ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the Lightning Card Reader for Apple iOS devices, including iPhone, iPad, and iPod. Fully MFi certified, the accessory connects to Apple devices using the Lightning interface and brings users convenient interconnectivity and storage expansion with SD and microSD cards. It is the first peripheral in its segment with two-way data transfer, meaning read and write, and the first to combine SD and microSD on one reader. The Lightning Card Reader uses durable materials and a flexible cable to ensure long-lasting and reliable operation, and arrives bundled with a free data management app.
While existing Lightning card readers support one way data movement to import files from cards to devices, ADATA technology supports file import and export so users can freely move content to and from the reader to iPhone, iPad, and iPod. The Lightning Card Reader has SD and microSD slots, so it offers universal compatibility with one of the most popular storage mediums in the world. By comparison, other products in its segment feature either SD or microSD, but not both. This enables simple storage expansion for iOS devices which is also very cost-effective, as users can employ existing cards rather than having to purchase proprietary expansion cards or additional hardware.
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a leading manufacturer of industrial-grade products, has expanded its memory card lineup with 64GB microSD wide temperature solutions to meet the industrial-grade applications. The cards can operate effectively from -40°C to 85°C and are ideal for use in small form factor devices with demanding performance and capacity requirements. By using MLC NAND flash chips and built-in ECC and S.M.A.R.T. functions, Transcend industrial temp microSD Class 10 memory cards ensure reliable data transfer and self-monitoring capability that offer optimum protection.
MLC NAND Flash Embedded for Multiple Industrial-Grade Devices Manufactured using high-quality MLC flash chips, Transcend industrial-grade microSD cards guarantee superior performance and long-term stability to meet the demanding standards of industrial-grade applications. Compliant with SD Specification Version 3.0 with the combination of the top-of-the-line Class 10 speed rating, the cards provide impressive transfer rates of up to 20MB per second. Thanks to the fast data transfer rates, enhanced reliability and available capacities of up to 64GB, the microSD Class 10 cards are ideal for industrial devices in small form factor such as embedded automation computers, engineering machines, fanless PCs, GPS, military and in-vehicle computing systems, and can endure extreme temperatures between -40°C and 85°C.
Netlist, Inc., today announced that it has entered into a five year Joint Development and License Agreement (the "Agreement") with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., to produce a new class of NVDIMM-P (NV-P) memory solutions based on Samsung's industry leading NAND Flash and DRAM, and Netlist's pioneering work on HyperVault. The companies will work to create a standardized product interface to facilitate rapid market adoption and bring the compelling benefits of this new technology to a large group of customers in cloud computing, big data, and server and storage markets.
Under the terms of the Agreement, which includes licensing of each company's respective patent portfolios, Netlist will receive $23 million, consisting of $8 million in cash from Samsung Electronics and $15 million in the form of investment from Samsung Venture Investment Corporation. The Agreement calls for additional exchange of consideration as progress is made toward market introduction of the product. The companies plan to sample NV-P products with select customers in 2016.
NV-P is an emerging industry standard for a new class of NAND-based storage which operates in the memory channel, the fastest data path in a computer. With HyperVault®, Netlist created the industry's first unified memory-storage architecture where low cost, high density NAND storage can achieve the performance of high cost, high speed DRAM memory. This breakthrough patented architecture will be combined with Samsung's industry leading DRAM and NAND, to produce NV-P solutions that deliver cost and performance benefits vastly superior to those of traditional storage solutions.
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today launched the ICFS332 industrial CFast card, which combines the form factor of a CF card with a high speed SATA interface to deliver reliability and secure operation for a wide range of industrial equipment applications.
Ultra high speed meets rugged durability
Utilizing fast SLC NAND Flash, the ICFS332 provides outstanding performance and reliability with sequential read/write speeds up to 560MB/400MB per second and an MTBF (mean time before failure) rating of 2 million hours. Thanks to an industrial-grade operational temperature range of -40°C to 90°C, the ICFS332 enables long term deployment in harsh environments that experience extreme cold and heat.
QNAP Systems, Inc. today released the Qphoto mobile app for iOS, allowing users to conveniently browse, upload, download and share photos stored on a QNAP NAS with their iPhone or iPad devices on the go.
