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QNAP Launches TVS-x71 Series Turbo vNAS With 4K Ultra High-Definition Video Playback And Transcoding

QNAP Systems, Inc. today announced the release of the business-class TVS-x71 series Turbo vNAS that supports 10GbE networks and provides a high-efficiency storage solution for 4K video playback, transcoding and on-the-fly editing.

qnap tvs-x71 turbo vnas

Besides incorporating comprehensive business-demanding applications and advanced virtualization features, the TVS-x71 series features the exclusive QvPC Technology that allows the NAS to be used as a cost-effective PC by allowing users to directly access stored data, monitor live surveillance feeds, enjoy digital entertainment, and much more.

Available in 4, 6 and 8-bay tower form-factor models, the TVS-x71 series is powered by the latest Intel® Haswell CPU with numerous options including Pentium®, Core™ i3, Core™ i5 and Core™ i7 processors for users to flexibly choose based on their demands. These processors deliver high performance with over 2,300 MB/s throughput and 135,000 IOPS for CPU-consuming tasks such as running Virtualization Station, real-time 4K video playback and transcoding, and serving large numbers of simultaneous connections.

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Synology Launches DiskStation DS115 NAS Server

Synology Inc. today launched the new DiskStation DS115. Featuring a dual-core processor and compact design, this 1-bay NAS server allows homes and small businesses to take advantage of centralized data storage, borderless file sharing, easy cloud synchronization, multimedia streaming, home surveillance, and much more.

synology diskstation ds115

"DS115 makes it easy to work, play, and share files from anywhere. With its speedy performance, intuitive interface, and diverse ecosystem of add-on packages, DS115 is a great NAS server for homes or small businesses — especially for people who still rely on external hard drives, flash drives, or cloud services to swap and share files," said Jonathan Wang, product manager at Synology Inc.

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Pioneer Announces New 16x Blu-ray Disc Writer Optimized For Audio CD Playback

Pioneer Japan sent out a press release today, announcing yet another new 16x Blu-ray Disc writer, the BDR-S09J-X. Like the original BDR-S09J, this Windows 8.1 compatible drive is is capable of 16x BD-R, 14x BD-R DL, 8x BD-R LTH, 2x BD-RE and 2x BD-RE DL writing speeds and a maximum BD-ROM read speed of 12x. The BDR-S09J-X also writes to triple-layer (100GB) BD-R media at 8x, quad-layer (128GB) BD-R media at 6x and triple-layer (100GB) BD-RE media at 2x.

pioneer bdr-s09j-x

What makes the BDR-S09J-X unique is its ability to check and display the playback quality of an audio CD (CD-DA) and, in the case of a low quality level, recommend the settings for optimal playback. In the case of a read error caused by dirt or a scratch, the drive uses Pioneer's PureRead3+ technology to reread these sections of a disc. Last, but not least, the BDR-S09J-X features a new technology called RealTime PureRead which reduces the occurrance of data interpolation in real time so that a CD can be played with the original sound quality.

The BDR-S09J-X ships with authoring and playback software from CyberLink and is expected to cost about 33,000 Yen ($276US) when it hits stores in late January.

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Mushkin Announces STRIKER Line Of Solid State Drives

Mushkin Enhanced MFG, an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance and mission-critical computer storage products, today announced at CES 2015 its new STRIKER series of solid state drives. Boasting top-tier performance specifications, the STRIKER 2.5” SSD is an important step forward for Mushkin to offer the most well-rounded SSD lineup – producing solutions for high value, performance, and capacity.

mushkin striker ssd

The STRIKER SSD provides sequential read and write throughput of up to 565 and 550MB/s respectively, with random performance of up to 90,000 4K IOPS.  Launching in 240-960GB capacities, the new STRIKER SSD series will be available at retail channels in Q1 2015.

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DIGISTOR Announces New USB 3.0 Optical Drives At CES 2015

DIGISTOR, a trusted provider of solid state drives, optical drives, and Blu-ray recordable media, has announced the release of their 4th generation external optical drive now with USB 3.0 connectivity. Designed to deliver tireless performance and reliability, DIGISTOR’s newest addition to their range of optical drives promises to be the most compatible external DVD and Blu-ray drives on the market.

digitstor usb3 slot bd writer

The newly released external optical drives are self-powered with a single USB cable, offering energy efficiency and a simple setup. Thanks to the unique power efficient USB design the DIGISTOR drives are built to take advantage of the fast USB 3.0 bus as well as be fully backwards compatible with USB 2.0 connections making it the industry’s most compatible Blu-ray and DVD drive. The drive supports both USB 3.0 as well as USB 2.0 applications while still offering a single cable solution, no wall adapter needed.

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OWC Announces Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD

Other World Computing (OWC), a leading zero emissions Mac and PC technology company, today at CES announced the Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD external drive with Thunderbolt 2 technology. OWC Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD features dual Thunderbolt 2 ports, offering extreme performance with phenomenal sustained speeds up to 1400MB/s, ideal for bandwidth-intensive workflows like professional content creation.

owc viper pro thunderbolt ssd

The Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD will be offered in two models, the Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD and Viper Pro Thunderbolt SSD RAID 4 Edition, with capacities up to 8TB. The RAID 4 Edition is powered by the SoftRAID engine preconfigured in RAID 4 for an optimized combination of speed and redundancy. RAID 4 provides the data integrity benefits of RAID 5 without sacrificing the incredible performance of SSD technology.

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Toshiba To Showcase World's First PCI Express Single Package SSD At CES

Toshiba Corporation’s Semiconductor & Storage Products Company announced it will showcase a reference display of the world’s first PCI Express (PCIe) single package SSD, integrating up to 256 GB in a single BGA package, at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), to be held from January 6 to January 9 in Las Vegas, U.S.A.

toshiba pcie ssd single package

The “BG Series” SSDs on reference display will be products under development. Utilizing Toshiba’s cutting-edge packaging technology applied in products like e・MMCTM, it is the world’s first PCI Express single package SSD, available in capacities up to 256 GB in a 16 mm x 20 mm x 1.65 mm BGA package. Also to be showcased will be a reference display of the world’s smallest removable module type SSD, which integrates the BGA single package SSD on a single-sided form factor.

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