SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash storage solutions, today introduced the new SanDisk Z400s SSD, a cost effective solid-state drive (SSD) designed to replace hard-disk drives (HDDs) in computing platforms and embedded applications. PCs and embedded systems need consistent, reliable access to storage in order to meet business demands. The Z400s outperforms HDDs by 20x, while providing 5x the reliability with 20x lower average power consumption, all at a price point on par with HDDs. The SanDisk Z400s SSD joins the company’s existing portfolio of flash-based solutions that are designed to deliver a delightful user experience and reliability at an affordable price point.
“The Z400s represents a feat of engineering that addresses the needs of two distinct markets—PC OEM manufacturers and embedded application designers,” said Rizwan Ahmed, senior director of product marketing, client platform solutions, SanDisk. “With a single architecture, SanDisk is able to provide OEMs with an affordable solution for displacing HDDs in today’s cutting edge consumer devices, and help embedded application designers avoid overpaying for un-needed space—all while delivering the peak performance and high-reliability that only SSDs can supply.”
Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, announced today the Accelsior S, a new PCIe card with direct mount support for a 2.5" SATA 6Gb/s SSD. The latest addition to OWC's award-winning Accelsior line enables PC, Mac Pro tower and Thunderbolt interface expansion chassis users to quickly and easily add additional storage. Utilizing the robust PCIe architecture, the Accelsior S card offers both storage expansion and 6Gb/s speeds up to 550MB/s -- more than double the performance of SATA 3Gb/s.
When equipped with the Accelsior S PCIe card and an SSD, Mac Pro tower and PC users can launch, capture, render and process I/O-intensive apps without long wait times. The Accelsior S PCIe card is also extremely easy to install--no drivers or software are required.
OCZ Storage Solutions -- a Toshiba Group Company and leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced its Z-Drive 6000 SSD Series that combines PCI Express (PCIe) Gen 3 and Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) technologies with an extensive enterprise feature-set and robust endurance and reliability. The NVMe-compliant Z-Drive 6000 Series is available in multiple configurations supporting a variety of form factors, capacity points, and endurance ratings.
The NVMe specification extends traditional PCIe flash storage to new levels and was architected from the ground up to enable specific benefits of non-volatile memory-based solid-state storage. It features a streamlined memory interface, command set and queue design that delivers faster access to critical data and highly resilient storage capabilities. This enables both system builders and storage vendors alike to develop different parts of a storage ecosystem to a standard specification with broad interoperability support between storage devices, host platforms and software. NVMe is expected to open new opportunities for faster, better and stronger flash-based storage applications while significantly improving PCIe SSD deployments over the next five years.
Innodisk, the service-driven flash provider, announces an update of its 3ME embedded flash series with the launch of the new 3ME3 DRAM-less SSDs for industrial, embedded and enterprise applications. The 3ME3 series of SSDs offers strong real world performance in sequential and random I/O using custom firmware and synchronous NAND. The DRAM-less design achieves 100% data integrity in the face of power loss and allows space saving form factors including mSATA, M.2, SATADOM, CFast, and SATA Slim.
DRAM-less design not only prevents data loss from sudden power failure, but makes for a smaller SSD. The 3ME3 series is able to pack a reliable and high performance SSD into small form factors. The absence of volatile memory buffers means power loss is easily handled by Innodisk’s iDataGuard technology.
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND Flash storage solutions, announces its USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive, a high performance storage device that allows you to transfer large files extremely quickly through the USB 3.1 interface.
The Super Talent USB 3.1 Portable RAIDDrive consists of two M.2 SSDs within the enclosure that are set up in RAID 0. This allows increased performance in a small portable form factor that uses the USB 3.1 interface. With speeds up to 750 MB/s read and 700 MB/s write, transferring large files around such as media content only take a matter of seconds.
