Roxio introduces two new additions to its Roxio Toast product family -- Roxio Toast 14 Titanium and Roxio Toast 14 Pro. With the all-new Toast Audio Assistant and Toast MyDVD, plus support for the latest devices including iPhone 6 and Samsung Galaxy S6, it's never been easier to capture, copy, convert and share your digital media.
Share to social media (Facebook, YouTube, Vimeo and Twitter), enjoy photos, videos and music on a mobile device, or burn discs for easy home theater viewing. Roxio Toast 14 is the ideal companion for iLife, iTunes and your Mac.
Lite-On, a global leader in the design, development and manufacturing of enterprise Solid-State Drives (SSDs), introduces low latency M.2 PCIe drives to support I/O intensive workloads for one of the largest cloud service providers. Lite-On’s EP1 series gives cloud service providers the competitive advantage by offering premium storage for its end users.
Lite-On’s Gen2x4 M.2 PCIe SSDs are becoming widely adopted by the cloud computing industry. The M.2 PCIe interface EP1 series are compact, power-efficient solid-state solutions that fit directly into the server’s PCIe bus to increase server application performance while delivering fast and reliable access to data without burdening the host CPU and memory resources.
Lite-On, recently reported by Gartner as the fastest growing PC OEM manufacturer in the world (60% PC SSD revenue growth last year), has been an early stage leader in the development and promotion of the M.2 PCIe form factor for enterprise application, which is quickly emerging as the drive of choice for cloud providers because of the compact form factor, high density, and low power consumption.
QNAP Inc. knows small and medium business IT storage needs well; and starting today has a new Turbo NAS offering that perfectly blends storage capacity, performance, and business productivity – the TS-563. This new 5-drive desktop NAS features up to 30TB (with 5 6TB drives) of storage and is 10GbE network ready. This new model also features 2GB of DDR3L RAM (an 8GB model will also be available). The TS-563-2G is the second QNAP product line to be introduced; which features the AMD G-series quad-core 2.0GHz embedded processor with its impressive, virtualization and hardware accelerated encryption capabilities.
Today's small and medium businesses need to wring every dollar of productivity out of their IT spends and that extends to storage. QNAP's Turbo NAS' have evolved into being far more than just networked storage, file/printer sharing, and backup solutions. Today they can host virtual machines without the expense of VMware, host websites, and a bevy of other business critical applications. Extend the capabilities of a QNAP NAS further with a wide range of free Apps available from 3rd party developers, right from the dashboard of the embedded QTS management interface. QNAP's brand new Qsirch search feature makes it fast and easy to find documents, videos, photos, music, and more on the NAS through natural-search terms similar to how one would use a search engine.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the new 10GbE-ready TS-471U Turbo NAS series, including the TS-471U-RP and TS-471U. Featuring high performance, scalable design, reliability and rich business applications, the TS-471U series is designed for SMBs to ensure smooth daily file operations with low total cost of ownership. The exclusie QPC Technology introduces more hands-on usage for directly accessing stored data, monitoring lie sureillance feeds, watching multimedia, and much more with a keyboard, mouse, and HDMI display. By using Qsirch, users can quickly search through all of their files on the QNAP NAS to find specific items with better productiity.
The 4-bay rackmount TS-471U series is powered by Intel Haswell Pentium and Core i3 processors that are capable of proiding oer 1,500 MB/s throughput and 128,000 IOPS for CPU-intensie tasks including irtualization Station, sering large numbers of simultaneous connections, and 4K ideo playback and transcoding. Its two on-board internal cache ports enables users to install mSATA flash modules to further enhance NAS performance for IOPS-demanding applications. The storage capacity of the TS-471U series can be scaled up to oer 1PB by attaching multiple QNAP RAID expansion enclosures (REXP-1600U-RP and REXP-1200U-RP).
Seagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced that its popular award-winning Backup Plus family of external storage offerings will now include 200GB of OneDrive cloud storage, an unmatched value for the category, and the addition of Lyve’s photo and video management app. Seagate Backup Plus drives come equipped with Seagate Dashboard software for easy plug-and-play PC backup as well as the addition of mobile and social media backup. Seagate also announced a new high capacity for its Backup Plus portable at 4TB in a sleek 20.5mm form factor using a single platter portable drive.
“Seagate Technology continues to innovate at a fast pace based on the ever changing needs of its customers,” said Jingwen Li, research analyst, storage systems for IDC. “With features such as OneDrive cloud storage, Lyve app, and the new 4TB capacity point, Seagate Backup Plus family addresses the growing needs for data storage and backup with flexible data access and simple data management in the personal storage market.”
With the rapid development in cinematography, the audience has also increased their demand for image quality. Transcend, a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of its CFast 2.0 CFX650 Memory Cards. Featuring the fastest transfer speeds available on the current market, Transcend's CFX650 memory cards support high-end cameras and recorders such as Blackmagic URSA and Atomos Ninja Star, and are best suited for the professional cinematographers shooting high-resolution 4K and Full HD videos.
Unprecedented Transfer Speeds and Capacities
Supporting the next generation CFast 2.0 specification with a SATA III interface, CFX650 memory cards boast the remarkable read and write speeds of up to 510MB and 370MB per second, more than three times faster than today's CompactFlash cards. Saving 4K Ultra High Definition and Full HD video recordings requires a massive storage space; Transcend's CFX650 cards fix the problem by offering the vast capacities of up to 256GB. With such space, the professional cinematographers can record all the high resolution videos at ease, saving the trouble to switch memory devices.
Samsung HDD, a division of Seagate Technology, today announced 4TB M3 Portable and the P3 Portable external hard drives, which are the first 4TB USB-powered single drive solutions to come in 2.5” cases in the world.
“Previously only attainable in desktop or bulky multi-drive internal designs, we can now achieve a 4TB capacity in a compact drive thanks to the latest Samsung HDD technology,” said Dave Klenske, director of product line management, Samsung HDD. “By going to a single drive solution, we can power the drive through just a USB connection while fitting it into a case that is only a 1/10 of an inch thicker than our 2TB drive. They are the perfect lightweight drives for notebook computer owners who need to access media collections too large to fit on traditional internal storage options.”
D-Link today announced immediate availability of its new ShareCenter + 4-Bay Cloud Network Storage Enclosure (DNS-340L). Designed to provide features offered in both business and consumer storage arrays, the DNS-340L is an ideal solution for SMBs seeking a cost-effective iSCSI target for their video-surveillance projects and storage requirements.
Powered by the latest generation 1.2GHz CPU and 512MB RAM, the new Unified Storage Enclosure delivers high performance with low power consumption. The storage solution integrates a rich feature set which can act as a small multi-functional server to support applications such as media and print serving, FTP, web server, download and backup center, photo and audio center, surveillance, and more with an affordable price.
JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, the global leader in the development of standards for the microelectronics industry, today announced that its JC-64.8 Subcommittee for Solid State Drives is currently engaged in an effort to update the JESD218 standard for Solid State Drive Requirements and Endurance Test Method. Originally published in September 2010 and revised in February 2011, the new update to JESD218 will primarily address improvements in test methodologies to better reflect product expectations, reduce testing options to remove unused methods, and add clarifications to improve the readability and understanding of test methods and artifacts caused by accelerated testing. Additional topics are discussed when brought up by task group participants. JEDEC strongly encourages all interested parties to contact the JEDEC office at 703-907-7560 to become involved with SSD standards development.
JESD218 Solid-State Drive Requirements and Endurance Test Method defines the conditions of use and corresponding endurance verification requirements for both Client and Enterprise application classes, as well as providing a standard endurance rating. Workloads are described in a separate, related document: JESD219 Solid-State Drive Endurance Workloads. Both JESD218 and JESD219 are available for free download from the JEDEC website.