Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the brand-new swivel USB flash drives－USB 2.0 Ultima U31 and USB 3.0 Blaze B31. Embracing the concept of “form follows function” and the trendy look with streamlined contour, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 include various factors into designs to make themselves functionally and aesthetically perfect. With an eye to comfort-centered design with ergonomics, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 apply the special cambers to create a smoothly-shaped drive body for more comfortable touch. Furthermore, the 360° swivel-cap design is not only equipped with the four-way positioning technology but also upgraded with the advanced booster rotating patent which yields even more intuitive and effortless operation.
SP Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 scrutinize every aspect regarding user habits to create more compelling positive user experiences. Either in function or in exterior designs, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 optimize the application of ergonomics into every detail to make the drive more capable and practical. Getting rid of distinct edges, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 feature the streamlined profile that makes it just feel right in your hand with more comfortable and gentle touch. Also, the special curves and anti-slip treatment at the sides altogether offer the required support-force and an easier way to hold and plug. Geared to more efficient usage, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 not only utilize the 360-degree swivel cap with 4-way positioning system but also pioneer the new booster rotating patent, which incorporates the use of torsion spring to enable faster positioning capability. And the built-in metallic movement guarantees higher quality and better durability for long-term operation. Moreover, Ultima U31 and Blaze B31 are designed with a LED indicator by which users can easily recognize the transferring status with just a simple glance.
Other World Computing today announced new 1TB and 2TB Aura SSD upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro. With the announcement, OWC becomes the first to offer an easy, cost-effective DIY solution for upgrading the capacity of the 2013 Mac Pro. Custom engineered specifically for the 2013 Mac Pro and fully tested for compatibility, speed and reliability, the new Aura SSD for Mac Pro delivers the capacity and performance Mac Pro users need for high-speed production workflows in audio, film, photo, and graphics.
OWC Aura SSD upgrades for the 2013 Mac Pro are available for pre-order. The kits come with all of the tools necessary for a simplified DIY upgrade, including a comprehensive step-by-step installation video and 24/7 award-winning, U.S.-based technical support.
Since the first Mac Pro in 2006, OWC has been a leading provider of award-winning computer upgrades and enhancement products for every Mac Pro model Apple has introduced. Building on this experience, OWC’s new Aura SSDs for Mac Pro 2013 feature:
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM memory modules and NAND Flash applications, launches a new UC340 USB flash drive. The Choice UC340 flash drive features trim geometric lines and a clean glossy finish. Carry it on a neck strap, purse, or key chain. With SuperSpeed USB 3.0 connectivity, you can transfer anywhere between 16GB to 256GB of audio, video and data files in just a few moments. Just push-to-click the colored head to extend the USB connector. Push again to retract it. Simple, stylish, practical. Click into your style with ADATA’s UC340 flash drive!
The UC340 is a work of utterly elegant geometry. Multiple black triangular facets on its casing complement a brilliantly colored translucent body. Not a mere storage drive, it embodies the best in performance and quality within the classic lines of fashion. Simply click the USB head to extend and retract the connector quickly and easily. With no end cap to hassle with or lose, the UC340 is both convenient and easy-to-use. An amply large triangular lanyard hole matches the US340’s classy geometric design. Carry it on a key ring. Wear it on a neck strap or bracelet.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, today launched the 850 EVO, the latest addition to its branded solid state drive (SSD) line-up. Based on Samsung’s 3-bit 3D Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, the 850 EVO SSD provides a significant boost in performance and endurance as compared to its predecessor, making it ideal for use in mainstream PCs. With the slogan of “a new caliber of performance & endurance,” the new drive will be globally launched in a total of 53 countries in the United States, Europe and Asian markets later this month.
“We are thrilled to be providing users with an improved computing experience through the new 850 EVO SSDs,” said Unsoo Kim, Senior Vice President of the Branded Product Marketing team at Samsung Electronics. “Samsung will continue to introduce V-NAND-based SSDs in a variety of form factors, while accelerating the growth of the global SSD market.”
While the Samsung 850 PRO SSD that launched in July uses 2-bit 3D V-NAND for professional use in high-end client PCs and small- and medium-sized enterprise servers, the 850 EVO is built with 3-bit 3D V-NAND technology. This makes it more suitable for general consumer use in devices such as notebook and gaming PCs. With the introduction of the 850 EVO, Samsung launches the next iteration of its consumer SSD product line-up with new V-NAND-based SSDs.
