Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products, today expanded their Pyro brand of SATA III solid-state drives with the launch of its new Pyro SE. Powered by SandForce’s® SF-2281 SSD processor, the Patriot Memory Pyro SE brings the added performance of synchronous NAND to the brand while offering a very aggressive price per performance ratio.
To ensure rock-solid performance, the Patriot Memory Pyro SE utilizes TRIM, DuraClass, and DuraWrite technologies. Offering read/write speeds of 500+ MB/s, the Pyro SE will chew through large file transfers and make even the most demanding applications a smooth experience. The Pyro SE series will feature a standard 2.5-inch form factor for flexible compatibility with both notebooks and desktops.
Following up on the successful launch in May this year of the S511 SATA III solid state drive, which received an enthusiastic industry response and multiple awards, ADATA Technology has introduced the industry's fastest high-performance XM13 mSATA solid state drive. This display of the company’s increasingly strong R & D capabilities establishes a firm foundation for ADATA in the Small Form Factor (SFF) applications market.
The "rapid start" usage of Tablet PCs has had an impact on the consumer desktop market, causing rising hopes and expectations for performance. The future market is expected to demand that boot devices combine the power of rapid, efficient operation with a thin profile and price competitiveness. To this end, ADATA has set its sights squarely on the market trends of the near future, applying the full force of the company’s development capability and years of experience in memory storage. The result is the introduction of the XM13 mSATA SSD, incorporating mSATA memory cache, low power consumption, and implementing the latest Sandforce controller. Interface speeds of 3Gb/sec, and IOPS (random access) speeds up to 12,500, can significantly enhance system performance over traditional hard drives, reducing boot times up to 30%. For multitasking consumers, this means a smoother, more leisurely, and enjoyable computing experience.
Team Group Inc.’s S112 is a stylish and high speed flash drive for a new generation, it uses a cool white steel metal texture and extremely modernized minimalist appearance, creating a boutique flash drive with an extremely fashionable style, and it was officially introduced to the consumers in 2011 Middle-East’s largest consumer exhibition – GITEX.
S112 uses the USB 3.0 high speed interface, with transfer speed of 55MB/Sec for reading and 30MB/Sec for writing, vastly reducing file transfer time and allowing consumers to willfully enjoy the high speed sensation! It has a very simple black mirror style, fully displaying modern metropolitan beauty, along with the ring hook at one end; the thoughtful design makes it more convenient for users to travel with! S112 weighs approximately 25 grams, and has three capacity selections from 8~32GB, satisfying the needs for users from all hierarchy!
Team Group Inc. announced that they are going to display the all new C117 delicate flash drive at the Middle-East’s largest consumer exhibition – GITEX. C117 is created targeted at the stylish metrosexual men, made with one-piece stainless steel materials; in order to stress the unique metropolitan style, its surface is specially processed with high-tech 3D titanium coating, allowing it to have features such as wear-resistance, scratch-resistance and anti-fingerprint etc., and uses a restrained and calm black color appearance to display attractive personal style.
As 3C products gradually made into boutiques, in addition to being committed to the development of high performance products, Team Group’s R&D team also pondered more diverse surface processing and material applications for different regions. The all new C117 is a portable storage product that is created for metrosexual men; it uses a USB 2.0 interface with storage capacity selections ranging from 2~16 GB. The only 6 gram lightweight feature makes it extremely to carry with; the excellent black titanium color shows the unique confidence and outstanding style of modern metropolitans.
Plextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage equipment, announces the new M2P Series Solid State Drive with fast random read- and write speeds of 70,000 / 65,000 IOPS and sequential read- and write speeds up to 500 Mb/s and 440 Mb/s. The M2P Series SSD is designed with True Speed technology to deliver the highest level of sustained performance.
Exclusive firmware bolsters stability and performance bringing advanced features including Instant Restore, Global Wear Leveling, and Bad Block Management. These features work together to prevent the performance of your SSD dropping after an extensive use and periods of continuous operation. This is what True Speed is about. SSD manufacturers tend to communicate speeds that reflect compressed data in a simulated benchmark test. In a real world situation the performance levels are much lower, as many forms of data (JPEG images, MP3s, etc.) are already highly compressed. With True Speed Plextor M2P performance will remain close to the promised performance.
