SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today announced that ASUS has selected the U100 drive for use in the new UX Series ultra-thin notebook. The drive's flexible, cost-effective SATA III performance and low power consumption allows ASUS to deliver a sleek, powerful notebook with a long battery life.
The recently announced U100 drive builds upon the successful SanDisk® P4 modular SSD series, which is widely used in ultra-thin notebooks and other mobile computing platforms. The ASUS UX Series notebooks measure 0.3cm to 1.7cm thick and weigh only 1.1kg while providing remarkable performance with a SATA III SSD, Intel® core CPU and Instant-On technology.
"SanDisk tailored their SSD to meet our specific needs and then helped us optimize the drive in our new UX Series notebook," said S. Y. Shian, corporate vice president and general manager, notebook business unit, ASUS. "SanDisk's U100 drive allows our notebook to achieve the thin size, fast performance and long battery life needed to produce an enjoyable user experience."
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, announces the Company has set a new benchmark of 1 million 4K write IOPS with a Z-Drive R4 equipped 3U Colfax International Server based on a Supermicro platform, which features 7.2TB of MLC storage.
As the fastest performing single server solution on the market, this Z-Drive R4 equipped platform significantly accelerates demanding transactional workloads and reduces latency across a broad array of enterprise applications.
"The Z-Drive R4 enables our data center clients to maximize performance in the industry standard 4K file size, and this achievement with Colfax International demonstrates the raw performance benefits and latency reductions that OCZ PCIe SSDs can deliver over multi-terabyte device densities in a single 3U server," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. "We are proud to enable our clients to deliver servers and storage arrays which provide the highest performance, maximum capacity, and lowest latency available to data centers today."
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced the iNAND Extreme embedded flash drive (EFD), SanDisk's first in a new line of products designed for high-end tablets running advanced operating systems and data-intensive applications. The drive features up to 50 megabyte per second (MB/sec) sequential write and up to 80MB/sec sequential read speeds.
High-performance embedded flash storage can significantly improve a tablet's multimedia synchronization speeds, file-transfer rates and operating system responsiveness. Fast sequential performance is essential when capturing HD and 3D video content or when transferring large files via the high-speed USB 3.0 interface. By selecting the iNAND Extreme EFD for their next-generation tablet designs, OEMs can improve the key performance criteria that produce an enjoyable user experience.
"iNAND Extreme broadens our embedded product line to cover the needs of all mobile market segments, from feature phones to high-end tablets," said Amir Lehr, vice president, embedded business, SanDisk. "We offer OEMs high-quality products as well as the experience and technical know-how needed to optimize our solutions for specific applications and usage scenarios."
Memoright, an innovative maker of SSDs, today announced a 800GB 2.5″ SSD at Computex Taipei 2011 (31 May – 4 June 2011, Booth No. K709, Nangang Exhibition Hall), the in-house controller and firmware technology providing long life, high-capacity SSD solution.
Memoright will be highlighting the first 800GB MLC SSD solution with 2.5" slim form factor design. The 800GB high capacity SSD is designed specifically for for large-scale users as in the digital cinema, military, professional media, cloud computing server/datacenter and networking with 100% constant speed and In-Drive UPS & Security Erase features. It provides outstanding performance (Seq. Read/Write: 220MB/220MB) for high storage applications which require the utmost reliability and performance.
Also at the booth Memoright will be showcasing its latest SATA III interface FTM Plus and the long-life Infinity series SSD products for commercial and consumer application and the IPC solution which delivers an outstanding balance of system performance and solid reliability.
SanDisk Corporation, a global leader in flash memory storage solutions, today introduced two new solid state drives (SSDs) for the mobile computing market. The U100 drive, successor to the popular SanDisk® P4 modular SSD series, delivers a flexible, cost-effective solution for ultra-thin notebooks. The SanDisk® iSSD™ integrated storage device series' i100 drive is the world's smallest, fastest 128 gigabyte (GB) (SATA III) BGA (ball grid array) SSD and an ideal storage solution for slim, powerful tablets and ultra-thin notebooks.
The new SSDs utilize the high-performance SATA III interface to improve application loading times, web-browsing speeds, multimedia synchronization, file-transfer rates and overall system responsiveness. The drives employ a low-power architecture that reduces power consumption to as low as 10mW. This combination of high performance and low power allows OEMs to develop feature-rich products with longer battery life.
"Our deep involvement with key ecosystem stakeholders allows us to align our products with fast-moving market requirements," said Rizwan Ahmed, director, SSD product marketing, SanDisk. "We develop low-power, high-performance SATA SSDs that optimally fit into a growing number of thin client devices."
