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Qualstar Adds Three Authorized Resellers to Expand Vertical Market Focus

May 29, 2013 - Simi Valley, CA

Qualstar Corporation (NASDAQ: QBAK), a manufacturer of data storage solutions and high-efficiency power supplies, today announced that as part of its strategy to significantly grow its worldwide distribution channels, it has signed three new partners. Ramsey Storage, Sunstar Company Inc. and Storehouse Technologies are now Authorized Resellers for Qualstar's industry-leading tape library products to the Government, Education and Business verticals.

Ramsey Storage, based in Utah, has a proven background in Server Storage and VMware Integration Services, making it a promising candidate to increase sales of Qualstar's RLS™ tape library products. Sunstar is based in Inglewood, California and currently sells backup/archive solutions across the government, education and banking sectors, key verticals that Qualstar is looking to expand into to increase its sales and market share. Finally, Storehouse Technologies, located in San Diego, California, is a provider of data storage solutions for intensive and standard business environments. The addition of Qualstar's library products will complement Storehouse's product line allowing them to offer a more complete data storage solution.

"The need for reliable data storage and a user-friendly archiving system are becoming increasingly crucial as businesses face today's exponential growth and management of digital content," said Larry Firestone, President and CEO of Qualstar Corporation. "Qualstar's distinctive library portfolio significantly improves performance and scalability, offering the perfect solution for these data-driven environments. By adding distribution in key vertical markets, we are expanding our potential addressable market and executing our strategic objectives."

About Qualstar Corporation
Qualstar, founded in 1984, is a diversified electronics manufacturer specializing in data storage and power supplies. Qualstar's products are known throughout the world for high quality and Simply Reliable designs that provide years of trouble-free service. More information is available at or or by phone at 805-583-7744.

For more information, contact:

Philip Varley
Chief Financial Officer
Qualstar Corporation
(805) 583-7744

Vanessa Lehr/Annie Leschin
Investor Relations
StreetSmart Investor Relations
(415) 775-1788


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