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Victorinox Swiss Army Unveils Pocket-Sized Terabyte Storage Device At CES 2012

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Today at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show, iconic brand Victorinox Swiss Army (VSA), the exclusive marketer of Victorinox USB Flash Memory devices, announced the launch of two new portable storage additions—the Victorinox SSD and Victorinox Slim 3.0. VSA brings more than 125 years of trusted precision, quality, function and versatility to its newest consumer electronics innovations, which is a burgeoning product category for the brand.

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The Victorinox SSD (Solid State Drive) and Victorinox Slim 3.0 USBs offer unprecedented data storage capacity with security measures fit for protecting the most confidential of personal and professional documents. Each pocket-sized device packs anywhere from 16GB to one terabyte of storage capacity, is equipped to withstand a range of environmental and daily use factors, and remains true to the Swiss Army legacy of flawlessly designed products that endure.

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Toshiba Introduces TransMemory-EX USB 3.0 Flash Drive

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This week at International CES 2012, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), will be demonstrating the latest additions to its lineup of flash memory offerings - the TransMemory-EX series of USB flash memory products. The new drives are compliant with the new USB 3.0 standards - known as Super Speed USB. Initial storage capacities include a 32GB model and a 64GB model.

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Utilizing Toshiba's Double Data Rate (DDR) NAND , the new products offer maximum data transfer rates of 220 MB/sec for reading and 94 MB/sec for writing - or 22 times and 18 times faster transfer rates, respectively, when compared with Toshiba's previous models. Additionally, Toshiba achieved this level of performance with low power consumption of 300 mA or less - one of the lowest in the industry. Toshiba's new drives are fully backward-compatible with the USB 2.0 standard.

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OWC Offers 480GB Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD For MacBook Air

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Other World Computing announced today its OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G SSD is now available in a 480GB model size for the latest Apple MacBook Air 11.1″ and 13.3″ models which incorporate 6G (6Gb/s) data rate capabilities. The new Mercury Aura Pro Express 480GB model combines award-winning SandForce technologies and Tier 1/Grade A Toggle Synchronous NAND to deliver data rates up to 3x faster than factory 3G (3Gb/s) options and up to 8x the storage capacity of the factory’s base 64GB SSD model. The new, built-in-the-USA Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD and other OWC Mercury SSDs will be shown in Other World Computing’s booth #5231, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Joining two previously released Mercury Aura Pro Express 6G capacity models—120GB and 240GB—the new 6Gb/s SATA Revision 3.0 480GB model continues OWC’s position as the only alternative to factory SSD options for the MacBook Air models. 3G speed Mercury SSDs from OWC are also available in capacities up to 480GB. OWC offers an easy online guide to assist consumers in selecting the correct Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD for any of Apple’s MacBook Air models from 2008 to current.

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Memoright Unveils 7mm Ultrathin FTM Plus Slim SATA III SSD

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memoright_ftm_plus_slim_ssd.pngMemoright, a leading provider of integrated SSD products, will showcase its ruggedized, extended temperature SSD solutions as well as a wide range of SDDs for embedded systems, servers and storage systems at the Storage Visions 2012 to be held in Riviera Hotel, Las Vegas from January 8-9 at Booth 20.

Memoright's 7mm ultrathin SATA III SSD solution, FTM Plus Slim, is the best choice for an upgrade in SSD performance of ultrathin notebooks that can fit directly on HDD slots of the next-generation Ultrabook models to optimize the performance of SATA III 6Gb/s interface that breaks through the performance bottleneck of PC systems.

For users of enthusiast notebook models such as ThinkPad X220/T420s/E420s, an upgrade in SSD will not only improve substantially boot speed and read/write performance, but also increase battery life and shock-resistant capability. Many next-generation sleek notebooks are built to fit with 7mm HHDs or SSDs, but most of SSDs currently available in the market have a standard thickness of 9.5mm, making a number of Ultrabooks unable to access high-speed storage performance through a direct upgrade to SSD.

The roll-out of 7mm FTM Plus Slim SATA III SSDs from Memoright enable direct performance upgrading for next-generation notebooks, delivering a read/write speed of up to 550/500 MB/s.

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OWC Announces Bus-Powered Mercury Aura Envoy Enclosure

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owc_mercury_aura_envoy.pngOther World Computing announced today the Mercury Aura Envoy, the industry’s first bus-powered enclosure for utilizing the factory Flash SSD from any 2010 or 2011 Apple MacBook Air model as an external drive when upgrading to the higher-capacity and higher-performance of an OWC Mercury Aura Pro Express SSD. Complementing a MacBook Air both visually and digitally, the new Mercury Aura Envoy will be shown in Other World Computing’s booth #5231, LVCC North Hall, at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Mercury Aura Envoy’s sleek size (5.9in L x 1.79in W x tapered .279in to .466in H) makes it an ideal portable storage and/or backup solution that slips easily into a laptop bag or coat pocket. Made from brushed aluminum and offering bus-powered (no AC adapter needed) convenience, its 1.5-ounce (no drive installed) housing is nearly light as air. The Mercury Aura Envoy isn’t a lightweight in the performance department however; its USB 3.0 interface offers up to 500MB/s data rates for high performance, on-the-go backup and file storage as well as grab-and-go enjoyment of music, movies or videos.

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Lexar Introduces Industry's First 256GB CompactFlash Card

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Lexar, a leading global brand of flash memory products, today announced new Lexar Professional 400x CompactFlash (CF) card capacities, including the industry’s first 256GB memory card. Also available in 64GB and 128GB capacities, the increased capacity options provide enormous storage capabilities and impressive performance for photographers and videographers to capture large volumes of high-resolution images and high-definition video. These increased capacities also open the door for new uses in the industrial and commercial markets where higher capacity hard disk drives have previously been used. For additional information about the Lexar Professional 400x CF card, visit www.lexar.com.