Catering to the increasing demands for super speed and cost-effective storage solutions, Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the latest powerful M10 M.2 2280 and M10 mSATA solid state drives. They both allow superior performances and high reliability with ultra-fast transfer interface of SATA III 6Gb/s, and supports Intel® Smart Response Technology (ISRT) to offer flexible upgrade solutions that saves consumers a lot of time and space.
SP M10 M.2 2280 SSD
Addressing the mini size and high performance needs for advanced portable devices, the M10 M.2 2280 can be applied for devices with an M.2 slot including next-gen desktops, Ultrabooks and motherboards with Intel 87/97 series chipsets. Engineered with a high-quality controller and MLC NAND flash chips, the M10 M.2 2280 delivers astonishing transfer rates up to Read/Write 520MB/330MB/sec while offering impressive 4K random Read/Write speeds of up to 40,000 IOPS in the CDM test. For business people, multimedia professionals and heavy gamers who value the importance of efficiency and stability, the M10 M.2 2280 significantly speeds up boot times and reduces loading times in games to deliver an immediately noticeable performance boost.
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend), a worldwide leader in storage and multimedia products, is proud to announce the launch of 256GB and 128GB high capacity USB 3.0 flash drives. The series includes the high-speed 256GB JetFlash 780, the rugged 128GB JetFlash 810, the classic JetFlash700/730 and the capless JetFlash 790K/790W. With enormous storage space and blazing-fast transfer rate, these USB flash drives offer the easiest way to transfer large files efficiently between USB port-equipped devices.
JetFlash 780: Extra-large 256GB capacity & 210MB/s transfer rate
Taking full advantage of their 256GB capacity, Transcend's JetFlash 780 USB flash drives allow users to store, transfer, backup and share their entire collection of personal media files and vital data. Each 256GB flash drive can store more than 120,000 images, 64,000 mp3 songs, or a full 64 hours of Full HD video. In addition, the JetFlash 780 offers amazing transfer speeds of up to 210MB/s, allowing users to transfer and share files quicker than ever before. Besides, the top-tier MLC NAND flash chips inside provide consistent long-life durability and endurance.
Toshiba’s Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today introduced the Toshiba EXCERIA Pro SD Memory Card and Toshiba EXCERIA microSD Memory Card, two flash storage options equipped to unleash a device’s full shooting potential to capture stunning images and immersive footage.
Ideal for professional DSLR photographers and high action sports enthusiasts respectively, the EXCERIA Pro SD and EXCERIA microSD provide unparalleled performance with excellent read/write rates and ample storage to capture fast-action photos and 4K videos without delay.
“Recording the most important life moments shouldn't be limited by speed or space,” said Maciek Brzeski, Vice President of Branded Storage Products, Toshiba Digital Product Division. “With the EXCERIA Pro and EXCERIA microSD, Toshiba delivers a memory card that specifically complements consumers' professional and mobile lifestyles.”
Addonics Technologies today announced a M2 Hybrid Controller and M2 SSD (Solid State Drive) adapter that gives PCIe-based systems a performance boost over SATA-based SSDs with READ/WRITE speeds up to 1000 MB/s via a PCIe 4-lane slot.
The Addonics Dual Hyper HDD – M2 Hybrid Controller and the M2 PCIe SSD Adapter X100 are economical solutions for building your own SSD for IO intensive applications such as gaming, video editing, CAD/CAM or workstations.
TDK Corporation announces the new SDS1B series of 6 Gbps serial ATA compatible 2.5 inch solid state drives for industrial applications, featuring the NAND flash memory controller chip GBDriver GS1. The new products will be available from August 2015.
Recently, the need for fast, high-volume data storage is on the rise, driven by developments such as larger operating system overheads and the trend towards high-definition large-capacity data applications as exemplified by 4K and 8K full high-resolution data broadcasting. As data volumes increase, industrial applications also increasingly call for solid state drives with MLC NAND type memory. In such cases, improved data retention capability as well as high reliability become important considerations along with the regular benchmark test results.