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Patriot Announces SandForce Powered Wildfire Series SSDs

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patriot 256gb wildfire ssd.jpgPatriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage and enthusiast computer products, today announces the new Wildfire series solid-state drives powered by a new SandForce® SSD processor. The Patriot Wildfire series obliterates expectations of storage devices and delivers enterprise-class performance to consumer desktops and notebooks.

Storage bottlenecks are a thing of the past with the Patriot Wildfire series SSD. The new SandForce® SF-2200 SSD processor enables the Patriot Wildfire series to shatter previous performance records with up to breathtakingly-fast 500MB/s sequential read and write speeds backed by a SATA 6.0 Gb/s interface.

“The Patriot Wildfire is the fastest SSD drive we have ever released to the public,” says Les Henry, Patriot Memory’s Vice President of Engineering. “SandForce® has done a fantastic job engineering the SF-2200 SSD processor and combined with our research and development, we are able to further tweak the design and maximize performance with the processor and our flash memory.”

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Mach Xtreme MX-FX Series Gets Optimized For ASUS USB 3.0 Mainboards Certification

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Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, announces that MX-FX Series gets “Optimized For ASUS USB 3.0 Mainboards” certification and adds 128GB model to expanding FX™ USB3.0 flash drives series today.

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MX has announced its successful certification of MX-FX USB 3.0 series flash drives, confirming close cooperation with ASUS. Only devices rigorously tested with ASUS USB3.0 motherboards feature a prominent logo. Customers can recognize this logo and purchase ASUS certified USB3 devices with peace of mind. The extensive compatibility testing ensures complete compatibility with ASUS mainboards, offering consumers full USB 3.0 usability.

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Super Talent Announces CoreStore Line Of PCIe SSDs

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of Flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced their CoreStore line of SSD solutions designed to bring a new level of performance to the SSD market.

By combining the very latest Marvel controller (88NV9143), new DDR ONFi 2 flash and plugging directly to the PCIe bus, Super Talent is now able to create two solutions that deliver unforeseen performance.

Available in two standard formats, mini-PCIe and PCIe Card, Super Talent has a drive to fit many popular applications. The mini-PCIe card (30mm x 50.95mm) is perfect for embedded applications, Industrial PCs, All-in-One PCs, Netbook PCs, Notebooks. Don't have a mini-PCIe slot, Super Talent also offers a version of this product that will plug directly into a standard PCIe card slot; perfect for any Desktop PC.

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Transcend Launches JetFlash 560 USB Flash Drive

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transcend jetflash 560 usb flash drive.jpgTranscend Information, Inc. today announced the launch of its new JetFlash 560 USB flash drive. The new JetFlash 560 features a simple yet exquisite design with easy-to-use retractable USB connector, offering a touch of urban sophistication as well as ultimate convenience.

The JetFlash 560 is the newest member of Transcend’s JetFlash series that boasts an excellent combination of style and performance. Its silver-tone metallic case is embellished with a classic checkerboard pattern, which adds a chic urban touch to an otherwise dull portable storage device. Thanks to its use of ultrasonic welding technology, the sleek and trendy JetFlash 560 USB flash drive is rugged enough to withstand a few bumps and falls.

In addition to its eye-catching exterior design, the JetFlash 560 also features a handy push-out USB connector. With a simple flick of the thumb, users can effortlessly extend and retract the connector for easy one-handed operation. Such retractable design not only keeps dust and debris out of the drive, but also ensures there is no cap to misplace or lose.

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Corsair Transitioning Force Series SSDs To 25nm Flash Chips

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Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced its plans for the upcoming transition from 34 nanometer to 25 nanometer flash chips used on its solid-state drives.

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“There is a lot of confusion in the market about the impact the move from 34 to 25nm flash will have on both the price and the performance of solid-state drives,” said John Beekley, VP of Technical Marketing at Corsair. “We’ve been working closely with SandForce to ensure the smoothest possible transition and we’re sharing the details today.”

Flash memory manufacturers are transitioning to using 25nm process for fabrication, allowing them to boost capacity and reduce costs, which in turn will allow SSD suppliers to pass those savings to the consumer. The downside is that SSDs built using 25nm flash ICs may require more over-provisioning (a technique used to ensure reliability) which lowers the capacity of the SSD and may also see a reduction in performance.

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PhotoFast Unveils GMonster3 XV2 SATA 6 Gb/s SSD

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PhotoFast Global Inc. a pioneer in creative, high quality and extreme performance flash-based storage manufacturer, today revealed its new line up of SATA 6.0 Gbps SSDs. Relied the new partner in Japan, a fresh new company in SSD controller industry, who has been working closely with us since early 2009. PhotoFast demand to bring a perfect balance of performance and cost.