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The new Lexar Professional CF card capacities are speed rated at 400x and provide a minimum guaranteed transfer speed of 60MB per second, allowing professionals and advanced photo and video enthusiasts to enjoy extended capture of 1080p full-HD video and sustained, rapid-fire shooting. When paired with UDMA 7-compatible devices, like the Lexar Professional USB 3.0 Dual-Slot Reader, the new Professional 400x CF card capacities provide rapid transfer of content from card to computer, significantly accelerating the digital workflow and enabling photographers to spend more time creating and less time waiting.

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PQI Showcases World’s Smallest USB 3.0 Flash Drive And Wi-Fi Storage Devices At CES 2012

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The world’s most anticipated consumer electronics show, the 2012 International CES, will be held in Las Vegas, USA, from January 10 to 13. This year will mark PQI’s first official appearance at CES as a member of the Foxlink group. PQI’s booth (#20648) will be located in South Hall 1. During the course of the exhibition, PQI will be thoroughly showcasing its 7 major product lines: memory cards, flash drives, external hard drives, memory modules, solid state drives (SSDs), Apple accessories, and industrial storage products.

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In addition, owing to inspiration from PQI’s main theme for the 2012 show — “Memory in the Air” — PQI will be releasing its all-new series of Wi-Fi storage products to meet the future demands of wireless lifestyles: the Air Drive, Air Card, and Air Bank. PQI has also designed the Air Box, an extreme sports camera made especially for the more intrepid and adventurous of us, to capture every thrilling moment on film. Moreover, PQI will be releasing the world’s smallest USB 3.0 flash drive — a tiny 3 cm-sized drive as small as a thumb—into its famous flash drive series of products. There will also be a fully-operational customer experience zone at PQI’s CES booth to allow visitors to experience all of these fabulous products from PQI firsthand, so be sure to stop by!

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OWC Announces Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G SSD

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owc_mercury_enterprise_pro_6g_ssd.pngOther World Computing announced today its new OWC Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G Solid State Drive. Certified for mission-critical deployments that demand the highest performance and data reliability, the drive delivers data rates of more than 500MB/s, up to 100x greater data protection, and up to 90 percent lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) compared to the highest-rated enterprise-class hard disk drives (HDDs). For added protection, OWC’s new Enterprise SSD completes data writes during unexpected power outages and is backed by the SSD industry’s longest warranty—seven years. The OWC Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G will be available by the end of Q1 2012 in 50, 100, 200, and 400GB capacities with pricing from $629.00. OWC will highlight the Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G along with its broad line of award-winning SSDs in its booth #5231 in the LVCC North Hall during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which begins Tuesday in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G SSD combines the latest SandForce 2500 Series processor with endurance-optimizing SandForce DuraClass technology with Enterprise Toggle Syncronous (eMLC) 10K PE flash NAND to deliver more that 3x the reliability and lifespan of standard MLC NAND. The SandForce Driven SSD also delivers up to 60K IOPS, and over 500MB/s data rates. By ensuring the highest levels of balanced read/write performance, the Mercury Enterprise Pro 6G SSD keeps the all important cost per IOPS ratio at the lowest possible level while still providing the critical reliability and performance metrics required by demanding applications.

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OCZ And Marvell To Debut Z-Drive R5 PCIe SSD At Storage Visions 2012

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OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, and Marvell, a worldwide leader in integrated silicon solutions, today unveiled the industry's fastest and most versatile PCI Express (PCIe) storage system, the Z-Drive R5. The increased performance, reliability, and endurance of the Z-Drive R5 is designed to take PCIe-based solid state storage to the next level for enterprise environments.

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The Z-Drive R5 features a jointly developed "Kilimanjaro" OCZ and Marvell native PCIe to NAND flash controller platform, allowing for completely scalable performance and redundancy while eliminating the need for a separate storage controller, thus reducing the cost to deploy high performance solid state storage systems in the data center.

The native PCIe Z-Drive R5 offers an intelligent, hardware-meets-software managed solution designed to dramatically accelerate database, enterprise, and virtualization applications. Combining high-performance architecture with OCZ managed software, the Z-Drive R5 provides second-to-none performance, flexibility, durability, and enhanced reliability features, allowing datacenters to rely on a PCIe-based SSD as their primary Tier 0/1 storage solution and a viable end-to-end SAN replacement.

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Crucial Introduces Ultra-Slim 7mm m4 SSD

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Crucial, a leading global brand of memory and storage upgrades, today introduced a 7mm version of the award-winning Crucial m4 SSD to meet the need for thinner storage devices. With the same performance delivered by the standard 9.5mm Crucial m4 SSD, the new ultra-slim 7mm version supports the latest thin and light form factor laptop models, such as the Lenovo® ThinkPad® T420G, Acer® Aspire® 6920G, and new Intel®-inspired Ultrabook™ devices. The 7mm Crucial m4 SSD is available in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB capacities. The 512GB capacity offering is one of the highest-capacity storage drives – magnetic or solid state – available in the market today for laptops with a 7mm tall drive bay.

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The new, thinner version of the Crucial m4 SSD improves boot-up and application load times to enhance computing efficiency. Ideal for client computing, 7mm Crucial m4 SSDs also provide benefits for notebooks, desktops, workstations, and industrial applications, such as low power consumption, lightweight construction, and resistance to shock and vibration. The 7mm Crucial m4 SSD leverages the industry-leading memory, design, and manufacturing capability of Micron Technology, and is built to the exacting standards demanded by leading OEM computer manufacturers worldwide.

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