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Plextor To Launch M6 Pro SSD With PlexTurbo At Computex 2014

plextor logo.jpgPlextor, a leading developer of high-performance digital storage technology, announces the launch of M6 Pro and PlexTurbo at Computex 2014. The show will also mark the debut of other new consumer SSDs from Plextor, who will showcase their IPC and enterprise ranges.

Debuting at Computex is the high-performance Plextor M6 Pro SATA SSD. With hardware operating at the maximum 6 Gbps throughput limit of the SATA interface, the M6 Pro sets new standards for reliability, stability, and performance. With guaranteed stability, the Plextor M6 Pro is the first consumer SSD from Plextor to pass its new ultra-strict enterprise-grade Zero Error standard of 400 units surviving 1008 hours (up from 500 hours). The introduction of DEVSLP mode reduces power consumption.

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PlexTurbo is intelligent SSD caching software, which uses a combination of system RAM, the SSD DRAM cache, and SSD storage. It delivers additional storage speed for real-world applications, intelligently extends flash life, and prevents data loss if power is interrupted. By taking a more intelligent approach to RAM caching, the PlexTurbo is able to outperform competing software whist minimizing RAM use. PlexTurbo will initially only be available with the Plextor M6 Pro.

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Corsair Releases Budget-Friendly Force Series LX Solid State Drives

corsair_force_lx_ssd.pngCorsair, a worldwide designer of high-performance components to the PC hardware market, today announced the release of the Force Series LX solid-state drives (SSD). Available in either 256 GB or 128 GB capacities, Force Series LX SSDs bring the amazing performance benefits of an SSD to new lower price point - making it easier than ever to move your PC into the SSD fast lane.

The speedy benefits of solid-state drives have long attracted PC enthusiasts, but high prices may have put off some users from making the switch to this faster storage technology. In response to this dilemma, Corsair is bringing all the perks of an SSD to a new, even more budget-friendly price point so everyone can feel the rush. With the Force LX 256 GB costing $129.99 and the 128 GB just $74.99, there's never been a better time to upgrade to faster SSD technology.

Powered by a Silicon Motion SSD controller, the Force Series LX SSDs offer fantastic performance up to 10 times faster than that of a conventional spinning-disk hard drive. Force LX's SATA 3 file transfer speeds of up to 560 MB/sec read and 300 MB/sec write can massively improve system performance. Operating system start-up and application load times accelerate to mere seconds, anti-virus scans complete far faster, and navigating your PC's files feels much more responsive thanks to near-instant access times.

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Plextor Expands M6e Range With M.2 Form Factor SSD

Plextor, a leading developer of high performance digital storage technology, launches the M6e M.2 PCIe Gen2 x2 SSD, an ultra-fast 2280 (80.0mm × 22.0mm), M.2 PCIe form factor SSD designed to deliver high performance storage to modern gaming notebooks and the new generation of M.2-compatible motherboards.

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The M6e M.2 PCIe is the drive at the heart of Plextor's multi-award winning PCIe gaming SSD. With its release as a stand-alone product, consumers with M.2 PCIe slots gain access to an ultra-fast SSD with maximum sequential read speeds of 770 MB/sec and sequential write speeds of 625MB/sec. Random 4k read speeds reach 105K, and random write speeds attain 100K, IOPS. The M6e range gives gamers RAID-like performance without the space requirements or inconvenience of setting up a RAID array.

Packed into the light, extremely compact M6e M.2 PCIe is a multi-core Marvell PCIe 9183 controller, a fast onboard DDR DRAM cache, and high quality Toshiba Toggle NAND flash memory, with Plextor's own in-house produced custom firmware providing stability and efficiency.

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Synology Unveils DiskStation DS414slim 4-Bay NAS Server

Synology today introduced DiskStation DS414slim, a 4-bay NAS server designed specifically for home and small office users to leverage the compactness of 2.5” hard drives.

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“With integration of Synology DiskStation Manager’s full range of features, the DS414slim provides users with the utmost fun and security while occupying the minimal space,” said Nicole Lin, a product manager at Synology Inc.

Powered by the built-in Floating-Point Unit (FPU) CPU and 512 MB of RAM, the DS414slim guarantees the optimum experience of intensive applications. In a Windows® environment, the DS414slim delivers average read and write speeds of 110.91 MB/s and 54.53 MB/s respectively. Additionally, the DS414slim is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports to boost the data exchange efficiency with external storage. To ensure high availability of data, the DS414slim features snap-in hot-swappable drives and dual Gigabit LAN ports with failover support.

