Silicon Power, the leading brand among Solid State Disk (SSD) Manufacturers lifts the benchmark another notch with their new Portable eSATA/USB SSD II. It is the world’s first eSATA (eSATA; External Serial ATA) /USB dual interface portable SSD drive. The new drive emphasis the convenience of USB connection and the ultra fast performance of eSATA interface as an external drive. Overall, the drive has excellent aesthetics and the performance to match.
Having won rave reviews with their 64GB eSATA /USB SSD, Silicon Power releases the new lidless and portable eSATA/USB SSD II. Through the eSATA interface, maximum read speed reaches 90MB/Sec and maximum write reaches 50 MB/Sec. Maximum read through the USB connection is rated at 30MB/Sec and 20MB/sec for write. It is the perfect solution for professional multimedia enthusiasts or users that often carry and transfer large capacity files.
CDRLabs has taken a long overdue look at Samsung's latest 22x DVD writer, the SH-S223Q. Featuring some of the fastest reading and writing speeds available, this Serial ATA equipped "Super-WriteMaster" drive is capable of 22x DVD±R, 16x DVD+R DL, 12x DVD-R DL, 8x DVD+RW, 6x DVD-RW and 12x DVD-RAM writing speeds, and a maximum DVD read speed of 16x. The SH-S223Q also offers a number of features including HP's LightScribe Direct Disc Labeling system and Samsung's TruDirect recording technology.
Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash and computer technology, today announced the release of Corza, their network storage server for the home.
The Corza is a network attached storage device that gives the consumer the ability to turn their home computers into their own network. The Corza features the latest networking technology which allows users to stream digital media files, their favorite music and videos, pictures or important data; accessible from anywhere in the world with an internet connection.
Corza's dual hot-swap design accommodates 2x2TB hard drives or up to 4TB total network storage with built in RAID 0, 1, and JBOD controller. Supporting 10/100/1000 gigabit Ethernet, consumers can stream up to 3HD quality movies simultaneously with perfect video and sound. The FTP support feature allows users to remotely share files with family and friends from anywhere there is an internet connection.
Roxio®, a division of Sonic Solutions® (NASDAQ: SNIC), today announced the immediate availability of Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac, a combination of software and hardware that provides consumers with a quick and trouble free way to convert and transfer personal video and entertainment stored on VHS tape to DVD. Roxio Easy VHS to DVD for Mac is available in retail stores and direct from Roxio at www.roxio.com for a suggested retail price of $79.99.
To convert analog content, users simply attach the included USB video capture device to their high-speed USB 2.0 port, and then capture from virtually any analog video source. S-Video and composite-video input cables enable full-resolution DVD recording from VCRs, VCR/DVD combo players, and analog camcorders including Hi8 and V8 models. The resulting video files can then be recorded to DVD, complete with a custom menu background and chaptering, using the included special version of Roxio Toast®, or exported directly to iMovie for editing.
Reinforcing their commitment to accelerating the development of LTH (low to high in-groove recording) technology, Verbatim® Americas, LLC and its parent company, Mitsubishi Kagaku Media (Verbatim/MKM) announced today the industry’s first 6X BD-R LTH Type media. Test center certified, the new 6X media, which is equivalent to approximately 10x with DVD-R media, enables users to record an entire 25GB disc much faster than the current 2X BD-R LTH Type media. The higher speed makes Verbatim/MKM BD-R LTH Type media ideal for recording personal high-definition video, for backing up computer data, archiving photo collections and business applications. The new media is scheduled for mass production this summer to ensure availability when drives and recorders that support 6X BD-R LTH Type are released in the Fall.
The high-speed LTH media builds on the research and development of MKM, which is credited for the development of the LTH organic dye recording material. The use of organic dye in the recording layer causes the reflectance of the disc to change after recording from low to high (LTH). To achieve 6X recording, MKM leveraged its many years of success in developing organic AZO recording layers for CD-R and DVD-R media. The patented AZO dye, which has been optimized for Verbatim/MKM’s LTH media, features the same proven reliability, stability and longevity that have made the Verbatim/MKM brand a trusted name in CD-R and DVD-/+R media around the globe.
Sonic Solutions and Dell continue to expand efforts to make it easy for movie enthusiasts to build a personal digital library of their favorite Hollywood blockbusters.
An internal Qflix(TM)-enabled DVD burner is now available as an option on select Dell consumer desktops, making it easy to download and record DVD movies. Entertainment enthusiasts can use the rich, user-friendly Roxio(R) Venue application to connect directly to Roxio CinemaNow(R) to easily search, purchase, download, organize and burn favorite hit movies and TV shows to DVD. By creating a personal entertainment library using the Qflix DVD media, movie mavens have the freedom to watch their favorites with a standard or Blu-ray DVD player on TV, in the car or on a laptop.
The internal Qflix-enabled DVD burner is available as an option on the Studio XPS 435 desktop, Studio XPS desktop and the Studio Mini-tower and Slim-tower PCs for $20. The external Qflix bundle announced in September 2008 is also available through Dell's Entertainment, Software and Accessories online store for $99.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, announced today it is shipping a bundle kit with the popular SSDNow M Series 80GB and 160GB solid-state drives. The SSDNow M Series are the Intel® X-25M SATA SSDs. The bundle combines the solid-state drives (SSD) with the software tools necessary to clone the contents of one’s hard-disk drive to the SSD, as well as installation hardware.
“This all-in-one kit is the perfect solution for enterprise companies, corporate end users and consumers to incorporate SSD technology into existing systems,” said Ariel Perez, SSD business manager, Kingston®. “The Kingston SSDNow M Series Bundle makes moving the operating system, applications and all other data from a hard-disk drive to a solid-state drive quick and easy whether for a notebook, desktop or workstation.”