In addition to True Speed technology, the M2P Series SSD is powered by the server-grade Marvell 88SS9174 controller chip supporting the latest generation SATA III 6Gb/s interface and the highest-quality Japanese NAND flash from industry leader Toshiba.
Team Group’s TL01 leather drive is a stylish, high-speed and for a new generation flash drive, which made its debut at the GITEX exhibition; it imitated the Arabian Gulf design, and used the newest double-stitched leather construction method, along with delicately made white steel side decorations and rings, cleverly combined metropolitan fashion and whimsy style.
Team Group’s TL01 leather drive uses a rotational storage design, eliminating the risk of damage from connector collision, in addition to having a delicate and exquisite style, it also combined features such as yuppie aesthetic and leather’s wear-resistance and durability; by using the standard USB 2.0 interface, it can be widely applied to personal computers and peripheral devices. The TL01 leather drive also comes in several storage capacities ranging from 2~32GB available for consumers to purchase in order to satisfy the application needs of different users.
As a leading provider of memory storage products to the consumer market, Team Group is committed to providing the best storage, multimedia and data sharing solutions. All Team memory module products come with a lifetime warranty, repair and replacement services. For more information, please visit the Team website at www.teamgroup.com.tw.
PQI, one of the top 10 Flash memory makers in the world, has just released the U827 Santa Claus limited edition travel disk for the holiday season. The cute and humorous design combined with the classic packaging is guaranteed to turn heads and make it hard to put down. The U827 travel disk not only features COB packaging technology for water, dust, vibration and shock resistance but also delivers an unconventional twist on the traditional Santa Claus to create a different Christmas USB disk. Through careful observation and ingenuity, the cap is both a cute sled and a bathtub, making the PQI Santa Claus U827 a fun and user-friendly lifestyle accessory.
A snow-covered landscape is a familiar fairy tale setting and it is the mission of Santa Claus to satisfy the many hopes hanging up over the fireplace. While we delight in the gifts under the Christmas Tree and by the bedside, shouldn't we also prepare a nice, hot bath for Santa Claus out there in the freezing cold? PQI U827 heard Santa Claus' complaint and this became the inspiration for a design that allows Santa Claus to enjoy a nice, hot bubble bath as he travels across the world. Like riding a time machine to those innocent childhood years, each bubble represents a sincere holiday greeting and a wish for happiness. Through these bubbles of happiness, PQI U827 hopes to convey its blessings to the world!
Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of the 480 GB Force Series GT SSD and 180GB and 480GB Force Series 3 SSDs.
As solid-state drives reach wider adoption rates, Corsair's new SSD models address growing market demand for fast, high-capacity drives. The 180GB Force Series 3 targets consumers and IT professionals who want an affordable step up from 120GB, and the 480GB models are ideal for high-performance notebook PC users who require massive SSD storage capacity in a single drive. The top of the line 480GB Force Series GT SSD is designed for video editing, competitive gaming, and other applications for which extraordinary performance is required.
"As one of the leaders in high-performance solid state drives, we're pleased to offer a full range of SSD models to address customers' needs for high performance, high-capacity storage.", said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair.
Memoright, a leading provider of solid state drive (SSD) products, unveils its latest SSD solutions HTM series which delivers constant sequential performance and constant random access performance and allows MLC- based SSDs to deliver longer life span for enterprise storage.
As Memoright’s Chairman and CEO Eric Kao stated in the keynote speech of Flash Memory Summit, “one size does not fit all in SSD world.” SSDs are not simply as a faster version of HDDs. If SSD’s performance characteristic does not match data access patterns, SSDs will not perform as expected and sometimes can be slower than HDDs.
In some application of enterprise storage, SSD’s are required to deliver consistent performance, especially when they are working in an array or certain RAID configurations. Latency is the time with which a drive takes to respond back to host after receiving an IO command. An array of SSD’s performs the best when every SSD responds with same or similar latency. This is also the reason why enterprise HDD’s are often short-stroked to limit the movement of read/write headset thus to obtain a narrower range of latency time, while sacrificing a high percentage of capacity. In SSD world, some manufactures use high over-provisioning to ease garbage collection process in hope of limiting the latency time. It not only wastes a lot of expensive NAND capacity, but also got no guarantee. Memoright shows that it is possible to limit the latency spread without a high percentage of over-provisioning.