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Toshiba Launches FlashAir SDHC Memory Card With Embedded Wireless LAN

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toshiba_flashair_sdhc.jpgToshiba Corporation today announced that it will launch the world's first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality to meet the SD Memory Card Standard. The new card, "FlashAir", has an 8GB capacity and supports both peer-to-peer transfers and uploads to and downloads from servers. Samples will be available from November 2011 and sales will start in February 2012.

At a time when digital cameras have achieved immense popularity, users want a quick and easy way to share photographs with friends and to transfer them to and from online storage services and social networks. Toshiba provides the solution with FlashAir, the world's first SDHC memory card with embedded wireless LAN functionality that is fully compliant with the SD Memory Card Standard.

FlashAir's embedded wireless communication function allows users to upload and download photographs to and from a server and to exchange photographs and other data with other devices, including digital cameras that are FlashAir compliant and, smartphones and PCs that support wireless LAN. All transfers are done wirelessly, without any need for a cable connection. Key features of the new card include the ability to receive as well as transmit and lower power consumption than other cards with similar functions.

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OCZ Releases RevoDrive Hybrid PCI-Express Storage Solution

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the release of the RevoDrive Hybrid PCI Express (PCIe) storage solution. Designed to dramatically accelerate applications and system responsiveness, the RevoDrive Hybrid's superior combination of SSD and hard disk drive (HDD) technology is a revolutionary step forward for high-performance, economical storage.

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The RevoDrive Hybrid integrates the benefits of both SSD and HDD technology into a single solution to offer both enhanced responsiveness and ample storage capacity. The drive comes bundled with Dataplex caching software which dynamically manages the use of the 100GB SSD with the 1TB HDD for superior overall storage performance. This combination creates an environment where the most frequently used "hot" data stays on the ultra-fast SSD, while the "cold" data remains on the larger capacity HDD. Advanced caching algorithms learn user behavior and adapt storage policies to ensure optimal performance for each individual user, maximizing productivity for the most demanded programs and applications.

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Corsair Announces 180GB And 240GB Force Series GT SSDs

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Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of 180GB and 240GB Force Series GT SSDs. The new high-capacity 180GB and 240GB models join the 60GB and 120GB Force Series GT models already on the market.

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Force Series GT is designed for enthusiasts who demand the fastest performance available. It uses the SandForce SF-2280 SSD Processor, with native support for SATA 6Gb/s (SATA 3), combined with ONFI synchronous flash memory. Force Series GT SSD upgrades deliver outstanding read/write performance and significantly faster system response, boot times, and application load times than SATA 2 solid-state drives, with out-of-box performance of up to 85K Random Write IOPS, read speeds of up to 555 MB/s, and write speeds of up to 525 MB/s. The use of synchronous flash memory makes the Force GT Series particularly adept at reading and writing non-compressible data, such as video and music files.

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Active Media Products Announces SaberTooth M1 mSATA SSD

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Active Media Products, a leading manufacturer of small form factor SSDs and DOMs, today announced a new line of SaberTooth M1 mini SATA (mSATA) SSD drives for notebook upgrades that deliver transfer speeds up to 160MB/sec and are fully compliant with the JEDEC MO-300B mSATA specification.

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mSATA is a new JEDEC standard for small form factor SSDs based on the ubiquitous SATA-II, 3Gbps interface. Measuring only 2.0 x 1.2 inches (51 x 30 mm) mSATA SSDs are extremely small and lightweight. This very small and low cost package is perfectly suited for netbooks, notebooks and other ultra mobile computing devices. mSATA drives use an existing mini PCIe connector, but with a modified SATA pinout. Best of all, there is no tradeoff in performance -- mSATA SSDs deliver extremely fast data transfer speeds.

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Super Talent Introduces First USB 3.0 Flash Drive With DDR NAND Flash

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Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of flash storage solutions and DRAM memory modules, today announced the new USB 3.0 Express ST1, the first USB 3.0 flash drive with synchronous DDR NAND flash.

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The ST1 is the perfect addition to our growing family of USB 3.0 products. Now numbering an industry leading 9 different products, Super Talent has some of the most innovative USB 3.0 products on the market today. By using ONFi 2.0 DDR flash, we’ve enabled the ST1 to offer up to 90MB/s Read speeds from a single flash chip. The single flash chip design enables us offer a small profile and lightweight design at smaller 4GB and 8GB capacity points while delivering incredible new price points.

At only $10 for the 4GB and $15 for the 8GB, the Super Talent ST1 is poised to revolutionize the flash drive industry by offering USB 3.0 performance at a USB 2.0 price. The ST1 is fully backward compatible to USB 2.0 and performs without a separate USB 3.0 driver.

