Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions®, today announced Roxio Burn, an intelligently styled, lightweight software application that addresses the primary burning needs of Windows 7 and Vista users. With its unique 'Desktop Icon' user interface, Roxio Burn enables consumers to efficiently and effectively perform frequent burning activities, such as copying a data or audio CD and backing up files to optical disc, with simple drag, drop, and click actions.
Roxio Burn is part of a new generation of applications and services from Roxio that are the result of a design-led development initiative. The elegantly designed products, which are based on extensive usability testing, make digital media tasks extremely accessible and provide consumers a fun and intuitive environment in which to work.
DDRdrive LLC introduces the DDRdrive X1, a PCI Express expansion card featuring a complete solid-state storage system. The DDRdrive X1’s breakthrough architecture integrates both DRAM and NAND to transform direct-attached enterprise storage. Singularly designed to target IOPS intensive applications while setting a new standard in performance, power, and price. The DDRdrive X1 is “The drive for speed”.
Imation Corp. today announced it is shipping its highly anticipated M-Class and S-Class Solid State Drives (SSDs) in the Americas, boasting lightning-fast performance in an energy efficient, affordable solution. Also available are Imation’s M-Class and S-Class SSDs with Upgrade Kits, offering progressive users a complete, easy way to upgrade an existing Hard Disk Drive (HDD) computer system to one that is SSD-based, without buying a new computer. The Upgrade Kit provides PC users an affordable solution from a trusted brand for improving performance and extending the life of their PCs, a much-needed boost in today’s economic environment.
Imation’s high-quality, second-generation SSD products combine powerful technology with an elegant design that helps users upgrade from traditional computing performance. Both the Imation M-Class and S-Class SSD products deliver fast boot times, enable applications to load in a fraction of the traditional time, and harness the power to run graphics and design programs the way they were intended. Along with the unique Imation Upgrade Kit, users can take advantage of the latest SSD technology without replacing system hardware and while preserving their current applications and data.
Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer and flash memory products, today announced a new 16GB high-performance “GT” Flash Voyager USB drive. The new MLC-based Corsair 16GB Flash Voyager GT has been designed to deliver best-in-class performance for a high-capacity USB flash drive.
“People expect Corsair to deliver the highest performing products,” said Jim Carlton, VP of Marketing at Corsair. “That’s why our latest Flash Voyager GT offers both higher speeds and higher capacities than standard USB drives, making them ideal for discerning customers for whom high performance is a key criteria” added Carlton.
The new 16GB Flash Voyager GT uses specially-selected, hand-screened MLC NAND flash memory in a dual-channel configuration, combined with a high-speed controller IC to deliver rapid data reading and writing speeds significantly faster than most USB flash drives. Whether you’re backing up data or transporting office files, pictures, music or even full-length movies, you can “store-and-go” faster with the 16GB Corsair Flash Voyager GT.
SanDisk Corporation, the inventor and world’s largest supplier of flash storage cards, today announced that four new 1,000-song, genre-specific slotRadio™ cards are available for sale at slotRadio.org. The new slotRadio cards (starting at $39.99 MSRP, U.S.) give consumers instant access to some of their favorite styles of music, including Rock, Country, Oldies and Hip Hop/R&B. Each card contains several hand-crafted playlists featuring songs from Billboard’s top charting artists. Designed to be paired with the Sansa® slotRadio™ player, the plug-and-play music cards deliver true music enjoyment.
“These new genre-specific slotRadio cards give consumers the music they want in an instantly accessible manner at unprecedented value,” said Noam Kedem, vice president, product management, SanDisk. “It only takes a few seconds to swap a slotRadio card with 1,000 new songs into a slotRadio player. This is the fastest, easiest and most affordable way for consumers to enjoy the music they love. It’s great music, made effortless.”
Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash and computer technology, today announced the release of their Fusion SSD Series.
The Fusion SSD line has been specifically designed with cutting-edge technology by adding 64MB of DRAM cache in conjunction with its current equipped NAND technology. The ultimate result is an SSD that allows faster transfer rates between the controller and the host device.
"By the addition of the DRAM cache, the Fusion greatly increases the random and sequential read and write transfer rates," according to Meng J. Choo, Patriot's Flash Product Manager. He goes on to say, "The DRAM acts as a buffer and increases the reliability, and lessens the possibility for 'bottlenecks' within the data transfers."
Toshiba Corporation and Fujitsu Limited today announced that they have concluded a definitive agreement on the transfer of Fujitsu’s hard disk drive (HDD) business to Toshiba. The agreement follows a memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed by the companies on February 17, 2009. The companies will now seek to complete the business transfer by the target date of July 1st
Fujitsu’s HDD related business and functions will be transferred to a new company, Toshiba Storage Device Corporation (TSDC). Fujitsu’s HDD manufacturing subsidiaries, Fujitsu Computer Products Corporation of the Philippines (FCPP) and Fujitsu (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (FTC), will become Toshiba Storage Device (Philippines), Inc. (TSDP) and Toshiba Storage Device (Thailand) Co, Ltd.(TSDT). The HDD related business of Yamagata Fujitsu Limited will become Toshiba Storage Device Yamagata Corporation (TSDY). Upon completion of the transfer, these three companies will become wholly owned subsidiaries of TSDC.
Macrovision Solutions Corporation today announced that Paramount Home Entertainment has agreed to license Macrovision’s content protection products, ACP and RipGuard. ACP and RipGuard provide protection against unauthorized copying of content across packaged media such as DVD as well as electronic channels such as the Internet, cable and DBS.
The license also grants Paramount the right to use Macrovision’s advanced Blu-ray protection technology, BD+. Along with the other technologies, Macrovision’s BD+ provides an additional content protection method for content released on Blu-ray. The Blu-ray format provides consumers with high definition video, a more interactive user experience via BD-Java, and exciting new features available in the most recent Blu-ray players with BD-Live.