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ASUSTOR Launches Economical Rackmount AS-204RS NAS Server

ASUSTOR Inc., a leading innovator and provider of network storage solutions, has announced the launch of the brand new 4-bay rackmount AS-204RS NAS device designed for small to medium enterprise. Equipped with a powerful Intel® Atom™ 1.2 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of DDR3 memory, the AS-204RS also comes with 2 gigabit Ethernet ports and 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports which provide superior file transfer speeds and flexibility for enterprise network environments. Users can also use the USB ports to attach external devices such as printers, UPS, or external hard drives. All AS-204RS devices come built-in with ASUSTOR’s ADM operating system which offers IT administrators a host of complete backup solutions and a rich variety of business applications. Furthermore, a maximum available storage space of 24 TB (using 6 TB hard disks) is featured, meeting the storage demands of small and medium enterprise.

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“With prices continuing to increase in the current economic climate, we aim to provide users with cost-effectiveness and a competitive advantage,” said Johnny Chen, Product Manager at ASUSTOR. “Equipped with a powerful Intel platform, the AS-204RS offers premium performance at an economical price, making it the optimal choice for businesses looking for a cost-effective solution.”

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KINGMAX Announces SandForce-Based SMG Titan SSDs

kingmax_smg_titan_ssd.pngThe KINGMAX SME Xvalue super value SSD has become the first choice for entry-level users after it was released. In response to the continued increase of market demands for SSD, KINGMAX has again released a new product – the Full Capacity SMG Titan.

KINGMAX is a manufacturer of memory-related products; products are sold globally and it has over 200 dealers around the world. The opening of new capacities for NAND Flash on the market, drove prices of the SSD down to the sweet spot, which helped increase the permeability of SSDs into the market. KINGMAX SSD products series are also expected to benefit from this.

There are many brands available on the market. The problem of capacity vacuity is frequently seen, which causes consumers to be suspicious. KINGMAX has always paid extra attention to the problem of specifications. The SATAIII Full Capacity SSD released this time comes in four capacities for consumers to choose from: 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB. The SMG Titan also used a SandForce control chip with high speed NAND Flash kernels and the standard SATAIII 6GB/s interface; it uses flash memory to store data and has a maximum reading speed of 550MB/s while the writing speed can also reach 520MB/s. The SMG Titan also supports RAISE fault-tolerant technology and can perform redundant storage to the data; it also supports Error Correction Code (ECC) and Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC). The use of wear measurement and NAND Flash chip monitoring functions can prolong the lifespan of the NAND Flash chip, so not only is the durability of the product increased, the security of the data is also enhanced. What’s more surprising is that the SSD SMG Titan can be stored under environments with temperatures between -55°C~95°C, already enterprise-level specification. To buy such high-specification products at the price of consumer products is definitely worth every penny!

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KINGMAX Releases PD-10 USB 3.0 Flash Drive

As multimedia resolutions get finer and finer, the size of files are also getting bigger and bigger; what follows is the need for file transmission speed to reduce the time needed for file exchange. KINGMAX has released a new flash drive that uses the USB 3.0 high-speed interface and comes in the capacity selections of 8GB/16GB/32GB. It is extremely suitable for workers to carry and store documents and data to use, and the capacity is also sufficient to exchange multimedia files with colleagues. They come in two colors, fantasia red and piano black; the appearance is elegant and generous and looks like an accessory that Audrey Hepburn would use in the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” if she was transported to modern times; simple and high quality.

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A cup of coffee with a light charcoal fragrance is placed on the office desk, the slightly shiny top cover of the PD-10 is gently removed, the PD-10 is inserted in the USB slot, the person is focusing on the monitor screen and clicking the file to access… every image is as beautiful as a postcard and the PD-10 is an essential part of it. The neat and simple top cover design can prevent the problem of losing the cap; and the 605x185x9mm body dimension is ergonomic. It will be difficult to hold if it is too small, and will take up too much space if it is too big; the perfect-size design simply makes people love it. The USB 3.0 flash drive PD-10 is downwards compatible with USB 2.0 specifications, and its plug & play functions etc are most needed by users. It also has high compatibility and can be widely applied on systems including Win8, Win7, Vista, XP, 2000, Max OSV10.6.1 and Linux Kernel V2.6.x etc.

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