Synology Inc. today announced compatibility results for new WD Red and WD Red Pro 3.5-inch NAS hard drives, including WD60EFRX (6 TB), WD50EFRX (5 TB), WD4001FFSX (4 TB), WD3001FFSX (3 TB), WD2001FFSX (2 TB). After comprehensive stress testing, Synology has confirmed the above hard drives to be compatible with selected DiskStations and RackStations from x15, x14, x13, x12, x11, x10 series.
“Synology is excited for the launch of WD Red 6 TB and WD Red Pro hard drives, allowing for more choices of hard drives to fit various requirements. Together with WD Red drives, Synology DiskStation and RackStation provide users with reliable solutions that grow with their storage demands, and efficiently centralize and share their data,” said Rosiel Lee, senior sales and marketing manager.
WD Red and Red Pro hard drives are designed specifically for NAS servers, aiming to deliver fine-tuned power and performance for home and business users alike. In addition to larger storage capacity, NASware® 3.0 technology supports up to 8 bays for WD Red drives and 16 bays for WD Red Pro drives, as well as enhanced reliability, system performance, and easier integration.
Yamaha Corporation of America, AV Division, today introduced the premium AVENTAGE BD-A1040, its fullest featured universal Blu-ray Disc player to date with expanded connectivity that includes Bluetooth for the first time. Designed and engineered with the same granular attention to detail as the company’s premium and critically-acclaimed series of AVENTAGE AV receivers, the BD-A1040 presents exciting new possibilities for home theater enjoyment.
AVENTAGE build quality features include a high-grade aluminum front panel that dampens vibrations, as well as symmetrical audio circuitry design with 192 kHz/32-bit DAC and gold-plated output terminals. Ensuring the highest video quality, the BD-A1040 features 1080p/24 Hz HDMI® video output, x.v.Color and Deep Color compatibility, video noise reduction and 1080p playback for DVDs, photos and home videos.
Lite-On SSD, a global leader in development and manufacturing of high-performance enterprise SSDs, will be attending the Flash Memory Summit, August 5-7, in Santa Clara, California. Lite-On will feature two new enterprise storage solutions—the M.2 PCIe P1P Series and N9S Series 2.5" SATA 6.0 Gb/s SSDs. Both units are designed to address high capacity and high performance needs of hyperscale computing, highly virtualized data centers, and high I/O server operations.
The P1P Series is a M.2 PCIe enterprise solution with capacities of 1TB and power loss protection circuit all in a small form factor. This series is designed to offer the low latency through the PCIe bus. The small form factor and high capacity allow enterprise customers to pack more storage in a smaller footprint. The P1P Series can deliver sequential read/write speeds of up to 610 MB/s and 520 MB/s while random read/write speeds can be achieved as high as 95K/15K IOPS.
The N9S Series is a cost-effective SSD solution designed for read intensive applications. Five models are available in capacities of 60-to-1920 GB. The N9S 2TB SATA SSD solution is the first in industry to be available in SATA at this capacity. The N9S Series can deliver sequential read/write speeds of up to 400 MB/s and 360 MB/s while random read/write speeds can be achieved as high as 75K/11K IOPS.
Thecus is pleased to announce the release of the newest addition to its lineup of home, SOHO, and SMB NAS solutions, the N4310. Featuring an AMCC 1GHZ SoC with 1 GB of DDR3 memory, the new 4-bay NAS offers exceptional performance and easy data management at an unprecedented value.
“Our mission begins with your needs. Adding the N4310 to our already extensive product portfolio allows Thecus to continue to redefine the NAS market,” said Florence Shih, chairperson at Thecus. “The N4310 provides the versatility and functionality required to reach the full spectrum of SOHO and SMB user needs.”
Connected Data, the creator of the award-winning Drobo line of smart storage solutions, today announces the launch of its Drobo Mini with Solid State Disk (SSD) drives delivering as much as 80% more performance compared to a Mini configured with traditional spinning hard drives. The Drobo Mini is the first portable, rugged and expandable SSD solution ideal for filmmakers, photographers and creative professionals who need to capture and protect data while on location, and safely transport footage and photos back to the studio for post-production.