Marvell, a worldwide leader in providing complete silicon solutions from mobile communications to storage, Internet of Things (IoT), cloud infrastructure, digital entertainment and in-home content delivery and Kinoma software enabling the “Smart Life and Smart Lifestyle,” today announced the world’s first DRAM-less NVMe (Non-Volatile Memory Express) solid state drive (SSD) controller for mass market mobile computing solutions with industry-leading NANDEdge™ low-density parity check (LDPC) technology supporting triple-level cell (TLC) and 3D NAND. Marvell’s 88NV1140 and 88NV1120 enable small form factor SSD solutions with unparalleled performance for integration into low-z-height tablets, Chrome devices and the upcoming wave of new 2-in-1 hybrid/detachable mobile PC platforms.
“As mobile computing and cloud-based services become an integral part of our daily lives, fast, secure, reliable and cost effective storage solutions with a small form factor are the key to bringing the benefit of technology to the mass market. I believe our latest game-changing SSD controller will drive the fast deployment of a new wave of small form factor SSD solutions for the mass market mobile computing platforms,” said Weili Dai, President and Co-Founder of Marvell. “I am very pleased to see Marvell’s leadership and our long track record of invention and innovation including the world's first DRAM-less NVMe SSD controller and the industry’s most advanced LDPC technology enabling the latest TLC and 3D NAND flash memory. I am very thankful for our global engineering teams who continuously raise the technology bar to move our industry forward faster.”
Other World Computing today announced a new 1TB OWC 2.5” Mercury Electra 6G SATA SSD. Perfect for Mac or PC with 960GB net storage, the Mercury Electra 6G family of SSDs represents the peak in performance and capacity for any application.
Leveraging more than two decades of experience in developing award-winning Mac upgrades and enhancement products, OWC offers the 1TB Mercury Electra 6G SATA SSD with compelling features including:
- Industry leading controller technologies on board for reliability and degradation-free performance
- Sustained transfer rates up to 535/443MBps read/write
- Engineered for Mac – no extra software or hacks needed
- Designed and assembled in the USA
- Lab tested for compatibility, speed, and reliability
- Easy DIY installation with step-by-step install videos
- 24/7 award-winning technical support
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its updated DuraDrive AT7 built for approved automotive In-Vehicle-Infotainment (IVI) systems.
The DuraDrive AT7 is Super Talent’s latest industrial data storage solution that offers enhanced durability and high capacity. With the ability to withstand temperatures between -40°C to 85° paired with read speeds of up to 500 MB/s and write speeds of up to 400 MB/s, the AT7 is a powerhouse built to cover all your automotive needs, withstanding all elements of vibration and shock in the most mission critical of situations.
A rugged solid state drive is a must have for an automotive IVI unit due to the constant vibration of a moving vehicle. The AT7 stores information on NAND flash chips and does not require rotating hard disks that are affected by every bump in the road . These flash chips are also accessed faster and more efficiently than a traditional hard drive making the DuraDrive AT7 a top choice for any industrial application.
The demand for industrial SSD is increasing significantly as the IoT and the need for mobility sweep across the world. According to Gartner market survey, the demand for relevant devices will increase to 26 billion sets, as the IoT market scale will reach USD1.09 trillion in 2020. Continuing the market heat of its reliable industrial SSDs, Apacer Technology has recently launched two brand new ultra slim industrial SATA3.0 SSDs: the SFD18SH-M complying with the JEDEC MO-297 standard and the mSATA H1-M, compliant with the MO-300 standard.
Both models made under 1ynm process are extremely price competitive for their ultra slim appearance, high speed, high stability, and wide temperature operation for industrial uses. In addition, most IoT devices require long-term, reliable operation in extreme environments and autotronics and medical devices ask for superb quality. Apacer industrial SSDs have passed market challenges, thus standing firm in the IoT, autotronics, medical electronics, and communication component markets and winning customer recognition for their outstanding quality and performance.
Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor & Storage Products Company today announced the expansion of its line-up of enterprise SSDs with the addition of two new series of enterprise SSDs – the HK3R2 series for read-intensive workloads and the HK3E2 series for value-endurance workloads. These 6Gbit/s SATA enterprise SSDs join Toshiba’s broad portfolio of enterprise storage solutions featuring a variety of endurance ratings to meet the needs of specific application requirements and customer environments. Shipment starts from today.
Read-Intensive HK3R2 Series: Available in capacities up to 960GB in a 2.5-inch standard form-factor (7mm Z-height). The HK3R2 series is designed for read-intensive applications and workloads such as read caching, video streaming and data center storage. It has an endurance rating of one DWPD (drive writes per day) for five years with a random 4KB enterprise workload.
Value-Endurance HK3E2 Series: Available in capacities up to 800GB in a 2.5-inch standard form-factor (7mm Z-height). The HK3E2 series is designed for mainstream enterprise applications such as exchange mail servers, web servers, database servers, indexing servers and data center storage workloads. It has a three DWPD endurance specification for five years, with a random 4KB enterprise workload.