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SATA 6.0 Gbps SSD has been available on the market for months, with the performance just above SATA 3.0 Gbps bottleneck. Now we have pushed the new drive over the limit, closer to the theoretically 500MB/s. At the final version shipping firmware, improved NCQ command support would obvious be on QD32.

The new GMonster3 XV2 isn't aimed for just enthusiast but also consumers. When SATA 6.0 Gbps motherboards are ready, they deserve something to pair up. The beauty of the drive is that it's sequential

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OCZ Technology Completes Transition To 2Xnm NAND Flash For Consumer SSD Products

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announces it is the first SSD manufacturer to successfully complete the transition to 2Xnm NAND flash-based storage solutions with the goal of significantly driving down the cost of client SSDs.

“OCZ is constantly exploring ways to not just advance solid state drive design but also make the technology more affordable, while maintaining high performance and reliability standards” said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology Group. “We are excited to complete the transition to the next generation 2Xnm NAND components which reiterates our strategy of producing high performance SSDs at the most attractive price point available for consumer applications.”

As the industry transitions to a 2Xnm fabrication process, OCZ remains focused on delivering a high-performance solution at a lower price point, continuing to pave the way for SSDs to become more accessible to the complete range of consumers, and to ultimately replace traditional mechanical hard drives over the next few years.

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SandForce Ships More Than 1 Million SF-1500 And SF-1200 SSD Processors In First Year Of Production

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SandForce announced today that the company shipped more than one million of its SF-1500 and SF-1200 SSD Processors since they were released into production in 2010. SandForce Driven™ SSD Manufacturers shipped over an estimated 100 Petabytes of NAND flash into the mainstream computing markets – enough to store two billion four-drawer filing cabinets full of text, or over 5,000 years of continuously played standard DVD movies. This milestone marks the rapid and broad acceptance of the SandForce SSD Processor family in the marketplace – a trend that SandForce continues to build on with the recent introduction of the second-generation SF-2000 SSD Processor family.

The new SandForce SF-2000 SSD Processor family extends the momentum established by the first-generation products by offering up to double the read/write performance along with enhanced error correction, built in double encryption, and a 6 Gigabits per second SATA III interface. SandForce has already signed up 27 SSD manufacturers and system vendors for its prominent SandForce Driven™ program, which brands manufacturers’ SSDs as having the highly awarded processor inside. They also recently announced the new SandForce Trusted™ program to identify suppliers of equipment, tools, and services compatible with SandForce SSD Processors to improve overall time-to-market with SandForce-based SSD solutions.

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Silicon Power Announces SandForce-Based V20 SSD

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silicon power v20 ssd.jpgWorld leading flash memory manufacturer Silicon Power today announces the new 2.5" SATA Velox V20 series Solid State Drive (SSD). Instantly boosting PC performances, it uses the latest SandForce controller, featuring a maximum read-speed of 285MB/s and write-speed of 275MB/s so enthusiasts can sit back and enjoy the speedy transfer rates!

Silicon Power’s V20 SSD uses the latest SandForce controller, it boasts a continuous read / write speed up to 285MB/ 275MB per second, respectively. An actual test using a 40GB V20 required only 13 seconds to boot into Windows and open up a program. It is the perfect enterprise office PC storage solution or the ideal boot-up disk in any PC! In addition, V20 SSD also supports TRIM Command and Garbage Collection technology to counter performance drop issues due to long period of use and continuous write actions.

Using SandForce controller’s patented DuraClass technology, it can extend the SSD lifespan up to 5 years! The DuraWrite technology optimizesthe to-be written data to a reserved 7% flash memory storage block that acts as an intermediate station before data are written with an amplification less than 1 to their final storage blocks. This vastly reduces the occurrences of bad sectors and thus extending the lifespan.

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Kingston Digital Delivers Cost-Effective Secure USB Flash Drives For The Enterprise

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Kingston Digital today announced a series of portable data security solutions — the DataTraveler® 4000 (DT4000) and DataTraveler Vault — Privacy Managed (DTVPM) — offering enterprises the most flexible, cost-effective USB options that also deliver unmatched security control. A leader in memory solutions since 1987, Kingston® delivers these new products as part of the industry’s only secure USB family ranging from general purpose business use to flexible, managed enterprise offerings, and to platforms for the most secure and rigid government standards.

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While many organizations depend on the portability and simplicity of USBs for data management, removable media became an unfortunate focal point in 2010 for some of the most troubling security events — from Stuxnet to Wikileaks  — and consumerization only served to raise further issues of control. However, when deployed correctly, the portability and simplicity that characterize USB risk can be its greatest asset, enabling it to serve as a strategic security tool.

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