Qphoto includes various ways for managing photo collections. Users can quickly search for photos by dates or tags, flexibly browse photos and videos via timeline, thumbnails, lists and folders, instantly upload/download media to/from a QNAP NAS, and easily share photos by email or social networks.
HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the launch of HyperX Savage USB Flash drive. The USB drive joins the HyperX Savage family of products including DRAM and SSDs, replacing the successful DataTraveler HyperX 3.0.
HyperX Savage USB Flash drive operates at exceptionally fast transfer speeds up to 350MB/s read and 250MB/s write, and is available in 64GB, 128GB and 256GB high capacities. The speedy USB 3.1 Gen. 1 (USB 3.0) Flash drive makes it great for users who want to spend less time waiting for files to transfer. HyperX Savage USB drive lets anyone store large digital files like movies, music, and hi-res images quickly. It features a bold design with its sleek black casing and metallic red HyperX emblem. The drive both complements and is compatible with the latest desktops, notebooks and gaming consoles such as PS4™ and Xbox One™.
TDK Corporation announces the new CAS1B series of 6 Gbps serial ATA compatible CFast type solid state drives for industrial applications, featuring the NAND flash memory controller chip GBDriver GS1. The new products will be available from January 2016.
Recently, the use of highly reliable and robust card type storage devices with high capacity is increasing in industrial applications, as operating systems tend to have higher overheads and ease of handling is also an important factor.
In response to such demands, TDK has developed a new series of CFast cards, which boast 3.2 times faster read and 1.9 faster write speed than the existing CAG3B series, while maintaining the excellent reliability that we are renowned for.
Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the SP xDrive Z30 Lightning dual USB flash drive. The Z30 features the dual-access application with a Lightning connector and a USB 3.0 connector. By combining the two interfaces together, the Z30 can not only instantly free up the storage of iOS mobile devices at little cost but also act as a perfect bridge to link all data saved in your desktops, laptops and iOS devices. Furthermore, the SP xDrive Z30 is approved by the MFi licensing program (Made for iPod/iPhone/iPad) to ensure high quality and safety.
“While the use of smartphones and tablets is getting widespread, how to easily free up the storage of mobile devices and quickly transfer data between devices is now on the top of mind. To meet such emerging user demands, SP has been developing wide varieties of dual-interface USB flash drives for Android devices.” Said Perry Yuan, the president of Silicon Power, “And now, we want to make our series more comprehensive for all devices and applications. Therefore, we launched the SP xDrive Z30 dual USB flash drive, which is especially designed for iOS devices including iPhone, iPad and iPod to offer Apple users a simpler and also faster way to store and share.”
QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the brand new 5-bay TS-531P business NAS. A tower form factor NAS with an Annapurna Labs Alpine AL-314 quad-core 1.4 GHz ARM Cortex-A15 processor and 2GB/8GB DDR3 RAM (upgradable to 8GB), the TS-531P features RAID 5/6 support, hardware-accelerated encryption and SSD cache support. With four Gigabit LAN ports, the TS-531P can deliver up to 418 MB/s read & write speeds and allows users to install a 10GbE SFP+ or 10GBASE-T network expansion card to connect to 10GbE networks. The TS-531P also supports Container Station for LXC and Docker lightweight virtualization technologies, offering businesses an ideal cost-efficient and high-performance NAS solution.
“Business’ demands for IT virtualization have increased dramatically, but 10GbE storage solutions available on the market are still out of reach for most SMB budgets”, said Jason Hsu, Product Manager of QNAP, adding “The quad-core TS-531P is energy efficient, features a full spectrum of business applications, and provides an ideal storage base and 10GbE readiness for SMBs at budget-friendly prices.”
Synology Inc. today announced the release of DS716+, an encryption-oriented, scalable, 2-bay NAS server powered by a quad-core CPU and Btrfs file system. DS716+ is aimed at SMB in need of a reliable, high-efficient storage and application server.
"DS716+ packs a lot of power while remaining extremely compact, and we believe it's an ideal product for demanding professional users whether they need a wide array of applications or a file server able to handle multiple simultaneous requests, even within an encrypted environment", said Chad Chiang, product manager at Synology Inc.