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KINGMAX Unveils 128GB ED-01 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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KINGMAX, a renowned leading memory and flash drive manufacturer, has recently unveiled 128GB huge capacity USB 3.0 flash drive, the ED-01. With huge capacity, the ED-01 flash drive not only meets the market’s demands for large media file storage and transferring, but also transports the user to a super-speedy experience that every second counts.

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The ED-01 sports a sleek contoured design that stands out from its competitors and wins design award from media. It has a delicate read/write LED indicator to display the flash drive’s status while in use and the unique Clip-Cap design that prevents the cap from accidental drop-offs or loss. Besides, made with durable plastic combined with a special finishing procedure, the leather-like texture of the ED-01 is warm and smooth to the touch. Its elegant, low-profile design will demonstrate your taste for luxury and that you appreciate and use only the latest in technological advances.

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OWC Announces $130 SandForce-based 60GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD

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Other World Computing today announced the $129.99 MSRP 60GB capacity model to its award-winning, built in the USA OWC Mercury Electra 6G Solid State Drive line. Offering a lower starting price point to one of the industry’s fastest 6G SSD lines, the new SandForce Driven 6Gb/s 60GB capacity OWC Mercury Electra 6G SSD utilizes the highest quality components available, including Tier 1/Grade A NAND, to deliver 556MB/s read and 523MB/s write sustained data rates for over 7X faster performance than a standard factory hard drive found in Mac and PC computers.

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“Our newest 60GB Mercury Electra 6G SSD is priced aggressively to offer one of lowest price points on the market for one of the highest performance SSD available,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “Then factor in our best in class warranty coverage and support services reputation and it’s safe to say this new model represents the best value on the market for a 6G based SSD.”

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Apacer Debuts World’s Lightest USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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Apacer, a global leader in digital storage, unveiled today another masterpiece --AH350 USB 3.0 flash drive. Only a sleek and super speed gadget can keep you on board the trend bandwagon, and AH350 typified such a device with its top performance plus a streamlined design. AH350 adopts the single-chip controller, and is the lightest USB 3.0 flash drive to hit the market.

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“Flash drive is a widely-used functional storage product; users would look forward to a more compact, faster and better quality flash drive that features a larger storage capacity, more stable performance and a more customer friendly price,” said Grace Lo, Associated Vice President of Apacer Commodity Business Unit. “Thanks to its competitive edge in storage technology, Apacer takes the lead in making USB 3.0 products more compact and prevalent by launching AH350. As a one-stop solution that meets every consumer need, AH350 is most lightweight USB 3.0 flash drive with the highest cost performance available in the market. ”

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Silicon Power Announces Marvel M01 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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Leading memory storage brand, Silicon Power has been extending its product line of USB 3.0 flash drives and today announces the latest addition, Marvel M01. Customers can readily experience the Super-Speed USB 3.0 transfer rate with this affordable option from SP.

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Considering the everyday usage, Marvel M01 is designed with durable aluminum solid casing that protects it from scratches, allowing a brand new look. The strap hole attached turns the USB drive into a charming accessory, keychain or necklace. It truely fulfills consumers’ daily requirements to carry their most cherish memories on hand!

Positioned as a cost-effective choice, M01 remains a quality product. It incorporates USB 3.0 interface and is also compatible with USB 2.0 and 1.1 interfaces. The aluminum casing protects the surface from fingerprints and scratches. The rugged construction ensures its extraordinarily durable performance. The color selection of icy blue is suited to all settings and the build-in LED indicator light displays power on and data transfer status. M01 comes in the various choices of 8GB, 16GB or 32GB storage capacities.

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Active Media Products Offers 64GB SaberTooth Z Mini 1.8-inch ZIF SSD

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Active Media Products, a leading manufacturer of SSDs and DOMs, today began shipping a 64GB mini 1.8-inch PATA ZIF SSD that measures only 2.1 x 1.3" (54 x 32 mm) and is ideal for upgrading many popular laptops including the HP Mini 1000. This new SSD delivers transfer speeds up to 80MB/sec, which is substantially faster than most 1.8" PATA hard disk drives (HDDs), yet it is much smaller and lighter than an HDD.

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Active Media Products VP of Sales, Jerry Thomson stated, "We're pleased to finally offer the SaberTooth Z in a 64GB capacity. We've had so many requests from our upgrade customers for this product. This advancement demonstrates AMP's continued commitment to developing ever faster, more capacious solid state storage solutions." The SaberTooth Z accommodates a wide range of ZIF cable thicknesses that includes standard Toshiba and Hitachi cables, and it is 100% compatible with 40-pin ZIF HDDs. AMP sells the drive alone, or an upgrade kit that includes a mini screwdriver and a USB-ZIF cloning adapter to facilitate upgrades. The cloning adapter allows users to clone the contents of their existing HDD onto the SaberTooth Z without the need to reinstall all the applications.

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