Plextor, a leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital media equipment, will be revealing its distinctive “breathing” SuperSpeed USB 3.0 external solid state drive (SSD), as well as officially launching the Plextor M2S Plus series.
The sleek and small Plextor external SSD combines convenience and capacity – it is compact enough to be carried and is a high performance drive that utilises the SuperSpeed USB 3.0. Its unique wrap-around LED lighting system represents different states and shows when it is being accessed using a range of illuminating patterns that resemble regular human breathing. With this radical and radiant design, Plextor has aimed to reflect the beauty of the drive’s internal engineering with appealing external aesthetics. The Plextor USB 3.0 external SSD will be available in 128GB and 256GB.
Also on display at Computex Taipei, Plextor will feature a new version of the admired and advanced, ultra-fast SATA 6Gb/s SSD, the M2S Plus series. To develop the new M2S Plus series, Plextor worked closely with Marvell to further utilise the drive’s server-grade Marvell 88SS9174 controller and SATA 6Gb/s’ potential, achieving a sequential read speed of 520MBps. The Plextor M2S Plus series was recently released in Australia – RRPs: AU$589 (256GB), AU$305 (128GB), AU$165 (64GB).
Minnie Lin, Marketing Manager at PLDS, said, “The new Plextor external and internal SSD units will provide consumers with the benefits of high speed, stability and long life. With these excellent drives, we are once again demonstrating our commitment to the production of uncompromising, high-quality, high-performance products.”
KINGMAX, a world renowned leading brand of DRAM and flash memory, has launched the latest 2.5” SATA III SSD. It has the standard SATA III 6Gb/s interface and expanded storage capacity of 512GB. It also supports Native Command Queuing (NCQ) which increases the performance and efficiency of SSD by internally optimizes the execution order of commands; thus taking users on a high speed ride. KINGMAX has also introduced a series of SSD with different types, including 1.8” SATA II, 2.5” SATA II, and mSATA, to meet variety of demands from end-users.
KINGMAX SATA III SSD has a maximum read speed that reaches up to 415MB/s and write speed at 260MB/s that significantly shortens the boot up time and also reduces file transfer time for users. In comparison to the traditional hard drive, SSD replaced the motor and rotating disks with NAND flash to store data; this shift to using electronic transfer comes with many benefits such as higher stability, energy saving, noise-free and etc. Moreover, it considerably lowers the malfunction risk and enables users to enjoy a quiet working environment.
Team Group Inc. will be announcing four new C series flash drive disks C111/C112/C113/C114 at 2011 Computex Taipei, covering both the mainstream USB 2.0 and new generation USB 3.0 high speed interface. Team Group Inc. has the most diverse and comprehensive interfaces and designs in its UFD product line, ranging from low, middle to high-end flash drive disks. With eye-catching designs and wide selections, Team Group aims to win consumers’ hearts.
As the USB 3.0’s high speed wave sweeps across the consumer electronics market, Team Group Inc. introduces two new USB 3.0 flash drive disks, the C113 and C114, to satisfy consumer’s longing to try out high speed transfer. With a bandwidth up to 5Gbps, C113/114 USB 3.0 disks allow consumers to fully enjoy the ultra speed sensation during large size data transmission, as it only takes 70 seconds to complete transferring a 25GB high definition video. C113/114 is suitable for demanding multimedia enthusiast consumers. Both flash drive disks are equipped with LED displays so that users may keep track of the file transfer status at any time. The C113’s cap may be fixed to the end when using to prevent the cap from missing. The C114 adopts a retractable USB connector which consumers can easily push out simply by pressing it down with a single hand. The easy-to-use design creates a more convenient and agile user experience.
Team Group Inc. had actively deployed strategic products for the year 2011, and will release all new card reader series products for the first time at 2011 Computex. The first that was announced would be the 42-in-1 USB 3.0 high speed card reader – TR1151. It combines three major features of high performance, compatibility and lightweight in one, supporting the new generation SDXC UHS-1 specifications and weighs only 80 grams with an ultra thin volume. It is said at the moment to be the smallest USB 3.0 card reader in the industry.
Team Group’s TR1151 card reader has a colorful painting design targeting the younger consumers. Two different types of Pop Art designs add more fun to users’ everyday life. With both USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 interfaces, TR1151 allows users to enjoy the high transfer speed of USB 3.0 while at the same time thoughtfully equipped with a built-in USB 2.0 connector so that users would not have to worry about preparing extra cables for data transmission. TR1151 is not only convenient but also easy to travel with.