Power Quotient International Co., Ltd (PQI), the world's leading brand for mobile device storage peripherals, today released its first Apple MFi-certified Lightning Duo USB portable storage drive, the Gmobi iStick. The Gmobi iStick is the only OTG storage device on the market designed exclusively for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. It is also the first licensed and quality assured storage peripheral to have passed Apple's rigorous testing standards and user-oriented design requirements.
The Gmobi iStick is the perfect solution to insufficient built-in storage capacity on Apple mobile devices. The Gmobi iStick is equipped with a user-friendly slide switch design: one end is the Lightning interface that allows you to upload or backup data from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and the other end is a standard USB transmission interface that can be connected to a Mac, PC, or tablet computer. Two-way data transfers between mobile devices and notebook computers can be easily achieved with the Gmobi iStick, including various media such as photos, music, and video. With the Gmobi iStick, backing up data is easy and fast.
Samsung Electronics America Inc., the world leader in advanced memory technology, has introduced the Samsung 845DC PRO series of Solid State Drives (SSD), the second in Samsung’s series of enterprise SSDs aimed specifically for server and data center use.
The 845DC PRO provides an optimized solution for write-intensive applications with heavier workloads, such as Server Virtualization, Email, Database and Application Servers. The 845DC PRO drives deliver best-in-class sustained performance and reinforced random write performance of up to 51,000 IOPS, as well as a sequential write speed of up to 460 megabytes per second (MB/s).
The drives carry significantly enhanced endurance through Samsung’s industry-first 3D V-NAND technology, which uses vertically stacked cell layers to break through the current scaling limit for existing NAND flash technology. They are built with Samsung’s exceptional performance and industry-leading reliability, and are capable of handling 10 full capacity drive writes per day. The Samsung 845DC PRO has a five-year limited warranty.
Intel Corporation today announced an addition to the Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Professional Family: the Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series. This new business-class SSD delivers lower total cost of ownership, security and manageability features, and blazing-fast SSD performance demanded by today’s business users.
Intel SSD Pro 2500 Series offers IT departments peace of mind with advanced security features and capabilities designed for businesses ranging from small companies through large IT-managed enterprises. Security and remote manageability features, combined with lower annual failure rates than hard disk drives (HDDs), help to reduce the need for resource-intensive deskside visits.
Managing data security is critical for businesses and a challenge for IT leaders. Data breaches, often a result of lost or stolen PCs, can cost a business nearly $50,000 in lost productivity, replacement, data recovery and legal costs. To help businesses mitigate the threat of such costly breaches, the Intel Pro 2500 Series SSDs are self-encrypting drives (SED) utilizing hardware-based 256-bit encryption to protect data without a loss of performance. Additionally, the new Intel drives feature the Trusted Computing Group’s OPAL 2.0 standard and are Microsoft eDrive capable. These policy-based controls help to prevent data breaches and support crypto erase to repurpose the drive for reuse.
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced its latest addition to the SSDNow V300 series, the V310. The Kingston SSDNow V310 solid-state drive dramatically boosts system responsiveness while also offering 960GB capacity to store all movies, music, games, files and applications.
The new SSDNow V310 is 10x faster than a 7200RPM hard-disk drive. Powered by a Phison 3108 ccontroller, the drive achieves 450MB/s read and write speeds. With no moving mechanical parts, SSDNow V310 is shock-proof, uses less energy and stays cool making it more reliable and less likely to fail than standard hard-disk drives. The large capacity of the SSDNow V310 allows enough space for a true HDD replacement so users can migrate their entire hard drive over with storage to spare.
WD, a Western Digital company, and world leader in storage solutions, today announced the expansion of its award-winning WD Red line of SATA hard drives for home and small office NAS (network attached storage) systems with the release of a 5 TB and first-to-market 6 TB capacity for NAS-specific storage and the introduction of WD Red Pro hard drives that address the medium to large business NAS market. Compatibility-tested with top NAS system manufacturers and optimized for power and performance, WD Red 3.5-inch hard drives are now shipping in 1 TB to 6 TB capacities; and the new WD Red Pro 3.5-inch hard drives are available in 2 TB to 4 TB capacities.
"With the expansion and evolution of the WD Red family, WD once again is providing its loyal customers with increased capacity up to 6 TB; improved bay count support with up to 8 bays; increased product breadth with WD Red Pro; and more features with the latest generation of NASware technology," said Matt Rutledge, senior vice president and general manager, WD Storage Technology. "WD continues to listen to its customers and bring exciting innovation to the category they helped to create."
Corsair announced the availability of the Flash Voyager GTX USB 3.0 flash drive that was announced at Computex in June. Available in 256GB and 128GB capacities, the Flash Voyager GTX is the fastest USB flash drive Corsair has ever produced, offering blisteringly fast peak transfer speeds of up to 450MB/sec read and 350MB/sec write, vastly reducing waiting time when accessing or transferring files on the go.
The Flash Voyager GTX boasts the inner technologies of an SSD that will keep the drive operating at peak performance for years to come. USB Attached SCSI and S.M.A.R.T. monitoring ensure blazing fast, error-free transfers of large video music and photo collections, while TRIM support curbs degradation so the Flash Voyager GTX retains its performance, even after extended heavy use. Compatible with both USB 3.0 and USB 2.0, the Flash Voyager GTX works on Microsoft® Windows®, Mac OS® X, and Linux® with no additional software required.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, launches the new collection of mini-sized USB flash drives- USB 2.0 Touch T07 and USB 3.0 Jewel J07. Designed with bright colors and extremely compact exterior, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 are definitely out of the ordinary to deliver colorful and delightful user experiences. Just the right colors that fit everyone, it feels great to have Touch T07 and Jewel J07 with you wherever you go and whenever you want to store your precious memories.
SP Touch T07 and Jewel J07 are more than common USB flash drives but fashion items that let you to exude your real charm and to perfectly express your true personality with the four engaging colors – rosy pink, baby blue, aqua green and dark grey. Touch T07 and Jewel J07 bring so much fun to tech life that leads users to get colorful in spirit as well as in style. Inspired by rounded and smooth finish of cobblestones, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 are beautifully crafted with soft shape that not only conveys the sweet style but also offers a more pleasant touch for daily use. Featuring considerably mini size and light weight, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 appear to be the smallest rubber USB flash drive in the market. Furthermore, the distinctive lid-holder deign with delicate SP logo strap enables a convenient way to store the cap and also allows the drives to be easily attached to personal belongings. In order to avoid data loss and corruption, Touch T07 and Jewel J07 apply the use of Micro COB (Chip On Board) technology and durable rubberized material that can promise complete protections against water, dust and vibration.
Synology today introduced DiskStation DS415play, a four-bay NAS server designed for home users to centralize their high-quality videos, photos, and music in one place and featuring Full HD video transcoding.
“With four drive bays, the DS415play is built on the popularity of its little brother, DS214play, with up to 24TB of large storage space to make it even more appealing to media fanatics,” added Michael Wang, product manager at Synology Inc.
Powered by the hardware accelerated transcoding engine, Synology DS415play features 1080p Full HD video transcoding on the fly, allowing users to convert their media files to supported formats and stream them effortlessly. Users can enjoy their media collection in original HD quality via Apple TV, DLNA devices, mobile devices, and computers.