's "cluster in a box" and continuous-availability initiatives.

"SSD technology is rapidly emerging as a significant, viable storage element in a new generation of servers running on the ubiquitous Windows Server platform," said Swapna Yasarapu, director of SSD technical marketing at sTec. "Microsoft's decision to highlight support for this storage technology in Windows Server 2012 reflects how SSD technology has become a mainstream storage solution that delivers unprecedented performance for servers in data centers, cloud computing and other high-performance enterprise environments."

"Windows Server 2012 enables a new generation of systems that deliver high availability and performance to a broad market," said Brian Hillger, director, Server and Tools Marketing, Microsoft. "SSDs are a key technology that can help unleash the full performance capabilities of these new systems. Our work with sTec is a significant step towards giving customers the benefits of SSDs in high-availability systems and helping customers utilize the full potential of Windows Server 2012."

sTec's s840 Series Enterprise SSDs are designed to enable storage systems to realize outstanding, sustainable input/output per second (IOPS), and relieve the performance bottlenecks associated with traditional rotating media disk drives. A single s840 drive can replace multiple hard disk drives (HDDs), thus easing the rack-space demands and performance penalties exacted by rotating media.

Windows Server powers many of the world's largest datacenters, enables small businesses worldwide and delivers value-added benefits to organizations in between. In addition to supporting SSD storage, Windows Server 2012 offers a range of new features and enhancements, including those for virtualization, networking, user experience, cloud computing and automation.

For more information on the s840 and other sTec enterprise-class SSDs, go to http://stec-inc.com/product/s840.php.

About sTec, Inc.

sTec, Inc. is a leading global provider of enterprise-class solid-state storage solutions designed for the ever-growing performance, reliability and endurance requirements of today's advanced data centers. The industry's first company to deploy solid-state drives (SSDs) into large-scale enterprise environments, sTec offers the industry's widest range of solid-state storage solutions, which protect critical information for major business and government organizations worldwide. Headquartered in Santa Ana, California, sTec also serves the embedded and military/aerospace markets with SSDs for industrial and rugged environments. For more information, visit www.stec-inc.com.

sTec and the sTec logo 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 collaboration between sTec and Microsoft's Windows Server 2012 platform; customer adoption and utilization of sTec's s840; the adoption of sTec's s840 into new applications and markets; the benefits from developing technologies; overall product and solution cost savings; the capabilities and performance of sTec's products and solutions; 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. 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, in sTec's assumptions or 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 Merrill Freund or Lauren Whitehouse Schwartz MSL (415) 512-0770 stec@schwartzmsl.com

Source:sTec, Inc.