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Apacer Launches mPDM+ And M.2 PCIe SSDs

apacer_m2_ssd.pngSince the PCIe SSD was adopted by Apple as a standard accessory in MacBook Air in 2013, its excellent flash storage performance featuring high-speed transmission has led the competition to follow, including the fully PCIe SSD-supported Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system and the new generation Intel CPU chip. According to a survey conducted by the global market research firm TrendForce, the transmission speed of PCIe G2 (PCIe Generation 2.0) surpassed that of SATA III SSD in 2014. Moreover, several high-end notebooks are expected to replace SATA III SSD with PCIe SSD since Apple and Microsoft are boosting the market demand. With the price gap between them shrinking, PCIe G2 will potentially become the mainstream specification in the PC SSD market in 2015.

As a quick response to market demand, Apacer launches two PCIe-interface products, including an mPDM+ and an M.2 PCIe SSD. The mPDM+ is a mini PCIe SSD with the dimensions in line with that of mSATA products. The 50.8x29.8mm size can be a perfect substitute for the storage device of mSATA attached to the motherboard. M.2 PCIe SSD, on the other hand, is about 40% smaller than the mSATA SSD module in dimensions of only 22x42mm. As M.2 SSD module has been included in standard interface, and supports both the transmission signals from SATA and PCIe. PCIe boasts transmission bandwidth and speed far beyond that of SATA, achieving higher transmission efficiency than that of SATA 6Gbps. With high compatibility, both these two PCIe SSDs match AHCI (Advanced Host Controller Interface), which ensures their competitive edge.

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Apacer Launches AH333 “Perfect Partner” USB Flash Drive

apacer_ah333_usb_flash_drive.pngThe latest launched Apacer AH333 “Perfect Partner” flash drive employs a pebble-like rounded contour which creates perfectly firm and comfortable hold. A unique sense of design is shown in the two colors available: chic ivory white and mysterious black, with an arc stripe in ruby red. In addition to its compact size for portability, its maximum capacity can reach up to 64GB, realizing portable bulk storage. Round and firm, stylish and gracious and embodying a sense of generosity, AH333 certainly is the most perfect digital partner!

Perfect Hand-feel Obtained from Roundness and Firmness
AH333 “Perfect Partner” flash drive features comfortable touch for its unique rounded appearance and pebble-like contour, drawing people to play around. In addition, its compact size makes itself as portable as a truthful digital partner. The stylish simple body, either in ivory white or mysterious black, is capped with a unique arc stripe in ruby red, radiating elegance in its low profile!

Perfect Design Seen in Thoughtful Details
AH333 “Perfect Partner” flash drive not only features perfect hand-feel with its rounded appearance, but demonstrates Apacer’s consistent focus on thoughtful and intricate design. Its compact body gives the user a firm grip with perfect hand-feel and makes it easier for plugging/unplugging. The hidden built-in strap hole at the rear allows users to freely attach individual straps showing their personal style!

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Seagate Ships World’s First 8TB Hard Drives

seagate logo.jpgSeagate Technology plc, a world leader in storage solutions, today announced it is shipping the world’s first 8TB hard disk drive. An important step forward in storage, the 8TB hard disk drive provides scale-out data infrastructures with supersized-capacity, energy-efficiency and the lowest total cost of ownership (TCO) in the industry for cloud content, object storage and back-up disaster recovery storage.

“As our world becomes more mobile, the number of devices we use to create and consume data is driving an explosive growth in unstructured data. This places increased pressure on cloud builders to look for innovative ways to build cost-effective, high capacity storage for both private and cloud-based data centers,” said Scott Horn, Seagate vice president of marketing. “Seagate is poised to address this challenge by offering the world’s first 8TB HDD, a ground-breaking new solution for meeting the increased capacities needed to support the demand for high capacity storage in a world bursting with digital creation, consumption and long-term storage.”

A cornerstone for growing capacities in multiple applications, the 8TB hard drive delivers bulk data storage solutions for online content storage providing customers with the highest capacity density needed to address an ever increasing amount of unstructured data in an industry-standard 3.5-inch HDD. Providing up to 8TB in a single drive slot, the drive delivers maximum rack density, within an existing footprint, for the most efficient data center floor space usage possible.

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Mach Xtreme Unveils ES Ultra Series USB 3.0 SLC Flash Drives

Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, today unveiled ES Ultra Series USB 3.0 SLC flash drives. The MX-ES is the fastest small capacity SLC USB 3.0 flash drive on the market. The MX-ES Ultra flash drives will be available through MX Technologies worldwide network of authorized distributors and resellers starting Monday, September 1st.