The Drobo Mini connects via Thunderbolt or USB 3.0 and features four 2.5” SSD drive bays with an mSATA accelerator option in a package that is rugged, compact and portable, weighing less than three pounds. Like all Drobo products, Drobo Mini protects data without user intervention, even in the event of multiple SSD drive failures. If a drive does fail, Drobo Mini automatically repairs itself and returns to a protected state while providing full access to data without performance being affected. Additional security is provided with battery backup that protects against data loss in the event of a sudden power outage ensuring that all data in flight is protected until power is restored.
ATP, the leading manufacturer of embedded Flash and ruggedized SSD and DRAM modules, introduces its latest technology, advancedMLC, also known as "aMLC". Developed by ATP, aMLC is an advanced firmware technology uniquely implemented onto ATP's NAND Flash products to vastly improve the endurance and performance of these storage devices while using mainstream MLC NAND to provide the best cost effective solution for any read/write intensive applications. ATP will showcase this technology and related products at the Flash Memory Summit 2014 from August 5 to 7 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, booth# 516.
Endurance and performance are the two critical factors for a NAND Flash storage device to meet the demanding industrial operating requirements. However, system and product designers often have to make compromises to fulfill the necessary criteria due to the inherent high cost of SLC NAND Flash components. To address this requirement, ATP introduces aMLC technology by implementing its unique firmware to manipulate four states of MLC into two states, which dramatically widens the disturbance margins among NAND Flash cells. In addition, aMLC can provide more than 13x (40K P/E) higher endurance than traditional MLC NAND, with write performance close to SLC. As such, aMLC is best suited for any write intensive application requiring competitive Drive-Write-Per-Day over Cost (DWPD/Cost).
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces their updated MasterDrive KX3, a 1.8” SSD.
Super Talent’s MasterDrive KX3 comes in to solve the problem of physical space constraints in a computing system. This SSD is built using high grade NAND flash components and is connected through a microSATA interface. Additionally, an industrial temperature version using carefully selected thermal range components allows the MasterDrive KX3 to handle temperatures ranging from -40°C to 85°C.
PNY Technologies (PNY) considered one of the worldwide leaders in consumer electronics market and memory products, PNY technologies, is pleased to announce the release of their smallest USB flash drive, the Micro M2. This pint-sized USB is extremely small and compact, no bigger than the size of a coin. As the name suggests this is indeed a tiny size USB drive weighing only 1.8 gram with the height of 18 mm thus making it the ideal storage device for all the documents, music, documents and more. It comes in a high quality casing of metallic texture, making it resilient to scratches and dust.
It is finished off with a matte finish look to prevent fingerprints. Its portability is enhanced with a lanyard loop opening located at the head of the USB, which can be attached to key chains, bags and other accessories. The cap-less design makes it convenient to use and you do not need to take the cap on or off anymore. Its ultra-small and compact size fits discretely into laptops, notebooks, tablet PCs and other portable devices without getting in the way in general use.
HGST, a Western Digital company, today announced its next-generation of Ultrastar 12Gb/s SAS solid-state drives (SSDs) with capacities up to 1.6TB. Building upon its award-winning first generation 12Gb/s SAS SSDs, the new Ultrastar SSD800MH.B, Ultrastar SSD1600MM and Ultrastar SSD1600MR are the ideal building blocks for server and storage systems running today's performance-sensitive enterprise applications.
The Ultrastar SAS SSDs create new price/performance points by combining HGST's deep enterprise storage expertise developed over the last 50 years, HGST's customer-proven 12Gb/s SAS technology and Intel's 20 nanometer (nm) high endurance enterprise-grade MLC NAND memory. As a result, HGST's Ultrastar SAS SSDs excel in key total cost of ownership (TCO) metrics for enterprise applications, including transactions/$ and transactions/watt.