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The MX-ES USB 3.0 Series utilizes hand-selected top performance Single Level Cell (SLC) NAND to offer extreme performance and endurance over Multi-Level Cell (MLC) NAND, which is typically used in other USB3.0 pendrives. Changing the NAND components from MLC to SLC significantly increases the performance and longevity of MX-ES Ultra flash drive. These USB 3.0 flash pendrives are much more durable and reliable and are built to endure severe operating environments such as extreme cold and hot temperatures, continuous vibration, high shock impact, intensive read-write cycles etc. Such features are essential to users that require a more robust and rugged digital storage option to ensure repeatable and reliable operation. With selected, powerful SLC flash and proven design; the MX-ES Ultra Series drastically outperforms standard ES pendrives.

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Silicon Power Unveils Stream S06 3.5-inch USB 3.0 External Hard Drive

silicon_power_stream_s06.pngSilicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today unveils the new-designed 3.5-inch USB 3.0 external hard drive—Stream S06. Taking all aspects into consideration without compromising anything useful, Stream S06 is perfectly engineered to the most powerful specifications with USB 3.0 interface, incredibly high capacity up to 4TB and elegant look. The exclusive handle design is the wonderful combination of beauty and functionality, which presents the extraordinary taste of modern design and in the meantime promises easier-than-ever user experiences for daily using and carrying. Incorporating superior capability and splendid appearance, Stream S06 is not just an addition to your storage solution but definitely a must-have for your storage system.

Higher capacity makes more possibilities

SP Stream S06 3.5-inch external hard drive features the incredibly high capacities up to 4TB, by which users can completely store and backup all kinds of files in one device only. Also, it can free computers from limited memory space and heavy burden caused by operating digital audio data. Stream S06 allows impressive storage capability that, in the case of 4TB, it can store 1.952 million high-resolution digital photos, 976 thousand songs or 1,760 hours Full-HD videos. Furthermore, Stream S06 utilizes the SuperSpeed USB 3.0 transfer interface which offers blazing-fast transfer rate up to 5Gbps (Read/Write), which is ten times the speed of USB 2.0. With such great storage capacity and high speed, Stream S06 is able to deal with different application needs, including videos or graphics editing, computing for gaming and large files backup and execution.

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QNAP Releases New NAS Products Featuring Quad-Core Intel Celeron Processor And QvPC Technology

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the new tower-based Turbo NAS TS-x53 Pro series (available in 2, 4, 6, 8-bay) and the 2.5”-drive SS-x53 Pro series (4 and 8-bay) that provide a powerful and reliable solution for data storage and mission-critical business applications for small and medium businesses. Coupled with exclusive QvPC Technology, these new series can serve as cost-effective PC substitutes that enable direct access to stored data, real-time surveillance monitoring with local display, XBMC digital entertainment, and more.

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The TS/SS-x53 Pro series is powered by a quad-core Intel Celeron 2.0GHz processor with burst speed up to 2.41GHz and 8GB/4GB/2GB energy-efficient DDR3L RAM (expandable to 8GB), supports 2 or 4 LAN ports that provide up to 400MB/s read & write speeds in port trunking mode, and achieves 70+MB/s read & write AES-256bit encryption performance. “The new models deliver high performance that maintains smooth system operations even during intensive data access,” said Jason Hsu, product manager of QNAP. “The high-quality hardware also provides the power for users to operate multiple virtual machines using QNAP Virtualization Station, transcode Full HD videos in real-time or offline, and enhance their business productivity with SMB features built-in,” added Hsu.

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Silicon Power Releases Mobile X21 OTG USB Flash Drive

Silicon Power, the world’s leading provider of memory storage solutions, today releases the brand-new USB 2.0 OTG flash drive—Mobile X21. Engineered with the dual-interface of a micro-USB and a USB 2.0 connector, Mobile X21 includes all the capabilities of USB flash drives, USB cables and memory cards, making itself the multi-functional device for different kinds of storage needs.

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Embracing the dual-use application, Mobile X21 is about to offer you a more convenient way of data storage, by which users can not only free up the precious memory space of mobile devices but also quickly transfer files between PCs, Android™ smartphones and tablets without using any cable or Wi-Fi hotspot. Furthermore, Mobile X21 features the exclusive 360-degree swivel-cap design that allows users an easier method to use and store with just a thumb push. Incorporating the advantages of instant storage expansion, fast data transmission and user-friendly operation, Mobile X21 is definitely the whole package for mobile storage solution.

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